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Funding pends for new state crime lab in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - One decision remaining for lawmakers in Juneau is how to fund $76 million for a new state crime lab in Anchorage. The Anchorage Daily News reports nearly $17 million has already been spent on the design and an architect says...
Caught red-handed, literally

...blood on it, which he had to wash off with bleach. Police said the blood was swabbed and is being tested at the state crime lab.The longtime trial attorney, who has his own law firm in Juneau, estimates Gleaton stole at least a couple thousand...
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...kit is then sent back to the crime lab for processing.According to a Legislative Research Services report, the state crime lab tested 443 rape kits in 2014. Currently, it takes an average of 170 days for a kit to work its way through the lab...
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Juneau Empire Online Local News: Lab cuts worry some local cops 8/11/98

...August 11, 1998 By ERIC FRY A tight budget at the state crime lab in Anchorage will force the Juneau Police Department...results would have benefited the defense, he said. The state crime lab has told police forces and the state troopers that...
Man arrested for two burglaries is suspected of seven more

...targeting mom-and-pop shops in Alaska's capital city in recent months - as DNA evidence comes back from the state crime lab in Anchorage."It is our expectation that we will charge him at some point for those," Assistant District Attorney...
Police seek new leads in Fairbanks fire death

...four day later at a Seattle hospital.Clothing worn by Wallis had been sprayed with a fire extinguisher. The Alaska state crime lab would not accept the clothing for testing. But Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart over the summer asked police to send...
Police make arrest: Burglary wave may have crested

...difficulty of processing evidence: Police don't know if the prints they lifted are viable until they are analyzed by the state crime lab in Anchorage, a process that can take months. The lab prioritizes crimes against people above property crimes...
Forensic photos prompt move for mistrial

...Yakutat's Glacier Bear Lodge in July 1996. Perry's boyfriend, Robert D. Kowalski, 53, claims it was an accident.State crime lab firearms expert Robert Shem conducted the testing in March 2013. Though prosecutors had the photographs for nearly...
White powder found in S.O.B. identified, not hazardous

...people were exposed when the package was opened around 9:45 a.m. Leighow said the FBI sent the package to the state crime lab for analysis.Capital City Fire and Rescue and a hazardous materials team were first to respond to the building...
Drug bust on fishing boat leads to more charges

...I wanted to give him the chance to talk about it," Berntson said, adding that it also took time for the Alaska State Crime Lab to positively identify the drugs.A warrant for Petersen's arrest was issued on Tuesday and he was taken into custody...


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