Wednesday, April 17, 2013

National Story With Local Ties

Ricin Letter Sent To U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Postmarked Memphis,TN
I've long made jokes about big stories always coming back to Memphis.  This story, regarding a ricin-laced letter sent to a US Senator, was no exception.  Sen. Roger Wicker of MS was the intended target.  Officials say the letter was postmarked Memphis.  I was working a couple of unrelated stories when I got the call to pursue this one.  Fortunately, NBC shot the mail facility in DC and Wicker's office.  I got a phone interview with US Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis (after he responded to a direct message on Twitter).

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