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Inside the World of Crime Scene Investigation

Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you’ll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You’ll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you’re interested in a forensics career, you’ll find out how to break in—and the education you’ll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn’t shy away from the details; you’ll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you’ll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list.

Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren’t wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it’s really done, and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day.

  • Learn who does what, when they do it, and how it’s done
  • Discover the many fields involved in crime scene investigation
  • Understand what really happens inside a forensics lab
  • Examine famous forensics cases more intriguing than any TV show

Forensic scientists work in a variety of environments and in many different capacities. If you think television makes it look interesting, just wait until you learn what it’s really like! Forensics For Dummiestakes you on a tour of the real-world science behind solving the case.

Man shot by deputy appears to be out of hospital, in jail

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A man was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center overnight in a hospital gown with charges corresponding to the deputy-involved shooting and house break-in Tuesday morning.

Antwon Anderson, 26, of Snow Hill faces two counts each of attempted first degree murder, assault on law enforcement officer with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Anderson is also charged with conspiracy breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit larceny, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

Anderson’s bond is set at $1,290,000. He is expected to make a first court appearance Wednesday morning.

Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks says a deputy shot an alleged intruder when the man pointed a gun at him. The deputy-involved shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Abbott Farm Road between

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/RIGHT-NOW-Crime-scene-investigation-underway-at-Ayden-home-423832914.html

Defendant’s cellphone pings are focus of testimony in murder trial

HACKENSACK — The cellphone records of a Wood-Ridge resident who is charged with murder in the death of a 70-year-old East Rutherford woman were the main focus of testimony as the trial of Daniel Rochat resumed Tuesday after a week off.

Rochat is accused of beating to death Barbara Vernieri in her East Rutherford home in September 2012 before setting her on fire. 

Lt. James McMorrow returned to the witness stand Tuesday to answer defense attorney Jim Doyle’s questions about the investigation and the arrest.

After a discussion of the execution of the arrest warrant and why officers waited until nearly 10 p.m. to make the arrest, Rochat’s cellphone records were the main focus of much of the morning.

Prosecution: Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/05/23/wood-ridge-mans-murder-trial-continues/339524001/

[ May 23, 2017 ] Batesville police officers receive advanced training Local News

Sgt. Danny Hamilton
National Forensic Academy
National Forensic Academy

Batesville, Ind. — Two Batesville police officers recently graduated from advanced training academies.

Crime scene investigator Chris Smith graduated from the National Forensic Academy. The program is a 10-week, 400-hour course taught at the University of Tennessee and is designed to increase proficiency in evidence identification, collection and preservation. The course also includes instruction on death investigations, serial number restoration forensic anthropology, shooting incident reconstruction, criminal investigative analysis and DNA.

The Ripley County Community Foundation and prosecutors offices in Franklin and Ripley County funded the training.

Sgt. Danny Hamilton graduated from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy. The Indianapolis-based training program focuses on decision-making, performance motivation and evaluation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, effective

Read more at: http://wrbiradio.com/batesville-police-officers-receive-advanced-training/

SHERIFF: Break-in suspect armed when shot by deputy

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – The SBI is now looking into a deputy shooting a home burglary suspect this morning in Pitt County.

Deputies were called to the break-in happening on Abbott Farm Road about 7:30 a.m. between Ayden and Winterville. The home is at the intersection of Abbott Farm Road and Jolly Road.

Sheriff Neil Elks says a witness called authorities and when deputies arrived, the three burglars started to run.

The sheriff says one of the burglars was armed and fought with a deputy as he was attempting an arrest. That deputy began yelling for backup, and when another deputy came to help, Elks says the suspect pointed the gun at that second deputy who then shot the suspect.

The sheriff says the wounded man is expected to be okay and will be released from the hospital. He said the two deputies will most likely be placed on

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/RIGHT-NOW-Crime-scene-investigation-underway-at-Ayden-home-423832914.html

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Deputy shoots suspect in home break-in

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – The SBI is now looking into a deputy shooting a home burglary suspect this morning in Pitt County.

