Facebook is known for reconnecting old friends, but a Glenburn man used the website to reconnect with his daughter after 14 years apart.”I had my hand on my mouse and I was like, ooohhh, and when I clicked it I cried.”Thomas Wright couldn’t believe it when he found his daughter on Facebook.The last time he saw Kimberly, she was six years old.It was before her mother put her up for adoption.”I was kind of shocked and I was trying to find out where Kimberly was and I was making no headway.”Wright continued his efforts for the next fourteen years, contacting numerous resources like the state department and checking out dozens of websites.Meanwhile, Kimberly says she was growing up without a stable home life, being tossed from place to place.”When I turned 18, I decided I had enough of it,” she said.But that was all about to change.
Route 69 in Carmel was shut down for hours as crews mopped up a structure fire.The fire broke out at a three unit apartment building on Hampden Road.There was only one person home at the time of the fire, she told us she heard the fire alarms go off and when she opened the door she saw smoke.That’s when she called 911.Four dogs and one cats were retrieved from the building, but there is still one dog unaccounted for.
Jury selection begins tomorrow for the trial of a man accused of killing a 19-year old woman from Old Town on the Bangor waterfront last year.35-year old Colin Koehler of Bangor is charged with murdering Holly Boutilier last August.A police affidavit says Boutilier died from multiple stab wounds.Koehler’s trial is set to begin Monday.
Congressman Mike Michaud is praising a 1.4 million dollar EDA grant that will be given to Washington County.The county will receive the grant for the construction and rehabilitation of the Eastport Business Center and the creation of the Maine Marine Energy Center.Michaud calls the move a step forward for job creation and clean energy advancement.
Municipal clerks and registrars are gearing up for election season with the help of Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.Dunlap is in town hosting a two day elections training conference in Bangor.The conference began Tuesday morning at the Spectacular Events Center on Griffin Road.Every election cycle, new laws are implemented, Dunlap says its important that clerks and registrars are educated on the new guidelines.”We just want to make sure everyone is on the same page going forward, so if they have any questions really now is the time to ask, not 7 o’clock on election night,” he said.Clerks and registrars from 250 Maine municipalities are being represented at the conference.
A man from Indian Island is going to jail for four years for a burglary back in May.Deputy District Attorney Mike Roberts says 39-year old Sheldon Snell broke into a home on Cedar Street in Bangor, and was found by a person who lived there.Roberts says Snell fled the home, and was followed by a teenager on a bike, who later told police where to find Snell.Roberts says Snell has eight burglaries on his criminal record, dating back to 1991.