News Around Mississippi: Trooper runs over horse and flips, fatal motel shooting, fatal wreck

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News Briefs From Around The State

Here is a roundup of news and notes from around Mississippi this morning:

In Meridian, the Mississippi Highway Patrol says a trooper’s car hit a horse and overturned — as the officer was answering a report that another driver had hit a horse.
WJTV reports that officials did not identify the trooper, but say he was released after being checked at a hospital in Meridian.

The accident occurred Saturday night on Highway 15 in Jasper County. Officials say another horse ran into the road in front of the squad car… […]


Opinion: Enough is Enough

Back on Sept. 12, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted for the 42nd time to derail the Affordable Care Act. That’s 42 more times than they have voted on raising the minimum wage, increasing federal investments in our roads or highways or helping local school districts get the hundreds of thousands of teachers whose jobs were lost when the Great Recession cut local tax revenue back into our children’s classrooms…. […]


Sociology students meet Alumni Association

The Mississippi Link Newswire
The Delta State Alumni Association recently hosted a visit from the senior sociology class taught by Dr. Leslie E. Green-Pimentel. The course provides a venue for integrating material learned in the Social Sciences program.

Dr. Green-Pimentel’s class is designed to establish a basis for instituting assessment-based education in the Division of Social Sciences and History at Delta State University and to serve as a transition between life in the university and life after college… […]

Buzz Report

Another doctor sought for mental evaluation of Mississippi doctor accused in murder-for-hire plot

GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — Prosecutors and the defense team for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case will talk to a forensic psychiatrist at a state mental hospital about bringing in another doctor to assist in the evaluation of Dr. Arnold Smith.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the decision came Tuesday during a court in Greenwood on the progress of Smith’s mental evaluation… […]


Federal judge cancels hearing for leader of Mississippi chapter of Simon City Royals Jason Bullock

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has canceled a pretrial conference that had been scheduled for Thursday for an alleged Mississippi gang leader charged in a racketeering case.

The hearing for Jason Marshall Bullock, also known as “Sir J-Mac,” was scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett canceled the hearing, but the court website did not say why… […]


Ole Miss student, critically injured in beating in Austin prior to Texas football game, returns home to continue recovery

The Associated Press
An Ole Miss student, who was critically injured Sept. 14 in a beating while he was in Austin, Texas, for the Rebels football game, has returned home to Bloomington, Ind., to continue his recovery, according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman.

Carson Otter, 21, was placed in a medically-induced coma after the incident and underwent brain surgery… […]