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  • Former Capitol clerk pleads in white powder hoax (Iowa; State Capitol)

    12/15/2015 5:14:35 AM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 5 replies
    "DES MOINES, Iowa —A former state legislative clerk has pleaded guilty in a white powder scare at the Capitol Building in 2012."
  • Envelope tests positive for anthrax in the Bahamas

    10/21/2001 11:38:34 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies · 337+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 22nd October 2001 | Ananova
    An envelope containing white powder in a Nassau post office has initially tested positive for anthrax. This is the first discovery of anthrax in the Caribbean, officials say. The letter was destined for a Bahamas address and had a local stamp, claims Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson. Investigators are naming the recipient or whether the envelope had a return address. Lab tests at a Nassau hospital indicate the presence of anthrax spores, says Chief Medical Officer Marceline Dahl-Regis. Officials are now waiting for the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm it the bacterium. None of the 10 employees ...
  • 6 hotels near NJ Super Bowl stadium have received envelopes containing suspicious white powder

    01/31/2014 11:03:09 AM PST · by kcvl · 27 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ‏@nbc6 · 14m #BREAKING: 6 hotels near NJ Super Bowl stadium have received envelopes containing suspicious white powder:
  • 2 crows plus a bag of flour equals a hazmat scene [WA]

    07/17/2012 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    THE HERALD, EVERETT, WASHINGTON ^ | Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 1:44 p.m. | Herald staff
    EDMONDS -- Traffic in Edmonds was detoured for more than an hour Tuesday while a hazardous materials team investigated a report of a suspicious powder discovered at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Edmonds Street. "It turns out the white powdery substance is, in fact, flour," Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. A witness told firefighters that a couple of crows were to blame.
  • More white powder incidents in New York; police see Occupy link

    05/01/2012 1:05:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/1/12 | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three new envelopes containing suspicious white powder were sent to New York City banks and news organizations on Tuesday, along with notes suggesting the sender sympathizes with the Occupy Wall Street's Day of May 1 protests, police said. A total of ten letter-sized envelopes were sent over the last two days, and at least some contained an identical note saying "This is a reminder that you are not in control" and "Happy May Day," police spokesman Paul Browne said. In all ten cases, the substance turned out to be non toxic and in several cases the...
  • White powder sent to 'Dancing with the Stars' studio

    09/29/2011 8:08:48 AM PDT · by CometBaby · 25 replies
    L.A. Now ^ | 09/28/2011 | Editorial
    Authorities responded Wednesday to the CBS Television Studios in the Fairfax district after a white powdery substance was found in a letter addressed to "Dancing with the Stars," one of the shows filmed there. The call came out about 3:30 p.m. at the CBS studios in the 7800 block of Beverly Boulevard. The substance was determined be harmless after being examined by the Los Angeles Police Department's hazardous materials personnel. It is the second time in as many months that a letter containing an unknown powder was sent to the studios. Earlier, a similar substance was found in a threatening...
  • Bristol Palin target of threat?

    11/20/2010 5:42:33 AM PST · by FredJake · 12 replies ^ | 11/19/2010 | Joe Newby
    There is something about the name 'Palin' that brings out the crazy in some people. TMZ reported Friday night that an envelope addressed to Bristol Palin apparently contained an unknown powdery substance. According to TMZ, authorities were contacted and part of the studio containing "Dancing With the Stars" offices was evacuated. An FBI spokesman told TMZ, "The L.A.P.D., L.A. City and FBI Hazardous Materials officials responded to a report of a threatening letter containing white powder received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles." The spokesman also said that while initial field screening was negative for hazardous material, additional testing would...
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce a Reward for Information...

    08/14/2010 4:55:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies - Press Release ^ | August 12, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: U.S. Postal Inspection Service and FBI Announce a Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person(s) Responsible for the Recent Mailings of White Powder Letters in the North Texas Area Randall C. Till, Inspector in Charge, Fort Worth Division, U.S Postal Inspection Service, and Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Dallas, FBI, announce a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the recent mailings of letters containing white powder in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Beginning August...
  • Envelopes with white powder sent to fed buildings in Wash., Idaho, Utah

