Franklin coroner case system to be updated

Franklin County commissioners agreed Monday to move forward with updating the county coroner's case management system.

A new system that could be in place in January would be more efficient and cost the county less money, said Coroner Dan Blasdel.

Blasdel learned about the system during a recent conference in Las Vegas. It would allow officials to update information faster and keep better electronic records. The system would cost less than $3,000 a year, he said.

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors would be able to check reports electronically and receive email updates, he said. Currently Blasdel must print out reports and mail them.

"We want to move to this new technology so we can go out in the field and enter stuff in real time," he told the Herald.