Forensics http://wunc.org en The Nifty Noses Of Forensic Canines http://wunc.org/post/nifty-noses-forensic-canines <p></p><p><a href="http://catwarren.com/">Cat Warren</a> is a North Carolina State University professor by day and a superhero by night. Well, sort of. Her dog Solo is a cadaver dog. Warren takes him out to suspected crime scenes to help police find the bodies of the missing and presumed deceased.</p><p>The hobby started innocently enough as a way to keep Solo&rsquo;s energy in check. He wasn&#39;t very well behaved, and he flunked out of obedience school a number of times.</p><p>&ldquo;He was a singleton, so he didn&rsquo;t relate well with dogs,&quot; Warren said on The State of Things.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:42:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23858 at http://wunc.org The Nifty Noses Of Forensic Canines Triad Police To Use Private DNA Lab http://wunc.org/post/triad-police-use-private-dna-lab <p>A laboratory in Burlington will begin testing forensic evidence and building a regional database of DNA evidence in an effort to help local law enforcement agencies solve crimes. The privately owned DNA: SI Labs says it can test samples and provide results much more quickly than the State Bureau of Investigation.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:47:05 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 9966 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Approve Crime Lab Reforms http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-approve-crime-lab-reforms <p>State senators have voted unanimously to approve reforms that would rename the state's crime laboratory and toughen up standards.&nbsp; Under the bill, the state crime lab would be known as the North Carolina Crime laboratory. Lawmakers say it's a symbolic gesture designed to help give the beleagured institution a fresh start.</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:08:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 9266 at http://wunc.org State Expands DNA Collection http://wunc.org/post/state-expands-dna-collection <p></p><p>People arrested for violent felonies and some misdemeanors dealing with sexual predators will have their DNA entered into the state’s database as part of a new law taking effect February 1st. Attorney General Roy Cooper has been outspoken supporter of the measure. Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10223 at http://wunc.org State Expands DNA Collection