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Mississippi County Wants Insurer to Cover Embezzled Funds

Adams County officials are expecting an insurance policy to cover the $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center. Board of Supervisors Attorney Scott Slover tells The Natchez Democrat the insurance should cover 100 percent of the loss. The case …

Search for Two Tennessee Cattle Thieves

Police in southern Tennessee are searching for two men they say took thousands of dollars in cows and sold them in Kentucky. Arrest warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Gerald Mimms and 36-year-old Brian Reeves. Authorities told WKRN-TV in Nashville …

Tennessee Fire Marshal Urges Safety When Using Alternate Heating Sources

As temperatures start to dip, the state fire marshal’s office is urging Tennesseans to be careful when using alternate sources for home heating. Fire officials say with colder temperatures come more opportunities for residential fires. Fire Marshal Gary West says …

Lawsuits Allege Woman Trampled at Virginia’s Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is being sued by a woman who says she was trampled during the amusement park’s annual Howl-O-Scream event. Brittany Lipscomb says in two lawsuits that other patrons struck her from behind and knocked her down as they were …

Pilot Error, Fatigue Caused Deadly Georgia Jet Crash

Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a …

Georgia Tornadoes Caused Estimated $6M in Damage

The Georgia Insurance Commissioner says consumers have reported multimillion dollar insured losses from a storm that included several tornadoes. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a statement Monday that reported damage from last week’s storm is estimated to be roughly $6 …

Defense Attorneys Want Word ‘Hazing’ Excluded From Trial

Defense attorneys for the four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major’s death are going before a judge to ask that the word “hazing” not be allowed to be used at their trial next week. Defense attorneys on …

Florida DOT Installs Beacons to Help Prevent Wrong Way Crashes

Eleven people have died since February in the Tampa Bay area because of wrong way crashes, and area law enforcement officers are trying to prevent more deaths. WFLA reports that Florida Department of Transportation officials say new beacons will be …

Small Georgia City Tops List of Traffic Fines in Atlanta

A five-year analysis of tickets issued in Georgia shows that Doraville – a small suburban Atlanta city – has issued the most traffic fines per capita in metro Atlanta. Doraville City Manager Shawn Gillen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the police …

Failing Bridges a Concern for Mississippi Legislators

Mention highway safety and people have all sorts of ideas of what that means. To the Highway Patrol, it suggests expanding the ranks of state troopers. For the Mississippi Department of Transportation, it’s a well-maintained road system. For Mothers Against …

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