Three months in jail for cotton candy? Inside the nationwide crime lab backlog

“CTM in Focus” is original reporting you’ll see only on “CBS This Morning,” exposing new information on issues that impact us all. There’s a growing backlog at crime labs nationwide that’s leaving victims waiting for justice: A recent government report found the backlog for DNA analysis increased almost 85% from 2011 through 2017. “CBS This […]

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Removed organs a “mystery” after Army vet died in prison

An Army veteran traveled to Pennsylvania last year to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant and died in police custody two days later. Afterwards his vital organs were removed during an autopsy, which concluded he’d been physically restrained and died from methamphetamine toxicity. Now, 14 months after his death, the family of Everett Palmer Jr. still […]

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Gambling-addict granny nicknamed ‘Losing Streak Lois’, 57, is charged with her husband’s murder, a year after she ‘shot him dead’ and sparked a nationwide manhunt by fleeing to the Mexican border

A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there. The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges. Riess, who was known as ‘Losing Streak Lois’ because of her gambling habit, allegedly […]

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4 dead, 2 missing, 10 hospitalized after midair collision

At least four people were killed and 10 others hospitalized after two aircraft collided in midair over Alaska on Monday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. “There are two people that we’re still searching for at this time,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told ABC News in an interview airing Tuesday on “Good Morning […]

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Marie Osmond Replacing Sara Gilbert on ‘The Talk’

Billboard News Today Marie Osmond is headed back to TV. The singer announced on Tuesday (May 7) that she will join the panel of CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk, one month after actress Sara Gilbert announced her departure. Osmond — who last appeared on the small screen in her short-lived Marie daytime talk show on the Hallmark Channel in […]

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Motown goes prime-time as the stars align for Grammy tribute Sunday on CBS

LOS ANGELES — For the audience at the Microsoft Theater, it was an absolute delight, a bonus treat to wrap up a fun and lively evening. For the TV production team, Stevie Wonder’s unscripted, 45-minute performance was bound to be a headache. Commanding the stage at his keyboards to close out the taping of the […]

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