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Miss. News Briefs: Suspected Thugs Turn Themselves In, Baby Giraffe Dies in Tupelo

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Chris Davis

GULFPORT, Miss.–It was an argument last week that apparently led to guys to beat up a whole family. One of the people beaten was just 15 and another went blind. Now the two guys who cops say did it are in jail. Here’s some more cheery news to start your work week off right:

SUSPECTED THUGS TURN THEMSELVES IN
Beating up a whole family, leaving a man blind in his right eye, Gulfport Police say Timothy George Oliver, 25, and Joshua Lynn Harris, 25, turned themselves in over the weekend. One the guys cops say they beat up was 15.

WRECK KILLS MAN IN PRENTISS COUNTY
This may be another example of why you should always wear your seat belt. A wreck in Prentiss County Saturday afternoon at 5 and Scotty Williams of Marietta is dead. He hit a tree and cops say he was not wearing his seat belt.

OLE MISS CONFEDERATE PROTESTS
Confederate flags could be seen Sunday at Ole Miss. It was a group of about 30 people who think the University should scrap its new diversity plan. Their argument is that the school is shunning its own history and heritage by renaming some buildings and streets that have had historic connections to Confederates.

BABY GIRAFFE DIES
The new baby giraffe at the Tupelo Buffalo Park has died. She was born Wednesday and WCBI reports that the staff said she was fine Saturday night, but was found dead, her parents right beside her, Sunday morning. An autopsy now at Mississippi State.

BIG RIG GOES OVER INTERSTATE BRIDGE
This happened out in the weather Sunday and it’s the guy who delivers your mail in one of the U.S. Postal Service big rigs. He ended up losing control where I-20 merges onto I-55 in the capital city. He went off of the flyover and landed the big truck on I-20. A big crash. The Highway Patrol says that driver is critical.

CAR CRASHES HOUSE
Imagine you’re just sitting down to chill for the evening and all of the sudden you’re front wall is crashed. It happened in Meridian Sunday when a woman lost control of her car and it went across the street and into a house. WTOK reports the driver had to go to the ER.

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