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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

Posts By Chris Davis

Movin’ On: Miss Mississippi Has a Platform and Duties After the Miss America Pageant

September 18, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y.–Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray didn’t win the crown Sunday, but she won respect and admiration from thousands who saw her perform. Now, she says, she has a mission to mentor young girls and to come to your hometown as an ambassador for the state.

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The Thumbs Down to Training Syrian Rebel Troops: Palazzo, Thompson Say No to Obama’s Plan

September 18, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–It was a no vote from two of Mississippi’s DC lawmakers Wednesday on President Obama’s plan to train Syrian rebel troops to fight ISIS, or the Islamic State, on the ground in the Middle East. The vote in the U.S. House was 273 to 156, and crossed party lines.

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Former State Lawmaker Vince Scoper Dies, Funeral Held

September 18, 2014 |

LAUREL, Miss.–Esophageal cancer is what claimed former state senator Vince Scoper of Laurel. He died Sunday at age 81. A funeral service was held Wednesday.

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Keeping Your Kids Safe: Rape of a Child Under 14 Lands Miss. Man in Jail

September 18, 2014 |

HATTIESBURG, Miss.–Raping a child under 14 is the charge against Michael French of Hattiesburg. He was arrested this week and got a $100,000 bond during his first court appearance Wednesday.

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The Fight Against ISIS: Wicker Blasts Obama for Pulling Out of Iraq, Questions Hagel, Dempsey

September 17, 2014 |

PHOTO: Courtesy CSPAN

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Testimony you heard about all over the national news Tuesday involved Mississippi’s D.C. Sen. Roger Wicker (R), as he questioned Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey during a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Keeping Your Kids Safe: Child Pornography on a Cell Phone in Union County Arrest

September 17, 2014 |

MYRTIS,┬áMiss.–Child pornography on his cell phone is why Atty. Gen. Jim Hood’s office said Marvil Lloyd Lemar of Myrtis, in Union County, was arrested Tuesday. He was picked up by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Union County deputies.

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Neighborhood Shootout Ends in Deputy Shooting, Killing Man With a Gun

September 17, 2014 |

PELAHATCHIE, Miss.–Tuesday was a rough day for neighbors in an area near I-20 and Hwy. 43 in Pelahatchie. An apparent shootout between residents there ended with a Rankin County deputy shooting and killing one of the offenders.

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No Food Stamp Cuts Here: Mississippi Not Included in SNAP Cuts Embedded in Farm Bill

September 17, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–You heard about possible cuts to food stamps, or the SNAP program, last year and in early 2014, when the Farm Bill was being debated in Washington. Reports coming out of D.C. today say that the cuts will only happen in four states, and Mississippi is not on that list.

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The Trouble With Selling a Hospital: Adams Co. Board Finds Out It’s Expensive and There Are People to Take Care Of

September 16, 2014 |

By John Mott Coffey, with News Mississippi affiliate WQNZ

NATCHEZ, Miss.–The Adams County Board of Supervisors voted Monday voted to borrow $3 million to pay expenses incurred since Natchez Regional Medical Center filed for bankruptcy in March.

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Taking the Fight Against Cancer From Mississippi to DC

September 16, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Taking the fight against cancer from Mississippi to Washington, D.C.: That’s what a group of cancer survivors from the Magnolia State were doing Tuesday. They were expected to meet with Mississippi’s Congressional delegation to let them know that fighting cancer should get a bigger chunk of the federal budget.

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