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Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

...states that permit the recreational use of marijuana.Robert Johnson, chief toxicologist at the Tarrant County medical examiner's office in Fort Worth, Texas, told the AP that a level that high suggests Bland "either had access to the drug in jail...
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FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensics

...seminars to hundreds of state-level examiners. But critics say the technique lacks...cases dating before 2000 in which FBI examiners provided evidence. But the number of...account cases involving FBI-trained state examiners.Still, no one knows how many defendants...
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Fire sprinkler codes reverts to 2006 version due to complexity of 2009 version

...instead of 2009 standards being used. City Manager Rod Swope admitted that the code is overly-complex and confusing for plan examiners, building inspectors, contractors and designers. He said it also has created problems for their building code officials...
Police & Fire: Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

...traveling with family members who found her in her bed on the cruise. There were no signs of foul play and the State Medical Examiners Office did not request an autopsy.Domestic violence? At 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, a 35-year-old man was served with...
Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

...police database of arrests. So when a FBI examiner pulled Roof's records in April, she...what happened in Roof's case. The FBI examiner knew Roof had an arrest record, but...the sheriff, said that when the FBI examiner called his deputies, they pointed out...
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Trapper Creek man dies when plane strikes tree

...investigator Brice Banning has been assigned to the crash. He was scheduled to depart early Monday.Troopers said Zagula's next of kin were present at the scene. His body was turned over to the State Medical Examiner Office for an autopsy.
Texas jail where woman died admits breaking rules

...including fingerprints and DNA, "so we can figure out and say with certainty what happened in that cell."Although a medical examiner has ruled Bland's death a suicide, supporters insist she was upbeat and looking forward to a new job at Prairie View A...
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Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

...the hundreds saying we don't care how long it takes. We want justice for Eric Garner," Sharpton said.The city medical examiner found that the chokehold contributed to Garner's death. Chokeholds are banned by New York Police Department policy, but...
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As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...Game to open an antlerless moose season at a regional board meeting. SB69Expands the authority of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to cover interns, teachers and assistants. SB70Allows the construction of the big natural gas pipeline through a handful...
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Anchorage police say human jawbone found

...Brayton Drive. According to police, the bone does not appear to be fresh.Police say nothing else suspicious was found in the area.The state medical examiner's office will try to determine a positive identification from the bone.


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