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Eudora Welty Library building in Jackson to be demolished

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-04-19 18:27:50

SUMMARY: The Eudora Welty Library building in , originally a Sears store in 1946 and later a public library, is slated for demolition. After falling into disrepair, the has ceased its maintenance, and the library board decided to relocate. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is involved in plans to replace the historic building with a green public park, reflecting Jackson's original 1822 design. The park is being designed by a national firm and will connect the Two Mississippi Museums and Street. Noble T. Crigler donated the first $1 million, with additional from the Mississippi and private donations. The new park will be named after Crigler's late wife, Margaret Ann Crigler. MDAH is also working to relocate the library .

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Mississippi businessman accused of working with mafia boss in fraud scheme pleads guilty

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www.supertalk.fm Staff – 2024-05-25 21:46:45

SUMMARY: Keaton Langston, a 39-year-old businessman from Booneville, admitted to scamming millions from Medicare. Named in a $51 million fraud case, Langston, along with Florida businessman Farese, associated with the Colombo , submitted false claims using clinical labs, pharmacies, and medical equipment supply companies. An April Politico implicated Jim Biden, 's brother, in helping pitch Langston's services to a hospital chain. Langston pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, netting over $10 million. The charge carries up to 10 years in prison and a substantial fine. His sentencing is set for October 2024, while Farese's court appearance is pending.

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State trooper airlifted after being struck by vehicle in Hancock County

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www.supertalk.fm Staff – 2024-05-25 12:29:08

SUMMARY: A trooper, Nicholas Dean, was airlifted on Friday night after being struck by a vehicle during a safety checkpoint in Hancock County. Dean was on when a teenager, under the influence, hit him with a vehicle. He suffered severe injuries and was transported to a hospital. The incident occurred during MHP's travel enforcement period aimed at increasing trooper presence. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell confirmed Dean is expected to recover fully and emphasized the dangers and legal consequences of impaired driving. The teen's identity remains undisclosed.

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Ex-Mississippi House candidate pleads guilty to lesser charge after destroying Satanic display at Iowa capitol

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-05-25 12:25:14

SUMMARY: Michael Cassidy, a former congressional candidate from Mississippi, had hate charges dropped after decapitating a Satanic display in Iowa. He pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief, avoiding jail time but incurring a fine. Cassidy, who vandalized the Satanic Temple's display at the Iowa capitol, received significant from right-wing Christians, raising over $134,000 for his legal defense. Previously a Republican candidate, Cassidy unsuccessfully ran for state representative after losing a congressional runoff. Although Iowa charges are resolved, Cassidy, a U.S. Navy flight instructor, faces potential legal challenges from the Navy. Excess donations may fund these future legal battles.

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