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Japanese pufferfish (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)

Man Gets 7 1/2 Years For Trying To Poison Wife With Pufferfish Toxin

Edward F. Bachner admitted in a plea agreement that he fraudulently purchased a $20 million life insurance policy on a person he planned to poison.

09/24/2012

A shopper holds a receipt after buying items in Woolworths shop in Camberley, in Surrey, on December 11, 2008. Closing-down sales were under way at more than 800 branches of ailing retailer Woolworths Thursday as thousands of shop workers feared for their jobs. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Retail Receipts With Toxic Chemical

Many receipts contain toxic Bisphenol A, or BPA. Legislation introduced Thursday will require all stores to find an alternative. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/09/2012

Batteries

City: Most Batteries No Longer Need To Be Recycled Separately

Have you wondered what happened to all those battery recycling containers you used to see in libraries and other city buildings in Chicago?

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

Chicago Police Officer Kevin Robinson (handout/CBS)

Family Left With Questions After Officer’s Mysterious Death

Veteran Police Officer Kevin Robinson died April 4, about a month after reportedly inhaling a toxic substance at work. Friends and family await the results of an investigation to learn what really happened.

04/11/2011

Smoke Stacks (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

High Levels Of Toxic Lead Found Near Elementary School

Residents in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful.

WBBM Newsradio–03/31/2011