Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductees include Robin Roberts, Deuce McAllister

November 1, 2013 in News, Sports, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will induct a seven-member class in 2014, including former NFL standouts Deuce McAllister and the late Steve McNair.

The group, which was announced on Monday, also includes women’s basketball standout Ruthie Bolton, Ole Miss and NFL standout Doug Cunningham, award-winning broadcaster Robin Roberts, track star Calvin Smith and former Mississippi State basketball coach Richard Williams…

ABC’s Roberts doing well after bone marrow transplant

September 26, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts is already wishing to leave the hospital following her bone marrow transplant.

Her oncologist, Dr. Gail Ropoz, said Roberts had emailed that note a day after the procedure. ABC showed a brief video clip of Roberts in her hospital bed receiving bone marrow from her donor sister to treat MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease.

Mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts dies in Gulfport

September 4, 2012 in Education, Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, the mother of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday.

ABC’s Robin Roberts has blood, bone marrow disorder

June 12, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land NEW YORK – Mississippi native and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is facing a new medical challenge that will require her to start chemotherapy and get […]

Obama first president to support gay marriage

May 10, 2012 in News, The Buzz, Top Stories

WASHINGTON – (AP) President Barack Obama reversed his position on gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into […]