Deputies were called to the break-in happening on Abbott Farm Road about 7:30 a.m. between Ayden and Winterville. The home is at the intersection of Abbott Farm Road and Jolly Road.

Sheriff Neil Elks says a witness called authorities and when deputies arrived, the three burglars started to run.

The sheriff says one of the burglars was armed and fought with a deputy as he was attempting an arrest. That deputy began yelling for backup, and when another deputy came to help, Elks says the suspect pointed the gun at that second deputy who then shot the suspect.

The sheriff says the wounded man is expected to be okay and will be released from the hospital. He said the two deputies will most likely be placed on

Read more at: http://www.witn.com/content/news/RIGHT-NOW-Crime-scene-investigation-underway-at-Ayden-home-423832914.html

Suicide bomber likely behind Manchester concert attack, police say

OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, England) — Children are among the 22 killed and 59 injured in a “sickening” attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Monday night, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday.

Monday’s incident is being treated as a terror attack and May said the threat level remains at “severe,” meaning the government considers another terror attack highly likely. Severe is level 4 out of 5, with critical being the highest.

May said the attacker — who died at the scene after using an improved explosive device — deliberately targeted children and young people “who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.”

“We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherished but as an opportunity for carnage,” May said.

A suicide bomber was likely behind the attack,

Read more at: http://www.wjbdradio.com/world-news/2017/05/23/suicide-bomber-likely-behind-manchester-concert-attack-police-say

Keystone students take skills competition by storm

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Spencer Wockenfuss, Zach Frankhouser, T.J. Bennett

MILL HALL — A group of talented Keystone Central School District students, led by their advisors Daci Killinger, Jennifer Walters and Shan Parker, took the 50th anniversary SkillsUSA Pennsylvania state competition by storm this year.

Held April 19-21 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, the SkillsUSA conference focuses on developing leadership abilities amongst students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupation education.

The following students attended and placed in their respective fields:

r Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial and Engineering Technology: T.J. Bennett, Zach Frankhouser, Spencer Wockenfuss, second place.

r Community Service: Bethany Dolan, Renae Litz, Hannah Confer, first place.

Hannah Confer, Bethany Dolan, Renae Litz

Hannah Confer, Bethany Dolan, Renae Litz

r Cooperative Education Logbook: Caprice Bishof, third place.

r Health Occupations

Read more at: http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2017/05/keystone-students-take-skills-competition-by-storm/

De Blasio: NYPD ‘Closely Monitoring Situation’ After Deadly Blast At UK Ariana Grande Concert

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD was closely monitoring the situation Monday night, after 19 people were killed in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Security has been tightened at several sites across New York City and New York state.

The explosion at the Manchester Arena killed 19 people — largely teenage girls — and left about 50 people injured, Greater Manchester Police said. Officials said it was “currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.”

Two U.S. law enforcement told CBS News the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. The sources said the bomber traveled by tube, or subway, to the train station near the arena –Victoria Station – and went to the ticket area. There, he detonated the device as people were leaving the concert, the sources said.

Sources said ball bearings have been recovered, and officials

Read more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/22/de-blasio-manchester-ariana-grande/

Pollinating a better future | News | agrinews-pubs.com

BRAZIL, Ind. — When Andy Lohrman isn’t working as a crime scene investigator for the Indiana State Police, he’s beekeeping and running his store — Honeysuckle Hill Bee Supply.

His problem-solving mindset has helped as a beekeeper. He’s built an observation hive in the store, wooden hive parts and a special tool to kill mites.

His wife, Jodi, runs the Honeysuckle Hill Bee-stro — a restaurant downstairs from the supply store.

“The area below the bee-stro is my wood shop where I build supplies,” he said. “I build different hive parts. I also have a swam-inator bee vacuum, which is designed to suck bees into a hive body.

“We also manufacture an oxalic acid vaporizer. It’s designed to deliver oxalic acid, an organic compound, into beehives to kill varroa mites. The varroa mite, in my opinion, is the No. 1 enemy to honeybees.

“We didn’t invent the idea of a vaporizer killing mites, but I

Read more at: http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/news/pollinating-a-better-future/article_9db69fc1-732c-5979-8e27-1712b95e9a66.html