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  • Family of 11-year-old shot by police files $5M federal lawsuit

    05/31/2023 9:41:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/31/2023 | Olivia Land
    The mother of the 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot in his home by police after calling 911 to report a domestic disturbance is suing the city, the police chief, and the officer accused of firing at her son. In the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Aderrien Murry’s mother, Nakala Murry, accuses the Indianola Police Department of gross negligence, use of excessive force, and failing to adequately train and supervise officers, USA Today reported. The family is seeking $5 million in damages, the outlet said. Aderrien suffered a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver when he was shot in...
  • Potentially deadly fungus spreading rapidly in US health care facilities

    05/31/2023 2:41:39 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/21/23 | Mary Kekatos
    Cases of Candida auris doubled in 2021, according to a new CDC report. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the fungus Candida auris is spreading rapidly through U.S. health care facilities. Also known as C. auris, reports of cases linked to the drug-resistant fungus have doubled in 2021. In addition, the fungus is behind an outbreak in Mississippi that began in November, infecting at least 12 people and potentially responsible for about four deaths, according to figures provided by the state Department of Health to ABC News. Although C. auris does not present a...
  • Indianola, Mississippi police officer suspended without pay after shooting 11-year-old Aderrien Murry: report

    05/29/2023 10:13:23 AM PDT · by heartwood · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2023 | Greg Norman
    A Mississippi police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 11-year-old child who called law enforcement for assistance in a domestic disturbance incident has been suspended without pay, according to reports. The action taken against Sgt. Greg Capers of the Indianola Police Department as an investigation is ongoing into the shooting that unfolded last weekend at the home of Aderrien Murry, Murry family attorney Carlos Moore told The Associated Press. The mother said police responded to the residence in the rural city around 4 a.m. Saturday after the father of one of her other children showed up, knocked on a window...
  • Mississippi Democrats improperly excluded candidate for governor, judge says

    05/28/2023 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 5 replies
    Magnlolia State Live ^ | 5/28/2023 | AP
    Mississippi could have a Democratic primary for governor in August because a judge ruled Friday that the party improperly excluded a candidate from the ballot. The state Democratic Party immediately filed notice that it will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn the judge’s ruling on the candidacy of Bob Hickingbottom. “I appreciate the court’s consideration. We hope to get a more favorable ruling on appeal,” the committee’s attorney, Gerald Mumford, told The Associated Press. The state Democratic Executive Committee decided in February that Hickingbottom could not be on the ballot as a Democrat. Hickingbottom, who has described himself as...
  • More States Are Using Science-Backed Reading Instruction. It Shouldn't Have Taken This Long.

    05/19/2023 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | May 18, 2023 | Emma Camp
    In 2019, two-thirds of American fourth-graders scored below "proficient" in reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, scores declined again, reaching a 30-year low. However, despite a widespread national literacy problem among American schoolchildren, several states have managed to stave off the dramatic declines in test scores that plagued other states. Since 2013, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana have all passed legislation mandating that teachers be trained in the "science of reading"—methods that typically center around phonics, an approach in which children are taught to read words by decoding the sounds that different letters...
  • 'Mississippi miracle': Kids' reading scores have soared in Deep South states [because they went back to using phonics]

    05/17/2023 6:17:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | May 17, 2023 | SHARON LURYE
    Mississippi went from being ranked the second-worst state in 2013 for fourth-grade reading to 21st in 2022. Louisiana and Alabama, meanwhile, were among only three states to see modest gains in fourth-grade reading during the pandemic, which saw massive learning setbacks in most other states. The turnaround in these three states has grabbed the attention of educators nationally, showing rapid progress is possible anywhere, even in areas that have struggled for decades with poverty and dismal literacy rates. The states have passed laws adopting similar reforms that emphasize phonics and early screenings for struggling kids.
  • At least 2 dead and 4 injured in Mississippi after teen shooter allegedly opens fire at a home

