JACKSON, Miss.–Some of the cheapest gas in the country is right here in the Magnolia State. If you’re just now headed back home from Thanksgiving, why you could be saving even more. Here are some news briefs to get you in the know to start the week::
Heading back home today? Gonna be even cheaper than this weekend. Mississippi gas average $2.51.
FIRES IN MISSISSIPPI
Fires in Mississippi. It’s cooler, but not as dry as it could be, but still you have to be careful. Nettleton: A house fire there Sunday. Major damage to the house. Nobody hurt. Eupora: No body hurt, and literally no bodies hurt. It was the office of Wise Reed Funeral Home that caught on fire Sunday about 4 o’clock. Firefighters got it out as quick as they could. In Hinds County it was a wildfire Sunday afternoon near Raymond that had crews busy.
AB– USED HORSES
This is the kind of story that could make you sick. It’s about animals, being abused and neglected. Horses found with missing eyes, only able to walk on three legs. Starved, skeletal, barely moving. WLBT reports that’s what Scott and Alicia Armstrong found Saturday in Copiah County when they went to check out some land. They took pictures. But, the next day, the horses were gone. Apparently taken to Texas. The sheriff knows about it, though.
WRECK ON I-69
Going the wrong way on I-69 in DeSoto County, a wreck, and now Hai Thi Lam is dead, her husband hurt bad, and the woman who hit ’em head on is in the hospital. Investigators are doing toxicology tests to see if she’d been drinking. There could be charges in that wreck.
Found safe in Monroe County, Herbert Sanderson. 87. Silver Alert canceled.
BOMB THREAT AT WALMART
It was a bomb scare Friday at the Walmart in Philadelphia. They had to get everybody out for an hour, during what may have been the busiest shopping day of the year. And while somebody had a laugh, it wasn’t the customers or police. No bomb found.
WOMAN SHOT AT BAR
IF you’re at a bar and if you get into with somebody else, pulling a gun, not the best way to handle it. Two women got into it Friday night at the M-Bar in Jackson, say police. One woman pulled a gun out of her car and proceded to pull the trigger. But she didn’t hit the person she was shooting at. She hit another woman. In the shoulder. Then she took off. WAPT reports she didn’t get far, though. She wrecked at 55 and County Line. Fail.
NUNNELEE GETTING BETTER
Getting better after a stroke and brain tumor, Cong. Alan Nunnelee. And he’s back at work, too, in DC. WTVA reporting Nunnelee can walk again and he’s talking better. The stroke affected his left side. The tumor, the size of a golf ball. Now gone.