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2 dead as France World Cup victory celebrations take violent turn

World Cup victory celebrations in France took a tragic turn after at least two citizens were killed and three children were hurt in connection with the frenzied festivities, while clashes broke out between Paris revelers and riot police.

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Greenville Council Members Hosting "town Hall" Meetings

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — It’s time to sound off if you’re in Greenville. Tonight is the first in a series of “Town Hall” meetings being held by Greenville City Council members to hear concerns of residents and discuss current local issues. At 6:00 PM Mayor Simmons and Ward 1...

Greenwood Midway Hotel Demolition on Hold for Court Hearing

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Demolition of the Midway Hotel in Greenwood is on hold after the owner filed suit against the city late last week. The city council voted several weeks ago to demolish the structure saying it was a hazard. Streets along the east side of the building...

Medals for Servicemen Killed in Itta Bena Crash

ITTA BENA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Marine Corps officials have dedicated a memorial to the 16 servicemen who died in a plane crash last year in Mississippi. The Special Forces Marines were going from North Carolina to California for training when their KC-130T military transport plane crashed July 10th of...

Appeals Court to Decide Whether $35m Tupelo Lawsuit Can Proceed

TUPELO, MS (Ben Caxton) — An appeals court will hear arguments in September as a Mississippi family tries to revive a $35 million wrongful death lawsuit over a police shooting. Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert, who was black, was shot to death by a Tyler Cook, a white Tupelo officer, two years...

Higher Education Commissioner on Listening Tour

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s new commissioner of higher education is going on a listening tour to meet with students, faculty, staff and the public. Al Rankins Jr. became the leader of the state’s eight public universities on July 1st, taking over for the retiring Glenn Boyce. Rankins had...

Police Eye-in-the-sky Coming to Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Sometime in the next 2-1/2 months Vicksburg will become one of just a handful of Mississippi cities with a police presence in the sky. The Mayor and Board of Alderman received and accepted a certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration last week allowing the local...

Mississippi to Begin Complying with Voting Law – from 1993

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi is updating a voter registration deadline to meet a requirement of a 1993 federal law. The state has required people to be registered at least 30 days before the first round of voting in an election but the Mississippi NAACP, the Lawyers Committee for...

Vicksburg Police Looking for Gas Station Robbers

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Friday early-morning gas station robbery has Vicksburg Police searching for the culprits. Police say two men wearing shirts over their faces walked into the Circle K on U.S. Highway 61 South just after 6:30 AM yesterday. The men displayed handguns and took an undisclosed...

15-year-old to Be Tried As Adult in Vicksburg Shooting

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The 15-year-old Vicksburg boy charged with shooting a 17-year-old girl is in more trouble today. First, it was announced Friday that the teenager will be tried as an adult in the case. Then while investigating the shooting police discovered that the youth, now identified as...

Hotel Rezoning Decision on Greenville Council Agenda

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Greenville City Council will take up the question of whether or not to turn on the “Vacancy” sign for a proposed new Chawla Hotel. Chawla has proposed building a new hotel along Highway 1 South near the Nelco Cinema Complex. But, construction can’t start...