Mississippi

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Mississippi prepares new push on education

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — It’s early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson’s class are working equations at the board. Dawson is peppering the class of 11 girls and four […]

05/06/2013

Federal authorities inspect and photograph the minivan driven by James Everett Dutschke near the site of a martial arts studio he once operated in Tupelo, Mississippi. (AP Photo)

Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials, and was also discovered on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash.

04/30/2013

aul Kevin Curtis speaks to the media about the charges of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker were dropped without prejudice. (AP Photo)

Men’s yearslong feud looms over ricin probe

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The investigation into poisoned letters mailed to President Obama and others has shifted from an Elvis impersonator to his longtime foe, and authorities must now figure out if an online feud between the two men might have escalated into something more sinister.

04/24/2013

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Second man says home being searched in ricin case

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A second Mississippi man says the FBI is searching his home in connection with the ricin letter case. Everett Dutschke says in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the FBI was at his home Tuesday for the search.

04/23/2013

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Ricin suspect released from jail

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn’t immediately clear.

04/23/2013

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FBI: No ricin found in home of Mississippi suspect

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Investigators haven’t found any ricin in the house of Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an FBI agent.

04/22/2013

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Crests approaching in several towns in Midwest

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An all-too-familiar springtime ritual played out around the nation’s heartland this weekend as volunteers, National Guardsmen and even prison inmates joined together in an effort to ward off fast-rising floodwaters. Dangerously […]

04/21/2013

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Experts: Ricin like that in letters easy to make

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

04/19/2013

Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Man charged in letters case described as troubled

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.

04/18/2013

Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Wicker: Possible ricin suspect Elvis impersonator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters as an Elvis impersonator. The Mississippi Republican said he hired Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., to entertain at an engagement party.

04/18/2013

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Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

04/09/2013

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Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

03/24/2013

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