All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mississippi’

Jessica Chambers: No Suspect, Investigators’ Fault?

Jessica Chambers’ family and friends gathered on Saturday in Sardis, Mississippi to celebrate her birthday. Even without her, they seemed to be in fairly good spirits as they shared stories of her and released balloons into the sky in her honor. Jessica Chambers was burned to death in her car in a horrific attack that shook her family, friends, and …

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Jessica Chambers: Anonymous Claims to Have Killer Possibly Identified

[Update: A gas station attendant whose name has been spoken about in the Chambers’ case has spoken out. See that Update here on WebProNews at Jessica Chambers: Gas Station Attendant Accused on Social Media Speaks Out.] Jessica Chambers murder has shocked the nation. Police say they are still hunting for whoever burned the girl alive. But a group that most …

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Jessica Chambers: Police Looking For Answers

Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers was inexplicably set on fire Saturday evening, and authorities have been trying to piece together the final 24 hours of her life. Chambers, 19, went out at roughly 6:30 p.m. to get gas and something to eat at a Courtland, Mississippi convenience store. She then began driving to nearby Batesville to get her vehicle cleaned, according …

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5 Kids Found Dead: South Carolina Father Charged With Murder

Timothy Jones Jr., a South Carolina Father, is facing murder charges for allegedly killing his five young children. The Associated Press reported that he wrapped their bodies in garbage bags, then drove 400 miles into Wilcox County, Alabama to dump them. Yesterday, Jones lead investigators to that site, so they could transport them back to Lexington, South Carolina. “I made …

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ the Size of Connecticut

Oceanic researchers revealed that a man-made “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has bloomed to roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dead zones are hypoxic areas in large bodies of water, caused by “excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required …

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KFC Hoax: Little Girl Was Not Kicked Out Of KFC

The story of the three year old girl kicked out of a Jackson, MS KFC due to facial scarring that “disturbed customers” is a hoax according to Rick Maynard, spokesperson for KFC. “After the alleged incident was reported to us, two investigations took place, including one by an independent investigator. Neither revealed any evidence that the incident occurred, and we …

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Brett Favre Endorses Thad Cochran in US Senate Race

Brett Favre, retired NFL quarterback, recently lent his support to Republican incumbent Thad Cochran in his bid for reelection to the United States Senate. Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and raised in the nearby small town of Kiln. He attended University of Southern Mississippi before being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. Cochran is up …

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Mississippi Tornado Weather Possible Early Next Week

This year’s long, long winter is finally over and warmer weather is bringing people out of their houses in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. The coming of spring, however, doesn’t mean the nation’s weather troubles are quite over yet. After winter weather pushed back this year’s tornado season, it appears that some severe weather may make up for it this …

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Mississippi Storm Overturns 25 RV Trailers

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday night, the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, Mississippi experienced a strong storm which left as many as 25 RV trailers damaged or destroyed in its wake, along with downed power lines and much debris. Fortunately for the Gulf Coast community, the intense damage to the RV park only left two people injured badly enough …

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UFO Sightings: Nothing To Fear, “Deer”

Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands? Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife on Feb 16, but instead reported filming a strange sequence of glowing objects. In the time lapse, Bambi & Co. …

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Shot Elephant Makes Controversial Return to Circus

The elephant shot in a drive-by last year in Mississippi returned to the stage with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey on Thursday, almost exactly a year after the terrifying incident, according to WMC-TV. Carol the elephant, who is now 40 years old, was shot by an assailant with a single bullet that entered her right side. Doctors said a …

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Michelle Byrom: Death Row Inmate Gets New Trial

Michelle Byrom was about to be the first woman executed by the state of Mississippi in several decades. Before that could happen, Byrom found herself getting a second chance at life and her freedom. Her original conviction was overturned and she was granted a new trial. “We are very grateful that the Mississippi Supreme Court has granted Michelle Byrom’s request …

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