Spielberg to speak at 'Gettysburg Address' event

November 16, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Director Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at an observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”

Park officials in central Pennsylvania noted that Spielberg’s remarks will come days after the release of his film “Lincoln,” which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.

2 Miss. inmates wanted for murder captured in La. bar

October 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.

Richard Griffin, a supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Jackson, Miss., said information from confidential sources led authorities to the Razoo bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans., where James Robert Martin, 22, and David Bass, 26, were taken into custody by members of the task force.

First annual Tunica Balloon Bash scheduled

October 26, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, News, Statewide News

The air’s going to be hot in Tunica this November!

Visitors are invited to the 1st Annual Tunica Balloon Bash that will welcome 40 hot air balloons to four casino resort properties. Hot air balloonists from across the country will come together the weekend of Nov. 9 – 11 to compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

Former hotel manger gets 6 years for credit card fraud

October 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A Jackson woman has been sentenced to serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, said Attorney General Jim Hood.

Keisha Butler, 37, of Jackson was sentenced by Judge Winston Kidd in Hinds County Circuit Court.

Robbery suspect charged with bribing witness

October 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A Harrison County man is being held on a $25,000 bond after authorities said he tried to bribe a witness in an armed robbery case against him.

JaDarryl Johnson remains in custody after he was arrested on Sept. 30.

Louisiana man wanted for killing his father arrested in Miss.

October 25, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A man arrested Tuesday morning in Mississippi for a Louisiana killing has confessed, authorities say.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain says deputies responded before dawn Tuesday when a relative called to say Billie Glenn Rawson, Jr. and his father had fought. The men shared a home in Pearl River, La. Strain says the fight was one-sided and Billie Rawson Sr. suffered trauma before his death.

Dirty shoes? How did US steroids get contaminated?

October 25, 2012 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?

There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid medication has been linked to a lethal outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis.

USDA discrimination deadline set for Hispanic and women farmers

October 25, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on September 24, 2012 that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013.