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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

Posts By Chris Davis

Sex Crime Against A Vulnerable Person Lands Miss. Man in Prison

January 24, 2014 |

TUPELO, Miss.–A person in a nursing home was sexually assaulted and now there’s justice. The man who did it is going to prison for six years and six months.

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Explosion in Your Neighborhood: Evacuations Near New Albany After Plant Fire

January 23, 2014 |

Photo by correspondent Craig Horton

NEW ALBANY, Miss.–A state of emergency was declared for Union County and emergency management in that county was asking residents in about 50 homes near North Mississippi Biofuel to evacuate after three explosions and a massive fire Wednesday. By Thursday morning those evacuations were over.

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Here It Comes Again: Miss. Gets Another Arctic Blast

January 23, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–It’s another heavy jacket day for work and school and Friday looks like the same as Mississippi gets its fair share of cold air from up north. You’ll want to wrap your pipes and leave some water dripping when you go to bed. There won’t be any part of the state that will be above 25 early Friday morning, and most places will not see 20.

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The March to End Fear: Martin Luther King, Jr. in Mississippi

January 20, 2014 |

CANTON, Miss.–The reason kids are out of school Jan. 20, 2014, is not just to play around or go fishing. It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, set aside to remember a man whose philosophy of non-violent resistance is a big reason Mississippi’s Jim Crowe segregation ended.

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The Murder of Hunter Miller: The Man Wanted for the Crime

January 20, 2014 |

News Mississippi Correspondent Todd Adams contributed to this report.

GAUTIER, Miss.–Hunter Miller was shot in the back in his car last Tuesday around 8 p.m. and died after a drug deal, said Gautier Police. Now they have the murderer in their sights, according to Police Captain Jerry Cooksey

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Mississippi Smoking: How Your State is Doing on a Big Anniversary

January 17, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Time to put down those cigarettes for good. That’s the message today, just as it was 50 years ago when the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking came out, saying officially that cigarettes are dangerous.

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Bomb Threat at Valley: Classes Canceled, Dogs, FBI and MBI Brought in to Search

January 17, 2014 |

ITTA BENA, Miss.–A bomb threat sent in a letter to Mississippi Valley State University had the campus shut down while search dogs, the MBI and the FBI searched the campus Thursday. That search may last through the weekend, as more than 20 buildings at the Itta Bena campus and in LeFlore County were being searched for any sign of a bomb.

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Spending Your Money in DC: Why Miss. Senators Say They Voted for the New Budget Bill

January 17, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Stopping any new money for Obama Care, aking more money available on some projects in Mississippi: those are two of the reasons both senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker voted for the spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate Thursday and the House earlier.

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Shot in the Back: Coast Police Look for Hunter Miller’s Killer

January 16, 2014 |

PHOTO: Todd Adams

GAUTIER, Miss.–Shot in the back: That’s how 26-year-old Hunter Miller died Tuesday in Gautier and police are still looking for whoever did it. Miller was found shot in a car about 8 p.m. News Mississippi correspondent Todd Adams said Miller died on the way to the hospital.

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Somebody’s Paying for the Drug Tests: Temporary Assistance Drug Testing Passes Miss. House

January 16, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–If you get temporary assistance through the federal-state TANF program, you are one step closer to being tested for drugs, if you do not pass a written test, that is. The bill (HB49) passed the Mississippi House Wednesday, 74-46 (2 absent). Now you might be wondering who pays and how much.

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