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Anthrax scare in Durban, 15 treated

(Independent Online) Fifteen people, including five police officers, were treated in hospital on Wednesday for possible anthrax contamination after coming into contact with an envelope containing suspicious white powder. The envelope, received by an unidentified business on Che Guevara (Moore) Road around midday, contained an ominous warning, according to a source: “You think you are  Read More »

Florida man admits producing, selling ricin

(Miami Herald) A Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing and selling ricin and abrin and sending some of the deadly toxin overseas to a woman who wanted to kill her mother. Jesse William Korff, 19, pleaded guilty in federal court in New Jersey to several counts of producing, developing, possessing and smuggling the toxins  Read More »

Shannon Richardson gets 18-year jail term for posting ricin

(BBC News) An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been given an 18-year prison term. Shannon Richardson, 36, from Texas, had accused her estranged husband Nathaniel of sending the three poisoned letters in an apparent attempt to frame him.

Delay in Sentencing for Ricin Letter Case

(WJTV) A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report. James Everett Dutschke entered guilty pleas in January to manufacturing ricin, mailing threatening communications and threatening the president.  Read More »

Bag Found Under Gas Main Cover Tests Positive for Ricin

(NBC10 Philadelphia) A bag recovered last week from inside the cover of a gas main tested positive for ricin, investigators tell On March 20, hazmat crews recovered a package from under the cover of a gas main on South New Street in Hatboro, Montgomery County — near the Byberry Road apartment of 19-year-old Nicholas  Read More »