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News in Brief: This Senator’s Presidential Pick, Woman Takes a $20,000 Chance, Fighting For Love Turns to Shooting

Jackson, Miss– This morning’s stories, all in one place. 

Making the pick for president is seemingly a drawn out process. You’ll be voting in the primaries in March, but today U.S. Senator Thad Cochran says he’s backing Jeb Bush. So far Mississippi lawmakers have sided with both Hilary Clinton and John Kasich for the next to take the White House. Senator Roger Wicker hasn’t said yet who he thinks he up for the challenge.

Protecting the U.S. from threats–Your democratic representative in D.C. Bennie Thompson says he’s proud of the Visa Waiver legistlation that passed the house. Thompson says this toughens the passport requirements and travel restrictions, which could prevent terrorists from crossing the borders.

Usually when you go to the car lot, you expect to spend money, not make it. Flora Hughey of Corinth decided to take the chance in a contest that could win her up to 20 grand in cash or a new car. Hughey said no thank you to the car from Crossroads Chevrolet Buick and took the money to put back from retirement. Hughey says she doesn’t even own a car.

Spending your city’s money for personal reasons. Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has been fighting the ruling that he’s guilty for three years now, but the judge says the ruling sticks. Davis says he was using the money because he was promoting the city, but the judge says he didn’t have the proper paperwork to back it up.

Going back to work with a cleared name, New Albany Officer Brock White. He’s been on paid leave after a video went viral showing him striking Chris Barnes in the face at an Ole Miss game. Pictures show that Barnes wasn’t as banged up as the picture showed on Facebook.. Barnes is now looking at charges of assaulting an officer while White is headed back to work.

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