September 25, 2020

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Suspect shot own grandmother, Mississippi investigators say

One suspect, Samuel Hunter Anderson, is in custody after reportedly shooting his grandmother early Friday. Just before 8:30 ... Read more | Add your comment

Weekly coronavirus new case average inches higher; 20 additional Mississippians just died from the virus

Mississippi’s 7-day trailing average of new, daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases inched higher Friday with the latest statistics released ... Read more | Add your comment

Four Mississippi schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Department of Education today recognized four Mississippi schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi reports highest new number of coronavirus cases in two weeks

On Thursday, Mississippi reported the highest number of new, daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases in two weeks. The state ... Read more | Add your comment

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Former Catholic brother, teacher returned to Mississippi to face child sex charges

A former Catholic brother has been extradited from his home state of Wisconsin to Mississippi, where he faces sexual battery charges in a case involving ... Read more | Add your comment

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VIDEO: Mississippi Lieutenant Governor challenges residents to ‘love your neighbor,’ wear mask

A COVID-19 survivor, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann is urging the public to continue to take precautions against the dangerous virus, which has claimed the lives ... Read more | Add your comment

by Vicksburg Post Staff.

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Her job was to protect troubled children, police say she sexually abused them instead

A former employee of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services has been charged with the sexual abuse of young people under her care while ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:52 pm

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Trio of armed robbery suspects arrested after they passed out inside car

Three people were arrested — two adults and a teenager – were arrested Friday morning after they passed out in a car along a roadway prompting ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, September 25, 2020 3:29 pm

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LSU kicks off national title defense season Saturday against renewed Mississippi State

No. 6 LSU begins its national title defense with a game featuring numerous new faces on both sidelines. The Tigers have Myles Brennan taking over ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:05 pm

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Mississippi men accused of impersonating police in Kentucky

Kentucky State Police arrested two Mississippi man after they allegedly tried to pretend they were law enforcement officers to avoid being ticketed. Kentucky State Police ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:28 pm

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State uses inmate labor to repair, reopen prison that closed in 2016

The head of Mississippi’s troubled prison system told lawmakers Thursday that the Department of Corrections intends to move some inmates out of a private prison ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:05 pm

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COVID-19 outbreak forces Ole Miss to suspend baseball practice

Four days into their fall practice season, the Ole Miss baseball program had to hit the pause button due to COVID-19. On Thursday, the program ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Staff, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:22 pm

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Louisiana 4th grader suspended for moving BB gun during virtual class after his younger brother tripped on it

A fourth-grader at a Louisiana elementary school was suspended from school after he picked up a BB gun his younger brother tripped over and placed ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:47 pm

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VIDEO: Crowd jeers as president Trump pays respects to justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Donald Trump was booed Thursday as he paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He plans to nominate a replacement this ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:41 pm

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Utility worker headed home after storm cleanup killed on Mississippi highway

A utility worker who had been working to help restore power on the Gulf Coast after recent storm damage was killed Wednesday when his vehicle ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:28 pm

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Protests spill into America’s streets over Breonna Taylor case

Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:21 am

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Wooden bridge closed after arsonist sets fire to it, damages underpinnings

Folks in one Mississippi county will have to find an alternate route home after a fire on one of the few remaining wooden bridges in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:14 am

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Some college football goes on, but many traditions on pandemic hold

To the delight of fans young and old, an English bulldog named Uga has been stationed on the sideline at all but one Georgia home ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:10 am

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Mississippi governor tells citizens to take COVID vaccine even if you don’t like Trump

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday praised the Trump administration’s efforts to make a coronavirus vaccine available to the public in the next few months ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:07 am

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Two Louisville offices shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:51 pm

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Defense seeks mental evaluation for ex-cop charged with murder

A defense attorney is requesting a psychiatric evaluation for a white former Mississippi police officer charged with killing a Black woman with whom the officer ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:31 pm

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The Latest: Mississippi reports consistent new coronavirus cases, but deaths continue, two dozen more Wednesday

Mississippi’s new coronavirus cases are averaging at approximately 500 new cases per day with the latest numbers released from the Mississippi Department of Health on ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:10 am

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Mississippi auditor arrests city clerk, charges her with embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White announced Wednesday Special Agents from his office have arrested City of Macon Municipal Court Clerk, Yolanda Atkins, after she was indicted ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:01 am

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Man charged after witnesses say he threw dog off interstate overpass

Mississippi police arrested a man and charged him with cruelty to animals after witnesses said the man threw a dog over a highway overpass. Southaven ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:25 pm

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John Lennon’s killer says murder was ‘despicable act’ aimed at getting him glory

The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a “despicable” act. Mark David Chapman ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:51 pm

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Harshmallow hiatus: Pandemic prompts Peeps production pause

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Just Born Quality Confections said it won’t be producing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:43 pm

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Bridge inspectors find, rescue dog stranded under bridge high over Mississippi River

A routine bridge inspection turned into a rescue mission Sunday afternoon when a dog was found stranded below the eastbound Mississippi River bridge. Bridge inspector ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:09 pm

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Sheriff says this man lured children into van for sex; van’s locks had been modified

A Mississippi man is accused of trying to lure children into a van whose interior doors had been altered, presumably to prevent escape. Humphreys County ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:03 pm

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Police say Mississippi college town has had 11 drug overdoses, two fatal, fentanyl blamed

Police in a Mississippi university town recently reported 11 drug overdoses, two fatal, so far this year, and say they believe drugs laced with the ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Staff, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:26 pm

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New coronavirus cases in Mississippi relatively stable, but reported deaths rise sharply

Mississippi’s latest COVID-19 coronavirus new case numbers released Tuesday showed the virus’ spread remains relatively stable, but the state reported three-dozen more deaths, underscoring the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:50 am

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Police investigate complaints of ‘criminal hazing’ by LSU fraternities

Louisiana State University police were called to investigate two complaints of hazing at campus fraternities last week, according to police reports. A complaint detailing “criminal ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:13 am