    06/14/2010 9:57:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Seattle Area Local News ^ | 6/14/2010 | by and CNN
    BELLEVUE The FBI is investigating after envelopes containing white powder showed up in government offices from Seattle to Boise. In Bellevue, a building with offices of the Internal Revenue Service was evacuated around 12:30 p.m. A female worker said she opened an envelope in the mailroom and white powder "poofed" out. "One worker was directly exposed and another worker was close enough nearby to be concerned. We've taken both of them to the hospital," said Lt. Eric Keenan of the Bellevue Fire Dept. Federal and local investigators converged on the four-story building. While Port of Seattle bomb dogs searched...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters

    04/29/2010 2:54:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters BIRMINGHAMA federal grand jury today indicted two men in connection with a series of hoax anthrax letters that were mailed in Alabama this month and in March, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer and Federal Protective Service Threat Management Branch Chief Curtis Huston announced. The first 15 counts of the 24-count indictment charge CLIFTON LAMAR CLIFF DODD, 38, of Lincoln, with mailing 15 hoax letters between March 6 and April 5 that contained a threat in the form of...
  • White Powder Substance found in mail in North Texas School(s)

    04/06/2010 9:46:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 17 replies · 623+ views
    FoxNews | Monday, April 6, 2010 | self
    Apparently a white powdery substance was released when a secretary at a Dallas elementary school opened the mail this morning... They were rushed to the hospital and it was determined to be non-life threatening... HAZMAT teams at two (2) separate campuses in the area have been evacuated... No further news at this time...
  • FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama

    01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST · by JustPiper · 49 replies · 3,138+ views ^ | 1-4-10 | Breaking News
    Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed. Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.
  • Statewide Anthrax Scare- Suspicious powder mailed to 3 Alabama Republican Congressmen

    01/04/2010 11:46:35 AM PST · by BP2 · 62 replies · 3,203+ views
    WKRG News ^ | Mon, Jan 04, 2010 - 1:05 pm CST | Jamie Burch
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating a statewide anthrax scare. Local lawmakers are among the targets. Letters with white powder were sent to the offices of Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and Congressman Jo Bonner around the state. The 15th floor of the RSA Tower in downtown Mobile, where one of Bonner's offices is located, has been evacuated as a precaution. So has Bonner's office in Foley. It's located in a shopping center on McKenzie Street. More than a dozen businesses, including the News 5 bureau, have also been evacuated. The FBI says everything they've tested so...

    03/05/2009 1:01:28 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 747+ views
    March 3, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: ARAPAHOE COUNTY INMATE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR MAILING THREATENING LETTER WITH WHITE POWDER DENVER - Marc Harold Ramsey, age 40, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 30 months in federal prison for mailing a threatening communication. Following his term of incarceration, Chief Judge Daniel ordered Ramsey to serve an additional 3 years of supervised release. Ramsey must also pay a $100 special assessment, which goes to a general victims of crime fund. Ramsey, who is in custody, was remanded. Marc...
  • U.S. Homeland Security Department evacuated for dead fish, white powder

    02/07/2009 4:29:31 AM PST · by Justice Department · 13 replies · 943+ views
    WASHINGTON, The U.S. Homeland Security Department building was evacuated on Friday after receiving suspicious dead fish and white powder. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the department was briefly evacuated after an employee received a package containing a dead fish and white powder. The authorities has made a swift response to the reports on the suspicious package delivered to the department office in downtown Washington, D.C., said FBI spokeswoman Kate Schweit. She also said that the area around the office has been secured by local police and fire department, and the package has been taken to a lab for...
  • Man Arrested in New Mexico for Sending Threatening White-Powder Laced Hoax Letters...

    02/04/2009 12:03:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 964+ views ^ | February 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Man Arrested in New Mexico for Sending Threatening White-Powder Laced Hoax Letters to Banks Across the U.S. DALLAS At a press conference held today in Dallas, acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas, Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas FBI, and Randall C. Till, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Fort Worth Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced that special agents and postal inspectors arrested Richard Leon Goyette, a/k/a Michael Jurek, 47, yesterday at the airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico,...
  • Woman Charged With Importing into Australia Concealed in Her Bra

    01/23/2009 1:59:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 551+ views ^ | Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "(LAWFUEL) - A 20-year-old Malaysian woman faced court in Melbourne today charged with attempting to import approximately 400 grams of heroin into Australia concealed within her bra." SNIPPET: "A female Customs officer conducted a frisk search of the woman which revealed inconsistencies around the womans bra and a package containing a white powder was subsequently located. Further testing of the white powder revealed approximately 400 grams of heroin concealed inside the package in the womans clothing."
  • Laura Ingraham also a target of white powder sent to the Wall Street Journal and others

