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Sister lunch ladies arrested for stealing about $500K in children's lunch money, police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
Two sisters allegedly stole nearly half a million dollars while working as lunch ladies in New Canaan, Connecticut.         
Woman sues drug store over alleged assault and robbery in parking lot | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
A woman is suing a Jackson drug store over an alleged parking lot assault in 2015.         
UMMC reaches deal with Blue Cross to remain in-network | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
After a month-and-a-half long stalemate, the hospital and insurer have reached an agreement.         
Burned car with body belonged to missing woman, sheriff says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
A burned vehicle with a body inside found a week ago is owned by a woman who went missing a day before the discovery.         
Jackson City Council approves 59 road repaving agreements in one broad stroke | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
The approval gives the county authorization to begin work on 59 roads in residential, commercial and industrial areas across the city.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, August, 15 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 15, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, August, 15, 2018         
Tallahatchie County sheriff steps down, given $25,000 bond and house arrest | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
The former top law enforcement officer in his home county is accused on drug and extortion charges dating back 15 years.         
Here's why powerful women don't use the 'Mike Pence rule.' Spoiler alert: They can't. | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
'Pence Rule' supporters see it as a shield of honor for powerful men. But if high-ranking women tried to deploy the rule? They'd get ridiculed.         
Mississippi man charged with launching objects at drivers | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
Officials are adding charges against a Mississippi Delta man they say was launching objects at people along a highway.         
Banks on alert from FBI about potential 'unlimited' ATM heist worth millions | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
The FBI has warned banks in the U.S. of an impending heist, called an ATM cash-out, targeting a haul of millions of dollars from banks by thieves using cloned cards for fraudulent withdrawals.         
Mississippi community college settles discrimination lawsuit for $75,000 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
The federal government both sued and settled with Mississippi Delta Community College on Monday.         
Petal police officer saves 5-year-old boy from drowning, says 'I'm not a hero' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
Petal Police Officer LaDean Byrd was able to administer CPR to a drowning boy, saving his life.         
Inmate's cries for help went ignored by officials, prisoners say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
Ricky Martin laid on the floor, foaming at the mouth while guard pulled a hat down over his eyes and went to sleep, fellow inmates say.         
Jackson schools open with need for 175 teachers | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
Seven percent of teachers in the district also lack the proper credentials for the classroom. Leaders are working to reduce that.         
Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prison | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 14, 2018
The top officer of a Mississippi prison has been replaced, weeks after a convicted murderer escaped and days after an inmate was set on fire.         
Mississippi man accused in crime spree pleads guilty in girlfriend's death | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
A man accused in a crime spree has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend in 2017 in Rankin County.         
Don’t let ‘FOFO’ keep you from your credit report | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
According to a new poll from Wallethub, many people are scared to check their credit reports. But examining your credit report can uncover errors         
Analysis: Road money session waits on Lt. Gov Tate Reeves | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
"All the players know it's an issue and they want something done that's positive for the state of Mississippi,"         
Alien abduction: 45 years after UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Moss Point man hopes to set record straight on his alien abduction experience         
Family of Richard Russell, who stole airliner and crashed it, say they are 'stunned and heartbroken' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
The family of Richard Russell, who authorities say stole an airplane from a Seattle airport and died when he later crashed it, called him "a warm and compassionate man."         
Mississippi hospital fires employee over racial slur video | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
A Donut Palace employee recorded the encounter with Kyle Thomas using a mobile phone.         
CL NOW! Racial slur video, UFO encounter, Pedestrian killed | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Monday, August 13, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.         
City seeking analysis of Jackson Zoo mismanagement | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
The mayor said calls for the Jackson Zoo to move have been "exhaustive" and don't consider the full story.         
Pedestrian struck on I-20 East in Jackson, all lanes closed | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Jackson police are investigating and the condition of the victim is not know.         
Pedestrian struck, killed on I-20 East in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
All lanes were closed on I-20 after a man was struck and killed.         
