A 61-year-old man has been ordered to serve 16 years in prison for stabbing and robbing a woman who was selling shrimp from the back of her van in Waveland. The Sun Herald reports Larry K. Hurt, of Waveland, was sentenced in Hancock County Circuit Court.
Hurt pleaded guilty to the armed robbery and aggravated assault of Ly Le, a woman known by locals as “the shrimp lady.” He stabbed her in the left shoulder and robbed her of $159 on Nov. 13, 2011.
A Brandon Middle School teacher is on suspension after what school district officials are referring to as a “disciplinary issue.”
Angela Smith told The Clarion-Ledger her eighth grade son was shoved on March 19 by information and communication technology teacher Terry Williams after he was caught tossing a piece of candy across the room.
Smith said Williams told her son to go to the principal’s office. She said her son stopped at the water fountain on the way to the principal’s office, and the teacher came out and started yelling at him. The teacher then grabbed him by the shirt and bumped him with his chest.
City officials in Waveland have settled two federal lawsuits over the use of stun guns by police officers.
The Sea Coast Echo reports that court records show plaintiffs Calvin “C.W.” Parker and Evan Coote each reached out-of-court settlements this past week in separate cases.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Waveland police officers used a stun gun on a pregnant woman.
The Sea Coast Echo reports that the lawsuit was dismissed this past week by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola.