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JUSTICE: 88 suspects identified after GBI tests old rape kits 0

July 25, 2017

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is making progress on a massive backlog of rape kits and has already identified 88 suspects in those cases. Only Channel 2 Action News was there as the GBI briefed key lawmakers about its progress. House Speaker David Ralston and other Georgia lawmakers toured the GBI’s crime lab Monday to find out more about the kits. Georgia had more than 5,000 kits backlogged for as long as 10 years. After the legislature passed a law…

Deal signs firefighter cancer insurance bill, calls it ‘a great solution to the situation’ 0

May 5, 2017

About 125 people, many of them firefighters from around the state, were part of an audience here Thursday who witnessed Gov. Nathan Deal sign House Bill 146, also known as the firefighter cancer insurance bill.Sitting at Deal’s side was Gilmer County firefighter Brian Scudder, who at one time was diagnosed with the “last stage” of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 4-B, that his doctors say he contracted from his work battling fires. “It was in my neck and in my stomach, the…

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