An online post made in 2007 establishes a possible connection between Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo that dates back about six years.
Curtis was arrested about 5 p.m. Wednesday by FBI and other law enforcement agents at his apartment in Corinth and is believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin.
The letters were sent to Pres. Barack Obama, Wicker and a justice court judge in Tupelo.
Federal authorities were in Tupelo on Wednesday investigating the letters. Both letters were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”
According to the FBI, Curtis has been sending emails to Wicker and other elected officials for several years.
(more…) (April 18, 2013)
At approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, FBI Special Agents arrested Paul Kevin Curtis, the individual believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U. S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin. The letters were addressed to a U. S. Senator, the White House, and a Mississippi justice official.
(more…) (April 17, 2013)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved taking steps to sell 4th Street, a short dead-end street, to the developer of a Marriott Courtyard on Tuesday. (April 17, 2013, Page 1, 16)
City officials say they are beefing up security during the upcoming Double Decker Arts Festival in the aftermath of the bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday. No threats have been made and the enhanced security is only an “over abundance” of caution, city leaders say. (April 17, 2013, Page 1)
Former narcotics agent Searn Lynch pleaded guilty Monday before a federal judge to charges of obtaining prescription drugs by deception. His sentencing was deferred pending a presentencing report done by the U.S. Probation Department. (April 16, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Those walking along North 9th Street, trying to find a safe place in between the parked cars on both sides of the road and lack of sidewalks, will soon see some changes along the road that are designed to make it safer for pedestrians. (April 16, 2013, Page 1, 14)
The Right Revs. Duncan M. Gray Jr. and Duncan M. Gray III will receive an award named for former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat at an upcoming Mississippi Trailblazer ceremony. (April 15, 2013, Page 1, 6)
Lamar Lounge’s hamburger will be featured on a new Travel Channel show, “Burger Land,” at 9 p.m. Monday. (April 12, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)
Oxford School District is celebrating its 8 STAR students today in Jackson. (April 12, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
Due to the University of Mississippi removing all free parking from the campus on home, football games and charging $100 for a parking pass. (April 11, 2013, Page 1A)