    01/23/2009 12:35:54 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 17 replies · 283+ views ^ | 01/23/09 |
    As the FBI investigates the source of white powder found in mail sent to the downtown New York office of the Wall Street Journal and to Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz, published reports say syndicated talker Laura Ingraham was another target of the same batch of anthrax-resembling letters. A letter allegedly addressed to her was reportedly sent to Fox News in New York, which then forwarded it to Ingrahams home. Tests made on the powdery-substance came up negative for anthrax, but the scare caused the evacuation of the Wall Street Journals office. All letters had a Knoxville, Tennessee return...
  • Suspicious White Powder Letters Postmarked from Knoxville Received in...

    01/22/2009 7:09:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 541+ views
    KNOXVILLE.FBI.GOV ^ | January 21, 2009 | n/a
    January 21, 2009 # Note: The following text is a quote: Suspicious White Powder Letters Postmarked from Knoxville Received in New York and Massachusetts On Wednesday January 21, approximately 13 powder-laden envelopes were received at the office of the Wall Street Journal in New York City. The letters reportedly bear a Knoxville, Tennessee postmark. New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Unit and the FBI responded to the scene and are testing the letters to determine whether they contain a hazardous substance. An additional letter was also received today at Harvard Law School addressed to Alan Dershowitz. This letter...
  • Suspicious White Powder Letters Received Around the United States

    12/09/2008 1:07:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | December 9, 2008 | n/a
    December 9, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: Suspicious White Powder Letters Received Around the United States Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Dallas FBI, announces during the last 24 hours, at least seven letters containing a suspicious white powder have been received by the offices of governors around the country. The white powder substance has been field screened and the tests have met with negative results. The white powder substance has been forwarded to local laboratories for further testing. To date, all letters have been postmarked from Dallas, Texas and were received by governors...
  • FBI, USPS to investigate suspicious envelope at Temple Square [Salt Lake City]

    11/13/2008 4:07:24 PM PST · by rycharn · 40 replies · 2,384+ views
    KSL ^ | KSL-TV/Radio/.com
    The FBI and US Postal Service inspectors are on their way to investigate the suspicious envelope found at Temple Square containing an unknown white powder. The letter was mailed to the temple and was opened inside an office in the entrance area to the Salt Lake Temple. That is in an area open to the public. They have since placed the letter into a black plastic bag. Both Salt Lake City police and fire departments are on the scene and have closed off the area, including eastbound lanes of North Temple between State Street and Main Street. They did not...
  • FBI Seeks Anthrax-Scare Culprit

    10/24/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Prunetacos · 55 replies · 2,702+ views
    The FBI has posted a $100,000 reward for help in finding who sent identical letters containing what turned out to be a harmless white powder to banking offices across the country. All 50 letters, which were sent between Oct. 17 and 18, were postmarked Amarillo, Texas. FBI today released the text of the letters on its Web site: "STEAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE'S MONEY AND NOT EXPECT REPERCUSSIONS. IT'S PAYBACK TIME. WHAT YOU JUST BREATHED IN WILL KILL YOU WITHIN 10 DAYS. THANK (Redacted) AND THE FDIC FOR YOUR DEMISE."
  • "White-powder" letters hit more banks and N.Y. Times (anti-media & anti-finance?)

    10/23/2008 3:32:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 551+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/08 | Randall Mikkelsen
    "White-powder" letters hit more banks and N.Y. Times By Randall Mikkelsen Wed Oct 22, 6:19 pm ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) Seven Chase bank branches in Phoenix and the New York Times headquarters in New York received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder on Wednesday as a wave of threatening U.S. mailings spread. More than 45 threatening letters have been received since Monday at financial institutions in at least 11 states, FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said. "Most of the letters contain a powder substance with a threatening communication," he said. No harmful substances have yet been identified but more tests are...
  • NY Times receives white substance in envelope

    10/22/2008 12:48:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,107+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2008-10-22
    NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Police are investigating a "white granular substance" sent to the New York Times on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan, police said. The incident follows a spate of threatening letters, some containing a powder, sent to Chase banks in the past few days New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said police were called to the newspaper's headquarters this morning after an employee on the 13th floor opened an envelope addressed to the paper.
  • Raiders practice delayed by white powder

