JACKSON, Miss.–Whether or not you agree with the government controlling whether or not you smoke, there may be more fuel today for a state-wide ban on e-cigs in public. Here are some news briefs to make your Tuesday the best day of the week:
E-Cigarettes, some places in Mississippi want the snuff ’em out in public places. Now there may be a new reason why. The CDC says if you have a kid, they may pick up on smoking because of e-cigs, using them like a gateway. Now the American Heart Association wants the feds to ban their sale to minors.
SILVER ALERT: STILL MISSING
Still missing in Houston, Willie C. Harries and his family is scared the heat may get him if they can’t find him. It’s a silver alert for Harries, who went missing Saturday night. He’s 72, black, 5 ft. 9, 150 and partially bald.
NEW SYNTHETIC DRUG
You’ve got to know what your kids are up to at college. It’s a new drug called 25I and it’s in Mississippi. Bailey Tate’s parents are talking to news media about it after he ended up in the hospital. They think he smoked a joint laced with 25I. That drug can be deadly.
MAN ON THE RUN
If you see Bobby Don Wells, call the police. Cops in Pacagoula say he stole a wrecker, a zero turn mower and other equipment there. Jones County deputies say he brought ’em there and started fencing the parts.
BUTT INJECTION TRIAL
The butt injection trial. It’s jury selection and then it looks like they’re gonna get started with the prosecution. This is the one where Tracy Lynn Garner, who was born Morris, is accused of injecting all kinds of different chemicals into Karima Gordon’s rear. Gorodn wanted a bigger behind, but those chemicals killed her.