Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Group wants DNA test for Abraham Lincoln museum’s hat

Stove pipe hatFebruary 18, 2013 (WLS) — Illinois State Police may be enlisted to find out if a stovepipe hat donated to a museum really belonged to Abraham Lincoln.

Interpol data access soon

DNA DatabaseFeb 19, 2013 (Gulf Daily News – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — IMMIGRATION authorities in Bahrain will soon have access to the world’s largest policing body to track down identity thieves and fugitives.

2013 BJA Training Programs

Crime tapeNFSTC is a Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) provider for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), providing forensic science training, consulting, technology assessments and reviews, and other support for local, state and tribal agencies. Available training includes:

Oklahoma House Approves Postconviction DNA Act

DNA GraphicIf passed in the Senate, Oklahoma will join the other 49 states with its postconviction act.

Unraveling rape DNA, finally: editorial

sexual assault kitsAkron Police Detective Bertina King understands how crucial it is to test rape kits, especially those that have been gathering dust in police storage cabinets.

DNA test to prove innocence first of its kind in Wyoming

Justice and DNACHEYENNE — A court order to test DNA from a 23-year-old sexual assault case from Laramie County is the first of its kind in Wyoming.