| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe?
Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:37 PM
An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice.
Three judges of the Court of...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial.
The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:08 PM
MELBOURNE — In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The half-naked bodies were found amid filth and debris. One of the dead women was dumped in a back alley. Another was in a parking lot dumpster. A third was in an abandoned commercial garage.
All were within a few miles of each other in South Los...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Arizona State senior offensive lineman Chip Sarafin has publicly revealed that he is gay, becoming the first active major college football player to do so.
The 320-pounder came out in an article for Compete, a Tempe-based LGBT publication.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
While the technicians at the state's forensics labs don't have the ability to figure out what someone looks like based on a DNA sample or learn the results of crime scene evidence instantly and easily like some popular TV shows depict, experts in fields...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he'd die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:35 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Jonathan Gibbs told police he was angry that a young man stole his pricey sneakers in New Britain last year, so he got his gun out of his truck and fired a shot, leaving his DNA on the weapon, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
— The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years.
Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:16 PM
For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them...