• Leahy hails bill to help with rape DNA tests
    The Associated Press | January 01,2013
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MONTPELIER - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is hailing Senate passage of legislation aimed at reducing the backlog of untested rape kits throughout the country.

    The Vermont Democrat, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, co-authored an amendment to improve a program passed in 2004 to reduce the national backlog of rape evidence kits awaiting testing.

    Leahy says large numbers of untested rape kits have languished at police departments, never making it to a crime lab. He says the new legislation is designed to give police agencies the tools they need to reduce backlogs.

    Leahy worked on the bill with Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN This Just In

    Two deny incidents

    at Price Chopper

    Two people were in Rutland criminal court... Full Story

    Flu vaccines

    being offered

    Free flu shots are available for Rutland County... Full Story

    Phil Scott to

    visit Castleton

    CASTLETON — Lt. Gov. Full Story

    More Articles