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  • Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

    June 21, 2014 11:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for feral hogs. Scientists with U.S. Department of Agriculture say sodium nitrite may be the best chance for controlling the big, prolific animals, which cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year- including $800 million in... more »
  • Man withdraws guilty plea in poison-letters case

    May 13, 2014 2:12 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials now wants to withdraw the plea. James Everett Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to sending the tainted letters to Obama as well as Republican... more »
  • LSU AgCenter working to poison feral hogs Play Video

    April 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With hogs running wild across the state, the LSU Agricultural Center is experimenting with a salt-based poison to decrease the feral hog population. Feral hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage each year across the southeastern United States according to the AgCenter, which also estimates around 500,000... more »
  • Reid: Letter with ricin or poison sent to senator

    April 16, 2013 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It's customary for mail addressed to congressional... more »
  • Bond revoked for man accused of poisoning Auburn trees

    February 13, 2013 11:30 AM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - A judge has revoked the bond of a university of Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees. Officers hand-cuffed Harvey Updyke and took him to jail after the ruling Wednesday by Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III in Opelika. Walker granted prosecutors' request to... more »
  • Dangerous gas encountered at sinkhole vent well

    November 20, 2012 6:01 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Workers setting up a vent well near an Assumption Parish sinkhole encountered a dangerous gas and shut down operations, according to the parish police jury. They said the workers drilled the well into the top of a salt dome near the sinkhole, and began venting it... more »
  • Spiked Coffee

    November 21, 2011 7:28 PM

    A restaurant employee who told police he had a delusion to kill customers was arrested for pouring animal medication into coffee at a Big Boy restaurant in Toledo, Ohio. Police say 36-year-old Edwin Ledgard went to the restaurant on his day off and was seen by another employee pouring a... more »
  • Expert says storm likely killed thousands of birds

    January 3, 2011 3:23 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Scientists are wondering whether fireworks or poison may have caused thousands of birds to fall from the sky in Arkansas. But one expert is sure it was the weather. Experts are investigating the deaths of more than 3,000 blackbirds that fell to the ground over a... more »
  • Louisiana seeing most cases of "bath salt" abuse

    December 21, 2010 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – 84 people have been hospitalized since September after using a new drug being marketed as bath salts, according to state health officials. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana has seen more hospitalizations over the new drug than any other state. The state Poison Center... more »
  • Bret Michaels out of the hospital

    May 5, 2010 12:57 PM

    Bret Michaels is out of the hospital. Dr. Joseph Zabramski of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix says Michaels is talking very well and is mentally aware of everything going on, but he can't walk very well. He says Michaels is still in pain as the blood near his... more »
  • Doctor says Bret Michaels will be okay

    May 3, 2010 12:45 PM

    Bret Michaels is going to be OK. His doctor says he's expected to make a full recovery from his brain hemorrhage. That's the message on his website from his doctor. The doctor at the neurological center in Phoenix where Michaels is being treated, says Michaels' "sheer will... more »
  • Bret Michaels diagnosed with another medical problem

    April 28, 2010 1:04 PM

    An already ailing Bret Michaels has been diagnosed with another medical malady. After suffering a brain hemorrhage last week, the audacious 47-year-old glam-rock reality TV star has developed a side effect that causes seizures, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the former Poison frontman's website. The condition,... more »
  • More medical tests planned for Bret Michaels

    April 27, 2010 1:19 PM

    Doctors plan further testing to help pinpoint the source of the brain hemorrhage that is keeping Bret Michaels in intensive care, according to the rocker's website. A report from doctors is expected this week. The website doesn't say where Michaels, 47, is hospitalized. "Please remember Bret is,... more »
  • Man accused of trying to poison children

    March 12, 2010 6:52 AM

    A new Iberia man was arrested for allegedly trying to poison his girlfriend's two grandchildren and beating her son with a baseball bat. Harrison Jones was booked on two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of second-degree battery. Deputies say Jones' girlfriend told authorities that Jones had put... more »

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