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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...
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...
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 3.30...
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...
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...
Former crime lab employee charged with six felonies

ANCHORAGE - An investigation of irregularities of the Alaska State Crime Lab led to the arrest of a former employee Thursday.Stephen Palmer, 53, of Palmer, has been charged with scheme to defraud, drug...
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...
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...
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...


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