WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state's redistricting. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state's 2011 elections because the Legislature didn't immediately use the 2010 census to draw new district lines. Courts affirmed a ruling that allowed lawmakers to run in their old districts that year. The justices upheld the lower-court rulings.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol officials have arrested a probation violator from Mississippi and the woman they say helped him flee. A trooper stopped to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle Saturday. Authorities say the suspect gave a fake name and birthdate. With the Mississippi Department of Corrections' help, the suspect was identified as 32-year-old Gary Sneed. Authorities say Holly Morrison stole a car to help him escape.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The search continues for a 9-year-old boy missing since an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek Saturday. The body of his 5-year-old brother, Jacob Brown, was recovered Sunday near Columbus. Officials say the boys' father was trying to cross the creek Saturday on an ATV with his four children and another man. The vehicle flipped.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Columbus police say a man wanted in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man has turned himself in. Nineteen-year-old Derrick D. Nelson, of Columbus, faces a murder charge in the shooting death of Willie Hood Jr. The shooting happened at Nelson's home Saturday.
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