Former police chief indicted

The former police chief of Howland has been indicted by a grand jury.

72 year old Carl Smith of Eddington is charged with gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

Authorities say he molested twin 5-year old girls.

Smith was arrested in May after police learned he was staying at a motel in Wells.

He had retired as Howland's police chief in 1988 after serving 18 years as a police officer. 

Manslaughter indictment


A man accused of causing the crash that killed a local teacher is among those indicted today by a Penobscot County Grand Jury.

43 year old Scott Ramsdell of Cutler is facing charges including manslaughter, criminal oui, driving to endanger and stealing drugs.

Authorities say he had just left a methadone clinic in january when he collided with a vehicle on Route 9 in Eddington.

The crash killed 47 year old Denise Golding---a teacher from Stearns High School.

There aren't many details about the stolen drugs charge, but police said they found pills at the scene and determined Ramsdell was under the influence of the medication.

Arson investigation

The Hancock County District Attorneys office is considering whether charges will be filed in a local arson case.

It was back in March when fire erupted in a home at the Birdsacre  sanctuary in Ellsworth.

It damaged the former home of Cordelia Stanwood which had been turned into a museum.

Fire marshals later determined the blaze had been intentionally set.

Assistant District Attorney, Carletta Bassano told us this morning that she is now working with fire marshal's on the case.

She says the evidence is still being reviewed and evaluated.

Sullivan stabbing

 A man and a woman have been taken into custody for a multiple stabbing in Sullivan. It happened this morning on the Morancy road in Sullivan. The Department of Public Safety confirms the stabbing took place and that the injuries are not life threatening. At last report, State Police were on the scene investigating. The two suspects were arrested at separate locations. We also have a crew there and will have more information as it becomes available.

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Video: Kidnapping Suspect in Missing NH Teen Case Appears in Court

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