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Few details about police encounter that led to man's death

460x (1) By JULIET LINDERMAN BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Read More...

Delaware State University shooting: 3 injured at cookout

1378494158qsvcj-jpgDOVER, Del. (AP) -- Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at a university-sanctioned fraternity and sorority event, DSU Read More...

Plane crashes in Mississippi after being caught in storm

044(AP) A small plane crashed Saturday evening near Mize in Smith County after being caught in a storm. Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said Mississippi Highway Patrol Officials along with Smith County authorities responded to the 6 p.m. crash. That area had been under a Read More...

Sports

NBA Playoff Capsules

downloadCLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics Read More...

Dak Prescott impressive in Mississippi State spring game

a-j-jefferson-will-redmond-09361b0e8371f4d6 (AP) He was a Heisman Trophy candidate last year. So it should be no surprise when Mississippi State took the field Saturday for it annual spring game, Dak Prescott would look the part. Prescott is doing nothing to temper the massive expectations for his final college season. The Mississippi Read More...

Jason Smith, by way of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, gives Tigers versatility

auburns-smith-football-28bda0144ccecca0 (AP) Auburn fans will get their first look Saturday. That's when the Tigers take to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the annual A-Day spring game. They will see swagger. And they will see it from Jason Smith, the former quarterback turned wide receiver. The former junior college quarterback quickly moved Read More...

Entertainment

Bobbi Kristina Brown update on condition: She is 'awake,' Bobby Brown tells concert crowd

bobbi-kristina-brownjpg-0a38ca3756c46beaATLANTA (AP) -- Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home. In a video, Brown tells the crowd during a concert appearance at the Read More...

This Week’s Top Ten DVD Releases

whats-happening-to-the-birmingham-real-estate-marketby Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 21, 2015 Cries and Whispers [Criterion Collection Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00R244DUA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 51JKIzjj95L._SL500_SS100_What’s Happening! The Complete Series Read More...

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

ZZ7A935863Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  by Kam Williams For movies opening April 24, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS    The Age of Adaline (PG-13 for a suggestive comment) Romantic fantasy about a well-preserved, reclusive spinster (Blake Lively), born at the dawn of the 20th Century, who starts dating Read More...

Business

A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01

460x By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ (AP) After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers Read More...

Dan Price, Gravity Payments CEO, cuts pay so every worker can earn $70K

ceo-cuts-pay-for-workers-c24815540d8e4838 SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy. He's already gained new customers, too. "We've definitely gained a handful of customers Read More...

Where can I buy the Apple Watch? Best Buy, Wal-Mart? Apple store, online order only..

apple-watch-release-date-e968d88b2ca48d38 NEW YORK (AP) -- The Apple Watch 2015 release date has arrived, and now the questions begin: How, where to order online, where to get, cost and more? Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over Read More...

Health

JSU scientist studying links between common chemicals and cancer

EDUCATION JSU scientist studying links between common chemicals and cancerThe Mississippi Link Newswire Dr. Clement G. Yedjou, a cancer scientist in JSU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and doctoral candidate William Johnson and master candidate Justin McDowell, are part of a task force studying possible links between chemicals and cancer of 174 scientists Read More...

Weight Watchers vs. Jenny Craig: diet plans rate well against competition

diet-plans-db3d6892489268a1 CHICAGO -- Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results. The two plans are among the Read More...

Blue Bell ice cream recall 2015: Kroger, Sam's Club pull products

ucm439912DALLAS (AP) -- Two other large retailers have decided to pull Blue Bell Ice Cream from their shelves as a precautionary measure after the company announced it was temporarily closing an Oklahoma. Sam's Club and Kroger have joined H-E-B in halting sales of Blue Bell products. The dairy company based in Read More...

Religion

Pastor now not required to register as sex offender in Mississippi

stallworthjpg-8132f4e693fa7cf0(AP) The Rev. Jeffery A. Stallworth will not have to register as a sex offender in Mississippi after his criminal record was expunged in Maryland. The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an order from a Hinds County judge who required Stallworth to register. Sex offenders Read More...

Civil rights activist, Gardner Taylor dies at age 96

0The Mississippi Link Newswire A noted preacher and civil rights activist died yesterday at the age of 96. Gardner Calvin Taylor (June 18, 1918 – April 5, 2015) was an American preacher, noted for his eloquence and understanding of Christian faith and theology, and known as “the Read More...

Church van in Florida crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

florida-fatal-van-crash-42a7e52b14fa7ad7 MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said. "They didn't see that Read More...

Obituaries

Percy Sledge dead 2015: 'When a man loves a woman' No. 1 hit

percy-sledge-dead-2015-ca0a5068b0b989a6 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. Dr. William "Beau" Clark, coroner for East Read More...

Gertrude Weaver, world's oldest person, dies in Arkansas

worlds-oldest-person-d6d313eed7c8ef6cLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver has died in Arkansas. The Williams Funeral Home confirms that Weaver died Monday at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Read More...

Civil rights activist, Gardner Taylor dies at age 96

0The Mississippi Link Newswire A noted preacher and civil rights activist died yesterday at the age of 96. Gardner Calvin Taylor (June 18, 1918 – April 5, 2015) was an American preacher, noted for his eloquence and understanding of Christian faith and theology, and known as “the Read More...

Education

JSU scientist studying links between common chemicals and cancer

EDUCATION JSU scientist studying links between common chemicals and cancerThe Mississippi Link Newswire Dr. Clement G. Yedjou, a cancer scientist in JSU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and doctoral candidate William Johnson and master candidate Justin McDowell, are part of a task force studying possible links between chemicals and cancer of 174 scientists Read More...

The “Dumbing Down” of American Education

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin Chavous Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. Federal lawmakers were Read More...

Trustees offer deal to Ole Miss chancellor

alan-perry-dd6b6ee267ae9d20 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. Discussions to fine-tune the agreement with Chancellor Dan Jones Read More...

Opinion

The “Dumbing Down” of American Education

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin Chavous Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. Federal lawmakers were Read More...

Keisha Knight Pulliam: Helping our youth through Kamp Kizzy

KKP Head ShotBy Keisha Knight Pulliam I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place.  For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it also Read More...

Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin P. Chavous After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of color.  He told me that his wife was a special education teacher; Read More...

The Buzz

Few details about police encounter that led to man's death

460x (1) By JULIET LINDERMAN BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Read More...

Delaware State University shooting: 3 injured at cookout

1378494158qsvcj-jpgDOVER, Del. (AP) -- Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. at a university-sanctioned fraternity and sorority event, DSU Read More...

Mississippi woman's third DUI conviction will serve 4 years in prison

DUI(AP) A 48-year-old Diamondhead woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after a third DUI conviction. District Attorney Joel Smith said Heather Lee Bullock was sentenced Monday by Judge Chris Schmidt. She must also complete a drug and alcohol treatment program while serving her Read More...