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Man convicted in 1997 Onslow County murder elected to Colorado school board

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A former Marine who spent 13 years in a North Carolina prison for killing another Marine has been elected to a local school board in Colorado.

Thomas Seaba was originally facing a first degree murder charge, but took a plea deal for second degree murder. He was paroled in 2010 and moved back home to La Junta, Colorado.

Now voters in his hometown have elected the convicted murderer to their school board.

“There was an incident one night where myself and a friend we had a gun, he was interested in purchasing,” Seaba told our sister station KKTV today. “He went to hand it back to me it was sorta dropped I tried to catch it a shot was fired. From that point on I’ve never really had a full grasp of what occurred. I have no clear memory of what happened.”

But deputies who helped

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Youth Science Summit returns to Clark County

JEFFERSONVILLE — Imagine getting to play crime scene investigator with the pros for a day.

That’s exactly the kind of thing around 35 local middle and high school students got to do Saturday during the second annual Great Clark County Youth Science Summit at Jeffersonville High School.

The event is organized by the Louisville-based Kentucky Science Center, which hosts hands-on programs related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) across the region.

On Saturday, JHS classrooms became pop-up labs, including a forensic room where students conducted DNA testing. The mission: Find out what happened to “Lucy,” the mannequin sprawled across the hallway alongside a puddle of blood. A few feet away was the presumed murder weapon: a small knife covered with drops of blood spatter.

Farther down the hallway sat piles of dirt with faux human skeletons. Students dressed in blue lab coats and donning purple latex gloves, learned how to measure bones and

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Kenyan anti-poaching patrol gets training and equipment from Orange County CSI

Trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Ravi Perera can usually be found meticulously investigating crime scenes for a local police department in northwest Orange County.

Twice a year, he can also be found in Kenya, east Africa, training personnel in forensic techniques in support of anti-poaching efforts. He volunteers his time, and arranges for delivery of donated equipment. (The anti-poaching patrols especially need compact digital cameras to record evidence at crime scenes.)

Kenya is surrounded by Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. A portion of the country in the southeast borders the Indian Ocean. It can be a dangerous place.

Hunting wildlife in Kenya is illegal. The only legal shooting of such animals as rhinos or lions is with a camera.

Photography is what first drew Ravi Perera to Africa. Born in the island country of Sri Lanka off the southeast coast of India, Ravi had wanted to

Read more at: http://www.oc-breeze.com/2017/11/05/112180_kenyan-anti-poaching-patrol-gets-training-and-equipment-from-orange-county-csi/

Allegan County deputies searching woods in ‘possible crime scene’

 

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI — Police are searching a rural wooded area of Allegan County in a possible crime scene investigation.

Allegan County Undersheriff Mike Larsen about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 indicated a search was ongoing.

He did not give a location, but said police received a tip about a ‘possible crime scene in rural Allegan County.”

He indicated police were searching a “large wooded area,” but that heavy rain was causing the search to be time consuming.

Larsen said he intended to give more information later about the search.

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/10/allegan_county_deputies_search.html

Allegan County deputies searching woods in ‘possible crime scene …

 

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI — Police are searching a rural wooded area of Allegan County in a possible crime scene investigation.

Allegan County Undersheriff Mike Larsen about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 indicated a search was ongoing.

He did not give a location, but said police received a tip about a ‘possible crime scene in rural Allegan County.”

He indicated police were searching a “large wooded area,” but that heavy rain was causing the search to be time consuming.

Larsen said he intended to give more information later about the search.

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/10/allegan_county_deputies_search.html

Buckingham County’s Patton joins ranks of State Police

APPOMATTOX – Thirty new Virginia State Police troopers have reported to their respective Division Headquarters to begin the final phase of their training. The 126th Basic Session celebrated their graduation Oct. 6 at the state police Academy in North Chesterfield County. Upon receiving their diplomas, the new troopers finished a rigorous 29-week training session. They received instruction in more than 100 different subjects spanning hundreds of hours. Academy training includes such areas as crime scene investigation, survival Spanish, judicial procedures, self- defense, cultural diversity and firearms.

Two troopers began their new assignments in the Appomattox Division Oct. 11 and will spend the next six weeks with a field training officer learning their new patrol areas and day-to-day duties.

Lynchburg native Trooper Lisa A. Brooks previously served with the Virginia State Police as a civilian employee. She returned as a sworn officer with the goal of making a difference in the community. She

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Body found in Glynn County woods definitely that of woman missing since May whose son is charged in death – Florida Times

BRUNSWICK, GA. | Human remains found in rural woods Tuesday are definitely those of a missing woman whose son is charged with murder in her death, police said Wednesday.

Members of hunting club reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday that they had found suspected human remains in an area between the Thalmann and Sterling communities north of Brunswick, Sgt. Brian Scott of the Glynn County police said.

Police responded to an area about 150 yards north of Georgia 32 six miles west of the Sterling community where investigators found evidence indicating the body there was that of 72-year-old Linda Mansfield, Scott said.

“It’s her. We’ve notified the family,” Scott said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an autopsy on the body and make positive identification, he said.

“Until then, we can’t say it officially, but we know it’s her,” Scott said.

About 11 a.m. Wednesday, a

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Body found in Glynn County woods definitely woman missing since May whose son is charged in death – Florida Times

BRUNSWICK, GA. | Human remains found in rural woods Tuesday are definitely those of a missing woman whose son is charged with murder in her death, police said Wednesday.

Members of hunting club reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday that they had found suspected human remains in an area between the Thalmann and Sterling communities north of Brunswick, Sgt. Brian Scott of the Glynn County police said.

Police responded to an area about 150 yards north of Georgia 32 six miles west of the Sterling community where investigators found evidence indicating the body there was that of 72-year-old Linda Mansfield, Scott said.

“It’s her. We’ve notified the family,” Scott said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an autopsy on the body and make positive identification, he said.

“Until then, we can’t say it officially, but we know it’s her,” Scott said.

About 11 a.m. Wednesday, a

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Questions remain after infant dies in Franklin County

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WDBJ7) Questions remain after a one year old baby dies in Franklin County.

Captain Paul Caldwell at the sheriff’s office says that the child’s mother made the 911 call for her unresponsive child. When they showed up to try and save the child, it was too late.

Eldridge Starkey said, “There’s so many questions. When you’re in a quiet neighborhood like this and something happens like this, it’s kind of shocking.”

Eldridge Starkey came home from church to find Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies around a house. Neighbors say deputies’ cars and the crime scene investigation truck were there for the entire day. Jackie Hubbard was fixing a car in the driveway when he first noticed something was up.

Jackie Hubbard said, “I heard the sirens coming and then we walked up and saw the deputy walking down the hill.”

Later that

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