Monthly Archives: October 2016

Students learn about forensic science through crime scene reenactment

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (KWWL) –

A serial killer getting dragged away by police.

This isn’t a real incident — it’s a reenactment. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recreating a horrific crime scene.

“It’s a little gruesome to look at…one part with open guts, but at the same time it’s really fascinating to see,” said Tayte Hunter, a UW-Platteville student.

Bloody hand prints on the walls and bodies on the ground is part of the evidence. This exhibit recreating a scene that actually happened in the past.

It tells the story of Richard Chase. “The guy who committed the crime, he was nicknamed the ‘Vampire of Sacramento,’ he was actually drinking these people’s blood,” said Anthony Kalsch of McHenry, IL.

Visitors walking through this house trying piece the clues together and getting insight into what first responders do in real life. “Gathering as much information, and then

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Students learn about forensic science through crime scene reenac – KWWL – Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather …

According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, an emergency alert was mistakenly sent out to phones in eastern Iowa. 

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“Horrific Crime Scene” this weekend

The sixth annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event at UW–Platteville will take place at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene house at the Pioneer Farm Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30.

“This event displays the unique resources available to students and faculty at UW–Platteville, including the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House,” said Elisa Wills, forensic liaison for the UW–Platteville Criminal Justice Association. “And there are a few things that we are doing very differently from past years that I know everyone will enjoy.”

When visitors arrive at the FICSH, they will be able to walk around the crime scene and attempt to gather as much information as they can about what could have happened in the house. After attendees finish going through the crime scene, they can continue to the basement of the house where they will find a recreated police station to check their findings with

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TV review: BBC America’s ‘Dirk Gently’ is surreal, silly

‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,’ 8 p.m. Saturdays on BBC America

Three stars (out of four)

What is a “holistic detective”? Who knows? Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett), who claims to be one, says he has the ability to find connections between everything. 

This puzzles his newly recruited assistant, Todd (Elijah Wood), but Todd goes along, because he’s in desperate straits and also because he has seen some very strange things recently, including himself, in a hotel hallway.

If you’re inclined to spend much time analyzing the rules here, perhaps you’d be better off reading the 1987 Douglas Adams novel on which the series is based, or at least reading it first. (Adams aficionados, however, have already complained that the adaptation by Max Landis doesn’t do the book justice.)

On its own, the best way to watch the TV series, arriving Saturday on BBC America in the United States and Netflix in other part of the

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