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  • Coroner: No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

    July 13, 2015 7:13 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The coroner in Las Vegas says there's no evidence blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOO'-den-berg) said Monday that an autopsy sought by two of the musical icon's 11 adult children shows the cause... more »
  • LSU AgCenter working on feral hog poison check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2015 4:16 PM

    CLINTON - The LSU AgCenter is working in the field and labs to solve the nation's feral hog problem. Researchers are working on a poison to knock down the number of hogs wreaking havoc. The AgCenter says wild hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage across the southeastern United States,... more »
  • Woman who drank poisoned tea is critical

    August 14, 2014 7:59 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A woman who drank tea laced with lye is in critical condition and can't talk. Jan Harding and her husband were at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan when she sipped a glass of sweet tea. She told her husband it felt like she drank... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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