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Arkansas city noncompliant with disabilities law
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) - A woman who uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy is accusing an eastern Arkansas city of not complying with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Elaine Canady filed the lawsuit against the consolidated city of H
2 arrested in connection with shooting in Marianna, one suspect still on the loose
According to the police report, the victim was on a bike when a car pulled up beside him and the passenger begin shooting with a handgun, hitting the victim multiple times.
Police: ‘Armed, dangerous’ man at large following Marianna shooting
The driver, Antwan Pearson, and another passenger, Raekwon Hunter, were both taken into custody. However, Demetrious “Meechie” McFadden, the accused shooter, fled before authorities could arrest him.
U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1350 prisoners in Mississippi
The U.S. Marshals Serviceawarded another contractto private prison companyCoreCiviclast month as part of a plan to bring an estimated 1,350 prisoners to the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi. The new batch of inmates number greater than the population of the town its
Armed and dangerous man wanted after shooting person riding a bicycle
MARIANNA, Ark.- A person was riding a bicycle when a car pulled up beside them and someone opened fire, according to police in Marianna, Ark.
AP Was There: 2 men acquitted of murder in Emmett Till case
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 1955, file photo, J.W. Milam, left, his wife, second left, Roy Bryant, far right, and his wife, Carolyn Bryant, sit together in a courtroom in Sumner, Miss. Bryant and his half-brother... more
FBI asked the author of a 2017 Emmett Till book to hand over interview recordings before re-opening investigation
Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned over interview recordings and other research materials for his 2017 book on the 1955 case that shocked the nation and helped build momentum for the civil rights movement.
Virtual reality developers aim to spark tech boom in the Deep South
CLARKSDALE, Miss. –This agricultural town in the Mississippi Delta, in a region that is one of the poorest in the country, is thousands of miles away from California’s Silicon Valley. But in an old building here that used to be a clothing shop, there’s a virtual reality academy that trains the next
AP News - AP Was There: 2 men acquitted of murder in Emmett Till case
SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation of the 1955 slaying of black teen Emmett Till, a case that helped build momentum for the civil rights movement. The move comes a year after a book on the case revealed that a key figure acknowledged lying.
Author will share story of Vicksburg killing during her stop in Clarksdale
Teresa Lynn, an avid writer and advocate for literacy, discovered Clarksdale on a personal level as a volunteer in literacy projects, with Morgan Freeman’s Rock River Foundation in 2008.
Lawsuit: Arkansas city noncompliant with disabilities law
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — A woman who uses a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy is accusing an eastern Arkansas city of not complying with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Elaine Canady filed the lawsuit against the consolidated city of H
1 person killed in crop duster crash in east Arkansas
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Jonestown leaders need to spend energy on real issues
Every time I think I have seen it all, I find myself amazed by a new conflict that arises between the Jonestown City Council and Mayor Kenny Lester.The constant issue has been the disagreement on police chief Rico Smith’s status. Lester has attempted to suspend and terminate Smith for insubordinatio
Men convicted after abducting, torturing man for 10 hours
According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, 36-year-old Larreal Germaine Brown and 24-year-old Randall Blake Rowland were convicted on six felony counts, including especially aggravated kidnapping, three counts of aggravated rape, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault-acting in co
Family prepares to lay Britney Allgood to rest
"Scholarship, model, beautiful girl. Come on now. Everything going for her. Beautiful girl," said Randy McNatt, her grandfather.
Friend says money, jewelry missing from man killed in crash
"He been more like a brother to me. Very trustworthy, I mean he's an honest guy, he's a friend," he said.
Man shot during gas station robbery
Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating an attempted robbery that sent a gas station clerk to the hospital.Police say the man was shot at the Exxon/H &N Market in the 2000 block of E. Shelby Drive. Officers responded to the scene at around 4:40 a.m.Two suspects entered the store early Satu
Arlington mom had sex with son's friend, gave them weed and alcohol, police say
The victim told police Lumpkin gave him and three other boys alcohol and weed, which she drank and smoked with them, according to police documents.
Grandmother of one-year-old child killed in murder-suicide wants justice
"At the Holmes County Sherriff's Department, I'm angry," said Ann Outlaw, Lloyd's grandmother. "They failed my family. "
2 transported to hospital after shooting near community center in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Two people were transported to the hospital after a shooting in Raleigh Thursday night.Police said the shooting happened around 9 p.m. in the 3600 block of Powers Road near the Raleigh Community Center.MPD officers are currently on scene.The details surrounding the shooting are still