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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...
Police target man who aimed to shoot high

...having "coke" in his pocket, the affidavit states. The officer confiscated the bag of drugs and sent it to the state crime lab in Anchorage, which confirmed it was 1.03 grams of cocaine. The officer also found a small bag containing 3...
Boyfriend: I didn't start fatal fire

...gasoline."They did collect samples just to rule that out," Etheridge said, adding the samples are being sent to the state crime lab in Anchorage. "That takes a little bit of time to get it there and processed, so they won't have a definitive...
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...
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...
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...
Tire expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

...loss to Alaska State Troopers.Investigators did not find the murder weapon in the case. Robert Shem of the Alaska state crime lab testified a Smith & Wesson was one of three revolvers that could have fired bullets recovered from the scene.
Prosecution rests against alleged killer

...of the shooting.The problem is the 17-year-old document has to be authenticated but the person at the Alaska state crime lab who tested the blood, Stephen Palmer, is currently facing multiple felonies for tampering with crime lab evidence...
Barrow investigates missing money, drugs

...door to the safe is never closed."Moore said in 2008, after training on secure evidence room procedures at the state crime lab, he took his recommendations to the chief at the time, but no action was taken.In January of this year, 11 months...
DNA testing denied for convicted sex offender

...within hours of the assault.Both the state's and defense's experts testified that STR testing done at the Alaska State Crime Lab showed the victim only had her DNA on her and Lee only had his DNA on him. The defense argued to the jury that proved...


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