Latest Poisoning News

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 02, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Southwestern teacher sets example even amid terminal cancer Saturday’s story about a Southwestern Middle School teacher battling cancer was a tearjerker, to be sure. Tina Wright, a fixture at the...

Food poisoning sickens Coachella shuttle bus drivers

Apr. 25, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — At least 24 shuttle bus drivers for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival became ill with food poisoning early Monday, authorities said. Reports began coming in shortly after midnight after subcontracted drivers dined at an off-site catering location...

Child dies after drinking whiskey; grandmother, mom jailed

Apr. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is dead after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge Police said. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesperson, told news outlets the little girl's grandmother, Roxanne...

Sheriff: Baby dies of alcohol poisoning, parents arrested

Apr. 19, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mother and father have been arrested on murder charges in the death of their 4-week-old baby by alcohol poisoning, authorities said Tuesday. Sydnei Dunn, 24, and Marquis Colvin, 25, were arrested last Thursday — the day the child died — by the...

Review: A portrait of a Putin opposition leader in ‘Navalny’

Apr. 12, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

“ Navalny ” is so taut and suspenseful you’d think John le Carré had left behind a secret manuscript that’s only just coming to light now. This spellbinding portrait of a Russian opposition leader following an attempt on his life has all the makings of a Hollywood thriller....

Russian activist who said he had been poisoned is detained

Apr. 11, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., who was twice sickened in incidents he suspected were poisonings, has been detained in Moscow by police, another prominent opposition figure said Monday. Ilya Yashin said on Twitter that Kara-Murza was detained Monday near his...

Inslee signs law intended to reduce hazing incidents

Mar. 31, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity event in 2019, his parents became determined to prevent similar tragedies. One of Jolayne Houtz’s and Hector Martinez’s many goals was met Wednesday when...

Sanctioned oligarch Abramovich seen at Russia-Ukraine talks

Mar. 29, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Soccer club owner. Ally of Vladimir Putin. Sanctioned oligarch. Could diplomatic go-between be added to the resume of Roman Abramovich? The 55-year-old billionaire has swapped the skybox seat he once proudly occupied at his beloved Chelsea soccer club in Britain for...

Larry Ray goes to hospital as key witness testifies of harm

Mar. 22, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she was forced to prostitute herself to pay an ex-convict $2.5 million and gain relief from his claims that she’d poisoned him was testifying at his trial Tuesday when he became so ill that he was taken to a hospital. The trip by ambulance was the...

2 dead in Detroit home, carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

Mar. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two people found dead in a Detroit home Tuesday night are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said. Emergency responders discovered the bodies of a male and a female about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday in a house where a gas-powered generator was...