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Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

JACKSON, Mississippi — Scarlett Lewis, a Newtown, Conn., mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be among the featured speakers during the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University, held Feb. 12-14 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 E. Amite St. The theme of the 12th Annual Conference is “Child Welfare: Building Multi-Generational Teams ...

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GLOBE: FBI agent fatally shoots man with reported ties to Boston Marathon bomber

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man was fatally shot when a team of FBI agents swarmed an apartment complex near Universal Studios in Orlando. The man, identified by an FBI spokesman as Ibragim Todashev, was being interviewed about his ties to alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. The shooting happened early Wednesday. “We are currently responding ...

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UPDATE: Department of Justice, Boston police deny bombing arrest

UPDATE … The FBI said no arrests have been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, despite widespread earlier reports that a suspect was in custody in Monday’s deadly attack. Paul Bresson, a spokesman for the FBI, based in Washington, also pleaded with reporters to verify their information through “appropriate official channels” since inaccurate reporting can have “unintended consequences.” Contrary to ...

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as ‘somber’ day after marathon bombing

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Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says she wasn’t close enough to ...

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List of Mississippians in Monday's Boston Marathon

Here is a list of Mississippians who ran in the Boston Marathon … Red Wave 1 10:00 am Start Bib No Corral Name Age Sex Hometown 629 1 Martin, Miles Jr. 34 M Florence 1210 2 Ord, Joshua 29 M Ocean Springs 1789 2 Whitten, Kristopher 37 M Olive Branch 2101 3 Wile, Daniel 31 M Meridian 2237 3 George, ...

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Mississippi runners reported safe after Boston Marathon bombing kills three, injures more than 140

Two bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and injuring more than 140, according to the Associated Press. A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said the attack was being treated as an act of terrorism. Fifty-nine Mississippians had registered to run the race this year, and 40 had finished at ...

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