Solved with DNA: Authorities use new techniques in 37-year-old Lake Tahoe murder case

Investigators went to the ends of the Earth for more than three decades to find out who she was.They sent her information to Scotland Yard and Interpol. A psychic in New Jersey claimed she knew something about the shooting. Yet investigators in Washoe County, Nevada, were stumped by the July…

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Man arrested, refused to remove obscene sticker from vehicle

A Florida man who was jailed after refusing to remove what authorities called an obscene sticker from his vehicle's window said Tuesday that he is fighting the charges and will defend his constitutional right to free speech.Dillon Shane Webb, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with misdemeanor counts of violating…

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Principal at Md. school rocked by sex assault case announces she is stepping down

The main entrance to Damascus High School in Montgomery County. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) The principal of a Maryland high school announced Tuesday that she is stepping down six months after a locker room sexual assault case raised questions about whether football players were adequately supervised and whether the…

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Man’s DNA connects him to series of unsolved rapes, NC officials say

North Carolina officials used DNA to link a man to several unsolved rape cases that were about a decade old, authorities announced Tuesday in Fayetteville.Johnnie B. Green Jr., 45, of Parkton, was arrested in connection to nine sexual assaults , the city’s police department posted on Facebook. He “was identified…

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New trial ordered for Raleigh homeowner who was convicted in slaying of partygoer

Chad Cameron Copley, 40, is charged with murder in the Aug. 7, 2016, death of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. The trial began on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center. ByChad Copley, the Raleigh homeowner serving a life sentence for the 2016 slaying of a 20-year-old man…

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Big Lake man charged in Wasilla woman’s disappearance, death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer grand jury has indicted a Big Lake man on a first-degree murder count in the death of a Wasilla woman whose remains were found last month.Alaska State Troopers say 24-year-old Adam Drew is also charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping and weapons misconduct in the…

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Auburn man with history of attacking mother accused of killing stepfather

King County prosecutors say a 68-year-old Auburn man died last week from injuries he suffered when his stepson violently shoved him down a flight of stairs.Matthew Michaud, 24, has since been charged with second-degree murder domestic violence in connection with the death of Danny Olinger and remains jailed in lieu…

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Genealogy site, DNA used to help solve decades-old murder

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forensic genealogists followed a trail built on decades-old DNA evidence to help identify a woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 and her killer who confessed to three other murders, investigators said Tuesday.Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced he has…

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Lions rescued from filthy and cramped conditions at world’s worst zoo

TRAUMATISED lions have finally escaped their filthy and cramped conditions at the world’s worst zoo. Horrifying photographs of animals living in cramped concrete cages sparked a major rescue operation at the Safari park in Fier, Albania. AFP or licensors Ten-year-old lion Boby now, seven months after he was discovered living…

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Maryland high school football coach placed on leave during investigation into locker-room attack

The junior varsity football coach at a Maryland high school is on leave while authorities investigate allegations that some of his players raped a teammate with a broomstick .Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner tells news outlets Damascus High School coach Vincent Colbert was put on leave last month.…

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