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Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National Park Service and U.S. Geological ...

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Man falsely accused of sending ricin-laced letters files lawsuit

CORINTH — An Elvis impersonator charged, then cleared, of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has filed a defamation lawsuit against the current suspect in the case. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Alcorn County Circuit Court in north Mississippi. It says James Everett Dutschke framed Paul Kevin Curtis when he sent ricin-tainted letters on April 8 ...

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Dutschke indicted in ricin-laced letters case

JACKSON — A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. The 5-count indictment charges 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke with developing, producing and stockpiling the poison ricin, threatening the president and others and attempting to impede the investigation. If convicted on the charges, he could face life imprisonment ...

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Authorities: Suspect in ricin-laced letters case appeared to try to run

TUPELO — Newly released documents say the man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and others appeared to try to evade authorities just days before his arrest. James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo was charged April 27 with making ricin, the substance mailed to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County judge Sadie Holland. FBI applications for warrants ...

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Police no longer shadowing Wicker due to ricin letter

TUPELO — The security team of Capitol Police assigned U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker is no longer keeping tabs on him outside his Tupelo home or when he travels. The security was ordered for the Mississippi Republican after a letter containing ricin and addressed to his office was intercepted. Wicker told a Tupelo civic club Friday that authorities were keeping the ...

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Ricin-laced letters case going to grand jury

OXFORD — A dust mask that tested positive for ricin also contained DNA from a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and others, an FBI agent testified today. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing for James Everett Dutschke, 41, who was arrested Saturday at his home in Tupelo and charged with making ricin, the same ...

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Suspect in ricin-laced letters to be in court for detention hearing

TUPELO — The first time James Everett Dutshcke’s name came up in court regarding ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, he wasn’t the man charged in the case. And it was a defense lawyer for the first man to fall under suspicion, not the government, pointing the finger at Dutschke. That was last month, after a 45-year-old ...

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Items from suspect's karate studio test positive for ricin

TUPELO — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase in one of the letters often used by a 45-year-old Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this message.” Curtis was soon arrested at his house in north ...

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House 'uninhabitable' after search in ricin-laced letter case

CORINTH — Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office about repairing or replacing the man’s house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable. Christi McCoy, an attorney for Kevin Curtis, a 45-year-old Elvis impersonator, said yesterday that ...

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