Category Archives: Cops & Courts

Fill out the jury questionnaire in the Zumba prostitution trial, view the witness lists

Witness lists for both the York County District Attorney’s office and defendant Mark Strong have now been posted on the state’s website for high-profile cases (an earlier version of the prosecution’s list, with 30 people on it, was posted earlier this month — since then, the list has approximately doubled in size). Before any testimony […]

Portland officials renew calls for gun control one month after Newtown shootings

Michael Brennan (BDN file photo by John Clarke Russ)

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan was joined by Police Chief Michael Sauschuck and school Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk this morning at a news conference to renew calls for federal gun control. The news conference also coincided with the release of a video by the national Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition featuring family members of gun violence victims […]

Suspensions reduced for Portland firefighters involved in boat accident

The Portland Fire Department fireboat Marine 1 (BDN file photo by Seth Koenig)

The city of Portland announced Tuesday that two firefighters involved in a controversial October 2011 accident while using the department fireboat will see their suspensions reduced. That is the result of legal arbitration to resolve a dispute between the city and Local 740 of the International Association of Firefighters, the union which represents the two […]