    10/13/2006 9:16:00 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 9 replies · 460+ views
    9/15/2006 | AP
    Associated Press (9/15/2006, 8:30 AM PST) OAKLAND , (CA)--Oakland Raiders football practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach Art Shell immediately suspended practice and called the police and federal investigators. After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to Raider players was the GOAL LINE. Practice resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again.
  • NY police targeted with 'anthrax'

    08/09/2006 4:09:35 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 381+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 August 2006
    TWO police officers were taken to a hospital today after opening an envelope that contained a suspicious white powder, the New York Police Department said. The two police officers worked in the mail screening facility at police headquarters in downtown Manhattan and opened an envelope that contained an "undetermined white powder," said police department spokesman Paul Browne. They underwent decontamination before being taken to hospital as a precautionary measure in case the powder turned out to be anthrax, Mr Browne said. The powder was not accompanied with a note. On July 14 and August 2, The New York Times said...
  • N.Y. Times Receives 2nd 'Powder' Letter

    08/02/2006 10:57:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 1,689+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3 August 2006
    The New York Times said Wednesday it had received a second envelope with a suspicious white powder and a stamp with a Sept. 11 image, just weeks after a similar incident raised fears of an anthrax attack. The substance was discovered by a mail room worker Monday and city authorities have determined that it was "nonhazardous," said Times spokeswoman Abbe Ruttenberg Serphos. The handwritten envelope was addressed to the newspaper, not an individual, had a postmark from St. Louis and no return address, Serphos said. It contained a blank piece of paper. On the back of the envelope was a...
  • Defectors say China running 1,000 spies in Canada

    06/15/2005 10:57:04 PM PDT · by Destro · 15 replies · 916+ views ^ | Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:59:15 EDT | CBC News
    Defectors say China running 1,000 spies in Canada Last Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:59:15 EDT CBC News Two Chinese defectors say the Chinese government has a network of more than 1,000 spies and informants in Canada. The two men were diplomats in Australia, where they are now seeking political asylum. They say Australia and other countries such as the United States have Chinese spy networks operating inside them too. The defectors say the spies and informants have orders to disrupt the Falun Gong movement, which China calls "a dangerous cult," and to steal commercial and scientific secrets. Chen Yongleen,...
  • Suspect packages hit Canberra embassies

    06/08/2005 10:06:54 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 8 replies · 1,396+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 6/9/05 | Jano Gibson
    Suspicious packages turned up at four foreign missions and at Parliament House in Canberra today. The packages were received by the British high commission and the United States, Japanese and South Korean embassies. Each of the embassies that received the packages represents a country with troops in Iraq. "We can confirm the commission received a suspicious package earlier this morning," a British high commission spokesman said. "We are following AFP [Australian Federal Police] guidelines at present." The US embassy in Canberra has been closed. "I can confirm that the US embassy did receive a suspicious package," a US embassy spokeswoman...
  • State Rep. Charged in Anthrax Hoax

    03/30/2005 3:48:18 PM PST · by Inkognitow · 60 replies · 4,501+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 30, 2005
    Glenshaw (AP) State Rep. Jeffrey E. Habay was charged Wednesday for allegedly lying about a white powder he said he received in the mail from a contituent who was critical of him. Allegheny County authorities charged Habay, 38, with facsimile weapons of mass destruction, falsely incriminating another and fictious reports for claiming in May that he received an envelope in his home that contained a suspicious white powder.
  • Mt. Laurel, NJ, "salt attacker" strikes again

    11/02/2004 5:05:48 PM PST · by tangodown · 8 replies · 442+ views
    NJ relative | November 2, 2004 | Self
    Sorry, can't find newsarticle. My mother-in-law lives in Mt. Laurel. She just called and says the guy who dumped the white powder (salt) in the polling place this morning, struck again. this time it is the local firestation /polling place. I don't believe anyone caught him. I'm going to try to find news.
  • FBI scours car of doctor (anthrax update)

