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Shakedown at Louisiana prison after inmates die from possible drug overdose

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two inmates at Angola died Wednesday night of apparent drug overdoses, raising concerns in the Department of Corrections about correctional officers smuggling drugs — in particular synthetic marijuana or “mojo” — inside prison walls, officials said. The two deaths appear to be the first fatal overdoses in the Louisiana State Penitentiary …

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Mysterious substance, threatening letter mailed to Ohio newspaper

A threatening letter containing an unknown substance was mailed to a newspaper office in Ohio on Thursday, a week after a gunman opened fire and killed five people at a newspaper in Maryland.   The Circleville Police Department said in said in a statement Friday that officers were called to the Circleville Herald the day …

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Winter Garden police station evacuated after suspicious letter

A portion of the Winter Garden Police Department’s headquarters was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a staffer opened a suspicious letter, according to authorities. An administrative assistant who received the letter — which did not have a return address — notified authorities after seeing what she believed was a “white puff” after opening the envelope, police …

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Love letter causes evacuation at Port Lincoln jail The Advertiser

A LOVE letter from one prisoner to another forced an evacuation at the Port Lincoln jail today. A staff member at the prison opened a letter containing a suspicious white powder and raised the alarm about 10.45am. Staff were evacuated from the administration building as MFS and police investigated the substance. However, it is believed …

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Sheriff’s office investigates ‘suspicious letter’ delivered to judge’s office

LANCASTER — The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a “suspicious letter” containing a white powder substance that was delivered to a judge’s office on Thursday, according to authorities. The Lancaster Fire Department responded to the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday and removed items from Judge Richard Berens’ office in …

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Raleigh police investigate suspicious package at City Hall

RALEIGH, NC — Raleigh police are investigating after they received a report of a suspicious package at City Hall. Hazmat teams set up tents on the sidewalk outside the building. Police say as many as three people are being treated in the tents for possible exposure to an unknown substance that was in a package …

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Suspicious package in Missouri Capitol contained rat poison

JEFFERSON CITY • A suspicious substance delivered to a senator’s office in the Missouri Capitol in April was rat poison, according to a final report issued by police in the capital city. Although the April 19 incident was quickly declared non-threatening when it occurred, officials are planning to boost training on how to handle suspicious …

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Lake County man charged by feds in anthrax hoax, faces 15 years in prison

A Fruitland Park man accused of mailing white powder to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office last month in an envelope bearing an index card labeled “anthrax” has been charged in federal court with mailing threatening communications. Federal authorities also allege that Jerry Stinchcomb, 50, sent similar letters to various entities in Orange, Sumter and Volusia …

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Fort Drum Officials Investigate Suspicious Package

Fort Drum emergency officials evacuated and closed the building that houses the post office for about two hours Thursday because of a suspicious package. Fort Drum’s Twitter account had posted pictures of emergency vehicles at the scene with a warning for people to stay away from Clark Hall, where the post office is located. The …

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Letter containing suspicious white powder sent to Trump’s envoy in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is offering supportive words for U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft after a suspicious white powder was found in an envelope addressed to the American embassy in Ottawa. Following a meeting with Craft on Friday, Freeland condemned the “wholly unacceptable threat made against her.” “She does an essential and difficult …

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