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Man dies after being shot by police officer in Mississippi

A man has died after he was shot by a police officer in south Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police spokesman said. The spokesman, Ryan Moore, told the Hattiesburg American that the man was armed. His name wasn’t immediately released. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon off U.S. Highway 98, near Turtle Creek Mall, when police responded to a call for service. Moore said the ...

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Officer released from hospital after Walmart shooting

Authorities say a police officer who confronted an active shooter at a northern Mississippi Walmart store and suffered minor injuries after he was struck in his bulletproof vest has been released from a hospital. Southaven Deputy Chief Mark Little said in an email that the officer was resting at home Wednesday. Police have not identified the officer, who authorities say ...

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Mississippi GOP reps safe after baseball practice shooting

Associated Press A Texas congressman says a gunman first fired shots at Mississippi Rep. Trent Kelly and missed before shooting a Louisiana congressman while the Republicans practiced for a charity baseball game in a Washington suburb. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas was at the practice and witnessed the shootings that wounded Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and several others in Alexandria, ...

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Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported. MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been arrested. He declined to give any further information. The university had issued an online alert shortly ...

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Backfires, not gunshots? So says man arrested at Camp Shelby

NEW AUGUSTA — Soldiers participating in a training exercise on a Mississippi military base heard it Tuesday and Wednesday — noises they believed were gunshots around the fringes of Camp Shelby. On edge after a gunman attacked military members in Chattanooga, Tennessee, authorities began looking for a maroon pickup truck that the soldiers described from the Tuesday incident. They found ...

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Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

  HATTIESBURG — Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV (http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg. Mississippi’s National Guard said ...

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City officials back off post-shooting rental price hikes

SOUTHAVEN — The city of Southaven has scaled back the rental for city-owned facilities. The city raised the rent after a shooting in July 2013 at the city’s Tennis Center. Mayor Darren Musselwhite tells The Commercial Appeal that officials decided they overreacted. He says they didn’t want to make the facilities too expensive for people to use. The Tennis Center ...

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Owner of Elvis Presley attraction shoots, kills man

HOLLY SPRINGS — A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said yesterday. Marshall County Coroner Richard Anderson said Dwight David Taylor Jr., of Holly Springs, was pronounced dead shortly after police responded to a 911 call at 10:41 ...

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