GRAPHIC: Minnesota cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

Officer Kim Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned two days after the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
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  GRAPHIC: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun, police say

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.

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Council members asking for ‘cease fire’ to help curb violence in Jackson

CORRECTION: COVID death in Miss. was not vaccine-related

Court date set for mother and son allegedly involved in largest embezzlement scheme in state history

  Woman charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting into Burger King drive-thru window

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances return, trending cooler late week

Unsettled pattern of rain and storms will also yield cooler air through late week
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  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

42K J&J vaccines administered in Miss., MSDH encourages ‘pause,’ not fear

  Jackson woman says she, daughter injured after crash with street racer

Jackson City Council approves public access gate for Brecon Drive

Gulfport murder suspect arrested after fleeing the county

Latest baseball coaches poll ranks Mississippi teams in top 6

  Deputies will patrol neighborhoods to curb golf carts on streets, Madison Co. sheriff says

  Timber Bridge on Colonial Circle indefinitely closed for repairs

Eyebrow threading, doing makeovers no longer requires occupational licensing

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New child payments expected to start this summer, IRS chief says

Democrats view the tax change as an opportunity to address income inequality worsened by the pandemic. According to some estimates, it would reduce the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. by more than half.

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Mississippi parents call NY baseball tournament’s vaccine requirement a ‘complete scam’

  NCAA suggests states with transgender ban will not host championships

The NCAA Board of Governors is speaking out against recent legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in sports.

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Two children shot after man opens fire on car

  JSU student advances to top 12 on American Idol

Businesses still struggling to find people to work despite high unemployment numbers

Sen. McDaniel says ‘to hell with the NCAA’ after potential boycott over trans legislation

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

Traffic stops are under the microscope after recent incidents in Virginia and Minnesota.
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  Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Chauvin lawyer Eric Nelson has argued that Floyd died last May because of his illegal drug use and underlying health problems, not because Chauvin pinned him to the pavement with his knee.

  Residents anxiously await work on Belhaven Creek amid spring storms

Biloxi police investigating body found in water

  Easter tornadoes, which killed 14 in Mississippi, remembered one year later

  NCAA suggests states with transgender ban will not host championships