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Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:31am.

A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.

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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:37pm.

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft.

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Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:12am.

Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors.

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Police: DNA results in murder case aren't alarming
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 10:57am.

The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them.

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New law to collect DNA from suspects
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 5:17pm.

video Beginning tomorrow, law enforcement in North Carolina can collect DNA from suspects in certain violent felony and misdemeanor arrests. Opponents say it violates privacy rights.

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AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 9:07am.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk to police chiefs from around the state about a new DNA law and fighting prescription drug abuse.

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SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:08am.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion.

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