ESCATAWPHA, Miss.–A fight started at work ended up in the street in Escatawpha, and now a man is dead. If you want to avoid that kind of action, there’s a place in Mississippi you can go. First, catch up with these news briefs for your Thursday:
MURDER IN ESCATAWPHA
Murder in Escatawpha and it started with a fight at work. Police there said they got the call about 7 last night when the two men took their fight to the street. One is dead and one is hurt and the police may have more to say later today, including their names.
PETAL SAFEEST PLACE
If you’re looking to stay out of trouble, almost any kind of trouble, Petal might be the place to go. That’s Mississippi’s safest city, According to the popular real estate website, Movoto.com. Petal is also known as The Friendly City.
KYLE CARPENTER MEDAL OF HONOR
This Mississippian threw himself on a grenade to save his buddies and today he gets the Medal of Honor from Pres. Obama. Kyle Carpenter lost his eye in 2010 and was hurt so bad that the military retired him last year, but his bravery makes him only the eighth living person to get that medal.
BAD GUY CAUGHT Todd
You’re a lot safer with this guy off the street…
COAST TRAFFIC MESS Todd
You’ve got to plan your route carefully if you’re going to be on the coast this weekend. This could be a big mess…
A NewsMS Scam Alert: These two happening around the state, but especially north Mississippi. You get a call saying somebody you know is going to jail and you can keep them out by loading money onto a green dot card. WMC TV also reporting one where people get your insurance info and get prescription drugs with. Best advice. Don’t give out your personal info on the phone.
DROWNING IN LAUREL
A drowning in Laurel, and it’s a 7-year-old boy. If you’re a parent, it’s one of those worst nightmare situations. The child, found unresponsive, was taken to the hospital, where he died yesterday. The Jones County sheriff’s dept. not saying too much more right now.