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JACKSON, Miss. | KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

JACKSON, Miss.— The management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide has agreed to provide sensitivity training at those outlets following a May incident at a KFC in Mississippi in which a deaf woman felt she was being mocked. Disability Rights Mississippi, a nonprofit advocating for people with disabilities, said it … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

Mississippi News: Jackson Man, Deangelo Morment, Sentenced for 2013 Gas Station Shooting of Jessica Keys, Kamron Conner

JACKSON, MS – A 25-year-old man will spend 30 years in prison for the 2013 shooting of Jessica Keys and Kamron Conner at a North State Street gas station in Jackson, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Deangelo Morment, of Jackson, was sentenced Wednesday by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill on two counts of … Continue reading Mississippi News: Jackson Man, Deangelo Morment, Sentenced for 2013 Gas Station Shooting of Jessica Keys, Kamron Conner

JACKSON, Miss. | Civil rights legend Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

JACKSON, Miss. — James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 — yet he worked in the late 1980s for archconservative Sen. Jesse Helms, considered a foe by many in the civil rights movement. Wounded by shotgun fire while … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Civil rights legend Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

Ohio News: Massillon, Andrew Shonk indicted on child pornography charges

Massillon, Ohio – Andrew A. Shonk, 36, of Massillon, was charged with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment charges that from March 2013 through February 20, 2018, Shonk knowingly received numerous computer files which contained visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  The indictment also … Continue reading Ohio News: Massillon, Andrew Shonk indicted on child pornography charges

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