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Cops: Flag Fanatic Bombed a Walmart

Tupelo, Miss., device didn't do much damage

(Newser) - A man outraged by attempts to get rid of the Mississippi state flag carried out an extremely short-lived terror campaign in Tupelo, police say. Marshall Leonard, 61, was arrested after a bomb was thrown into a Walmart in the Mississippi city at around 1:30am on Sunday, Tupelo's Daily ... More »

Alleged Cop Killer Shot Dead Outside Bank

He allegedly fired at police in Mississippi

(Newser) - A bank robber sought in two holdups and the murder of a police officer was shot dead yesterday after robbing a bank in Phoenix, according to the FBI. The subject of a nationwide manhunt , he entered a Compass Bank in Phoenix yesterday morning and walked out in a black ski... More »

FBI Links Ricin to Letters' Suspect

Investigators find traces at former business of James Everett Dutschke

(Newser) - The case against the new ricin suspect is looking a lot stronger than the one against the old suspect . An FBI affidavit says investigators found traces of ricin at the martial arts studio once owned by James Everett Dutschke, along with traces on a dust mask tossed in a nearby... More »

New Ricin Suspect Flees Through Woods

But authorities know how to contact Everett Dutschke: lawyer

(Newser) - Everett Dutschke, whose home was searched in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and others, has apparently gone into hiding—though his lawyer says the FBI knows how to get in touch with him. Talking to the media earlier this week, Dutschke said, "I don't know... More »

Ricin Case Gets Weirder, Shifts to Ex-Suspect's Foe

Did an online feud escalate into something more sinister?

(Newser) - An Elvis impersonator, his online enemy, musical rivalries: The ricin case is getting odder and odder. Following former suspect Paul Kevin Curtis' release from prison , authorities have searched the home and former martial arts studio of Everett Dutschke, in Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis. Plastic-suited, gas-masked investigators left the businesses... More »

Cops Arrest Suspect in Mailing of Ricin Letters

Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Mississippi, in custody

(Newser) - Federal authorities have arrested a man identified as Paul Kevin Curtis of Tupelo, Mississippi, in the mailing of letters laced with toxin to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Not much is known about the suspect at this point, though both letters were signed, "I am... More »

Circus Elephant Injured ... in Drive-by Shooting

'Carol' is OK after getting hit with bullet in Tupelo, Mississippi

(Newser) - Even animal-rights activists who hate the circus couldn't have dreamed up this potential pitfall: An elephant with Ringling Bros. was wounded overnight in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi, reports the Clarion-Ledger . The good news is that "Carol," who was in an outdoor enclosure at the time,... More »

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