    05/04/2023 2:56:22 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 4/30/2023 | Mirna Alsharif
    At least two people are dead and four were injured after a 19-year-old man allegedly opened fire at a Mississippi home early Sunday morning, police said. Cameron Everest Brand was arrested and charged with homicide. He was being held without bond.
  • Two teens killed, four more wounded as shots ring out at Mississippi house party

    04/30/2023 10:03:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/30/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Two teens were killed and four other young people gravely injured when bullets flew during a raucous house party in Mississippi early Sunday. A 16-year-old and 18-year-old succumbed to their injuries at University Medical Center in New Orleans, said Bay St. Louis Police Chief Toby Schwartz in a press release Sunday.
  • Emmett Till accuser Carolyn Bryant Donham dies aged 88 - one year after Mississippi grand jury declined to indict her over his kidnap and brutal death 68 years ago

    04/27/2023 9:27:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12:18 EDT, 27 April 2023 | By JEN SMITH, CHIEF REPORTER
    Carolyn Bryant Donham died in Louisiana after a quiet battle with cancer In 1955, her claim that Till wolf-whistled at her led to the 14-year-old's lynching Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman whose accusation against Emmett Till led to his lynching, has died at the age of 88 without ever facing persecution. Donham accused Till of wolf-whistling at her in 1955 in Mississippi when he was 14 and she was 21. The allegation - which has never been proven nor disproven - triggered her husband and brother-in-law to kidnap Till, beat him senselessly and savagely, and lynch him. His death, and...
  • Train derails near Wisconsin-Iowa border; 2 cars float down Mississippi River

    04/27/2023 4:59:51 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 27 April 2023 | WCCO Staff
    MADISON, Wis. - A freight train derailed along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin Thursday, possibly injuring one crew member and sending two cars into the water, officials said. The train derailed in Crawford County at about 12:15 p.m. Two of the train's three locomotives and an unknown number of cars carrying "freight of all kinds" derailed on the eastern edge of the river, BNSF Railway spokesperson Lena Kent said. All crew members were accounted for, with one receiving a medical evaluation, she said. Crawford County Emergency Management Specialist Marc Myhre told WKBT-TV that about 20 BNSF Railway cars were...
  • NAACP sues Mississippi governor over Capitol Police expansion in Jackson

    04/26/2023 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 04/22/2023 | P Hilsman
    Civil liberties advocates have sued Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, seeking to block the implementation of a new law dramatically expanding the powers of State Capitol Police in the city of Jackson.
  • Morgan Wallen Fan’s Insane Concert Bill Blows Up The Internet

    04/26/2023 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2023 8:53 AM ET | KAY SMYTHE
    One woman’s apparent lack of financial literacy went viral online after she sent an itemized bill to Morgan Wallen of what she spent on a concert he cancelled Sunday. The post, allegedly from a woman called Mandi Walker Nowlin, was first shared on Facebook before going viral on Twitter. In it, she tagged the country music superstar, saying “Morgan Wallen, since you’re offering refunds….here is our itemized bill for you.” Her comments were prompted by Wallen’s requirement to cancel his show in Oxford, Mississippi, Sunday, as he’d lost his voice and was unable to perform. Now, I’ve heard and seen...
  • Mississippi governor signs law banning ‘dangerous’ transgender drugs, surgeries for minors

    04/25/2023 8:08:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 1, 2023 | Joseph Summers
    JACKSON (LifeSiteNews) — Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill on Tuesday that bans doctors from providing “transition” procedures and drugs to minors, including dispensing puberty blockers and performing “sex change” surgeries. According to the provisions of the Regulate Experimental Adolescent Procedures Act (REAL Act), doctors who provide someone under the age of 18 with “transition” procedures will be liable to lose their medical license. The law also allows those who received “transitions” to sue the doctors who provided them with drugs or surgeries, with a 30-year statute of limitations. The law further prohibits the use of government funds...
  • Vanished, Under Force of Time and an Inconstant Earth

