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2009-07-13 10:54:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) president and chief executive officer Joe Wehrle today acknowledged the outstanding effort put forth by members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Auto Theft Unit, the North Las Vegas Fire Department, the Nevada Attorney General's Office and NICB in the recent indictment of a fire department captain for insurance fraud and arson relating to a suspected insurance fraud scheme...

2009-04-17 11:22:21

An Illinois couple played detective and located their stolen SUV by tracing cell phone calls made by a youth who took the vehicle, authorities say. When Lindsey and Mike Ryan of Joliet realized that Mike had left his cell phone in their missing Nissan Pathfinder, they went online to see if the thief had made any calls, the Joliet (Ill.) Herald-News reported Friday. I clicked on call details and there it was! said Lindsey Ryan. He was calling all his friends and family members. The couple then...

2009-01-15 15:36:19

A pioneering forensic scientist at Northamptonshire Police and the University of Leicester is being called on by US force officers to tackle a decade-old murder case.Dr John Bond, Scientific Support Manager at Northamptonshire Police and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, is collaborating with Bristol Police Department, Connecticut.He is being asked to probe the murder of a well-known and respected businessman who was shot in the bedroom of his...

2008-12-03 10:34:00

LAKELAND, Minn., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that no matter what illegal activity is pursued, whether it is pornography, kidnapping, murder, or even terrorism, the so-called criminal masterminds leave a winding but traceable trail of related computer data linking these perpetrators to their crimes. In the current era of escalating crimes involving computer usage, it has become essential that law enforcement has immediate access to potentially critical computer data. Such immediate...

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2008-10-17 09:20:00

A new technique using X-rays has enabled scientists to play 'detective' and solve the debate about the origins of a three billion year old rock fragment. In the study, published today in the journal Nature, a scientist describes the new technique and shows how it can be used to analyze tiny samples of molten rock called magma, yielding important clues about the Earth's early history. Working in conjunction with Australian and US scientists, an Imperial College London researcher analyzed a...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A couple of things can happen when Americans try to turn a hit British series into a hit on this side of the pond. It can turn out like "The Office," which was very successful in both versions. Or it can turn out like "Viva Laughlin," a horrifically bad and mercifully short-lived Americanization of "Viva Blackpool." What generally has to happen in order for this sort of thing to work is that the American version has to use the...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock & Roll Homicide, a mystery novel hailed as, "A brilliantly written tale," by Midwest Book Review, was initially promoted through the social networking site MySpace. An analysis of the first 200 buyers revealed two very demographically different groups were purchasing the book. The most interesting was a group of 18 to 35 year-olds that indicated they were not book readers. "Most of the buyers who fell into this category expressed a strong...

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2008-08-29 09:15:00

Technique developed by University of Leicester and Northamptonshire police A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester. A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation. He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the...

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2008-08-27 09:35:00

A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester.A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation.He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the University of Leicester and scientific support manager at Northamptonshire Police. Dr...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Bill Keveney It's nothing new when an actor leaves one of the Law & Order shows. It is when he says goodbye a second time. Chris Noth, whose Detective Mike Logan was an original character on Law & Order, will depart Sunday from his second L&O series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA, 9 ET/PT). In a franchise famed nearly as much for its acting turnover as for its on-screen drama, Noth and Dann Florek (Capt. Donald Cragen on L&O and now on L&O: Special...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.