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Feds: man jailed after claim has twice made similar claims

The affidavit says Brian Rini refused to be fingerprinted but submitted to a DNA test after which his true identity was determined.

Scientist reports 2nd gene-edited pregnancy

A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.

Trump says Warren being ‘slammed’ over DNA test

President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is getting slammed" for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. He says she should apologize.

DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

A new study estimates that about 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available.

Prosecutor in girl’s 1988 killing hails genealogy databases

The use of the database led to the arrest of a man for the murder and other crimes against the victim. 

Kentucky court weighs new evidence in ‘satanic’ killing case

Kentucky's highest court is considering whether new DNA evidence is enough to order a new trial for two men convicted of killing a woman as part of a satanic ritual 25 years ago.

Georgetown Cemetery will exhume body of teenage boy who died in 1921

Georgetown Cemetery plans to exhume the body of teenage boy who died in 1921.

1987 Murder Conviction Dismissed, Defendant Freed

A nearly 30-year-old murder conviction against a Cincinnati man has been dismissed and he has walked away from a northern Kentucky courtroom a free man.

UPDATE: Search for Human Remains in KY River Ends

The search for additional human remains in the Kentucky River is over. The next challenge is identifying the remains.

Body found 5 years ago in Barren County ID’d

A body found in Barren County five years ago has been identified through DNA evidence.

KSP identify 1969 “Jane Doe”

Forty-seven years after a man picking flowers on the side of Little Shepherd Trail in Harlan County discovered a woman's body, Kentucky State Police have identified her.

UPDATE: Body found case ruled homicide

What began as a death investigation in Christian County is now being called a homicide by State Police.

Harrodsburg man charged in Wisconsin man’s death

A Harrodsburg man was arrested Monday for his reported role in the death of a Wisconsin man, whose body was stuffed in a box and dumped in rural Kentucky, according to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.

Lack of DNA leads to reduced charges in sex case

Prosecutors say DNA tests failed to tie a man charged with first-degree rape to the crime and led to his plea to lesser charges.

Murder Victim’s Family Frustrated With State Crime Lab Backup

State crime lab leaders talk about the backlog that is causing a 6-9 month wait for DNA evidence.

Police: DNA Ties Man To Rape Of Elderly Woman In Stanford

Investigators say DNA links a man to the rape and robbery of a 92-year-old woman.

Police: DNA Ties Man To Rape Of Elderly Woman In Stanford

Investigators say DNA links a man to the rape and robbery of a 92-year-old woman.

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Two men wanted in connection with missing Nicholas County woman arrested

Two men wanted in connection to the 2016 disappearance of a Nicholas County woman are behind bars, according to deputies.

Tyler Childers shares his message for Kentuckians regarding the Black Lives Matter movement

Eastern Kentucky country music artist Tyler Childers is sharing his thoughts on racism and the black lives movement.

Two dead after single vehicle crash in Harlan County, troopers say

Kentucky State Police say two people are dead after a single vehicle crash Friday night.