Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Columbia chief urges City Council to move quickly to select a crime lab

Lab VialsCOLUMBIA, SC — Columbia City Council soon will be faced with deciding whether to process city drug evidence through the county sheriff’s department or wait on SLED’s slower crime lab.

North Carolina half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison

Leon BrownRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.

Forensic Science Standards Effort Takes Shape as NIST Appoints Scientific Area Committees Members

SACThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today named nearly 70 new members to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the NIST-administered body that is seeking to strengthen forensic science through the identification and development of standards and guidelines.