MERIDIAN, Miss.–If you’ve ever had a gun put in your face, it probably makes your meals taste better when police catch a robber. Here are a few news briefs to rev up our work week:
FIVE HOLD-UPS ARREST
If you’ve ever been a convenience store clerk or are one now, you’ll be glad this guy is off the street. Holding up at least five stores in Lauderdale County and Meridian, the charge against Maurice McGowan. The arrest by the sheriff’s dept and Meridian police. And he might’ve gotten away with it if he had changed his act up a little each time. The mask, the clothes, were pretty close for each holdup.
BEAR ON THE COAST
It wasn’t in the hundred acre wood, but a bear was sighted roaming around in Jackson County…
You’ve got to be careful on a motorcycle, and that applies to police, too. In Warren County, Deputy Cordell Watkins was on his bike Sunday when he saw something in the road, swerved and ended up hitting a fence post. He’s in the hospital, but expected to be ok.
KFC $30,000 TO HURT GIRL
If you’ve ever had a child hurt, you wouldn’t want ’em thrown out of a restaurant because of their injuries. Now KFC is giving up $30,000 to Victoria Wilcher for her medical bills. The three-year-old was mauled by a pitbull, but her family says when she went in a Jackson KFC, they told her to scram because of her scars and her eyepatch. Now the chain is investigating and said she can have the money regardless of what they find out.
TUITION GOING UP
The Kemper Coal Plant: If you have a student going to Southern Miss, the cost of that plant is gonna hit your wallet with how much you pay for tuition. It’s going up $236 more per year, thanks to the power bills.
If you have a student going to a public community college in the state, you’re gonna pay more for that, too, but this one doesn’t have to do with the power bill. It’s a four percent increase at nine of the schools, just under a hundred bucks.
TENNESSEE MOST WANTED CAUGHT IN COLUMBUS
You have one less violent criminal to worry about on the streets. Cashman Jamar Perkins was wanted in Tennessee, caught in Columbus, reports WTVA. Police think Perkins is the guy who killed a woman in Chattanooga last week and a tip brought cops to the house where he was staying Saturday night.