Washington state awarded $3M grant for rape kit testing - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington state awarded $3M grant for rape kit testing

Posted: Updated:

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state will receive $3 million in federal grant funding to help get through a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits and create a team to investigate the sexual assaults.
    
The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/2y8ZKHU ) the grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative is part of $34 million awarded to 20 jurisdictions across the country.
    
Half of the money will fund the testing of 2,100 rape kits out of the estimated 6,000 that are untested statewide. The kits contain forensic evidence collected from a victim's clothing and body, and they cost about $700 each to analyze.
    
The remaining money will be distributed over three years to fund an investigative team that will gather a detailed inventory of the untested kits.
    
___
    
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • How you can help the family of 8-year-old boy randomly stabbed at Spokane Valley gas station

    How you can help the family of 8-year-old boy randomly stabbed at Spokane Valley gas station

    Monday, November 19 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-11-20 02:46:19 GMT

    Several locals are trying to help the family of an eight-year-old boy, who was randomly stabbed at a gas station Saturday. Rayel Von Quade said she and three others (Salem Rose Sovereign, Quincey Brooks and Dani Loup) have been in touch with the Bush family. (KHQ has reached out to the family and have not heard back.) "They're, of course, very overwhelmed and stressed out right now and she's been dealing with a lot of messages from a lot of people coming through. But she says t...

    >>

    Several locals are trying to help the family of an eight-year-old boy, who was randomly stabbed at a gas station Saturday. Rayel Von Quade said she and three others (Salem Rose Sovereign, Quincey Brooks and Dani Loup) have been in touch with the Bush family. (KHQ has reached out to the family and have not heard back.) "They're, of course, very overwhelmed and stressed out right now and she's been dealing with a lot of messages from a lot of people coming through. But she says t...

    >>
  • E-coli concerns trigger recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef

    E-coli concerns trigger recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef

    Monday, November 19 2018 1:23 PM EST2018-11-19 18:23:43 GMT

    JBS USA has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to concerns about possible e-coli contamination. The products have the establishment number Est.628 and were produced on October 24th. Products that were recalled were shipped to distributors in retail locations in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.  

    >>

    JBS USA has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to concerns about possible e-coli contamination. The products have the establishment number Est.628 and were produced on October 24th. Products that were recalled were shipped to distributors in retail locations in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.  

    >>
  • Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:08 AM EST2018-11-20 07:08:59 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.  U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order Monday after hearing arguments in San Francisco.  

    >>

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.  U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order Monday after hearing arguments in San Francisco.  

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Police searching for woman who went missing in northeast Spokane

    Police searching for woman who went missing in northeast Spokane

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 9:57 AM EST2018-11-20 14:57:29 GMT

    Spokane Police are asking for your help to locate a 25-year-old Spokane woman who left a relative's home near G-Prep Tuesday morning with no shoes or coat. Police say Stephanie Patenaude left the home on East Dalton at around 5:00 am without shoes or a coat.

    >>

    Spokane Police are asking for your help to locate a 25-year-old Spokane woman who left a relative's home near G-Prep Tuesday morning with no shoes or coat. Police say Stephanie Patenaude left the home on East Dalton at around 5:00 am without shoes or a coat.

    >>
  • Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed

    Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-11-20 14:48:03 GMT
    MGN ImageMGN Image
    MGN ImageMGN Image

    KABUL - Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing at least 40 people.    Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh says another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad.  

    >>

    KABUL - Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing at least 40 people.    Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh says another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad.  

    >>
  • Police: Texas girl, 6, strangled baby brother as dad shopped

    Police: Texas girl, 6, strangled baby brother as dad shopped

    Tuesday, November 20 2018 8:47 AM EST2018-11-20 13:47:08 GMT

    HOUSTON - A Houston man has been charged with child abandonment after his 6-year-old daughter strangled her 1-year-old brother with a seat belt when he left them alone in a car.  Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was charged Friday in the May 20 killing in Houston.

    >>

    HOUSTON - A Houston man has been charged with child abandonment after his 6-year-old daughter strangled her 1-year-old brother with a seat belt when he left them alone in a car.  Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was charged Friday in the May 20 killing in Houston. A criminal complaint says the 26-year-old father told investigators he parked outside a thrift store, left the air conditioner on, gave the children water and snacks, and played a movie while he went shopping for clothes. 

    >>