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The Daily Astorian - Kyle Spurr - March 18, 2016 FBI agents learn to dig up evidence at a crime scene FBI agents around the country were brought to Knoxville for human recovery training at the University of Tennessee, a training like no other.
Local 8 - WVLT-TV Knoxville, TN - Donovan Long - March 17, 2016 Washington poised to become first state to track all rape kits Supporters say the bill will enable rape survivors to keep track of what’s happening in their cases, while pinpointing problems that have caused an estimated 6,000 rape kits to go untested in Washington.
Rick Scott requires law enforcement agencies to submit rape kits for processing within 30 days.
Then, crime labs have 120 days to complete an analysis of the kits.
This device could be used by law enforcement investigators to detect evidence, for example, by swabbing a table top or a suspect's hand looking for traces of cocaine or an explosive too small to be seen by the unaided eye.
Westman Journal - Lanny Stewart - March 15, 2016 Solving the crime lab conundrum: Technology could bring lab to crime scene In his lab, Mulligan has managed to miniaturize an existing instrument known as the mass spectrometer.Reading Eagle Company - Steven Henshaw - March 7, 2016 City of Deer Park, HFSC reach agreement for forensic services The City of Deer Park and the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) have reached an agreement for HFSC to provide the Deer Park Police Department with forensic services. crime lab restarts DNA testing on limited basis after shutdown cast doubts over analysis The D. crime lab is resuming limited DNA testing this week but will continue to send more-complicated cases for outside testing as it recovers from a nearly 10-month suspension, officials said. Hsu - March 2, 2016 Cook County medical examiner regains national accreditation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle this week praised the work of the county's chief pathologist as she announced that the county medical examiner's office — once plagued by a scandal involving major backlogs and improperly stored bodies — has regained full accreditation by a national forensics organization. When a stolen object — anything from a watch to a car — is recovered, investigators simply shine an ultraviolet light on the item to find the mark.The contract was signed by both parties in late February and takes effect immediately. A sample is then tested in a lab to determine who owns the com True Jersey - Andy Polhamus - March 2, 2016 Bill would let Marshall forensic center seek fed grants The West Virginia Senate advanced a bill Tuesday that would help the Marshall University Forensic Science Center obtain federal grant funding as a crime lab and establish it as an emergency backup to state labs.Chemistry World - Emma Stoye - March 22, 2016 Forensic researchers set standards for X-ray identification of bodies Forensic researchers have for the first time established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of an individual's spine, upper leg or the side of the skull. - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - March 22, 2016 Alfred State forensic science technology program now accredited The forensic science technology program at Alfred State has recently obtained full accreditation status from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, becoming one of only 20 accredited bachelor-level programs within the field nationwide, officials announced.Olean Times Herald - March 22, 2016 Justice Department frames expanded review of FBI forensic testimony The Justice Department on Monday proposed expanding its review of forensic testimony by the FBI Laboratory beyond hair matching to widely used techniques such as fingerprint examinations and bullet-tracing. Hsu - March 21, 2016 From machine guns to marijuana, KBI's new lab improves quantity and quality Seventy scientists are currently working at the Forensic Science Center, a statistic the bureau would like to see increase to 108.