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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. CDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A man in Mississippi is charged with capital murder in a 1996 slaying. Multiple news outlets report 52-year-old David Murray of Jackson is being held without bond in Lowndes County jail in Columbus after being arrested Tuesday by U.S. marshals.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge is sentencing the former head of Mississippi's prison system to nearly 20 years in prison in a wide-ranging corruption case. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate handed down the sentence Wednesday to 56-year-old Christopher Epps. The longtime Mississippi corrections commissioner pleaded guilty in 2015 to money laundering and filing false tax returns.

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store. WLBT-TV reports that a celebration of life for Kingston Frazier is planned for noon Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church. Byron McBride Jr.; Dwan Wakefield Jr.; and D'Allen Washington are charged with capital murder in the case. Frazier was asleep in the back of his mother's car when it was stolen last week.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump's administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways. The proposed federal budget for 2018 would eliminate $427 million for regional water restoration initiatives. But the programs have bipartisan support in Congress. Backers say states and local governments already do their share and federal involvement is essential to keep the cleanups on track.

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