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Neighbors report screaming domestic assault, police find mating hogs

What sounded, alarmingly, like a person screaming in pain, turned out not to be the Silence of the Lambs, but the gleeful mating of the pigs.

VIDEO: Teen Microwaves Kitten

Two Maine teens sparked Internet outrage when they filmed themselves microwaving a kitten and posted the video online.

Mother of Missing Child Ayla Reynolds to Release Details of Police Investigation

In an effort to force the hand of investigators, who have not made any arrests in the 2011 disappearance of 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, her mother, Trista Reynolds, announced that she will start divulging unreleased details about evidence in her daughter’s disappearance starting this month.

Maine Man Sentenced to Jail for Uncontrollable Diarrhea

Last week the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a conviction against Ronald Strong of Maine, sentenced to seven days in jail for willfully smearing poop all over the courthouse bathroom in Portland and leaving a really gross mess, which is described extremely graphically in terms of food in court documents.

Bizarre Accident: Rescued Hikers Immediately Drive to Ocean Deaths

Like a scene from the horror movie ‘Final Destination,’ a fun vacation in Maine turned treacherous, then deadly, for two women and their dog who drowned Wednesday after being rescued earlier while lost hiking. Sadly, one of the women was five-months pregnant.

Abused Fish Get Their Day in Court

We often report on animal cruelty cases here at Crime Library, and for the most part, they involve the abuse of dogs, cats and horses. A few times, we’ve had cases of cruelty to birds. But fish?

Police: Woman Shot Boyfriend So He Wouldn’t Leave Her

The victim’s sister and mother told police that prior to the shooting, Arline Lawless sent him several text messages claiming that she was afraid of their landlord. The family believe that the texts were intended to make the victim come home because Lawless suspected he was having an affair and was going to break up with her.

Naked Suspect Found in Bottom of Port-a-Potty

Maine police responded to a call about a man causing a disturbance at the Enman Disc Golf course in Brunswick around 6 p.m. on July 6. According to witnesses, the naked man, 29, was “rolling in mud, tipping over trash cans and sitting in the disc goals.”

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