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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

News Director for News Mississippi and NewsMS.fm

Posts By Chris Davis

You’re Gonna Need Ear Plugs for This One: The Skills USA Competition

February 27, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–Go ahead and put in your ear plugs, then come on in to the big room at the Mississippi Trade Mart. That’s where 300 of the state’s finest construction students were for two days this week, competing for prizes and showcasing the future of Mississippi’s work force.

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Whacking a Teen With a Shoe: Jail Time for a Mississippi Caregiver

February 27, 2014 |

BROOKHAVEN, Miss.–Everybody gets angry, but when you’re in charge of taking care of teenagers, hitting one of them with a shoe is inexcusable and illegal, and that’s what’s sending a former Miss. caregiver to prison.

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Turning Off Life Support: Nurse Charged With Depraved Heart Murder

February 27, 2014 |

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss.–Turning off the machines that were keeping a 77-year-old alive is the charge against April Renae Grissom, 28, of Petal. She was indicted by a Lamar County grand jury and arrested Wednesday,

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“As God As My Witness, Help Is On the Way”, Trooper School Battle Rages With Blue Out

February 26, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–For Candi the issue of having a trooper school is less about politics and more about seeing her husband come back through the kitchen door after his patrol shift. She joined her husband and over 100 other state troopers at the Mississippi capitol Wednesday for the “blue out”, where all those troopers and the “big guns” called for the legislature to include $7 million for a trooper school in this year’s budget.

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Mayor of Jackson Dies: Reaction From Residents, Colleagues

February 26, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–The news Tuesday that Jackson Mayor Chockwe Lumumba died unexpectedly left many implications in its wake. The news also brought on reaction from residents, city leaders and state-wide elected officials.

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I Didn’t Download It: Convicted Miss. Sex Offender to Get New Trial

February 26, 2014 |

LAUREL, Miss.–Images of children in sexually explicit poses on his computer is why John Lowe got five life terms in 2011. Now he’s getting a new trial and told the judge he didn’t download what was found on his computer.

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Burned Up Completely: Bus Carrying College Softball Team Catches Fire

February 26, 2014 |

PHOTO: Courtesy MHP

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss.–The fire that burned up a Northeast Mississippi Community College bus Tuesday night was so hot it took all the metal skin off the frame, leaving the bus a twisted, melted wreck.

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“The Greatest Threat…is the Pres.”: Palazzo Talks Flood Insurance, Military Spending

February 25, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Compassionate flood insurance rates: That’s what Cong. Steven Palazzo says a bill coming up for a vote Wednesday in the U.S. House will bring if it passes. It would counteract some of the expected huge insurance increases that are coming with the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012.

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You’ll See Big Weather Changes Tonight, Wednesday

February 25, 2014 |

JACKSON, Miss.–You’re going to see some big weather changes Tuesday night and Wednesday as an Arctic cold front makes its way through the Magnolia State. Rain, maybe some sleet, and colder air will greet you Wednesday morning.

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Daughter Survives Gunshot to the Head from Mom, Mother Dies

February 25, 2014 |

NEW HEBRON, Miss.–The murder suicide attempt in Simpson County Monday night where a mom shot her grown daughter, then herself, may have been over a child custody argument. That’s what Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis told media after 21-year-old Georgina Boykin was flown to UMMC in Jackson with a gunshot wound to the head.

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