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  • Mommy blogger found guilty of poisoning son to death

    March 2, 2015 1:07 PM

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes has been convicted in New York of poisoning him to death with salt. A jury on Monday found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.... more »
  • Study: Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods'

    November 10, 2014 3:22 PM

    UNDATED - Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets called pods have landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years. An analysis of poison center data for 2012 and 2013 shows that there were more than 17,000 poison center calls about the products involving children... more »
  • Sender of ricin letters sentenced on state charges

    May 27, 2014 3:49 PM

    JACKSON - A Mississippi man who sent letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on unrelated state charges of fondling three martial arts students. James Everett Dutschke was sentenced Tuesday in Lee County Circuit Court. District... more »
  • Police: 5 deaths in Ohio apparently not accidental

    November 12, 2012 5:46 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. Toledo police spokesman Joe Heffernan said all of the bodies were found in a garage Monday afternoon. He said firefighters had to use equipment to break into the garage... more »
  • Florida woman charged with spiking husband's coffee

    September 15, 2011 12:29 PM

    DELAND, Fla. - A Florida woman is charged with spiking her husband's coffee with the anti-anxiety drug, Xanax. Melissa Goetz was charged Wednesday with attempted felony murder and poisoning of food or water. The 46-year-old woman from Deltona, near Orlando, told authorities she was trying to calm her... more »
  • Man arrested for poisoning Auburn's historic oaks

    February 17, 2011 1:34 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - A 62-year-old Dadeville man has been arrested in connection with the poisoning of the historic Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University. A spokeswoman for the Lee County Sheriff Office says Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with one count of... more »
  • Hearing set for mother in Pa. newborn deaths

    November 3, 2010 12:33 PM

    READING, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman charged with killing at least four of her newborns to cover up an extramarital affair is set to appear before a judge. Michele Kalina is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Reading. Authorities say the... more »
  • Two arrested in death of 15-year-old Jennings girl

    October 22, 2010 11:12 AM

    Authorities say two people have been arrested in the Oct. 10 death of a 15-year-old Jennings girl who died from apparent alcohol poisoning. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, tells The Advocate that 19-year-old Kimberly Harris of Mermentau and 29-year-old David Lemoine Cretchen of Jennings were... more »
  • Man dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning

    December 7, 2009 10:46 PM

    Update: A man is dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator he was using to power his apartment. James Wilson died inside his apartment on King Bradford Drive in Baton Rouge today after his generator leaked carbon monoxide, which possibly poisoned him. Two young children and two... more »
  • One dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning

    December 7, 2009 3:25 PM

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has confirmed that one person is dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning at an apartment complex on King Bradford Drive in Baton Rouge. EMS says the coroner has been called to the location. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says that four other patients have... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 6

    October 6, 2009 5:36 PM

    A vaccine for cocaine addicts and the foods most likely to make you sick are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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