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Inmate serving life sentence dies in Mississippi prison

A inmate serving a life sentence on a murder conviction died Monday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The state Department of Corrections said no foul play is suspected and an autopsy would be done. The person was at least the 26th Mississippi inmate to die since late December, and the state prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Justice ...

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Police investigating after toddler found dead in hot car

Police are investigating after a toddler was found dead in a hot car in northeast Mississippi. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells local news outlets that the 21-month-old boy was found dead Friday evening in the parking lot of a day care center. Ramey says the child appears to have been left in the vehicle at a workplace elsewhere in ...

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Noted Mississippi painter Bucci dies at 92

RIDGELAND — Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, a celebrated Mississippi visual artist whose work spanned nearly eight decades, died Sunday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, after a brief illness. He was 92. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. His death was announced in a statement released today by the family. In recent years, Bucci was honored with ...

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Worker dies after falling from roof of 'Al Capone home'

OCEAN SPRINGS — A construction worker critically injured when he fell while working on the second-story roof of an Ocean Springs home has died. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said Gerald Moran, 42, died yesterday at Ocean Springs Hospital, where he had been comatose and in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit for about a week. Moran had suffered ...

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Noted civil rights attorney Doar dies at 92

WASHINGTON — John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who fought to protect voting rights in the South, has died at age 92. His son, Burke Doar, says Doar died today in New York of heart failure. Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960 to 1967, serving for a period as division ...

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Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller dies at 87

JACKSON — Former Mississippi First Lady Ava Carroll Overton Waller, 87, of Jackson, died yesterday at Manhattan Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at First Baptist Church, Jackson. Visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral service that day. Waller ...

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DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday

HERNANDO — DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Wayne Lee has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Hernando, Mississippi. County Coroner Jeff Pounders said the accident occurred last night on a county road. Pounders said the 54-year-old Lee was transported the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, where he died. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Dick Hackett said the accident was reported ...

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