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In a controversial proposal, Middletown is considering whether people with addiction should only be given two strikes before they're out of chances to receive the overdose antidote Narcan.
by Megan Mitchell, WLWT5
6.27.2017
11:17am
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The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012...
by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
6.27.2017
11:06am
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Months after hundreds of cases were thrown into question over improper DNA interpretation at the Broward Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory, the public defender's office says defendants aren't getting a fair shake at challenging potentially tainted DNA...
by Brittany Shammas, Miami New Times
6.27.2017
10:49am
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Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine...
by Luis Benavides and Christine Armario, Associated Press
6.27.2017
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The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff’s strict...
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6.27.2017
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A man was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores of a Boston Harbor island.
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6.26.2017
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The disappearance of 17-year-old Hailey Burns reached a successful resolution after a full year, a time frame in which many others do not. She was recovered at a Duluth, Georgia residence approximately 200 miles from her family home, the FBI announced...
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6.26.2017
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Cyprus' Committee on Missing Persons has worked diligently for 11 years to help heal a gaping wound from this east Mediterranean island's tortured past. It has begun investing in new technologies like the Geographic Information System, or GIS, that links...
by Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press
6.26.2017
10:51am
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The trial of of 33-year-old Irish man, accused of murder with a shotgun, has heard that he tried to urinate on his hands before gardaí tested them for firearms residue.
by Natasha Reid, Irish Independent
6.26.2017
10:31am
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Healthcare professionals are in a unique position to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. Nearly 88 percent of victims seek medical treatment during captivity, and of those, 68 percent of them are seen in the emergency department.
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6.26.2017
10:21am
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Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend saying his son was alive. Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body. The mix-up began on May 6 when a man was found dead behind a Verizon store in...
by Associated Press
6.26.2017
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Early this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of convicted sex offender Lester Packingham, who argued that the state of North Carolina’s ban of registered sex offenders from all social networking sites violated his First Amendment rights.
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6.23.2017
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An Air Force Airman First Class who was listed as a deserter for 43 years has been located. The skull of Rudy Redd Victor was found in 1982, a short distance from where he was last seen, and his fate was determined through a breakthrough dental match...
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6.23.2017
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The best intentions at the highest levels of forensic science are still being lost on the consumer – the lawyers and judges.
by Robert M. Sanger
6.23.2017
11:03am
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Famed pilot Amelia Earhart went missing almost 80 years ago—but the search for her remains hasn’t ceased. A specialized expedition was set to embark Saturday on a journey to a remote island in yet another attempt to find her.
by Juliana Rose Pignataro, International Business Times
6.23.2017
10:37am
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Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents'...
by Danica Kirka, Associated Press
6.23.2017
10:30am
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Sunday's fatal shooting of a mentally ill pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, after she called in a burglary at her apartment illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.
by Gene Johnson and Phuong Le, Associated Press
6.23.2017
10:19am
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The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.
by Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
6.23.2017
10:09am
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6.22.2017
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The shooter of the congressional baseball practice carried a list with the names of six members of Congress at the time of his attack—and shortly before opening fire he asked a witness whether the team out on the field was one of Democrats or Republicans...
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6.22.2017
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A new paper out of the University of Minnesota argues neuroscientific evidence is the AFIS of today—with empirical studies on the subject rising and an overall trend toward more brain evidence in courts in the coming years.
6.22.2017
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More than six months after the Dec. 2 blaze at a warehouse that authorities said was illegally converted into living quarters, the Oakland Fire Department has released a 50-page report filled with harrowing details of death and panic as the flames and...
by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
6.22.2017
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Police are waiting on the results of forensic tests on the body of a Muslim teenager who found bludgeoned to death and dumped in a pond on Sunday, in an attempt to determine whether she was sexually assaulted. A 22-year-old suspect is currently being...
by Matthew Barakat, Associated Press
6.22.2017
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Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor’s stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
by Kevin McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
6.22.2017
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In a new study, researchers determined that there has been a shift toward more lethal weapons that appear to be designed primarily for self-defense, rather than recreational use, such as hunting, target shooting or other forms of recreation.
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6.22.2017
9:16am
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Twelve U.S. cities struggling with high violent crime rates will be the first to join the National Public Safety Partnership, a Department of Justice initiative announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.
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6.21.2017
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The preliminary conclusion in a woman's violent death was that she had been killed in a gruesome way: by use of a riding reel lawn mower. But the detailed investigation by a team of experts, published in the latest Journal of Forensic Sciences, came upon...
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6.21.2017
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In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas.
by Debora Rey, Associated Press
6.21.2017
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Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting "Allahu akbar" at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge.
by Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press
6.21.2017
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A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for two decades, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.
by Paul Elias, Associated Press
6.21.2017
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The moment of truth for a notorious suspected “chameleon” serial killer in 2002 came when his fingerprints matched his identity from more than a decade before with the unexpected speed of the latest Advanced Fingerprint Identification System.
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6.20.2017
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The University of New Haven has set up what it envisions to be the major hub to connect cyber forensics teams the world over: the Artifact Genome Project. Artifacts are traces of digital history that could tell investigators a story of crime.
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6.20.2017
12:37pm
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Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented today at a European Society of Cardiology congress. Devices revealed the time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do so.
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6.20.2017
12:24pm
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A coroner's office in Ohio is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died less than a week after his return to the U.S. after nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention, a spokesman said Tuesday.
by Dan Sewell, Associated Press
6.20.2017
12:02pm
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For years, investigators have relied on the Paint Data Query database to identify the make of a vehicle by matching the physical attributes, chemical composition and infrared spectrum of the paint, primers and clear coating layers. National Institute of...
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6.20.2017
10:31am
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A top New York State forensic science body on Friday approved the use of the emerging DNA technique of familial searching, a method used in 10 other states that has led to the solving of numerous cold case murders.
by Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday
6.20.2017
9:11am
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Firearms are the third-leading cause of death of U.S. children, taking approximately 1,300 lives annually and injuring another 6,000 each year. More than half the deaths are homicides, according to a study published today.
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6.19.2017
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Facebook inadvertently exposed the personal details of content moderators to suspected terrorist users, according to a report by The Guardian. The security lapse affected more than 1,000 workers across 22 departments at Facebook who used the company’s...
by Olivia Solon, The Guardian US
6.19.2017
11:14am
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A year ago, Oregon officials sent 2,800 untested rape kits to a Utah laboratory because the state couldn't handle them all. About half of those have now been processed, but the state is now dealing with a new backlog of untested kits. The number of...
by Lauren E. Hernandez, Statesman Journal
6.19.2017
10:57am
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Desperate families have secured court orders to force postmortems at Gauteng state mortuaries in South Africa, in order to get the bodies of loved ones released for burial‚ the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. About 180 forensic assistants in the...
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6.19.2017
10:30am
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