| May 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
A man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Monday for mailing ricin to President Obama and other officials in the latest turn through the legal maze involving a martial arts instructor, an Elvis impersonator and a plea deal that was again on...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Pleading not guilty usually works better when you haven't already pleaded guilty. Then again, normalcy has yet to visit the Mississippi ricin saga.
In a federal court Tuesday, one of America's weirdest continuing criminal cases added another bizarre...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A taekwondo instructor in Tupelo, Miss., has been indicted -- for the second time -- on suspicion of trying to frame an Elvis impersonator in a case involving a poison-filled letter to a U.S. official.
This time James Everett Dutschke, 42, is accused of...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001.
"In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 AM
A terror bombing at the Boston Marathon, an explosion at a Texas fertilizer factory and tainted mail in Washington, D.C. have made for an unsettling week. Throw in anniversaries of some of America's most tragic and traumatic days -- Virginia Tech,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:13 PM
NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking envelope. It bore no return address and had a Memphis, Tenn., postmark — just like letters to President Barack Obama and a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
President Obama rightly asked us not to "jump to conclusions" about motives or responsibility for the two bombs that exploded Monday at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170.
That request was pre-emptively ignored. Some couldn't...
| Apr 28, 2013
This month has been one big hazmat spill. An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi was arrested and later released after letters containing the deadly poison ricin were mailed to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a judge. On the other side of the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A Mississippi martial arts teacher tried to throw away ricin-tainted materials and had a manual about the poison on his computer, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Tuesday.
James Everett Dutschke, 41, of Tupelo, Miss., was charged Saturday...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:23 PM
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man charged with mailing a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to a U.S. district judge in Spokane, Washington, the FBI said.
Investigators have no information to suggest...