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Top story 2: Warehouse fire leaves a widespread impact | News, Sports, Jobs

The fire ignited 10,000 tons of discarded plastics stored on an 11-acre site near the south bank of the Little Kanawha River, sending up a cloud of …

U.S. Federal Courts

Burning Parkersburg warehouse had history of environmental violations

The Parkersburg industrial warehouse that’s been on fire since early Saturday has had repeated run-ins over the past few years with the West Virginia …

Pollution
Atoms

Hamilton County Is A Step Closer To New Crime Lab

Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco happily helped break ground for a new crime lab in Blue Ash.<p>Discussions about a new facility started …

The implosion of Austin's crime lab: A timeline

Click on the circles or rectangles to display information about events.<p>By Cate Malek and Luis Pedraza<p>It has blindsided Austin’s criminal justice …

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.<p>The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a …

Genetics

Austin's crime lab failure points to national crisis

The latest audit of the Austin Police Department’s crime lab would read as a comedy of errors, if the stakes weren’t so high.<p>Some concerns in the …

We Should Toss That $450M da Vinci into a Particle Accelerator

A portrait of the world’s most recognizable person, Jesus Christ, painted by an icon whose renown doesn’t trail too far behind, Leonardo da Vinci, on …

Art
Fact Checking

Mugshots built from DNA data

Computer program crudely predicts a facial structure from genetic variations.<p>Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a …

Genetics

Holtzclaw Case: DNA Experts Ask Public to Weigh in on DNA Evidence

NewsA former Oklahoma City police officer who was convicted in 2015 of using his uniform to sexually abuse women has continued to fight his 263-year …

George Washington University

Deaths in Yellowstone Many and Gruesome

Lee Whittlesey’s Chronicle of the Shocking Fatalities<p>BY DOUG NELSEN<p>05/01/14<p>This spring the nation’s first national park opens its gates to the public …

Parkersburg Fire: Records Handed Over By IEI 'Do Not Sufficiently Satisfy' Request for Inventory

Ten days since an industrial fire began in Parkersburg, public officials have yet to be provided an accurate inventory of what was on the property …

Experts: Transfer of gunshot residue possible in Marshall case

Experts: Transfer of gunshot residue possible in Marshall case<p>BY <b>BRENT GRIFFITHS</b> | JANUARY 28, 2013 <b>5:00 AM</b><p>The transfer of gunshot residue between two …

Do You Want to Know if Your $200,000 Bottle of Wine is Authentic? - Analyte Guru - Post

Researching for a nice bottle of wine to take to a party, I did what many of us do and performed an internet search. High on the results and …

Alexa and Siri are vulnerable to 'silent,' nefarious commands

Hacks are often caused by our own stupidity, but you can blame tech companies for a new vulnerability. Researchers from China's Zheijiang University found a way to attack Siri, Alexa and other voice assistants by feeding them commands in ultrasonic frequencies. Those are too high for humans to …

Smart Homes

The War Over Forensic Science Started Well Before Jeff Sessions

Forensic science—the techniques law enforcement applies to cases, CSI-style—desperately needs an overhaul. Although investigators regularly use …

We Can't Trust Forensic Science

Forensic science has become a mainstay of many a TV drama, and it’s just as important in real-life criminal trials. Drawing on biology, chemistry, …

Traffic stop almost turns deadly for ELO officer | News, Sports, Jobs - Morning Journal

Green responded and assisted in searching the vehicle being driven by Justin Buckel (see accompanying story), where suspected drugs were scattered …

Twin Towers Forensic Investigation Helps Revise Building Codes, Despite Critics

Even veteran disaster investigators were stunned by the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The next thoughts of the researchers who …

Skyscrapers

Austin crime-lab scandal could affect more than 2,000 cases

The ongoing scandal at the crime lab in Austin could affect more than 2,000 cases:<p>Travis County prosecutors as early as Friday will begin notifying about 2,200 people convicted of crimes — including people in prison for murder and rape — that forensic evidence in their cases might have been flawed …

New Jersey

CSI Is a Lie

America's forensic-investigation system is overdue for sweeping reform.<p>Forty years ago, Bob Dylan reacted to the conviction of an innocent man by singing that he couldn't help but feel ashamed "to live in a land where justice is a game." Over the ensuing decades, the criminal-justice system has …

New Jersey

Crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds

Dozens of criminal prosecutions could be in jeopardy after errors by a Houston crime-scene investigator raised questions about key evidence in cases …

Department of Public Safety to take over Austin DNA lab - The Daily Texan

The Austin Police Department has officially forfeited control of its DNA lab to the state after the Austin City Council approved multiple agreements …

A Deadly Twist at Houston's Crime Lab

"That also he was proud of," Perveem Sharma explained, and she was proud of him, too, especially after he began supervising the DNA section. She …

Denver Police Department Crime Lab

Description<p>For justice to be done, it needs room. Previously confined to 14,000 square feet in police headquarters, the Denver Crime Laboratory …

Denver’s deputy crime lab director resigns after investigation finds numerous violations

DENVER -- New details have emerged in a lengthy Denver Police Department internal investigation that found numerous violations committed by the …