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Florida men ID'd as Gary plane crash victims

Florida men ID'd as Gary plane crash victims

CROWN POINT | Two men from St. Augustine, Fla., were identified late Friday as the victims in a plane crash Wednesday morning in Gary.

October 05, 2012 8:15 pm
Three years after the recession

Three years after the recession

Rick Welton prepares flies he caught to view under his microscope.

June 20, 2012 6:09 pm
Three years after the Great Recession

Three years after the Great Recession

Rick Welton, of Lake Station, studies flies he caught in his backyard. Since getting laid off from Union Tank Car in May 2008, Welton, of Lake Station, has earned a two-year degree in forensics and wants to go on to St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer to study the use of insects as evidence i…

June 20, 2012 6:10 pm
Three years after the recession

Three years after the recession

Rick Welton shows off his backyard "lab," where he captures insects for study. Laid off from Union Tank Car in May 2008, Welton, of Lake Station, has since earned a two-year degree in forensics and wants to go on to St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer to study the use of insects as evidence i…

June 20, 2012 6:09 pm
Three years after the recession

Three years after the recession

Rick Welton, of Lake Station, looks at a fly under his microscope in a make-shift lab in his backyard. Since getting laid off from Union Tank Car in May 2008, Welton, of Lake Station, has earned a two-year degree in forensics and wants to go on to St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer to study …

June 20, 2012 6:09 pm
Calumet Twp. homeowner charged with murder after human remains found

Calumet Twp. homeowner charged with murder after human remains found

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A Calumet Township man was charged with murder Saturday after authorities found human remains buried behind his home Friday.

April 28, 2012 8:50 pm Photos

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Anthropologist explains science of studying bones

Anthropologist explains science of studying bones

HAMMOND | The identity of the female body buried in the crawl space of a former bait and tackle shop in Robertsdale remains unknown, and no one has been charged with putting her there.

November 13, 2011 11:30 pm Photos

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PSC forensics team headed to state tourney

PSC forensics team headed to state tourney

The Prairie State College forensics team has been enjoying success. Pictured are team members, from left, Kelli Campbell, of Homewood; Adrianna Carr, of Park Forest, and Nadia Crawley, of Lynwood.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
PSC forensics team headed to state tourney

PSC forensics team headed to state tourney

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College's forensics team is headed to the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association state tournament the weekend of March 4-5 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am

Slideshow: Digging for clues

Kathleen Forgey's anthropology class spent time outdoors for an excercise where students dug for bones planted by their professor last year. Students were challenged to dig, map, screen, and identify the sex of the person and how they died.

June 30, 2009 4:00 pm

Slideshow: Crime Scene Investigators

Students in Sgt. Colin Reid's Intro Forensics class, processed a fictitious crime scene on campus as part of their final project at Governors State University, Friday, April 10, 2009. Students were challenged to apply what they have learned and used various forensic techniques. This is the f…

June 30, 2009 3:25 pm
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