State Capitol

Lawmakers Tinker With Crime Measure Recently OK’d By Voters

Four months after California voters lowered penalties for certain crimes, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are lining up with proposals to repeal portions of the new law that they say have created unintended consequences, such as reducing the number of DNA samples taken from suspects.


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Local Teen Selected As Semi-Finalist In Intel Science Talent Search

He’s only 17, but he’s already making big waves in the science community. A local high school senior was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search. His research on stem cells set him apart from the rest.


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Court To Consider California’s DNA Collection Law

A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.


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Judge Set To Sentence Convicted Serial Killer Joseph Naso

Joseph Naso, the 79-year-old former photographer convicted of the decades-old killings of four women in Northern California, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.


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Crime-Solving Canines?

Tonight, CBS13 shows you how DNA from a dog helped solve the crime.


East Area Rapist

New Evidence In ’70s East Area Rapist Case Could Lead To Possible Suspect Arrest

A decade’s old DNA match now links the man known as the “East Area Rapist” to four murders near Santa Barbara.


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California DNA Collection From Arrestees Challenged

A federal appeals court is considering one of the hottest privacy issues of the day.


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Court: California Can Force Inmates To Submit DNA

A federal appeals court says California can continue to force all felony arrestees to submit DNA samples.


Identifying DNA

DNA Expert Says Identifying Speed Freak Killers’ Victims’ Remains Difficult

DNA expert Robert Blasier is doubtful that bone fragments found at the Speed Freak Killers “bone yard” in Linden can be identified through DNA.


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Serial Killings Suspect Kept Photos, List Of Women

Serial killing suspect Joseph Naso kept a numbered list of 10 women — including the four prostitutes he is charged with killing — and kept news clippings of the killings in a safety deposit box, authorities said in documents released Thursday that shed new light on the bizarre case.