Laura French
Associate Editor

Laura recently graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she studied journalism and criminology. At Ramapo, she was the web editor and a regular writer/reporter for the Ramapo News, as well as president of the College’s Feminists United club and vice president of the student Diversity Action Committee. She also served as an editorial intern and writer at the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, and wrote for the Chamber’s Economic Development and Relocation Guide. During college, Laura volunteered to help produce the OsteoPETrosis Society newsletter, a publication of information and inspiration for patients of the rare bone disease and their loved ones.

Philadelphia’s top prosecutor is facing bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from alleged bribes he accepted from two business owners and fraud...
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3.22.2017
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A Texas bill heard by lawmakers this week would establish a program to crowdfund the testing of thousands of backlogged rape kits in the state. With a lack of...
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3.17.2017
1:36pm
In cases of animal cruelty, such as abuse, neglect or animal fighting, the ASPCA cooperates with police and prosecutors by conducting forensic examinations of...
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3.15.2017
11:28am
A bipartisan group of senators have reintroduced a proposed bill to create a National Criminal Justice Commission to perform a comprehensive review of the U.S...
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3.10.2017
12:12pm
How dangerous is a bug like Cloudbleed? What should users do to secure their data? The answers to these questions lie in understanding the nature of security...
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3.9.2017
12:52pm
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Facebook is in the process of implementing new suicide prevention tools, including streamlined reporting on its Facebook Live application, in the wake of two...
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3.2.2017
12:36pm
"Code of a Killer," a British miniseries that premiered on streaming service Acorn TV for North American viewing on Feb. 27, chronicles the history...
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3.1.2017
11:59am
Two Georgians who made armed, racial threats at a black child’s birthday party have been sentenced to prison on felony charges including making terroristic...
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2.28.2017
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Officials have released a detailed physical description, based on DNA and witness statements, of a person of interest in the murder case of Vanessa Marcotte,...
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2.24.2017
12:27pm
Federal drug trafficking offenders have a recidivism rate of 50 percent, according to a new report published by the United States Sentencing Commission. The...
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2.23.2017
12:44pm
A white supremacist who said he planned to execute a Dylann Roof-inspired attack was arrested Wednesday night after illegally purchasing a firearm from an...
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2.17.2017
12:43pm
Fingerprint analysis, which has been used in criminal investigations for over a century, may not be as infallible as believed by law enforcement, court...
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2.15.2017
11:10am
A 2-year-old girl who died of pneumonia in her home after receiving no medical treatment has become the latest of at least 10 child members of the Faith...
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2.10.2017
12:28pm
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An insurance fraud scheme, in which a man allegedly set his own house ablaze in order to collect compensation for about $400,000 worth of damage, may have been...
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2.8.2017
11:56am
Two suicides, a gang rape, a half hour of torture and a case of child abuse—all occurring within the span of a month—have led to questions and controversy...
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2.2.2017
12:43pm
Weeks after evidence from Candace Hiltz's murder was discovered in an auctioned-off storage locker belonging to a detective, the 17-year-old's 2006...
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1.30.2017
11:02am
A burning barrel, a broken lock, bloody footprints and more were presented as evidence by the prosecution during the first two weeks of Douglas Garland’s...
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1.26.2017
9:10am
“Beware the Slenderman” examines the stabbing incident of a 12-year-old girl by two of her friends through police tapes, court proceedings, internet screen...
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1.25.2017
10:14am
A dog attack that resulted in the death of one child and serious injury to another has led to the arrest of the dogs’ owner, police said. The owner was...
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1.19.2017
11:12am
A girl who has been missing since the day she was born has been found alive, 18 years after being abducted from a hospital by someone posing as a health care...
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1.16.2017
12:11pm
In a final push against sexual assault at schools before the end of the Obama administration, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual...
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1.13.2017
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