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Washington Man Charged After DNA Links Him to Park Attack
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man who they say has been tied by DNA evidence to an assault at a Seattle-area park in August. The Seattle Times reports Charles Stockwell Jr. was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault. Charging papers say a 43-year-old Redmond woman was walking her dog in the park when Stockwell grabbed her and punched her repeatedly...
Dairy Industry Loses $420 Million From One Bull
The dairy industry reportedly lost nearly $420 million from one single foundation bull with a lethal gene mutation that causes calves to die in the womb. This is a peril in selective breeding. On the positive side, that same foundation bull with nearly 2 million great-grandaughters accounts for 14 percent of all DNA in Holstein cows, the most popular breed in the dairy industry and contributed to
Washington Lab Needs More Money to Clear Rape Kit Backlog
SEATTLE (AP) — Lab managers in Washington say they won't be able to make a dent in the state's backlog of thousands of untested rape kits until more money is found. KING-TV reports that a new state law requires police departments to submit every rape kit for testing within 30 days of completion. Eve...
Man Convicted of Killing Judge in 1974 Seeks DNA Testing
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Superior Court judge with a pipe bomb in 1974 is asking a court to allow DNA testing on evidence from his case. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://goo.gl/F3cqTN ) that attorneys with the Innocence Project Northwest are representing Ricky Anthony Young...
Origin of Dogs
NEW YORK (AP) — Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. Researchers say man's best friend may have evolved somewhere near what is now Nepal and Mongolia...
DNA Cracks open a Cold Case in Yakima
DNA has helped to crack a rape case in Yakima County that went cold. Yesterday 28-year-old David Endres, also know as David Workman, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his third sex offense. He was convicted of second-degree rape following a jury trial last month...