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Beaver native, forensic criminologist to present on cold cases at Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS — Beaver native and forensic criminologist Laura Pettler will be speaking at Geneva College on Thursday on cold case investigations involving domestic violence homicide.

Pettler, a 1997 graduate of Geneva, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Skye Lounge in the student center. The public is invited to her presentation, “The American Cold Case Epidemic: Crime Scene Staging in Domestic Violence Homicide.”

“I hope the community will join me on this special occasion at Geneva, my alma mater, to open discussion about where we are as a country in cold case investigation and how we as citizens can support our law enforcement agencies and families of murdered victims,” Pettler said.

Pettler’s area of expertise is crime scene staging, specifically cases involving domestic violence homicide.

“It is an exciting time for LPA because we are currently in discussion with potential stakeholders about opening a branch of Laura Pettler

Read more at: http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/20180212/beaver-native-forensic-criminologist-to-present-on-cold-cases-at-geneva-college

Randy Erickson: Onalaska native Karen Multer does her hometown proud

I’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk with and write about a lot of talented, creative people over the past three decades as a journalist in the La Crosse area. They don’t come any more impressive than Karen Multer.

As a student at Onalaska High School, she was known as Karen Luehne, and in high school she already showed all the signs of being a star, adept at acting and singing. For more than a decade after she graduated from OHS she traveled the country, making her living as a theatrical performer. She met Steve Multer in one of those productions — “Phantom of the Opera,” in which she was Christine — and they’ve been partners in life and art for almost 20 years.

Long based in Chicago, Karen and Steve performed together in TONIC Vintage Vocals, a jazzy ensemble they formed for which they wrote some of their own songs.

Read more at: http://lacrossetribune.com/entertainment/randy-erickson-onalaska-native-karen-multer-does-her-hometown-proud/article_1a6072bd-76dc-5651-a82a-698976c0526a.html

Asheboro native joins Va. state police

ASHEBORO — An Asheboro native has joined the Virginia State Police after graduating March 10 from the state police Academy.

He was among the 49 troopers who reported to their respective Division Headquarters to begin the final phase of their training.

Trooper Corey A. Sheron will spend the next six weeks with a field training officer learning patrol areas and day-to-day duties.

Sheron, 24, joined the Virginia State Police after receiving his degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. He chose a career as a trooper to be part of “a great law enforcement agency” and gain all the experience he could.

The 125th Basic Session graduation took place March 10 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

Read more at: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170314/asheboro-native-joins-va-state-police