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Police Kill Man While Serving Arrest Warrant at Wrong House

Ismael Lopez had no criminal history and wasn't wanted for anything

(Newser) - A Mississippi police officer fatally shot 41-year-old Ismael Lopez late Sunday night while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A lawyer for the Lopez family says police had the wrong house, NBC News reports. According to the Washington Post , Lopez was in bed when he heard a sound outside his... More »

'You Looked Up and You Saw the Plane Twirling Around'

Military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi

(Newser) - A US military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late briefing that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled... More »

Mom Gives Birth With Assist From Daughter, 12

After doctor told her she could help deliver baby, Jacee Dellapena 'got up in there'

(Newser) - Let's just say Jacee Dellapena won't be buying any stories about storks because she's knows firsthand where babies come from: The Mississippi 12-year-old can also tell her new little brother all about it because, thanks to a combination of Jacee's precociousness and an indulgent doctor, she... More »

This Is America's Safest State

Vermont is A-OK, Mississippi not so much

(Newser) - Drug problems aside , living in Vermont is your safest bet to stay safe, according to WalletHub . The site reviewed a variety of data falling under the categories of personal, financial, workplace, and road safety, as well as emergency preparedness, to give the states a safety score out of 100,... More »

He Seemed Ready to Obey Deputy, Then Pulled a Gun

Relative describes devastation after Mississippi shooting

(Newser) - Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed eight people, including the deputy who tried to keep them safe. "I'm devastated. It don't seem like... More »

8 Killed in Miss. Shootings, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Suspect in custody after shootings at 3 different homes

(Newser) - A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy, per the AP . "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done,"... More »

Woman Shot in Waiting Room When Suspect Drops Purse

Police say gun inside Debra McQuillen's purse went off when she dropped it

(Newser) - A 59-year-old woman is facing a litany of criminal charges after she allegedly shot another woman—by dropping her purse. WAPT reports the incident happened Thursday morning on the fourth floor of the Lakeland Family Medicine Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Debra McQuillen was in the waiting room of the clinic... More »

Lawmaker Calls for Lynchings as Confederate Statues Fall

Mississippi's Karl Oliver says 'choice of words was horribly wrong'

(Newser) - A Mississippi state lawmaker is facing a firestorm after saying politicians who support the removal of Confederate monuments should be lynched. Four Confederate monuments were recently removed from New Orleans in an effort to "correct" history, the city's mayor tells Time . But Rep. Karl Oliver didn't see... More »

3 Teens Arrested in Killing of Boy, 6

All 3 will face capital murder charge

(Newser) - Three teenagers have been arrested in the horrific slaying of a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi, and prosecutors say they plan to charge all three as adults with capital murder. Authorities say Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington, and Byron McBride, all in their late teens, were taken into custody Thursday and... More »

Snoop Dogg Plans 'Snoop Fest' in Dad's Hometown

Mississippi music festival might happen this year

(Newser) - Rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to create a music festival in his father's hometown so he can perform in Mississippi, the AP reports. "We always stop in New Orleans but we never book a show here. We might as well do it ourselves because my booking agent... More »

Funeral Home Refused to Cremate Gay Man: Lawsuit

Mississippi funeral home allegedly said it doesn't 'deal with their kind'

(Newser) - A Mississippi funeral home went back on an agreement to cremate an 86-year-old man after he died and paperwork showed he was gay, according to a lawsuit in state court. Picayune Funeral Home had told a nephew that Robert Huskey's body would be picked up and cremated for $1,... More »

7 States With Most Unsheltered Homeless

California has double the national average

(Newser) - An estimated 31% of the 549,928 homeless people in the US last year were living without a roof over their heads, meaning they did not stay in shelters or other housing programs, reports 24/7 Wall St . But the percentage in California, home to 21% of all homeless people in... More »

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01

Getting a divorce in Mississippi requires consent of both spouses

(Newser) - A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that... More »

Tornado Rips Through Mississippi, Killing 4

Mayor of Hattiesburg warns of 'significant injuries'

(Newser) - Four people were killed and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area, officials in Mississippi said. The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people had died after the twister blew through the city and surrounding area. The AP... More »

Storms Kill 4 in Alabama, Wreak Havoc Across South

Tree fell on family's mobile home

(Newser) - A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials say. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into early Tuesday for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia, and the... More »

Elderly Wood Seller Loses Wife, Gains Thousands of Supporters

Kenneth Smith sells wood on side of road to pay off wife's medical bills

(Newser) - "It makes me think that we live in a good country," Kenneth Smith tells WLOX . The 80-year-old Mississippi man has been selling wood on the side of the road since last year, first with his wife, Helen, by his side, then—after Helen's death from lung cancer... More »

Fire Chief: 'Vote Trump' Church Blaze Was Arson

Historically black Miss. church was 80% destroyed

(Newser) - Somebody set a fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase "Vote Trump," and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever did it, a Mississippi fire chief says. The FBI has opened a civil... More »

2 Kids, 1 Adult Die in Halloween Hayride Tragedy

Trailer was rear-ended on Miss. highway

(Newser) - A vehicle struck a hay-lined flatbed trailer carrying adults and children who were dressed up for Halloween, killing three people and injuring several others in a small Mississippi town, authorities say. Two children and one adult—all related to each other—were killed in the crash, Newton County Coroner Danny... More »

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Marred by 'So Much Hatred'

But fundraiser hits goal to replace Mississippi marker riddled by bullets

(Newser) - A bullet-riddled sign marking the spot where the tortured and mutilated body of 14-year-old Emmett Till was found in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River 61 years ago will be replaced thanks to the generosity of donors. An Emmett Till Interpretive Center fundraising challenge surpassed its $15,000 goal Sunday evening, the... More »

Miss. County Bans Clown Costumes for Halloween

Under punishment of a $150 fine.

(Newser) - A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween, the AP reports. Kemper County supervisors this week banned people from wearing any clown costume, mask, or makeup in public. The local law carries a $150 penalty, and it will be lifted Nov. 1.... More »

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