At the Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab in South Seattle, a forensic scientist prepares vials with cannabinoids (from marijuana) to be analyzed for various law-enforcement agencies. Meth contamination at the toxicology lab has put cases in jeopardy.    (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
At the Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab in South Seattle, a forensic scientist prepares vials with cannabinoids (from marijuana) to be analyzed for various law-enforcement agencies. Meth contamination at the toxicology lab has put cases in jeopardy. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Local News

Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab ran tests in office contaminated by meth, possibly jeopardizing thousands of cases

Traces of meth — linked to training efforts from years ago — have emerged in drug tests conducted at the state's toxicology lab. Some defense attorneys say the contamination has potentially tainted evidence in hundreds of cases. VIEW

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Science

Large meteor lights up skies in Norway

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian experts say an unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a powerful flash of light for a few seconds as many observers were reported to also hear a roaring sound afterwards. The Norwegian Meteor Network said that it had analyzed and reviewed...