DNA

Supreme Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
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. Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:31pm
Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case
Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Tue, 02/21/2012 - 5:37pm
Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples
Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors. Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:12pm
Police: DNA results in murder case aren’t alarming
The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them. Tue, 05/10/2011 - 3:57pm
New law to collect DNA from suspects
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. Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:17pm
AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs
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. Mon, 01/24/2011 - 2:07pm
SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion. Fri, 01/07/2011 - 2:08pm