Man thinks he, son poisoned by meth in hotel coffee maker

Man thinks he, son poisoned by meth in hotel coffee maker


KEARNEY, Neb. — A Nebraska man believes he and his 2-year-old son were poisoned by a methamphetamine-tainted coffee maker at an Omaha hotel.

Travis and Amber Richard and their children spent Labor Day weekend in Omaha.

He says he used the coffee maker and coffee package in their room on Sept. 6 and began to feel weird within 20 minutes of drinking the coffee.

He says his son also took a sip and got sick on the drive back home to Pleasanton. Both sought medical treatment and are awaiting confirmation from tests.

Omaha police are investigating the incident, but say they doubt the coffee maker was used to make meth. It’s unclear whether a trace of the drug was left by someone using the coffee maker to hide meth.


A freshman golfer at Montana State Billings drained a hole-in-one on the first shot of his collegiate career.

Scott Larson hit the ace off the No. 11 tee at Fox Hills Golf Club in Longmont, Colo., on Monday, at a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament.

Larson says the shot felt good and he could see it was going at the stick. After confirming the eagle, he says he was in a bit of shock.

Larson's hole-in-one on the 192-yard, par 3 hole was the second of his life. He hit a hole-in-one as a junior in high school from almost the same distance.


ROSWELL, Ga. — Authorities say two suspects in a drug store burglary chose one of the worst possible places to make their getaway: the police station.

Police say the men ran from the business, ending up at the back gate of the Roswell police station.

Roswell police say an officer on patrol heard an alarm coming from the Wender and Roberts Pharmacy around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the officer spotted three men wearing masks and gloves run from the business. One was taken into custody, but two others fled.

Authorities say a police dog tracked the two fleeing suspects to the rear gate of the Roswell Police Department, where both were apprehended.

The suspects’ names weren’t released.

— From wire service reports


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