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Employee charged with murder in death of New York chiropractor | Reuters

By Laila Kearney


NEW YORK A 60-year-old chiropractor in upstate New York, whose death last year was originally attributed to natural causes, was poisoned by her 23-year-old employee who has been charged with murder, police alleged on Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Conley of the small town of Paris, New York, is accused of using the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine to poison Mary Yoder, 60, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said.

Conley worked at Chiropractic Family Care, which Yoder and her husband owned and operated.

Yoder died in July 2015 from what appeared to be natural causes, Maciol said. But months later, a family member who suspected a crime requested an investigation, he said.

Conley was charged on Monday with second-degree murder, one count of forgery, two counts of falsifying business records and two counts a knockout post of petit larceny, the sheriff's department said.

An attorney for Conley could not immediately be identified.

After an autopsy of Yoder's body, the local medical examiner ruled the women's death a homicide by colchicine poisoning in December.

Colchicine, an look at this site anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat gout, can cause nausea, vomiting, respiratory problems and liver failure if taken in excess.

Maciol declined to say what led investigators to determine Conley had poisoned Yoder or what her motivation might have been, citing an ongoing investigation.

Yoder was poisoned on a single occasion, Maciol said.

Conley is scheduled to appear in Oneida County on a bond hearing on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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Rio Athletes Village faces leaks, power outages; Australia refuses to move in

Australian athletes will not move into their rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics until serious plumbing, electrical and cleaning problems are fixed, with the troubled South American games opening in under two weeks.

Kitty Chiller, the head of the Australian delegation, said in a statement Sunday that team members "will not move into our allocated building" at the Athletes Village. She gave no hint of when they might. Teams from Britain and New Zealand were also reported to be having similar problems.

1 day ago

Iranian woman to be stoned to death as world marks UN 'Human Rights Day'

As the world marks International Human Rights Day on Thursday, Iran is continuing its execution spree

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Top 10 Home Improvement Projects

If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.

A great resource for your research is the 2013 Cost vs. Val

4 days ago

Research and Markets: Roofing Market in India 2013

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (

has announced the addition of the "Roofing

Market in India 2013" report to their offering.

This latest market research report titled Roofing Market in India 2013

depicts the current status of roofing industry with a special focus on

asbestos, tile and metal roofing segments. Currently, the roofing sector

is preparing for the next generation products, with infrastructure and

industrial boom being the major demand drivers. Airports, metro rails,

Special Economic Zones, industrial cities and IT parks have initiated

4 days ago

2 Indiana HVAC plants to close, costing 2,100 jobs


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Home repair you must do now

Most homeowners have a long list of repairs and DIY projects that they've been putting off. However, sometimes ignoring much-needed maintenance can put your home at serious risk. Here are a few common household repairs that you should take care of before it's too late.

Leaky Water Heater

The first signs of trouble seem innocuous enough. A few drops of water beneath the tank, or perhaps a bit of corrosion around the bottom. As long as hot water still flows through the pipes, it's easy to ignore the problem. But a leaky tank could be the si

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'Home Improvement': Where Are They Now?

The youngest star of "Home Improvement," Taran Noah Smith, has left show business, but he's still making headlines.

Smith, who played the youngest of Tim Allen's kids on the '90s sitcom, was arrested Feb. 1 and was later charged with driving under the influence and possession of hashish. Last week, Smith pleaded guilty in California to drug possession and no contest to a "wet reckless" charge (which replaces a DUI in a plea-bargained settlement), according to On The Red Carpet. His sentence included a six-month drug-diversion program, three years probation and a fine.

The actor, 27, has stayed off screen since "Home Improvement" ended in 1999, but he has had his share of real-l

5 days ago

A Virginia Roofing Pre-set Up Checklist

Once you need to upgrade your private home, probably the most costly and troublesome tasks is handling Virginia roofing installation and repair. No one likes to must redo a roof. It's one thing everybody needs to sustain on but most of us take for granted. It may be painful to pour hundreds of dollars into a roof, and never have anybody comment on how good your roof is. Relying on where you reside, northern Virginia roofing repairs and alternative may very well be as frequent as each 5 years for you, particularly for those who skimp on the installation. Here is a checklist to be sure to've obtained all of your shingles in a row so that you're prepared for the large install.

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Many U.S. country clubs modernizing for survival | Reuters

BOSTON When summer kicks off, members will find a fully updated Westwood Country Club with a redesigned golf course, new pool house with a better snack bar, and a teen center.

The nearly $7 million project temporarily closed the Vienna, Virginia, course but was seen as an investment in its viability, a way to retain members and attract new ones. With less than 30 days of construction left, the club will be a place "to be proud of for years and years to come," General Manager Paul Flood says.

Senior members, however, were less convinced. As the vote to proceed neared back in 2010, they questioned whether, given the economic climate, the club could afford to take on new debt. The