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Miss. News Briefs: Officer Whacked on the Back of the Noggin; Missing Man Found

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Chris Davis

JACKSON, Miss.–Being a police officer comes with a lot of risk. One is getting between a husband and a wife who are having a potentially violent family situation. One Jackson police officer can tell you how bad it hurts. Here are some news briefs that should satisfy your Friday news cravings:

MISSING MAN FOUND
If you had been on the lookout for Ricky Page, it’s the news nobody wants to get…
He had been missing since Saturday in Jasper County and Thursday night about 7, his body was found, in his truck. It looks like he ran off the road on Hwy. 11, near Vossburg, and was in the woods. What killed him, that’s why an autopsy is being done at the state crime lab.

OFFICER HIT WITH BLUNT OBJECT
Whacked in the back of the noggin with a big marble ball. That’s what happened to a cop when he showed up where a domestic fight was happening Thursday. Officer cut on his head, bandaged up. Man arrested.

NEW VA FACILITIES
27 new VA facilities as part of the package passed in DC yesterday. Sen. Roger Wicker says Mississippi’s vets will mostly benefit from more money for treatment at non VA places.

OMEGA EXPLOSION
The explosion at Omega Protein in Moss Point that killed a man from Mobile. OSHA is now at the plant, finding out what went wrong.

GAS
You’re paying less for gas. Going into the weekend, $3.27 on average in the state.

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