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Your week in review: Feb. 1

Shuttle memorials, confirmation hearings and a controversial commercial are just a few of this week's major stories. Shuttle memorials, confirmation hearings and a controversial commercial are just a few of this week's major stories.

The nation paused to remember the lives lost in pursuit of space exploration this week and reflect on the dangers of space travel.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama's second term cabinet continues to take shape, but not without tense confirmation hearings.

In anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday, one auto manufacturer's commercial is being criticized for portraying a racial stereotype.

Check out the Raycom News Network's week in review for all of this week's big stories.

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  • UPDATE: Wanted Pass Christian man found in Florida

    UPDATE: Wanted Pass Christian man found in Florida

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:06:59 GMT
    A Pass Christian man wanted for questioning in the murder of Kenneth Charlot was found Thursday morning in Escambia County, FL. Cornell Smith is being held pending extradition back to Mississippi.  (Photo source: Pass Christian PD)A Pass Christian man wanted for questioning in the murder of Kenneth Charlot was found Thursday morning in Escambia County, FL. Cornell Smith is being held pending extradition back to Mississippi.  (Photo source: Pass Christian PD)

    A Pass Christian man wanted for questioning in the murder of Kenneth Charlot was found Thursday morning in Escambia County, FL. Cornell Smith is being held pending extradition back to Mississippi. 

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    A Pass Christian man wanted for questioning in the murder of Kenneth Charlot was found Thursday morning in Escambia County, FL. Cornell Smith is being held pending extradition back to Mississippi. 

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  • Singing River Health System names new CEO

    Singing River Health System names new CEO

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:27:20 GMT
    Lee Bond, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Singing River Health System since 2016, was just named the system’s new Chief Executive Officer.  (Photo source: SRHS)Lee Bond, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Singing River Health System since 2016, was just named the system’s new Chief Executive Officer.  (Photo source: SRHS)
    Lee Bond, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Singing River Health System since 2016, was just named the system’s new Chief Executive Officer.  (Photo source: SRHS)Lee Bond, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Singing River Health System since 2016, was just named the system’s new Chief Executive Officer.  (Photo source: SRHS)

    After a national search for the right person to lead Singing River Health System, the board of trustees found their perfect candidate was already part of the team. 

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    After a national search for the right person to lead Singing River Health System, the board of trustees found their perfect candidate was already part of the team. 

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  • Former employee accused of embezzling from sheriff's office back behind bars

    Former employee accused of embezzling from sheriff's office back behind bars

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:19:46 GMT
    Cherie Ward (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)Cherie Ward (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Cherie Ward (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)Cherie Ward (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A former employee accused of embezzling money from Jackson County Sheriff's Office is back behind bars after failing to show up for court this week. 

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    A former employee accused of embezzling money from Jackson County Sheriff's Office is back behind bars after failing to show up for court this week. 

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