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Detectives testify in Nolen case about what they saw following Vaughan Foods beheading

More testimony in the first-degree murder case against Alton Nolen continued Tuesday, including the testimony of two Moore Police detectives who documented the crime scene. 

According to Moore Police Det. Jeff Griffin, who also serves as a crime scene investigator for Moore PD, testified the head of Colleen Hufford, the woman Nolen, 33, is accused of beheading Sept. 25, 2014, was found a couple of feet from her body. He also said Hufford didn’t go out without a fight. 

“There were significant cuts to Hufford’s hands that were consistent with defensive-type wounds,” Griffin said. 

Griffin said blood from the eight inch kitchen knife that is believed to be the weapon involved in the attack at Vaughan Foods had blood that matched the DNA profiles of Hufford and survivor Traci Johnson. 

Though the scene outside of Vaughan Foods wasn’t as gruesome as it was inside, Moore police officer Nathan Wells said it wasn’t any less

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Detectives testify in Nolen case about what they saw following …

NORMAN — More testimony in the first-degree murder case against Alton Nolen continued Tuesday, including the testimony of two Moore Police detectives who documented the crime scene.

Moore Police Det. Jeff Griffin, who also serves as a crime scene investigator for Moore PD, testified that the head of Colleen Hufford, the woman Nolen, 33, is accused of killing Sept. 25, 2014, was found a couple of feet from her body. He also said Hufford didn’t go out without a fight.

“There were significant cuts to Hufford’s hands that were consistent with defensive-type wounds,” he said.

Griffin said blood from the 8-inch kitchen knife that is believed to be the weapon involved in the attack at Vaughan Foods had blood that matched the DNA profiles of Hufford and survivor Traci Johnson.

Though the scene outside of Vaughan Foods wasn’t as gruesome as it was inside, Moore police officer Nathan Wells said it wasn’t any less

Read more at: http://www.normantranscript.com/news/detectives-testify-in-nolen-case-about-what-they-saw-following/article_36690a90-9d94-11e7-992d-0bcdada7a0ae.html

Police provide few details about shooting in Buxton

BUXTON — Maine State Police, investigating an early morning shooting last Sunday in Buxton, remained silent mid-week about the incident after releasing names Monday of the two men involved in the incident.

Police identified the victim in the shooting on Old Orchard Road as Lincoln Kimball, 28, of Hollis, and the shooter as Brandon Lasante, 19, of Buxton. Kimball was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that Kimball was listed in  critical condition. On Wednesday, spokesman Clay Holtzman said, “We don’t information available on that patient.”

According to the Buxton Police Department Facebook page,
police responded to the shooting incident at 2:45 a.m. on Aug. 6.

Buxton Police Chief Troy Cline said Wednesday the “initial responding officers” were Buxton Cpl. Francis Pulsoni, and two Saco officers, John McGuire and Kyle Brake. Cline also responded to the scene and transported “Lasante to the Buxton Police Department and remained with him

Read more at: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/police-provide-few-details-about-shooting-in-buxton/

High school students learn about forensic science at summer camp

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – High school students got to be forensic scientists for the day at the University of New Haven‘s Crime Scene Investigation Camp.

This is not your typical summer camp. High school students from across the country spent the week learning about forensic science, then applying what they learned on Friday.

“They are very eager to come out and participate because it ties everything together that we’ve done over the last 30 hours or so in the classroom,” said Peter Massey, program coordinator and lecturer for UNH’s forensic science undergraduate program.

Friday was the most exciting day of their week. Students processed two crime scenes at UNH’s Crime Scene House. There were bodies, blood spatter and drugs – all fake. The idea was to make everything look as real as possible. It was very real for the kids.

“I was so excited. I am excited. I’m happy that I

Read more at: http://wtnh.com/2017/07/28/high-school-students-learn-about-forensic-science-at-summer-camp/

9 Facts That Will Change How You Think About Sharks

Marine life rely on sound to navigate, socialize, and find food and mates, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to hear each other. Noise caused by human activity is now an inescapable threat to their lives.

In the video above from Vox, we hear some of the amazing sounds that underwater creatures make, and learn how they’re impacted by noise pollution.

From leisure boats to industrial seismic blasting, humans have created an extreme situation. It’s hard not to compare it to sound torture, now banned for being cruel and unusual punishment!

If we wouldn’t inflict such pain on our worst enemies, then why are we so ruthless to our neighbors in the sea?

Be sure to watch the video to the end to get to the good news!

Read more at: https://www.ecowatch.com/shark-facts-2466142976.html

Autopsies, evidence, footprints and more: Teens learn about police work through program

Unlike the popular “CSI” television shows or Hollywood movies, it doesn’t actually take two hours or less to solve a crime, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. 

This week, 16 youngsters from 12 to 17 years old are learning the ins and outs of police work at the department’s Teen Police Academy program, which is designed to give insight into the life of a law enforcement officer.

The training, which Officer Sam Gwo likened to a “fun, educational summer camp for kids,” had been around for years, took a hiatus and returned in 2016.

“We think it’s important in this day and age for kids to learn the details of police work because our past and present chiefs believe community policing should be a huge part of Santa Maria,” Gwo said. 

“So what better way to interact with the community than a program like this?” 

On Thursday, the kids learned about the painstaking steps behind

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Kids learn about cops at junior police academy

Bowling Green Police Department Captain Josh Hughes (left), Officer Ryan Dillon (right), and Abraham Nakhal, 11, practice a traffic stop Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during BGPD’s Junior Police Academy at Safety City at Greenwood High School. (Bac Totrong/photo@bgdailynews.com)

Read more at: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/kids-learn-about-cops-at-junior-police-academy/article_23b9d5c2-4ae9-52d3-867d-a06e8dea6c8b.html

Bra-clad PBSO official spurs query about DNA used to solve 1975 murder

Attorney Joe Walsh, who represents 71-year-old James Franklin Rose on charges that he raped, beat and fatally stabbed 37-year-old Jean Savage in 1975, said the careless way the sheriff’s office handled the suburban Delray Beach woman’s bra signals other key evidence wasn’t properly preserved.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/bra-clad-pbso-official-spurs-query-about-dna-used-solve-1975-murder/ge1L9L9Dsf25b1AXQ8ibPP/

What you need to know about Seward Highway crashes, closures and delays this summer

The most recent, on Sunday afternoon, involved two trucks, an SUV and a boat trailer at a narrow and treacherous spot at Mile 109, just south of McHugh Creek. The two-lane highway was fully or partially closed for some seven hours total, according to the Anchorage Police Department’s traffic investigation unit — just as thousands of people were returning from the Girdwood Forest Fair and other weekend activities.

Read more at: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2017/07/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-seward-highway-crashes-closures-and-delays-this-summer/