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12:25 am on Saturday August 16, 2014

Market Common uses DNA to catch doggie 'poopetrators'

Now, management requires every dog that stays in the apartments and hotel to give a DNA sample. Using a company called PooPrints, the dog owner pays a $38 fee to have a cheek swab taken and put into a national database. That way, if management finds...
8:14 am on Monday September 5, 2011

South Carolina forensics lab backlog reaches 4,500 cases

Still image by Flickr user James Glover The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is in the headlines for a backlog of 4,500 cases. Most of that forensics backlog is hitting the DNA lab, which can handle only approximately 200 cases a month, but...
4:49 am on Saturday September 3, 2011

South Carolina forensics lab backlog reaches 4,500 cases

Still image by Flickr user James Glover The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is in the headlines for a backlog of 4,500 cases. And most of that forensics backlog is hitting the DNA lab who can handle just some 200 cases a month but has been...
6:49 am on Friday September 2, 2011

South Carolina forensics lab backlog reaches 4,500 cases

Image by Still image by Flickr user James GloverThe South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is in the headlines for a backlog of 4,500 cases. And most of that forensics backlog is hitting the DNA lab who can handle just some 200 cases a month but...
1:37 pm on Sunday December 5, 2010

Hopes high that DNA evidence could solve three Charleston slayings from 1994-5

Image by Flickr user James GloverIn a span of 16 months from 1994 to 1995 three black woman were found slain on King Street and police had thought them connected, but they were never solved. Now a decade-and-a-half later, they are hopeful that the...
5:55 am on Saturday July 17, 2010

18 years later, man arrested in Montana for Berkeley County murder (updated)

Updates at the bottom. In 1992 James Allen Horton was slain and his body was found face down in a ditch in Berkeley County. Last week one of his accused attackers confessed to killing and sexually assaulting him. That recent traction in the case is...
4:41 am on Friday April 2, 2010

One dead, one injured in Mount Pleasant shooting (updated x2)

Image by Google Update April 2: Police have arrested two suspects in the slaying -- NBC News 2's video is likely your best bet to learn more. The Post and Courier also has a report and notes that DNA evidence was used to make some of the connections...
2:53 am on Tuesday September 22, 2009

Charleston gets $600,000 to track down new, old criminals

Image by Flickr user James Glover Image by 20090922-lab.jpg The Post and Courier reports that the City of Charleston has received a series of grants to help investigate cold cases with new means (like DNA) and help prosecute current crimes. Hop...
3:53 pm on Wednesday July 2, 2008

Sanford vetoes DNA sampling bill

Image by flickr user DimsumDarrenImage by 20080702dna.jpg Vials of blood can be used to collect DNA. It's a touchy concept of crime fighting. In some ways it's the perfect fingerprinting, in other ways its the perfect way to plant evidence. Governor...

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