    08/08/2004 12:05:56 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 3 replies · 610+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 8, 2004 | Karen Roebuck
    More than a dozen FBI agents investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks descended on Connellsville (PA) Airport Saturday to comb through a UPMC-McKeesport doctor's car. Agents vacuumed Dr. Kenneth M. Berry's white Mercury Sable for evidence, said Frank Sero, an employee at Connellsville Airport, Fayette County. He did not know what the agents were seeking, or what they took from the car. Forensic investigators frequently use vacuums to collect fibers, hair samples and other trace evidence. "I can confirm that we did conduct a search of a vehicle at the Connellsville Airport," said Special Agent Jeff Killeen, of the Pittsburgh field...
  • Suspicious white powder found in mail at Bill Clinton's office

    04/27/2004 11:23:07 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 50 replies · 241+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004 | Staff
    Suspicious white powder found in mail at Bill Clinton's office NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton's office was briefly evacuated after a worker opened a package containing a suspicious powder, police said. A Secret Service agent assigned to the Manhattan office opened the package Tuesday morning, police said. A letter and a vial of powder were inside. Preliminary tests were negative for anthrax. The city Department of Health would conduct further tests, said Detective Bernard Gifford, a police spokesman. Clinton was not in the office when the package was opened. The building was evacuated for two hours while...
  • White Powder at Eatonton GA Post Office

    02/20/2004 7:00:07 AM PST · by eyespysomething · 25 replies · 289+ views
    Local officials ^ | 2-20-04 | Me
    Suspicious white powder found leaking from a package at the Eatonton - Putnam County post office. The package was addressed to Washington DC. I am expecting more info soon, and will update as I get it.
  • Nine quarantined after powder found at Brooks City-Base

    02/17/2004 1:10:53 PM PST · by ChuckHam · 18 replies · 120+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 2-17-04 | Unknown
    Nine people have been quarantined after officials found a white powder in an envelope at Brooks City-Base today. No one is complaining of sickness and no one was taken to a hospital, but the nine are being held for observation, San Antonio Fire Department officials said. A building at 7980 Lindbergh Lane, with about 150 people inside, was evacuated when the powder was discovered, but only nine people were in the room, District Fire Chief Randy Jenkins said. The letter was in an area where in-house mail was processed, and it was not sent through the U.S. Postal Service, Jenkins...
  • Suspicious White Powder Found at Williamstown, N.J., Post Office

    02/10/2004 3:31:52 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 159+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 10, '04
    Suspicious White Powder Found at Williamstown, N.J., Post Office The Associated Press Published: Feb 10, 2004 MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The Williamstown Post Office was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday after several postal carriers found a white powder in their mail, officials said. Members of the Gloucester County hazardous materials squad were sent into the building, said Cathy Yarosky, spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service. FBI agents joined the investigation, said FBI spokeswoman Linda Vizi. "We're taking samples and will make a determination as to what the substance is," Vizi said. Six postal workers were taken to a hospital...
  • Jack Kelly: The poison trail-Iraq's labs posed a danger beyond the usual WMD

    02/08/2004 6:43:48 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 8 replies · 224+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Sunday, February 08, 2004 | Jack Kelly
    Jack Kelly: The poison trail Iraq's labs posed a danger beyond the usual WMD Sunday, February 08, 2004 Analysis has confirmed that the suspicious white powder found in a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist contained the deadly poison ricin. In January 2003, British police found traces of ricin in an apartment used by Algerians who were linked to the al-Qaida cell run by Abu Musab Zarqawi, who was operating out of Baghdad at the time. Iraq was working to weaponize ricin up until the U.S. invasion last March, David Kay's investigators in the Iraq Survey Group found....
  • Voodoo powder blights Miami courts

    12/17/2003 12:36:21 PM PST · by Van der Waals · 59 replies · 9,627+ views ^ | Story filed: 17:03 Wednesday 17th December 2003
    Prosecutors in a trial in Miami complain that their seats and evidence boxes are being covered with voodoo powder. US District Judge Patricia Seitz has been shown a large quantity of the greyish dust which was dumped in what's believed to be a Santeria ritual. Santeria experts say voodoo powder can bring good luck, swaying juries, judges or prosecutors in favour of the accused. The powder was left in evidence boxes next to the prosecution table in the courtroom which is trying defence attorney J.C. Elso on money-laundering charges. Veteran Assistant US Attorney Richard Gregorie said he respects all religions...
  • 20 white powder letters addressed to politicians around the country

