Post Tagged with: "Mississippi"

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Mississippi Confederate flag

November 28, 2017 7:32 am
Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Mississippi Confederate flag

In this June 23, 2015, file photo, the Mississippi state flag is seen in front of the Governor’s mansion in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by the Associated Press) The US Supreme Court has declined an appeal from an attorney who has challenged the use of a Confederate emblem on the Mississippi […]

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Sixteen servicemen dead as US military plane crashes in Mississippi

July 11, 2017 7:33 pm
Sixteen servicemen dead as US military plane crashes in Mississippi

Sixteen US servicemen have died after the military plane carrying them went down in rural Mississippi, police say. There were 16 people on board the Marine Corps KC-130 when it crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, leaving a debris field five miles in radius. “A USMC […]

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Police in the US state of Mississippi arrest suspect in shooting spree , 8 killed

May 28, 2017 10:30 pm
Police in the US state of Mississippi  arrest suspect in shooting spree , 8 killed

Police officers arrest suspect Cory Godbolt following several fatal shootings in Lincoln County, Mississippi, May 28, 2017. (Photo by AP) Police in the US state of Mississippi have arrested a man accused of shooting dead eight people, including a sheriff’s deputy. Willie Cory Godbolt, 35, was arrested after shootouts in […]

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Bus trip to casino ends in tragedy in Biloxi, Mississippi

March 8, 2017 10:30 pm
Bus trip to casino ends in tragedy in Biloxi, Mississippi

Responders work the scene where a train hit a bus in Biloxi. Photo / AP A freight train smashed into a charter bus in a coastal Mississippi city on Tuesday (US time), pushing the bus 100m down the tracks and leaving at least four people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent […]

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Three dead as train hits bus in Mississippi, pushing it 100m

6:20 am
Three dead as train hits bus in Mississippi, pushing it 100m

Biloxi firefighters assist injured passengers after their charter bus collided with a train in Biloxi. Photos / AP Emergency personnel assist injured passengers after their charter bus collided with a train in Biloxi. Photo / AP A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, today, dragging the […]

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60kg tumour removed from Mississippi man

February 7, 2017 9:00 am
60kg tumour removed from Mississippi man

Roger Logan holds up a smartphone that shows a photo of him with a 60kg tumour before a surgery to remove it at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Photo / AP A California doctor removed a 59kg (130-pound) tumour from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he […]

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US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

January 23, 2017 2:00 pm
US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the south-eastern US and injured dozens more, according to emergency officials. Speaking on Sunday at the White House, US President Donald Trump pledged federal assistance for the severely affected states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. “The tornadoes were vicious and powerful […]

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African-American woman in the US state of Mississippi gets 12 years in jail for supporting Daesh

August 12, 2016 9:30 pm
African-American woman in the US state of Mississippi gets 12 years in jail for supporting Daesh

Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, and Muhammad Dakhlalla, 23, the couple who are accused of joining Daesh. (Photo by Clarionledger.com) An African-American woman in the US state of Mississippi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for seeking to support the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group. The announcement was made […]

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Two police officers in Mississippi shot dead

May 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Two police officers in Mississippi shot dead

  Local law enforcement officials investigate the scene of a shooting late Saturday. Photo / AP Two police officers have been shot dead in the US state of Mississippi and police are looking for a suspect. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said both officers were shot on Saturday in the […]

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Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

February 12, 2015 3:17 am
Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States

Nearly 4000 black victims were lynched in 12 states in the southern United States from 1877 to 1950, an average of more than one a week for 73 years, a new study has revealed. The Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights group in Alabama, spent years researching what it called […]

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