Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. | Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

JACKSON, Miss. —When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight. Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, said he assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Mississippi. … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

JACKSON | Georgia executes killer of off-duty prison guard

JACKSON, Ga.— The state of Georgia executed a man on Friday for the killing of an off-duty prison guard who offered him a ride 22 years ago. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, was declared dead by a prison warden at 9:58 p.m. after the compounded barbiturate pentobarbital was injected into his body. Butts kept his … Continue reading JACKSON | Georgia executes killer of off-duty prison guard

JACKSON, Ga. | Supreme Court denies stay for man in 1996 killing over car

JACKSON, Ga. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a stay of execution for a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard 22 years ago, clearing the way for the state of Georgia to give him a lethal injection. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, was scheduled to die Friday night by injection of … Continue reading JACKSON, Ga. | Supreme Court denies stay for man in 1996 killing over car

JACKSON, Ga. | Georgia prepares to execute man for killing 22 years ago

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia is preparing to execute a man Friday evening who was convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard 22 years ago after approaching him for a ride outside a Walmart store. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Friday by injection of the compounded barbiturate … Continue reading JACKSON, Ga. | Georgia prepares to execute man for killing 22 years ago

JACKSON, Miss. | Prosecutors: Mississippi man stole more than $100M in scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Mississippi man raked in “well in excess” of $100 million from more than 250 investors in at least 14 states in a Ponzi scheme that promised quick profits on non-existent trees. Arthur Lamar Adams of Jackson, Mississippi, is cooperating with prosecutors and is likely to plead guilty at … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Prosecutors: Mississippi man stole more than $100M in scheme

JACKSON, Mississippi | Bernie Sanders struggles with new path to black voters

JACKSON, Mississippi | April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) As Bernie Sanders contemplates making another president bid in 2020, the Vermont senator still is searching for the right way to attract more black voters who backed Hillary Clinton and effectively denied him the Democratic nomination in 2016. His challenge was on display in Mississippi this week, where … Continue reading JACKSON, Mississippi | Bernie Sanders struggles with new path to black voters