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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 »

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