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Governor awards $750k in grants to help crime victims in the Wiregrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Governor’s Office) — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $750,720 to support two nonprofit groups that help victims of crime in the Wiregrass area.

A $560,000 grant to the House of Ruth will help victims of domestic violence, and a $190,720 grant to Wiregrass Angel House will help robbery victims and families who have lost someone to homicide. Both nonprofit organizations are based in Dothan.

“Victims of these terrible crimes, along with their family members, have access to help 24 hours a day through the efforts of House of Ruth and Wiregrass Angel House,” Ivey said. “I commend the staffs of these organizations for the work they do to support and care for Wiregrass residents in need.”

The House of Ruth offers a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, community outreach and other services to help domestic violence victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington,

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Amanda Knox still scarred by ‘horrific’ crime scene photos of Meredith Kercher ten years after Brit student’s murder

CLEARED Amanda Knox has spoken out on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Meredith Kercher to say she ‘’misses her’’ and still gets death threats.

Knox, 30, was initially accused of murdering tragic Meredith, 21, who was found semi naked and with her throat slit in the digs they shared in November 2007.

 Amanda Knox has revealed she still misses Meridith Kercher 10 years after she was murdered
Amanda Knox has revealed she still misses Meridith Kercher 10 years after she was murdered

She wrote: ‘’My memories of Meredith are buried beneath the horrific autopsy photos and crime scene footage I saw, the slurs I was called, the death threats I received (and still receive)….”

After a lengthy legal battle she was acquitted of the killing, along with her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, but she was convicted of slandering an innocent

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4826733/amanda-knox-still-scarred-by-horrific-crime-scene-photos-of-meredith-kercher-ten-years-after-brit-students-murder/

Amanda Knox still scarred by ‘horrific’ crime scene photos of …

CLEARED Amanda Knox has spoken out on the 10th anniversary of the murder of Meredith Kercher to say she “misses her’’ and still gets death threats.

Knox, 30, was initially accused of murdering Meredith, 21, who was found semi naked and with her throat slit in the digs they shared in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007.

 Amanda Knox has revealed she still misses Meredith Kercher 10 years after she was murdered
Amanda Knox has revealed she still misses Meredith Kercher 10 years after she was murdered

She wrote: ‘’My memories of Meredith are buried beneath the horrific autopsy photos and crime scene footage I saw, the slurs I was called, the death threats I received (and still receive).”

After a lengthy legal battle she was acquitted of the killing, along with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, but she was convicted of slandering an

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4826733/amanda-knox-still-scarred-by-horrific-crime-scene-photos-of-meredith-kercher-ten-years-after-brit-students-murder/

Could This First-Ever True Crime Podcast Be The Next Thing To Grip The Nation?

The Cleaning of John Doe is an invitation to see a true crime scene in a way that has never been done before! Crime fascinates people. That is why a host of entertainment shows and series are dedicated to the world of crime in one way or another. Some have been going for decades and show no sign of ‘dying’. Sometimes storylines are morbid, at other times they are exotic or even verging on bizarre, yet one factor remains the same; an abundance of adoring fans are riveted to the spot as they wait for the next installment.

How or why crime stories fascinate the human psyche is something which may never fully be understood. Perhaps it is the fact that it engages that basic, yet powerful, emotion in-built in every human; fear. Crime entertainment allows people to experience the fear of threat, without that threat becoming part of their reality.

It’s

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"Horrific Crime Scene Revisited" at UW Platteville

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)— The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s seventh annual Horrific Crime Scene Revisited event will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Forensic Investigation Crime Scene House at Pioneer Farm.

With more than 250 attendees last year, this highly anticipated event provides UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to explore the field of forensics without leaving Platteville.

“The scene we set up is always new and different,” said Kimberly Waite, forensic liaison for the UW-Platteville Criminal Justice Association. “Many students and community members are interested in either crime scene shows or actual crime scene processing techniques, so we draw quite the crowd.”

By recreating a famous homicide scene from the past, attendees assess a realistic crime scene set-up including mannequins posing as victims, walls splattered with artificial blood, rugs with temporary footprint impressions and more. Once

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Financial Aid Might Be Available If You’re A Victim Of A Violent Crime

Violent crime are recently grabbing the headlines of news outlets all over the nation, but what many people do not know is that trauma may equal financial assistance for some victims.

A program that is not often utilised offers victims of crime thousands of dollars, reports Julie Nauman, the Executive Officer at the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB)

“No one ever expects to be a victim of crime, but when it happens, we want them to know that we’re here to help,” said Nauman. “Our primary mission is to provide assistance to victims of violent crime.”

Program

Nauman manages a program created by the government to help victims financially. CalVCB was established as a joint federal and state program, and

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Money available for victims of violent crime

Violent crime seems to be grabbing headlines across the country, but what you might not know is that the trauma for victims can also be financial.

An underutilized program offers crime victims tens of thousands of dollars, according to Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board, or CalVCB.

“No one ever expects to be a victim of crime, but when it happens, we want them to know that we’re here to help,” she said. “Our primary mission is to provide assistance to victims of violent crime.”

Nauman oversees a government program that helps victims recover financially. CalVCB is a joint state and federal program, funded – on

Read more at: http://www.abc10.com/news/local/money-available-for-victims-of-violent-crime/484464926

The Seattle Crime Scene Cleaners That Never Sleep

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Lake Stevens, WA — (ReleaseWire) — 10/12/2017 — Bio Clean is a team of crime scene cleaners serving the Seattle-Tacoma area that encompasses Redmond and Everett, and they also respond to biohazard cleanup calls in Olympia, Washington. This type of work is very challenging, and it is certainly not for everyone. People who get involved in this business have to deal with human tissue, blood, and other bodily fluids, and many individuals are too squeamish to become crime scene cleaners. Plus, it is not an easy field to get into for people that are willing to take on the physical challenges, because it takes an extensive amount training to gain the necessary certifications.

Why are there stringent requirements that companies must be able to comply with if they are going to serve

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After Two Decades, the Menendez Brothers Case Returns in “Law & Order True Crime”

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Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ is the first installment to the new ‘True Crime’ series. PHOTO/ NBC

By Bianca Cange

Published: October 4th, 2017

The longest running crime show in television,Law Order,” brings the Menendez brothers’ names back into the headlines after almost two decades.  The “Law Order” franchise is already known for its series, “Criminal Intent,” “Special Victims Unit,” “Trial By Jury” and “LA.” Now they have added a new series called “True Crime,” and their first installment, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” is focused on the famous Menendez crime of 1989. Joseph Lyle Menendez and Erik Galen Menendez were accused and sentenced to a life without parole for the brutal murders of their parents José and Mary “Kitty” Menendez.

The events that have occurred in previous “Law

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‘It can make a gruesome mess’: Crime scene cleaner on what it’s like clearing up after a death

A crime scene cleaner has opened up about the gruesome scenes they witness when called to deal with the aftermath death.

Family members and landlords are often left to clean up after a body has been removed, no matter how gruesome or disturbing the aftermath is.

That’s when crime scene cleaning specialists like George Mensah are called in to restore some order and dignity to proceedings.

George, who runs Merseyside House Clearance, has dealt with decaying bodies, swarms of flies, dismembered fingers and even sex dungeons through his work, but sees it all as just part of his “recession proof” job.

The team feature on ITV’s Call The Cleaner
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

He told the Liverpool Echo : “We do what needs to be

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