Everett Dutschke’s attorney asks judge to delay Mississippi ricin letter trial

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A lawyer asked a federal judge on Friday to delay the October trial of a Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials.

Kenneth Coghlan filed the motion Friday in the federal case of James Everett Dutschke, a former martial arts instructor from Tupelo. Dutschke is charged with sending ricin-tainted letters on April 8 to Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland… […]


Tupelo mom, 2-year-old daughter killed when runaway 18-wheeler crushes their parked car

TUPELO, Mississippi -(AP) — Authorities have released the names of a woman and her young daughter who were killed Friday in Tupelo while sitting in a vehicle that was struck by a runaway tractor-trailer.

Lee County coroner Carolyn Green says 20-year-old Olidia Acosta and 2-year-old Vianett Castillo were in a parking lot outside an auto insurance office when the incident happened…. […]