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Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies.

Homeless man, couple allegedly conspired to deceive GoFundMe funds: report

A New Jersey couple and a homeless Philadelphia man who became famous for a dispute over GoFundMe campaign funds conspired with each other to make up a false story to earn the donations and will now face charges, according to a complaint obtained by NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Tucker Carlson Tonight – Wednesday, November 14

On Wednesday, Tucker Carlson reacts as the first of the caravan migrants scale the U.S. border fence between San Diego and Tijuana. Then later, Tucker debates the anti-gun agenda laid out by House Democrats. Plus: Tucker sits with Senator Marco Rubio to discuss the Florida election recount.

Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

Rival lawmakers exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

Whitaker said to angrily demand website remove posts about patent firm

Since President Trump appointed Mr. Whitaker last week, the acting attorney general has faced questions about the extent of his involvement with World Patent Marketing, where he was a paid advisory-board member until at least 2016. The company was shut down last year by the Federal Trade Commission after it accused the firm of scamming $26 million.

Bangladesh plans to move forward with Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh authorities said the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled army-led violence in Myanmar will begin as scheduled Thursday if people are willing to go, despite calls from United Nations officials and human rights groups to hold off.

Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into having sexual relations with much older men.

Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe

Experts are looking for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West, suggesting the creation of fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying power lines.

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border

The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves.

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Jeremiah Williams

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Funeral arrangements have been set for 16-year-old Greenville High School Junior, Jeremiah Williams who died a week after sustaining injuries during a football game. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Friday at Byas Funeral Home in Greenville with burial at 2:00...

Another Six Weeks Of Repairs Ahead for Burned Sonic

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A popular Greenwood fast food haunt, damaged in an early November fire will be closed another six weeks at least its owner Brooks Irwin told the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper. Irwin believes the cause of the fire was an electrical panel in the kitchen, and says...

Act Scores Drop for Mississippi High Schoolers

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The average ACT score among Mississippi high school juniors is down, from 18 in 2017 to 17.8 in 2018. Eight districts achieved an average composite of 20.0 or higher this year compared to 14 in 2017. Since 2015 state lawmakers have appropriated approximately $1 million...

Lousiana Teacher Killed Helping Mississippi Crash Victims

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A popular Baton Rouge teacher was killed along with a Mississippi interstate after she stopped to help victims of a car crash. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol a six-wheel truck overturned on the right southbound shoulder of Interstate 55 around 2:15 PM Monday in...

Winter Weather Advisory Posted for the Delta

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The first taste of winter has come to the Delta. Portions of northeast Louisiana, north-central and northwest Mississippi and southeast Arkansas are on the lookout today for a light mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of up to one-half inch and...

CPU Contractor Backs out Of Rate Study

CLARKSDALE, MS (Paul Wilson, WROX Radio) — The board of Clarksdale Public Utilities has learned that BKD, the Jackson-based CPA firm retained earlier this year to conduct a rate study for CPU, is withdrawing from the project. In a letter to general manager Curtis Boschert, partner Timothy Burns cited the...

Almost 900,000 Mississippi Voters Cast a Ballot Last Week

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — More than 880,000 Mississippi voters cast a ballot last week, the highest turnout ever for a federal midterm election. Several thousand provisional ballots will increase the total before counties certify their elections to the Secretary of State this week. About 43 percent of the state’s...

Clarksdale Commissioners Hear State Of the City

CLARKSDALE, MS (Paul Wilson, WROX Radio) — After one year on the job, Clarksdale Police Chief Sandra Williams gave an update to the mayor and city commissioners yesterday. She noted that even though her department is budgeted for 38 officers and there are currently only 33 on staff, there are...

Cleveland Police to Begin Recording Everything

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Cleveland Police got approval last week to start recording everything. The City’s Board of Alderman approved a request by Chief Buster Bingham to purchase a new voice recording system for the police department. Bingham told the board the system will record all radio and telephone...

Cindy Hyde-Smith Being Publicly Hanged for Remarks

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has come under fire for a remark about public hangings. Republican Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy in a November 27th runoff and says her November 2nd comment in Tupelo was an exaggerated expression of regard for a friend. A video shows...