Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

‘I’m a prince’: After years of searching for family history, a pastor discovers royal ties to Africa

It was about 4 a.m. when his phone buzzed with a message from far away. He read it once, twice, three times before he woke his sleeping wife to tell her the news.
“I’m a prince,” he whispered as she blinked herself awake. “A prince.”

Inside Maine crime lab that helped catch suspected Alaska cold case killer

AUGUSTA, Maine —The Maine State Crime Lab played a critical role in the recent arrest of a Maine man in connection with a 26-year-old cold case killing in Alaska.
The lab processed a cheek swab from Steve Downs and uploaded the results to a state and federal database known as the Combined DNA Index System.