Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Police probe possible military link to dead Maine boy

Boston Herald
Authorities said today they believe the pickup involved in the heartbreaking case of the unidentified dead boy found in Maine may be linked to the military because a witness who caught a “fleeting glance” of the vehicle noticed a naval insignia on or near the license plate.

States turning to new “familial DNA” tests, practice faces legal hurdles

Home Security Newswire
Law enforcement officials in several states across the United States are hoping to obtain the legal authority to begin conducting “familial DNA” testing…

After Eight Years, DNA Nails Tampa Rapist

TAMPA | The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has charged a federal prisoner with armed kidnapping and a series of rapes after his DNA was linked through a national database.

DSK Sex-Crime Case: Ex-Prosecutor Explains Charges

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has shocked both sides of the Atlantic and much of the world. The official charges filed against him in a New York City court include: two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree; one count of attempted rape; and one count each of sexual abuse in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, sexual abuse in the third degree and forcible touching. In an interview with TIME’s Ruth Davis Konigsberg, Linda Fairstein, the former chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (and author of Silent Mercy) explains what that all means and what’s next for Strauss-Kahn, who has been denied bail and is now in jail on Rikers Island awaiting a grand-jury hearing.

Applied DNA Sciences Gains Exclusive North American Rights to Distribute Intruder Spray Systems

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announces that it has signed an agreement with RedWeb Technologies giving the company exclusive rights in North America to distribute the Sentry 500 Intruder Spray Systems embedded with SigNature DNA. This system is already being used in Sweden with great success (APDN Press Release May 5, 2011).