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Sheriff: Mississippi mom shoots adult daughter’s boyfriend

Authorities in Mississippi say a woman shot the boyfriend of her 20-year-old daughter. News outlets report 38-year-old Rachael Dungan and Lillian Shoemaker were charged Saturday with aggravated assault. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says the victim told deputies that Dungan came to his home while he was with Shoemaker, who is his girlfriend. Dungan and Shoemaker left the house and ...

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Journalist and political staffer Wayne Weidie dies at 78

OCEAN SPRINGS — A former Mississippi newspaper publisher and political columnist who later became a congressional aide has died. Wayne Weidie (WEE-die) was 78 when he died Thursday at his home in Venice, Florida. Weidie was publisher and editor of two Mississippi Gulf Coast newspapers, the Ocean Springs Record and the Gautier Independent, from 1970 to 1990, and wrote a ...

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Attorney for officer in shooting describes body cam video

The attorney for a Mississippi police officer who killed a man last week says he’s reviewed the officer’s body camera video. Attorney Calvin Taylor tells The Sun Herald that the video shows Moss Point officers responding to a sighting of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims, who was wanted on felony warrants. He says Sims fled and led officers on a car ...

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Relatives of man killed by police stage sit-in at city hall

The family of a man killed by a police officer in Mississippi is staging a sit-in at City Hall. News outlets report relatives of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims vowed Monday not to move from Moss Point City Hall until a meeting is called to address their demands. They want to see the officer’s body camera video, and they want the ...

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City overrides Moss Point mayor’s attempt to stop pay cut

The Moss Point Board of Aldermen has overridden the mayor’s attempt to veto a policy that would limit his travel and cut at least 15 percent of his salary. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Tuesday to override Mayor Mario King’s veto. Alderman Sherwood Bradford proposed the new policy as lawsuits mount against King, ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi mayor used firehouse as motel for sex

A Mississippi mayor is accused of misusing city resources, accusing white firefighters of being racist without cause and using the firehouse as his “personal motel” for sex. The Sun Herald reports the lawsuit against Moss Point Mayor Mario King and the city also accuses him of using a firearm to intimidate and harass a worker. The lawsuit was filed this ...

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Lawsuit: Age discrimination, harassment by Moss Point mayor

Eleven people are suing the mayor of a Mississippi city over claims of age discrimination and harassment. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed July 2 against Moss Point Mayor Mario King. Most of the plaintiffs are current or former Moss Point employees. They accuse King of forcing older employees to retire or resign so he could hire millennials. They ...

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TOURISM TRAGEDY — Toxic bacteria mean fewer people on Mississippi’s beaches

Toxic bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and it will be weeks before financial information shows whether beach closures are hurting the local economy. The communications director for the tourism agency Coastal Mississippi, Erin Rosetti, says she’s seeing fewer people hanging out on the sand. “We do see people on the beach. However, ...

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Hurricane center says tropical depression likely in Gulf

The Hurricane Center says a tropical depression is likely to form in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. Forecasters in Miami said Monday that a trough of low pressure over central Georgia is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf where a broad area of low pressure will form in a couple of days. The ...

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Alderman files suit against Moss Point mayor, city

An alderman is suing a Mississippi city and its mayor, claiming the mayor assaulted and harassed him.The Mississippi Press reports that the city of Moss Point and Mayor Mario King received a summons last week indicating Alderman Ennit Morris had filed the lawsuit. The suit claims King ordered a police officer to arrest Morris at a December executive meeting. The ...

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