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Merrill “Mike” Kimball arrives in court for sentencing in Portland for the October 2013 murder of Leon Kelley, June 5, 2015.

Supreme court asked to overturn murder conviction in bee farm slaying

By Judy Harrison on April 07, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Merrill “Mike” Kimball, who is serving a 25-year sentence at the Maine State Prison in Warren, is seeking a new trial or to be exonerated and released. He was convicted by a Cumberland County jury in April 2015.

Greenbush man indicted on multiple sex charges

By Judy Harrison on March 23, 2016, at 6:33 p.m.
A Greenbush man was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury on multiple sex charges.

Group accused of burglary indicted by Waldo County grand jury

By Abigail Curtis on March 22, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
BELFAST | A group of five young adults who were arrested in connection with the Jan. 8 burglary and robbery of Patterson’s General Store in Burnham have been indicted by the Waldo County grand jury. The owner of the store interrupted the burglary and was attacked by one of …

Machias woman accused of trafficking drugs indicted

By Johanna S. Billings on March 08, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
A Machias woman was indicted Monday on six charges stemming from two different events.

Old Town woman accused of stealing grandmother’s credit card

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 27, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
BANGOR | An Old Town woman was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of theft by unauthorized taking, forgery and misuse of identification. Samantha Morin, 21, is accused of using her grandmother’s credit card without permission to purchase about $12,000 in gift cards …

Gray woman pleads guilty to illegally getting more than $25,000 in VA benefits

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 09, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
McKenney faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Assault, drug charges dominate Aroostook County indictments

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 16, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
Assaults and drugs dominated the list of charges against 19 individuals indicted this month by the Aroostook County grand jury.

Drug, assault charges dominate Knox County indictments

By Stephen Betts on Dec. 16, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
The Knox County grand jury indicted 19 people during a two-day session that ended Wednesday for a total of 77 charges including assaults and drug offenses.
Dionhaywood Blackwell

Three men arrested at Bangor home indicted on drug charges

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2015, at 3:53 p.m.
Three of the five people arrested in a heroin bust in September at an Essex Street residence were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on drug charges. Dionhaywood Blackwell, 31, of New Haven, Connecticut, was indicted on six counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, …

Drug charges dominate indictments in Washington County

By Johanna S. Billings on Nov. 09, 2015, at 7:29 p.m.
Drug charges dominated the list of indictments handed down by the Washington County grand jury on Nov. 5.
Eugene Houle

Grand jury indicts North Anson man accused of heroin trafficking

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 04, 2015, at 7:33 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | A North Anson man who reportedly sold heroin to undercover agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in August was indicted by the Somerset County grand jury on Wednesday, Maeghan Maloney, district attorney for both Somerset and Kennebec counties, said in a press release. Eugene Houle, 24, …

Milo man indicted on sexual assault charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 30, 2015, at 8:14 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The Piscataquis County grand jury on Thursday indicted a Milo man on sexual and domestic violence assault charges and a Dover-Foxcroft man on criminal threatening and dangerous knife possession charges, Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Friday. John C. Dagostino, 50, is charged with two …

Two men accused of trying to sell 1,900 bags of heroin indicted

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2015, at 6:51 p.m.
BANGOR | Two out-of-state men accused of trying to sell more than 1,900 bags of heroin in the area were among nearly 60 people indicted Thursday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Jeremy Cruzado, 19, of Bronx, New York, and James E. McCausland, 27, of Fayston, Vermont, both were …

Portland man indicted on multiple drug charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 14, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
A Portland man was indicted last week by the Cumberland County grand jury on multiple drug charges. Kerwin Lamour, 29, is facing three Class A felony counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs in addition to a Class C charge of hydrocodone possession. Lamour was arrested in …

Washington County indictments range from arson to forgery

By Johanna S. Billings on Sept. 04, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
MACHIAS | The Washington County grand jury handed down indictments Sept 4. against five people on charges ranging from arson to assault. Kendra Moody, 21, of Trescott was indicted on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of domestic violence assault on a child …

Jonesport, Dedham, Sullivan men indicted on drug charges

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 15, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Criminal defendants accused of committing gross sexual assault and aggravated trafficking in drugs were among those indicted this month by a Hancock County grand jury. Arson, several burglaries and thefts, assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property also are among the alleged crimes that appear …

Rockport man indicted on manslaughter charge

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 06, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 41-year-old Rockport man was indicted on a manslaughter charge this week in connection with the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle while walking in January along Camden Street in Rockland. The Knox County grand jury indicted Jeremy Stone on charges of manslaughter, …
Morgan Gunnell

Grand jury indicts Maine man accused of assaulting 6-month-old son

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2015, at 5:32 p.m.
BANGOR | An Eddington man who has been held at the Penobscot County Jail since March unable to post $20,000 cash bail was indicted Wednesday on charges in connection with an alleged assault on his now 8-month-old son. Morgan Gunnell, 24, was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury …
Hilary Saenz, 29, died on Christmas in 2013. Her husband was charged with her murder.

Judge to announce verdict in Christmas Day slaying on Monday

By Judy Harrison on July 04, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR | A Superior Court judge will deliver her verdict Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in the case of an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013. Christopher Saenz, 32, who was tried for murder in May before Justice Ann Murray, is accused of …

Woodville man accused of selling mixed wood as cedar faces new charges

By Judy Harrison on June 24, 2015, at 6 p.m.
BANGOR | A Woodville man indicted last year for allegedly passing off mixed wood as cedar is facing new charges for similar conduct, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. Jay R. McLaughlin, 57, was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of …