Stories tagged: poison
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
UK to boot 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
Britain will expel nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria
Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases
State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Soup poisoned with strychnine suspected in farmer’s death
Peter Bayer, 60, a Garden Springs farmer, staggered into a neighbor’s home and said, “Oh, Jim, I’ve been poisoned eating soup.” He collapsed into a chair and died about 20 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Prosecutor: Container Croat drank from held deadly chemical
A deadly chemical was in the container from which a Croat war criminal drank shortly before dying, a Dutch prosecutor said Thursday, as an independent
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Croat war criminal’s shocking death stuns UN tribunal
Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Video shows North Korean motionless on gurney after attack
A Malaysian airport security video shows the poisoned half brother of North Korea’s leader apparently unconscious on a gurney and being pumped with oxygen by medical attendants as they wait …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Shellfish poison levels force recreational harvest ban
The Washington State Department of Health has closed all Vashon beaches, except Quartermaster Harbor, for recreational shellfish harvesting.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
50 million at risk of arsenic poisoning in Pakistan, study shows
A new study suggests some 50 million people living across Pakistan’s Indus Valley are at risk of arsenic poisoning from tainted groundwater.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Six Eastern Oregon counties will no longer use cyanide traps
Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Over 200 hospitalized in Macedonian food poisoning outbreak
Macedonian health officials say 223 factory workers in an industrial zone near the western town of Gostivar were hospitalized for food poisoning.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
New measures approved to protect birds from contaminated pit
Federal officials said Friday they have approved new measures meant to prevent a repeat of last fall’s mass bird deaths in a contaminated former open-pit mine in Montana, including noise-making …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent killed Kim Jong Un’s brother
Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Truth of Putin lost on Trump
Yet Trump’s moral equivalence between Russian and American behavior should not be quickly dismissed, because it has scary implications for Trump’s policymaking at home and abroad.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.
It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Def Leppard to play Spokane Arena on June 7
The veteran English rock band were last in Spokane in September 2015. Tesla and Poison are on the bill.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
4 children killed after pesticide released toxic gas underneath their home, police say
By the time first responders arrived at the home in Amarillo early Monday, one child inside was already unconscious.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Montana water district files suit over Yellowstone arsenic
A Montana water and sewer district is suing Yellowstone National Park over arsenic leaking from the park that infiltrates its sewage treatment system.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6:28 a.m.
Clinton campaign: No health issues after mailed powder found
The Hillary Clinton campaign says four people have been examined by medical personnel after a white powdery substance arrived at a New York campaign office and they have reported no …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf
A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho
Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores
A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago near Glacier National Park: Spokane brakeman, 3 ‘hoboes’ injured in train wreck
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.
Sat., March 19, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club suspects gas gouging
From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was still relatively new, but people in Spokane already were concerned about gas gouging.
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Chlorine gas investigation awaits cleanup, lab tests
Three Pacific Steel and Recycling workers remain hospitalized in critical condition following an accidental release of chlorine gas at the company’s east Spokane recycling facility Wednesday morning. Mike Tracy, a …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, 10:04 p.m.
3 still in critical condition from chlorine gas exposure at Spokane recycling company
Three Pacific Steel and Recycling workers remain hospitalized in critical condition following an accidental release of chlorine gas at the company’s east Spokane recycling facility Wednesday morning.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
Chlorine gas leak sickens workers
An accidental release of chlorine gas Wednesday morning from a cylinder at Pacific Steel and Recycling in east Spokane sickened more than a dozen people there and at a nearby …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
3 still in critical condition after chlorine gas release at Pacific Steel and Recycling
Workers at Pacific Steel and Recycling in north Spokane accidentally punctured a barrel Wednesday morning, releasing a plume of chlorine gas that sickened workers there and at a nearby city …
Tue., April 30, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
WSU grad student accused of trying to poison wife
Investigators have arrested a man suspected of trying to poison his wife last month at their Uniontown, Wash., home.
Wed., Feb. 16, 2011, 11:07 a.m.
Dangerous drug sold in Washington as bath salts
The Washington Poison Center is warning about a dangerous drug being sold as “bath salts” and containing a substance that has profound physiological effects.