Man accused of anthrax threats

ATLANTA - A federal grand jury has accused a Bartow County Jail inmate of mailing anthrax threats to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the FBI.

Robert Wynn Young, 30, of Cartersville was indicted on charges that he mailed a letter containing a white powdery substance addressed to Chambliss' Washington office in June, about two weeks after a letter containing similar powder was received at the Atlanta office of the FBI, U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said Tuesday.

Young has been incarcerated in the Bartow County Jail since May 2004, and remains in

custody.

Illness claims soldier's life

FORT STEWART - A soldier preparing for redeployment to Afghanistan has died of an illness at a hospital in Germany, the Defense Department said.

Sgt. 1st Class Moses Armstead, 44, of Rochester, N.Y., was returning from leave when the non-combat related illness was discovered at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He died last week. Armstead was assigned to the Army's 16th Ordnance Battalion in Aberdeen, Md.

He leaves behind family members in Homerville, as well as relatives in Tennessee, New York and Maryland.

- From wire reports