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KFC: No evidence scarred girl was asked to leave restaurant

JACKSON — Fried chicken chain KFC said two different investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said yesterday the company considered the matter closed after an internal investigation by the franchise restaurant in Jackson ...

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Walker, Janus get jail time for misusing funds at DMR

HATTIESBURG — The former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources director yesterday was sentenced to the maximum of five years in prison and fined for helping steer $210,000 in federal money to buy out a waterfront lot owned by his son. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett also ordered 69-year-old Bill Walker to serve three years of supervised release. Walker must also ...

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State sues credit reporting firm Experian for alleged violations

JACKSON — The state of Mississippi has sued credit reporting giant Experian, alleging sweeping errors in the company’s data and routine violations of consumer protection laws. Mississippi’s action — and a previously unreported multi-state investigation of credit bureaus led by Ohio — represents a significant new legal challenge to the industry. Attorney General Jim Hood’s complaint against Experian Information Solutions ...

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McDaniel promises to protect shipbuilders; Cochran focuses on farmers

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised yesterday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers. McDaniel, a state senator from Ellisville, campaigned yesterday along the Gulf Coast, seeking to mobilize voters for the June 24 ...

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OSHA fines Chevron for fatal explsion at Coast refinery

PASCAGOULA — Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tonya Graddy of Semmes, Ala., a five-year operator for the refinery, was killed Nov. 15 when an explosion occurred in the furnace of the Cracking II Processing Unit. The cracking unit ...

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KiOR borrows $25M; avoids defaulting on loan

COLUMBUS — Alternative-fuel maker KiOR Inc. has borrowed enough money to keep operating through August. The Pasadena, Texas, company, which has a $225-million plant in Columbus, had warned last month that it had to raise more money for research and plant improvements. KiOR, in a stock filing today, said it had completed a deal to borrow $25 million from an ...

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Drugs or counterfeit goods?

A recent arrest proves one thing — if you’re going to sell drugs, stay away from counterfeit goods. A Tate County resident has been arrested for the sale of a controlled substance and the sale of counterfeit goods in the Senatobia area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Keith Roderick Danner, 41, of Senatobia was arrested following an undercover investigation ...

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Cattle rustling investigation leads to arrests; Hyde-Smith pushes branding

PICKENS — The Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, has arrested two individuals for livestock theft. The Bureau anticipates additional arrests and charges to be forthcoming in the future. Lead MALTB investigator Mike McGowan, with assistance from the Holmes and Yazoo County sheriff’s departments, arrested Terrance Deon ...

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Listening sessions scheduled as board looks for new ASU president

LORMAN — Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board president Aubrey Patterson to lead the search for the next president of Alcorn State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions Feb. 19. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess. The Campus Listening Sessions ...

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Doctor accused of murder-for-hire plot hits another legal snag

A Greenwood doctor accused of attempting to have his ex-wife’s divorce attorney murdered has hit another roadblock in his efforts to have the charges dismissed. A judge has denied renewed arguments by Dr. Arnold Smith that all investigative and police actions carried out by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office are unconstitutional. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn ...

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