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Police would collect DNA samples from Kentuckians arrested for felony crimes under legislation that passed a Senate committee Thursday. The DNA samples would then be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab, where they would be uploaded to an FBI database. 

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A new Kentucky State Police crime lab is open in Madisonville.

The lab serves all of western Kentucky and replaces one the KSP outgrew. Western lab commander Lt. Mark Mayes says the completion of the lab ends a four year project.

He says the new building is about 1,900 square feet larger to allow more space to analyze evidence, check blood alcohol levels and conduct polygraph tests.