June 3, 2020

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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Gulf, forecasters say it’s headed to U.S., but will drench parts of Mexico first

Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, threatening to bring deadly flooding in ... Read more | Add your comment

Hurricane season just started, storm developing in Gulf, headed toward U.S.

A tropical depression that formed Monday in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a tropical storm ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi’s Ben and Erin Napier get new season of HGTV’s ‘Home Town’

Ben and Erin Napier, stars of the husband-and-wife makeover show “Home Town,” announced this week that HGTV is ... Read more | Add your comment

BREAKING: Mississippi breaks another new daily coronavirus case record, deaths continue to climb

Mississippi recorded the highest number of new daily cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Friday as the state released ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippi AG drops charge against ex-cop indicted for killing man, citing self-defense

The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that a manslaughter charge will be dropped against a white former police officer in the October 2015 shooting death ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Associated Press.

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Colleges pledge to open in fall, but likely with dramatic changes

Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Associated Press.

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Mississippi woman arrested in beating of handicapped woman caught on video

A Vicksburg woman is the second person arrested in the reported beating of a handicapped woman that was captured on video in mid-May. Warren County ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:19 pm

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Mississippi county sees coronavirus cases nearly double in week, state says one outbreak to blame

The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Claiborne County has nearly doubled in recent days. In Tuesday’s report by the Mississippi State Department of Health, ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:22 pm

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State will release names of nursing homes where coronavirus outbreaks occurred

The Mississippi State Department of Health said Tuesday that it will start releasing the names of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities where people ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:03 pm

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Mississippi agrees to pay $5M back to feds over food stamp administration fraud

The Mississippi Department of Health Services (MDHS) has agreed to pay the United States $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:22 pm

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Mississippi prosecutor said: ‘We can only hope the deadly (coronavirus) strain spreads in riots!’

Pamela Hancock, the second-term prosecutor of Madison County, defended herself Monday after posting and later deleting a Facebook comment in which she suggested “the deadly ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:59 am

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Mississippi coronavirus cases continue at near-record pace, 28 more deaths reported

Mississippi reported more cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Tuesday as the 7-day and 14-day averages continued to hover near record highs. The Mississippi State Department ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:42 am

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Lawmaker who ran for governor pleads guilty, accused of choking woman, trying to ‘hog tie’ her

A Kentucky lawmaker who ran for governor last year has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of choking a woman with an ethernet cable ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:58 am

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Report: Suspected looter told police he was merely exercising his ‘freedom of rights’

An accused looter in Memphis allegedly told police he was merely exercising his “freedom of rights” as he stood outside a Sam’s Club with a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:51 am

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Mississippi police officer suspended for allegedly using N-word — two years ago

A Mississippi police officer has been suspended after allegedly using a racial slur when referencing another officer on the force. Meridian police officer Joey Lawn ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:33 am

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Mom tried to break up fight with car, she struck her own child instead, police say

A mother trying to break up a fight between her son and a 20-year-old man, using her car, has been arrested and charged with aggravated ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:29 am

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Police say man stalked Mississippi bank, then killed woman at ATM, dumped her body in parking lot

A Mississippi man stalked a bank in the early hours of the morning and then ambushed and killed a woman using the ATM. The suspect ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:23 am

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Alabama city dismantles Confederate monument after violent protests

The base of a Confederate monument in Alabama’s largest city was all that remained Tuesday morning after crews worked overnight to dismantle it. Workers began ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:22 am

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Report shows flood pushed 500M gallons of sewage into river

Nearly half a billion gallons of raw sewage leaked into the Pearl River in the first three months of 2020, according to a quarterly report ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:40 am

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D.C. bishop ‘outraged’ by Trump’s church photo op

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for staging a visit to the historic St. John’s Church ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:50 pm

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Trump: If governors don’t stop violent protests, I’ll send in military

Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:32 pm

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Tate Reeves says he welcomes protests, but Mississippi no place for ‘agitators’

Protesters marched in Mississippi’s capital city on Monday, with some stopping to lie on the ground outside Jackson’s main police station to remember George Floyd, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:13 pm

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Mississippi teen charged with murder after allegedly gunning down two people

A Mississippi teenager was charged with murder after two people were found dead Sunday. McComb police responded to a shooting call Sunday night, WLBT-TV reported. ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, June 1, 2020 5:24 pm

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Have you seen this young man? He’s missing, suffers from mental disorders and police seek help locating him.

Mississippi police are searching for an autistic teenager who went missing Friday from a boarding school. Walnut Police are seeking the public’s help to locate ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, June 1, 2020 5:16 pm

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Mississippi man charged with rape of girl under age 14. Police say they met on social media.

A Mendenhall man has been charged in a month-long investigation into the sexual battery and statutory rape of a Warren County girl. Monday, Jmari Semaj ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Monday, June 1, 2020 4:03 pm

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Woman charged after video surfaces showing vulnerable person being beaten

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday the arrest of an Arlington, Texas woman in connection to a disturbing incident captured on video in mid-May. ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Monday, June 1, 2020 3:59 pm

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Bond set for teacher accused of vandalizing Ole Miss Confederate monument

Bond has been set for the Mississippi teacher accused of vandalizing the Confederate monument on the University of Mississippi campus. Zachary Borenstein, 30, was charged ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Staff, Monday, June 1, 2020 2:07 pm

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Update: Mississippi coronavirus case trends continue to climb higher

Mississippi reported Monday 251 more cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus as the 7-day and 14-day averages continued to set new records. The Mississippi State Department ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, June 1, 2020 11:25 am

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Mississippi deputies catch dogfighters in the act, 8 people detained

Eight people were arrested Sunday and 12 dogs confiscated after Mississippi sheriff’s deputies uncovered an illegal dogfight in progress. Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies say ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:35 am

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Police, soldiers return protesters’ fire, kill man in Louisville

Police officers and National Guard soldiers enforcing a curfew in Louisville killed a man early Monday when they returned fire after someone in a large ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:25 am

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Woman’s body found in parking lot, police seek clues to her identity

Meridian police are seeking to identify a woman who was found dead around 6 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of a business on Highway ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:05 am