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2/15/17


  • The threat of tumultuous weather has petered out. According to the National Weather Service, the severe conditions that were poised to move into Mississippi did not materialize inland, but instead evaporated while remaining over the Gulf.

 

  • The notorious 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers in Panola County is being turned into a TV series by Buzz Feed. The documentary style program will also follow the trial of Quentin Tellis. Tellis is charged with dousing Chambers with gasoline and setting her afire. His trial will begin in July.

 

  • The cause of the sudden death of that USM student who died over the weekend in New Orleans has been confirmed by the presiding Louisiana coroner. Twenty year old Cole Whaley died after falling from an 11th story hotel window at the Doubletree on Canal Street.

 

  • There are 12 grounds for divorce in Mississippi, but a possible revision is percolating in the legislature, making it less difficult for those seeking divorce due to domestic violence, with proposed addition of the phrase ‘spousal domestic abuse’ to the seventh of the twelve grounds.

 

  • A Saucier man, Todd Ray Bradley, has been given a 20 year sentence after pleading guilty to choking his girlfriend as the drove on highway 90 in Hancock county. Domestic violence involving attempted strangulation is an automatic felony.

 

  • Last night’s riot at the Pike County jail grew to involve five MHP units, but was contained within two hours. No injuries among the officers or nineteen inmates.

 

  • In a late game basketball rally by Georgia, MSU lost last night, 79-72.

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