Crime Lab
Police: Man robs Oceanic employee at gunpoint near restaurant, takes off with cash
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:18am.

Police are investigating after they say an Oceanic employee was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a public parking lot across the street from the restaurant.

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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:35am.

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify.

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Byrd appointed new director of NC state crime lab
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:09pm.

John A. Byrd has been named the new director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Byrd's appointment on Wednesday.

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AG Cooper says regional crime lab expansion in works
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:53am.

videoSheriffs from all over the state met in Wrightsville Beach this morning for the Sheriff's Association's Spring Conference. Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke to hundreds of law enforcement officers about the need for more resources, like improving and expanding the state's crime lab.

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NC crime lab forensic advisory board to meet
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 2:07pm.

The head of a scientific advisory panel established to help improve North Carolina's state crime laboratory following a stinging audit three years ago says forensic upgrades are a continual process.

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Grant helps WPD crime lab expand
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:13pm.

videoCity Council accepted a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program during Tuesday night's meeting. The grant, of $161,920.00, will allow the Wilmington Police Department to expand the capabilities of its crime lab.

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Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 3:18pm.

video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim. The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors.

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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:48pm.

videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs.

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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:27pm.

Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case.

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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:52am.

A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

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