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Highway chase ends with a Picayune man dead

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. What a crazy scene in Tupelo. A high speed chase. Gunshots. A foot chase. And ultimately, a dead victim.

What we've learned is Gerald Wagner of Picayune reportedly fired four shots at police. When stop sticks disabled his vehicle, the highway patrol tells us Wagner grabbed his gun, jumped out of the car and ran. At one point during the foot chase, the suspect turned toward police. That's when officers shot and killed the suspect. Click here to read more on WLOX.com.

We just learned Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs is open again. But for now, the barrier islands remain off limits. The National Park Service closed the seashore grounds and the islands while Tropical Storm Debby was threatening the Mississippi coastline. We're waiting to hear when the islands will reopen.

George County leaders must be breathing a sigh of relief today. Debby was nothing more than a drill. Nobody had to board up. And nobody had to evacuate. That's a relief in George County because we're told its new hurricane shelters in Agricola and Benndale won't be finished until August. Patrice Clark investigates on WLOX News at 6:00.

The Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's immigration bill today. And people all over Mississippi are reacting to that decision. Trang Pham Bui talks with local leaders who work with immigrants on WLOX News at 6:00. And on WLOX News at 6:30 (on CBS), Mike McDaniel takes us to a news conference at the state capitol where immigration was the hot topic.

Have a great Monday night.

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