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Closing of forensics crime lab in north Alabama could have big impact

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DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -

Officials in north Alabama warn closing a forensics crime lab could have a big impact.

The DeKalb County sheriff says state officials notified him the forensics lab and morgue in Huntsville may have to close.
That would leave only two facilities to serve 22 northern Alabama counties, one in Montgomery and the other in Mobile.
Authorities say families would have to wait up to three weeks before they could receive a body back for funeral services.
The sheriff says he hopes the House and Senate can come up with a solution to avoid the closure.

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