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'Internet Black Widow' arrested for breaching terms of release

Halifax - Melissa Shepard, 80, known as Canada's "Internet Black Widow," was arrested by Halifax police for accessing the Internet, contrary to a condition of her release from custody less than a month ago.

New techniques can identify spiders from their webs

Advancements in genetic techniques have led to researchers being able to identify black widow spiders from their webs. The method allows researchers not only to identify the spider, but also its prey.

Op-Ed: Ever wonder why you're afraid of spiders? Evolution provides clue

San Jos - When you live in the tropics, the neighbors tend to invite themselves into your house. In my case, sometimes it's a two-toed sloth. Other times it's a beautiful morpho butterfly. And other times it's a large, hairy spider.

Black widow arrested for ‘poisoning partners with cyanide’

Police in Japan raided the homes of the 67-year-old Japanese black widow, Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as specifics of six former partners’ deaths transpire in local broadcasting.

Grapes infested with Black Widow Spiders found in some states

Black Widows have been discovered in grapes across the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

'Black widow' bomber blows self up, injures 18 in Dagestan

Dagestanskaya - Madina Alieva, 25, a "black widow" suicide bomber, blew herself up and injured 18 others in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday. Russians refer to such women as “black widows” because their spouses were killed by security forces.
 

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Melissa Shepard, 80
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