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DNA

Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

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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. Full story...
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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

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Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Full story...
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Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples

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Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors. Full story...
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Police: DNA results in murder case aren't alarming

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The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them. Full story...
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New law to collect DNA from suspects

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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. Full story...
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AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs

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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. Full story...
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SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool

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