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More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday.
by Kantele Franko, Associated Press
7.22.2018
11:44pm
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Legislators in Puerto Rico are investigating the U.S. territory’s forensics institute following complaints of understaffing, bad odors and backlogs in the handling of bodies as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria amid an economic crisis.
by Danica Coto, Associated Press
7.22.2018
10:35pm
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A GPS device owned by a Jordanian-born man on trial for capital murder places him at the same time and place of a 2012 Texas slaying, according to a digital forensic expert’s testimony.
by Associated Press
7.22.2018
10:27pm
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Email spoofing was one of the social engineering techniques used by a group of Russian hackers to gain access to Clinton Campaign computers beginning around March 2016, according to the indictment issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller last Friday....
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7.20.2018
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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has quietly hired a consultant to identify ways to speed up evidence testing at Wisconsin’s crime labs, as criticism mounts over delays.
by Todd Richmond, Associated Press
7.20.2018
1:10pm
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Nykees Earl Campbell wanted to rap about what was real. So he posted rantings in rap videos on YouTube and Facebook Live about his violent war with a rival gang, which played out with deadly consequences on the streets of Dallas. It was exactly what...
by Kevin Krause, Dallas News/The Dallas Morning News
7.20.2018
12:55pm
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial.
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
7.20.2018
12:07pm
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New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were overturned after they served more than a decade behind bars.
by Associated Press
7.20.2018
12:01pm
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Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father’s pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to support it.
by Marc Levy, Associated Press
7.19.2018
11:54am
Is there a “crisis” in forensic science? The top British regulator says no—though there are problems, and perhaps even an “existential threat” in the lack of funding.
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7.19.2018
11:48am
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The Montana State Crime Lab is now testing more than double the number of drug samples it did six years ago, and has cut in half the turnaround time on test results.
by Phoebe Tollefson, Billings Gazette
7.19.2018
10:58am
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British officers see their own policing of cannabis possession offenses as largely ineffective, a study of rank and file officers has revealed. The study, funded by North Yorkshire Police and the N8 Policing Research Partnership, examined the enforcement...
by University of York
7.19.2018
10:47am
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A weeping inmate apologized for choking and fatally stabbing a man he met in a bar in 1985 moments before he was put to death Wednesday in the first Ohio execution in nearly a year.
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
7.19.2018
10:30am
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Authorities didn't search for a Texas man who cut off his ankle monitor in violation of parole terms until a week later when he was linked to a violent rampage that included three shooting deaths over four days, according to state and county officials.
by David Warren, Associated Press
7.19.2018
10:27am
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The abduction, rape and murder of an Indiana girl in 1988 was solved by genetic genealogy this week, according to authorities. The arrest of John D. Miller, 59, for the slaying of 8-year-old April Tinsley three decades ago was produced by analysis of DNA...
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7.18.2018
12:15pm
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A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer.
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7.18.2018
10:49am
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A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.
by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
7.18.2018
10:47am
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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.
by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press
7.18.2018
10:39am
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Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it's investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.
by Paul Elias, Associated Press
7.18.2018
10:21am
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Investigators on Tuesday revealed a sketch of a man they believe killed a father of two who was asleep in his Southern California home in 2005.
by Ariel Tu, Associated Press
7.18.2018
10:12am
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A 30-year-old Pennsylvania woman was charged with the criminal homicide of her infant son, after forensic tests traced the drug overdose of the boy back to the ingestion of drug-laced breast milk, according to authorities.
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7.17.2018
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Biological evidence that eventually led to arrests in decades-old Bay Area killings was readily available years earlier but languished untested in police evidence labs, according to a Bay Area News Group investigation.
by Nate Gartrell, East Bay Times
7.17.2018
12:02pm
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Sheriff’s deputies in Houston acting on a tip from a caller Tuesday arrested a suspected serial killer linked to the deaths of three people. The caller spotted a Nissan Sentra that authorities had earlier said was being driven by Jose Gilberto Rodriguez...
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7.17.2018
11:51am
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The New York Police Department announced on Monday that it will allow disciplinary proceedings to go forward against a patrolman accused in the notorious chokehold death of an unarmed black man, saying it’s run out of patience with federal authorities’...
by Tom Hays, Associated Press
7.17.2018
11:32am
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White mass shooters receive much more sympathetic treatment in the media than black shooters, according to a new study that analyzed coverage of 219 attacks. Findings showed that white shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as "mentally ill...
by Ohio State University
7.17.2018
11:25am
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Testing more than 7,000 unsubmitted rape kits in Oklahoma could cost more than $9 million, according to state estimates.
by Associated Press
7.17.2018
11:18am
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The latest development in the case of an unidentified boy's 1998 death is facial reconstructions released by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But there are also stable isotope analysis and pollen analysis — two tools that have...
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7.16.2018
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Assistant Prosecutor Grant DeProw told The Jonesboro Sun his office is looking at establishing a circuit court cybercrime fee that could be as much as $500. DeProw said in 2017 Arkansas legislators passed a bill that allowed them to add a cybercrime fee...
by Stephen Simpson, Associated Press
7.16.2018
12:39pm
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British police said Saturday that search teams have found over 400 items as part of the investigation into the poisoning of two Britons by the nerve agent Novichok — but searches will likely take many more weeks as officers seek further evidence.
by Sylvia Hui, Associated Press
7.16.2018
12:33pm
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In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.
by Frank Bajak, Associated Press
7.16.2018
11:57am
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The Mississippi Medical Examiner's Office is down to just two doctors to perform 1,400 autopsies a year. That’s well above the average 250 autopsies each doctor is supposed to be limited to every year. It’s why autopsies are on hold for months on end as...
by April Thompson, Associated Press
7.16.2018
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The message was slashed onto the weather-beaten planks of a barn in the empty farmland not far from where the girl’s body had been found. Police in northern Indiana stared at the jerky handwritten scrawl in May 1990, realizing this was the most...
by Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post
7.16.2018
11:28am
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Digital forensics examiners can now make use of forensic images of over a dozen different drones uploaded to the National Institute of Standards and Technology website last month, following a year-long endeavor by VTO Labs to investigate the devices’...
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7.13.2018
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A study, published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, finds states with greater residential segregation of black and white populations have higher racial disparities in firearm homicide fatalities.
by Boston University School of Medicine
7.13.2018
1:08pm
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Federal prosecutors in eight states with high drug overdose death rates will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases under a program announced Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
by Holly Ramer, Associated Press
7.13.2018
12:43pm
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Maryland's highest court has agreed to review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial," according to an order issued Thursday.
by David McFadden, Associated Press
7.13.2018
12:25pm
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After spending more than half their lives in prison for a crime their lawyers insist they had no part in, three former U.S. soldiers learned Thursday that they are finally free from prosecution.
by Jeff Martin and Russ Bynum, Associated Press
7.13.2018
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A full battery of tests, and particularly a computed tomography (CT) scan, allowed pathologists to determine the cause of death of a severely bruised 2-year-old boy, as reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
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7.12.2018
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A Montana man faces resentencing next month in the 2003 murder of his uncle after a judge said the shooting did not meet the definition of a violent crime.
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
7.12.2018
12:36pm
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A 17-year-old Akron girl who disappeared 44 years ago is no longer missing. Investigators have confirmed through DNA tests that remains buried in a pauper’s grave in Cleveland were those of Linda Pagano.
by Stephanie Warsmith, Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
7.12.2018
12:33pm
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