Mother gets apology from pastor after rebuke for breastfeeding inside her own church | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
'Of all the places, it is most hurtful when it comes from your own church, that you are going to cause guys to lust after you,' the Michigan woman said.         
4 units destroyed, no injuries in Ridgeland apartment fire | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
The fire started around 4 a.m. at the complex located on Old Canton Road.         
Ex-Mississippi tax return preparer admits to filing bogus claims | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Former Mississippi taxr eturn preparer Teresa C. Chism claimed over $3.5M in bogus refunds, court documents show.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Monday, August 13 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Monday, August 13         
Did Jeffrey Armstrong find the murder weapon in the Tardy Furniture murders? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
In 1996, four people were brutally murdered inside Tardy Furniture in the small town of Winona. Police never found a murder weapon, a .380 pistol. Winona's Jeffrey Armstrong said he found a .380 pistol beneath a house just 700 feet from Tardy.         
Profanity, racial slur exchanged at Mississippi donut shop | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 13, 2018
Profanity and a racial slur were exchanged at a donut shop in Mississippi between a customer and worker.         
Mississippi woman pleads guilty to falsifying tax returns | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 12, 2018
A central Mississippi woman is pleading guilty to filing false returns from her tax preparation business.         
Boil water notice will affect 50 connections  in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
A recent loss in water pressure has caused the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division to issue a precautionary boil water advisory.         
What makes a good workplace? Respect | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
Respect can transform your workplace, change the way you look at others and how others see you.         
From kindergarten to college: MSU student's tweet to supportive father going viral | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
A Mississippi is garnering praise for his efforts in being involved in his son's school career from kindergarten to college.         
Lessons from the life of Mamie Till Mobley | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
Black women are always expected to be strong. There is nothing flattering about strength in the face of the brutal murder of one's child.         
McComb native's book tells story of teen's struggle for civil rights, banishment from state | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
Brenda Travis sat down at a bus station and went to jail. She walked out of school and was sent back to jail before she was banished from Mississippi.         
Mississippi demands Jackson Zoo repay $350K in bond money | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 11, 2018
Mississippi is demanding that the Jackson Zoo repay $350,000 in state bond money.         
Local rapper 'Going Blue' to raise awareness of rare, incurable disease | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
A local artist is hosting the Going Blue for Myositis event to raise awareness on the rare and incurable disease.         
Columbus woman sues makers of Goldfish crackers linked to salmonella | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
A Columbus woman has filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit over eating what she said was contaminated Goldfish crackers.         
New center for emergency services designed to enhance state's disaster response | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
Construction set to begin this fall on a new for the Mississippi Center for Emergency Services that will better coordinate the emergency response         
Railway operator to help restore once-troubled Mississippi rail line | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
A new railway operator promises to assist federal and state efforts to restore the Grenada to Canton rail line.         
Old Holloway Mansion in Byram destroryed by fire | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
There were no injuries reported.         
Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
A group of five black farmers in Tennessee and Mississippi are claiming seeds they bought were switched and they were given faulty, low-yield seeds.         
Is my college student covered? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
Many students and parents misunderstand the role of homeowners’ insurance for their students as they live in dorms or off-campus housing         
Battle of election stickers continues: MSGOP blasts Rep. Jay Hughes 'vote for vet' decals | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
Hughes in June decried similar stickers with his likely Republican opponent for lieutenant governor next year, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann         
US courthouse in Mississippi named for former Sen. Cochran | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
A federal courthouse in Mississippi has been named for a longtime Republican U.S. senator who resigned this year.         
Tallahatchie County sheriff arrested on federal drug, extortion charges | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
William Brewer was arrested Friday morning by FBI agents in Oakland.         
Traffic Alert: Capital City Cycling Classic road closures in downtown Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
Several roads will be closed until the races finish.         
Looking for love: How much does the average date cost in your state? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | August 10, 2018
The average cost of a date today -- consisting of two dinners, a bottle of wine, and two movie tickets -- adds up to $102.32. Many of the cost components vary by state, making dating far more expensive in some parts of the country than others.