    07/15/2003 12:59:19 PM PDT · by Princeton · 42 replies · 323+ views
    The Associated Press | July 15 2003
    Postal Worker Finds Suspicious Powder In Letters TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A postal worker found white powder in about 20 letters addressed to politicians around the country early Tuesday, leading firefighters to seal off part of the city's main post office. The Tallahassee Fire Department said the powder was being tested by the Leon County Health Department to see if the powder was anthrax or another hazardous material was placed in the letters, which were addressed to members of Congress. Test results weren't expected for two or three days, officials said. Postal workers immediately secured the area after discovering the powder...
  • Envelopes with white powder determined to be hoaxes, officials said

    06/20/2003 9:22:55 PM PDT · by Princeton · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Seattle Times | Saturday June 21, 2003
    Envelopes with white powder determined to be hoaxes, officials said By Dave Birkland Seattle Times staff reporter Envelopes containing white powder, some containing anti-war messages, were found at six locations in West Seattle this morning, and all were quickly determined to be hoaxes, officials said. At mid-morning, no one had taken responsibility, nor were there any suspects, according to Seattle police, whose bomb squad responded to the sites. All six appeared to be linked. The white powder on each was determined to be wheat flour, according to Helen Fitzpatrick. It started about 7 a.m., when an employee at the West...
  • White powder scare in at South Bend office

    05/17/2003 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Princeton · 144+ views
    White powder scare in at South Bend office (New Twist On The Powder-By-Mail Game) The letter, containing a packet of Tylenol tablets, was crushed during mailing Posted: 05/16/2003 04:38 pm A South Bend office building was shutdown for awhile Friday morning after a powdery substance was found in a letter. Police turned people away from the building and firefighters didn't know what they had after responding to the call from Healthcare Resources located on South St. Louis Street. An employee opened a letter and a white powder substance flew out. Two women who were exposed to the powder became worried...
  • White Powder - Senator Saxby Chambliss Office Marietta GA [CONFIRMED HOAX]

    03/25/2003 10:11:13 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 67 replies · 849+ views
    WGST Radio ^ | 03-25-03 | AM640
    White Powder found in envelope in Senator Saxby Chambliss Office. Cobb County Georgia. HAZMAT is on scene. Per AM640 in Atlanta.
  • NOT AGAIN: 4 Letters With White Powder Sent To GOP Legislators

    02/28/2003 12:28:18 PM PST · by Rocko · 17 replies · 205+ views
    Drudge ^ | 02-28-03 | Drudge
    Breaking on Drudge....
  • White Powdery Substance Mailed to ESPN Offices [NYC]

    02/11/2003 11:24:56 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 295+ views
    1010 WINS, New York Radio ^ | Feb 11, 2003 | Staff
    (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) -- City health department officials were investigating on Tuesday a "white powdery substance" that spilled out of an envelope inside the Manhattan offices of ESPN, police said. The substance was mailed to an ESPN employee along with a letter that "was highly critical of a promotional print ad," the company said in a statement. The woman who opened the envelope on Monday afternoon was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where she was treated and released, said Officer George Jensen, a police spokesman. Her name was not released, and she did not appear to be ill. ESPN officials...
  • (Australia) 50 evacuated after powder find

    11/24/2002 7:52:09 PM PST · by ds2000 · 137+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11-25-02
    50 evacuated after powder find 25nov02 ABOUT 50 people were evacuated from a Commonwealth Government office in Brisbane today after a suspicious powder was found. A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said two people who came in contact with the powder suffered irritation to their arms. He said the black powder was discovered in 10th floor offices of the Family Services Department in Ann Street. "It was black powder that was leaking out of a small envelope," the spokesman said. "The two people who came in contact with the powder suffered slight irritation to their arms, but they washed...
  • Gore's White Powder Report Called a Hoax

    08/27/2002 7:22:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 16 replies · 178+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 27, 2002 | Daniel Guido
    Gore's White Powder Report Called a Hoax ( - A report of a mysterious white substance falling from an envelope at former Vice President Al Gore's office in Nashville is now said to have been a hoax. The staff was evacuated. A stamp reportedly on the envelope said "not inspected by the Corrections Department." Officials have not yet determined what the package contained. A state laboratory was to test the envelope's contents for anthrax or other harmful substances. Gore's office manager, Mary Patterson, opened the small package at approximately 1 p.m. EDT. Gore's offices in the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel...