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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

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More Movies, Music in Mississippi: Efforts to Continue Next Legislative Session

July 16, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Getting more movies to film in the Magnolia State, it’s what the legislature can do that state Rep. Rita Martinson (R-Madison) talked about Tuesday on the Gallo Radio Show. She wants to see some sensible incentives in place to attract not just movies, but music venues and recording.

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Your Help Needed: Hit and Run Leaves Man Dead in Pontotoc County

July 16, 2014 |

PHOTO: Published on Yvonne Allen’s Facebook

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss.–IF you know who may have had a wreck with an SUV in Pontotoc County Tuesday, call the Miss. Highway Patrol. That wreck killed¬†Lequintray D. Williams.

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Burglary Call: Woman Found Dead in Backyard

July 16, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–It was a burglary call Tuesday morning in the Bel Air neighborhood of Jackson. Hours later Helen Harrion, 67, was found dead behind her house. She was beaten, only partially clothed and possibly raped, said the Hinds County Coroner.

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Getting Your Pain Meds: Miss. Gets a “B” Rating from the Cancer Society

July 15, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–If you have cancer or know somebody who does, you know that pain medication is vital. Your state gets a “B” rating this year from the American Cancer Society, when it comes to making sure you have access to those drugs.

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The Heart Behind the Music: Nineties County Comes to Mississippi

July 15, 2014 |

MERIDIAN, Miss.–It might have been a while since you heard from Bryan White, but you can see him tonight in Mississippi.¬†It’s not just a Bryan White concert. The Heart Behind the Music show at the Riley Center in Meridian also features Billy Dean, Collin Raye and Deana Carter.

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Miss. News Briefs: Retro Rape Arrest, Where You Could See Big Traffic Trouble

July 15, 2014 |

BILOXI, Miss.–Imagine living next door to a guy cops are looking at for a rape. People in Biloxi have been doing that for years, but now he’s locked up…in Oklahoma. Here are some news briefs, some of which will make you feel safer:

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The Walnut Grove Prison Riot: Eleven Footballs Filled With Contraband Responsible

July 15, 2014 |

WALNUT GROVE, Miss.–Last week’s prison riot at the privately-run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility was because contraband did not make it into the prison, said Chris Epps, commissioner of the state Dept. of Corrections. News Mississippi affiliate 98.3 The Groove reported that 11 footballs, filled with knives, cigars, cell phones and pot, were intercepted.

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Taking It to the Highest Court in the State: McDaniel Asks for Your Voting Records

July 15, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Your voting records, they are what state Sen. Chris McDaniel and his lawyers want access to prove there were illegal votes in the June 24 runoff election, where he lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran for the Republican nomination to U.S. Senate. McDaniel and his attorneys filed for an emergency order Monday with the state Supreme Court.

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Miss. News Briefs: The Byrd is the Word, Deadly Lightning, Trouble in Tupelo

July 14, 2014 |

PASCAGOULA, Miss.–Some people just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Once former Jackson County sheriff Mike Byrd crossed that line, there was no going back. Now he’s back in the news, possibly with some of his old tricks. Here’s some news briefs to kick start a slightly less hot week in July:

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Body Found Inside Burned House, How Deputies Spotted the Flames

July 14, 2014 |

VICKSBURG, Miss.–Just how a house about three miles east of Vicksburg caught on fire and burned Sunday evening is still being investigated, but volunteer firefighters said they found a body when they finally were able to get inside.

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