    09/06/2005 11:55:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies · 749+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2005 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Nothing lasts forever. Just ask Ozymandias, or Nate Fisher. Only the wind inhabits the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in Colorado, birds and vines the pyramids of the Maya. Sand and silence have swallowed the clamors of frankincense traders and camels in the old desert center of Ubar. Troy was buried for centuries before it was uncovered. Parts of the Great Library of Alexandria, center of learning in the ancient world, might be sleeping with the fishes, off Egypt's coast in the Mediterranean. "Cities rise and fall depending on what made them go in the first place," said Peirce Lewis,...
  • NAACP sues after Mississippi expands control over law enforcement in Jackson

    04/22/2023 9:40:15 AM PDT · by devane617 · 20 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 04/22/2023
    The NAACP sued Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves after he signed legislation that allows state authorities to exert more control over law enforcement in Jackson, including by expanding the Capitol Police, which shot four people last year without much public explanation. The lawsuit, which was e-filed Friday evening in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, accuses Reeves and other state officials of unfairly singling out Jackson, a predominantly Black city struggling with violent crime and an overburdened court system. The bills Reeves signed Friday create a temporary court system outside city control to be run by appointed judges...
  • Mississippi Office of the State Auditor Takes Aim at DEI Policies in Public Colleges

    04/19/2023 4:53:23 PM PDT · by CFW · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/19/23 | Mike LaChance
    Mississippi’s public colleges and universities have until Thursday to send an accounting of their spending on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to the state. The request comes from an Apr. 6 email sent by the Office of the State Auditor to the eight schools in the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHE). In her email, Laura Gray of the office’s Government Accountability Division calls the probe “a performance review” of DEI programs. The Sun Herald recently shared a copy of the email sent to Delta State University in Cleveland and writes that the office made its request based on a similar...
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn joins wave of Tennessee Republicans endorsing Trump

    04/18/2023 8:16:20 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2023 10:26 AM | Ryan King
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined a crop of Tennessee Republicans endorsing former President Donald Trump's 2024 bid. Echoing her Senate counterpart, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), who backed Trump over the weekend, Blackburn lauded Trump's achievements on the economy and border on Monday, framing his election to a second term as the solution to stubbornly high inflation and the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States. She is the ninth senator to back Trump. HAGERTY BECOMES EIGHTH GOP SENATOR TO ENDORSE TRUMP IN 2024 PRIMARY"Under President Trump, our economy was booming, gas prices were low, and inflation was under control....
  • Shooting in Biloxi, Mississippi leaves 5 injured, including a police officer: chief

    04/16/2023 11:45:36 PM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/23 | Lawrence Richard
    Authorities are still searching for a suspect after a shooting in Biloxi, Mississippi, Sunday evening on Beach Blvd. left at least five victims, including one police officer, injured, according to local station WLOX. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller was at the scene shortly after 8 p.m. local time. He said officers from multiple agencies swiftly responded to the "massive shooting" that involved "four, possibly five" victims, WLOX reported. A Biloxi police officer was among the injured. The police chief also said each victim is stable though some remain in critical condition.
  • Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act signed into law by Mississippi governor

    04/14/2023 3:42:32 PM PDT · by CFW · 11 replies ^ | 4/14/23 | Cam Edwards
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is being applauded by Second Amendment advocates and the firearms industry for signing legislation that prohibits credit card companies and other financial institutions from implementing merchant category codes for firearm retailers. The Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act is one of several bills introduced around the country this year that seeks to halt the use of the MCCs, and the legislation is having already having an impact. It was just a few weeks ago that major companies including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover announced they were “pausing” their implementation of the MCCs, in large part because...
  • Local Weatherman Overcome as Tornado Hits MS Town: “Dear Jesus, Please Help Them” – Video

    03/25/2023 8:43:08 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies
    Freely Informed ^ | March 25, 2023 | FreelyInformed
    A local weatherman, doing a great job, and with a genuine heart for the people he serves. As a massive tornado bears down on Amory, Mississippi, meteorologist Matt Laubhan is overwhelmed. He stops and prays for the people of the city. . . .