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2 deputies, suspect shot; suspect identified

A domestic incident and subsequent pursuit turned violent in Mississippi with two sheriff’s deputies and the suspect shot. News outlets report it happened Thursday after a chase that ended outside of Canton. District Attorney John Bramlett identified the hospitalized suspect as Edgar Egbert, who faces six counts of attempted murder of law enforcement officers, one count of kidnapping and one ...

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Texas man accused of killing co-worker in Mississippi

A 37-year-old man is accused of taking his ex-girlfriend from Texas and shooting her to death in Mississippi. Covington County authorities tell news outlets that bond for Brian Douglas Allen of Rowlett, Texas, has been set at $2.25 million. He’s accused of killing 31-year-old Kristian Bailey, of Rowlett, and other charges. When deputies answered a report of gunfire early Aug. ...

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Federal judge intervenes in Mississippi mental health system

A federal judge is taking charge of Mississippi’s mental health system, saying that attorneys for the federal government have proved the state isn’t doing enough to serve people outside the confinement of mental hospitals. “The United States has met its burden and shown that despite the state’s episodic improvement, it operates a system that unlawfully discriminates against persons with serious ...

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Stocks move higher as investors pivot after broad sell-off

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors pivoted to riskier holdings a day after taking shelter from the latest salvos in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Investors snapped up technology, industrial and bank stocks. Encouraging overseas developments helped paint a more stable economic picture, despite the ongoing trade war. Politicians in Britain are ...

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5-year-old Mississippi girl found dead in pond by neighbors

Authorities in Mississippi say a 5-year-old girl found dead by her neighbors was apparently never reported missing. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant tells reporters that Annabelle Bush apparently drowned over the weekend in a pond near her New Hope home. He says she was found by area property owners Monday morning. An autopsy is pending. The county sheriff’s office is ...

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Sheriff: Daughter fatally stabs father in the back

Authorities in Mississippi say a woman has been accused of fatally stabbing her father in the back during a domestic dispute. News outlets report 29-year-old Courtney Layne Williams was arrested and charged Tuesday with murder in the death of her father, 53-year-old James Williams. Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers says deputies received a 911 call from a woman on Sunday, ...

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Mississippi health officials urge awareness of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other states in alerting the public to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarette products. While there have been no cases reported in Mississippi, nationwide there have been 215 possible cases and one death reported –all reporting vaping or ...

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Seraphim Solar target of lawsuits

By JACK WEATHERLY Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA said in October 2018 that it was shutting down to retool and triple its production of photovoltaic panels at its Jackson plant. At that time, the manufacturer told at least three installers that the panels would be delivered and the installers prepaid for them. A company spokesman told Pv magazine in October 2018 ...

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Time to pay up? Minimum wage increase would bring benefits, consequences

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Clay Knight, the owner of Todd’s Big Star, thinks the minimum wage could be raised – but not to $15 an hour. “It would probably cut out all our sack boys,” he said of the grocery sackers, most of whom are high school students who often help customers take their purchases to ...

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Kevin Charles expansion moving ahead in New Albany

By JOSH MITCHELL / Daily Journal The steel frame of the Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery expansion is taking shape on Sam T. Barkley Drive in New Albany. Rusty Berryhill, president of Kevin Charles, said Wednesday that the $2.5 million expansion project should be completed by mid-November. It is a major expansion for the New Albany furniture manufacturer and will double ...

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