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A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and his graduate students are making headway into a mystery 99 years in the making.
by University of Arkansas at Little Rock
11.12.2018
12:56pm
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When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.
by Amy Forliti, Associated Press
11.12.2018
12:48pm
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A Virginia State Police trooper was convicted Thursday of two counts of falsifying public records in a Smyth County case that revolved around the destruction of drug evidence.
by Mike Gangloff, The Roanoke Times
11.12.2018
12:29pm
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North Carolina's Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.
by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
11.12.2018
12:17pm
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Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers.
by Penn State Health
11.12.2018
12:11pm
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Texas' attorney general is pushing to keep an inmate on death row despite prosecutors and defense lawyers agreeing that the man is intellectually disabled and shouldn't be executed.
by Associated Press
11.9.2018
12:53pm
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North Yorkshire Police can confirm the familial DNA forensic investigation work has now been completed in relation to the Claudia Lawrence investigation review.
by North Yorkshire (UK) Police
11.9.2018
12:50pm
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Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people.
by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
11.9.2018
12:33pm
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Two Texas law enforcement officers and one of their wives are at the center of an investigation into a double homicide that has further rattled an upstate New York town already reeling from recent calamities.
by Associated Press
11.9.2018
12:29pm
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A convicted felon who was three days into his trial on weapons possession charges pleaded guilty on the third day – and right after prosecutors rested its case.
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11.9.2018
12:12pm
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Nuclear forensics aims to determine the movements and source of the world’s most dangerous weapons and material. Nuclear forensics may get a big speed boost with a new Los Alamos National Laboratory-devised analytical methodology.
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11.8.2018
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The huge number of unidentified bodies passing through South Africa’s mortuaries is a burden on the state and presents a moral dilemma to forensic scientists. Once people are buried in grasslands outside the city, after three months at most, their...
by Pauline Bax, Bloomberg
11.8.2018
12:31pm
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Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
by Margaret Stafford, Associated Press
11.8.2018
12:17pm
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the...
by Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
11.8.2018
12:05pm
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A Fresno man is on trial in Fresno Superior Court, accused of killing his estranged wife — and then cleaning the crime scene with bleach and driving around the city with her body in the back seat of her car. David Pena's attorney says his client cleaned...
by Pablo Lopez, The Fresno Bee
11.8.2018
11:23am
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Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during "college night" at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said Thursday. The gunman was...
by Krysta Fauria, Associated Press
11.8.2018
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A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters pleaded guilty Tuesday under a plea deal allowing him to avoid the death penalty but putting him in jail for life without a chance of parole.
by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
11.7.2018
12:54pm
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The City Council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found that some guns sold by law enforcement were used in new crimes.
by Martha Bellisle, Associated Press
11.7.2018
12:51pm
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The number of overdose deaths involving methamphetamines and amphetamines in the state of Ohio increased more than 5,000 percent over the course of eight years, according to data collected by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health.
by Ohio University
11.7.2018
12:35pm
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Hearing his first arguments in a death penalty case, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open Tuesday to the arguments of a Missouri inmate who says his rare medical condition could result in severe pain if he is executed by lethal injection.
by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
11.7.2018
12:29pm
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Non-fatal attempted strangulation can often show few outward signs in a living victim, making it difficult to prove and prosecute. Kathryn Laughon, a forensic nurse examiner at the University of Virginia Medical Center, recently received a $726,000 grant...
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11.7.2018
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The youngest member of the "Manson Family," who has spent her entire adult life in prison for murdering a woman in her home in 1969, continues her bid for freedom. In the latest documents filed yesterday, the California attorney general maintains that...
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11.6.2018
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All charges have been dropped against a man who spent more than 14 years in jail and a decade on Florida's death row for the 2004 murders of his Altamonte Springs neighbors, according to State Attorney Phil Archer.
by Emilee Speck, WKMG ClickOrlando
11.6.2018
11:58am
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More than 200 mass graves containing between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies have been found in Iraq from the time of the Islamic State group's three-year reign, U.N. investigators said Tuesday.
by Associated Press
11.6.2018
11:35am
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Using a new mental-profiling technique, psychology researchers shed light on five questioned plays of 17th century playwright Aphra Behn, determining that only two were actually written by her. The method, they say, could be applied broadly, from...
by University of Texas at Austin
11.6.2018
11:17am
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A 94-year-old former SS enlisted man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, facing hundreds of counts of accessory to murder for alleged crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis' Stutthof concentration camp.
by David Rising, Associated Press
11.6.2018
10:49am
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Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday.
by Don Thompson, Associated Press
11.6.2018
10:39am
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Thirty-one exonerations have come from a re-examination of cases based on the forensic comparison of bite marks. The unsupported comparison of such bite marks left in human skin during violent crimes should be totally thrown out of forensic science, a...
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11.5.2018
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Researchers recently used ground penetrating radar to locate an unmarked, potential mass grave site in Lithuania, according to a new study presented at The Geological Society of America's 2018 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday, Nov. 4.
by Geological Society of America
11.5.2018
11:58am
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A proposed system allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain under thick forest canopies where GPS signals are unreliable.
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11.5.2018
11:36am
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Alaska’s crime lab is proposing the creation of a dedicated team to process new sexual assault kits in a timely manner.
by Associated Press
11.5.2018
11:29am
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A judge has ruled that the names of people in police reports involving alleged crimes are public records even if the people are patients at a Washington state psychiatric hospital.
by Associated Press
11.5.2018
11:21am
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U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused.
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
11.5.2018
11:15am
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A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a dogfighting ring was sentenced to 46 years in federal prison, and three years of supervised release.
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11.2.2018
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The Spokane, Washington, City Council is considering a proposal to stop the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation found that guns sold by Washington state law enforcement agencies were later used...
by Martha Bellisle, Associated Press
11.2.2018
12:25pm
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Nearly two decades ago, Pennsylvania regulators were confronted with evidence that a pediatrician had fondled two small children during office visits. Instead of holding him accountable, regulators let the doctor keep his medical license. He went on to...
by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
11.2.2018
12:19pm
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Penn Medicine emergency department physicians are calling for more readily available testing strips to identify the presence of fentanyl in patients experiencing a drug overdose, and a rapid, coordinated response among health care providers and city...
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
11.2.2018
11:57am
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The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See’s most enduring mysteries — the fate of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee who disappeared in 1983.
by Associated Press
11.2.2018
11:40am
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Three and a half years after suffering a heart attack the day after he was convicted of kidnapping a Newton business owner, Douglas Stangeland has awakened from his coma.
by Lori Comstock, New Jersey Herald
11.2.2018
11:33am
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Oregon State Police have announced that their Forensic Services Division has finished processing the backlog of thousands of old Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kits.
by Tyler Dumont, KPTV
11.1.2018
1:07pm
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