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Man shot, killed on Capitol Street in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man was shot and killed on Monday, November 8.

According to Officer Sam Brown, the shooting happened around 11:00 a.m. on Capitol Street. William Tellis, 21, was shot multiple times, and he died at the scene.

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Officer Brown said Gregdrick Brown, 16, admitted to shooting Tellis. The teen said the victim had chased him with a broken beer bottle at a convenience store.

Investigators said Brown got a gun from a vehicle and shot Tellis. They stated he tossed the gun back into the vehicle.

Brown turned himself in to police on Monday. […]

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation reaches $1 billion in gross sales

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) surpassed the $1 billion mark in gross sales last week, achieving this milestone in less than two years from the first day of sales.
With sales reaching this level, the MLC has been able to return nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to the State of Mississippi for roads, bridges and education since sales began Nov. 25, 2019.
“Reaching the $1 billion mark is an incredible accomplishment considering the challenges we all faced just three and a half months after we launched,” said MLC President Jeff Hewitt. “Our players have embraced our games, while our lottery retailers and vendors have worked hard to achieve this historic milestone for our organization and Mississippi.”
Dr. Mike McGrevey, chairman of the MLC Board of Directors, reiterated the success of reaching $1 billion in gross sales and the lottery’s continued success.
“Enthusiastic retailers, loyal players, dedicated Lottery employees and knowledgeable vendors have all contributed to the success of the MLC,” said Dr. McGrevey. “Given the achievements so far and the plans for the future, I sincerely believe the Mississippi Lottery will continue to be a winner for Mississippi.” […]