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Court hearing for man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart

A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer faces a scheduled court hearing in Tennessee. Martez Abram is set to appear in court Friday on a fugitive warrant in Memphis as he fights extradition to Mississippi. The 39-year-old Abram has undergone treatment at a Memphis hospital since being shot by police and arrested July 30 ...

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Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store. The ...

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Man in Mississippi Walmart shooting fights extradition

A man accused of killing two people at a Mississippi Walmart and then setting part of it on fire is fighting extradition to the county where it happened. Southaven city spokeswoman Tish Clark Dunning tells The Clarion Ledger that Martez Tarrell Abram doesn’t want to be extradited to DeSoto County. The newspaper says Southaven police are now planning to get ...

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2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Southaven Walmart

Authorities say a gunman fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart in northern Mississippi. The gunman was shot by a Southaven Police officer and was hospitalized in unknown condition, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco told WANT-TV. WREG-TV reports both of the people who died Tuesday morning were Walmart ...

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Madison wafer maker on roll with 1,700-store Walmart deal

By TED CARTER The Madison-made Pirouline Swirl has landed a sweet spot on the shelves of 1,700 Walmart stores nationwide. Those stores may only be a start for the chocolate-cream-filled rolled wafer with the signature chocolate swirl. Strong sales could convince the Bentonville, Ark., retailer to put the DeBeukelaer Cookie Co.’s Pirouline Swirl in some or all of its additional ...

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Hinds gift to help boost ranks of women truckers

Special to the MBJ Andre’a Gaston had faced challenges before enrolling in truck driver school – mainly being a mother to two daughters and a son. Driving a manual shift transmission turned out to be a close second in that category, but now she’s certified and bona fide to take on the road. “At first, I thought my age would ...

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Singing River shutting doors on two Coast clinics

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D’Iberville will close Aug. 29. “Realigning the clinics is a tough decision that we feel will help make our organization stronger without compromising our quality of care,” Dr. Randy Roth, SRHS interim chief medical officer, said in a news release Monday. “The actions we are taking, ...

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