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DNA Database Expansion Begins In New York

Now anyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor will have a DNA sample collected, which will be a massive expansion of the current database.


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Suspect In 1987 Cold Case Killing Arraigned On Second-Degree Murder Charge

Edwin Alcaide, 53, of Manhattan was arraigned Friday on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Lissette Torres.


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Sources: DNA Links OWS Subway Protest To 2004 Murder Of Sarah Fox

Eight years after Juilliard student Sarah Fox was found dead in upper Manhattan, new evidence has emerged in the case.


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Pennsylvania Convict Arrested In 1998 Cold Case Slaying Of Bronx Girl Arraigned

James Martin, 40, was extradited to New York on Wednesday from the Somerset Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania on murder and rape charges.


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Report: Remains Found In Illinois Are Not Those Of Lauren Spierer

It’s been 10 months since Lauren Spierer disappeared. The 20-year-old was last seen on June 3, 2011 after a night out with friends in Bloomington where she went to school.


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Sentencing Today In 1986 CT Murder After Earlier Wrongful Conviction

Today in Connecticut, a man will be sentenced for a rape and murder for which someone else was already imprisoned.


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Wrongfully Convicted Jeffrey Deskovic Sets Out To Help Others

Convicted and imprisoned of a rape and murder he didn’t commit, Jeffrey Deskovic is using $1.5 million from his $6.5 million settlement award from Westchester County to start his own foundation help others who were in his situation.


Alleged 'madam' Anna Gristina is seen in court on March 12, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors Build Case Against Accused UES Madam With More Arrests

Prosecutors now have three people cooperating in the case against accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina.


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Pharmacies Using New Technology To Deal With Dangerous Criminals

After the horrific and deadly pharmacy massacre in Medford, Long Island store owners are looking for ways to protect their employees and customers.


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NYC District Attorneys Back Expansion Of DNA Database

The New York State Senate has already passed a bill to let p8olice collect DNA samples from more criminals, and now all five of New York City’s district attorneys are getting behind it.


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Suffolk Authorities Back Cuomo On DNA Expansion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans an expansion of the state’s DNA databank and Suffolk County authorities are getting behind it.


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Lawmakers Consider Ways To Prevent Cheating On College Entrance Exams

In response to the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, lawmakers are proposing ideas to prevent fraud and cheating on college entrance exams.


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Expanded N.Y. DNA Database Would Seek To Exonerate The Innocent, Expose The Guilty

The state of New York is considering a dramatic expansion of its DNA collection. New Yorkers who find themselves under arrest for anything may soon have to give up a sample.


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New York City Mulling Using DNA To Catch Riders Who Spit On Bus Drivers

The MTA has confirmed incidents of spitting on transit workers, usually on buses but also on trains, are happening about 14 times every month.


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Advances In Technology Making Identification Of 9/11 Victims A Less Arduous Process

In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, more than 1,000 victims remain unidentified. But that might not be the case for much longer. Ten years of advances in technology are speeding up the process.