MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Moss Point say a 12-year-old junior high school student has died from injuries suffered in a fight. Moss Point Superintendent Maggie Griffin identifies the victim as Lorel Malone. He was a seventh grader at Magnolia Middle School. Officials released no information on the other student involved in yesterday's fight.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries. The Republican from Mississippi says the Corps of Engineers will give an additional $14.4 million to the state this year.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say 65-year-old Natchez man flashed a badge and impersonated an officer after he rear-ended a driver. A Natchez Police spokesman says Joe Fortenberry is accused of falsely claiming he was a sheriff's deputy after hitting a vehicle while he was in a drive-thru line.
LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) - A 26-year-old Bude man has pleaded guilty in Amite County Circuit Court to manslaughter for the strangulation of a woman. Matthew Wayne Moore pleaded guilty Tuesday, more than two months before his May 13 trial in the death of Renee Lynette Perkins.
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