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News Brief: A Police Chase Ends Badly, Where These Police Jobs Were Saved, No Second Chance for this Man

News Brief: The morning’s stories all  in one place. 

Running from the law ends with one person dead and another in critical condition in Saucier. Police say Shantel Seay wouldn’t stop at a traffic stop and that’s when police had to follow her. Seay didn’t clear the curve, lost control, and hit a tree. Seay was killed there, and her passenger was taken to the hospital. Police say neither of the two were wearing seatbelts.

Saving your city some money… by getting rid of the police department? That was the answer Newton Mayor David Carr was mulling over for some time.. but decided this week to toss the idea. Had the Newton Police merged with the Sheriff’s Department, the city would have saved about 300 grand a year.

No second chance of getting out of prison early for 39 year old James Ray Sanders of Oxford. Sanders is serving a life sentence with the chance to parole out when he reaches 65. He was convicted of murder in 1998. Sanders appealed because he says he was pushed to plea guilty of murder without knowing the sentence.

Knocking over Ross Dress for Less Stores across the southeast is why two Florida men have found themselves in the Jackson County lockup. The two were caught shoplifting at the Gulfport and D’iberville Ross stores. Lauro Mesa and Alfredo Cruz-Gomez are in the lockup waiting to see the judge.. they’re also wanted for the same crime in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. All in all, police found about 26 grand in stolen merch.

A home invasion in Calhoun County leaves one man dead, and now the men who police say were responsible for his dead are talking to the judge. Rocdriques Denton is looking at murder charges and a one miillion dollar bond.. Vintrell Bobo is facing charges in connection to the shooting as well.. he’ll see the judge today.

A baby dolphin washes up on the beach in Biloxi… surrounded by more dead fish and birds after the deadly red tide. It’s caused by an algae growth that is toxic to marine life. The dolphin is the first mammal to be found dead since the bloom started. The beaches have been closed since December 11th.

Trying to pay for college? The Federal Perkins Loan program is getting up and running again after expiring in October, thanks to Senate legislation co-sponsored by Senator Thad Cochran. There are some changes coming though… the low interest student loans will only be available for undergrads, not graduate students.



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