Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
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Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator’s sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the … Continue reading

Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
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Police chief shoots himself just after suspension

After a suspended Mississippi police chief shot and killed himself in the police department’s parking lot, officials said the department has been temporarily put under the local sheriff’s control. Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Don Bass said. He said the Thursday shooting … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs restates policy banning Confederate flags

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has restated a policy that bans the raising of Confederate flags on permanent poles in federal cemeteries, affecting dozens of burial grounds across the nation — especially in the Deep South — and further contributing to the slow death of the 19th century symbols in modern American life. The … Continue reading

Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month
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Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, but without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website (http://bit.ly/1VHPTv9 ) but not to the governor’s site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have either removed the Confederate battle … Continue reading