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Mississippi school district named in desegregation lawsuit is allowed to shed federal supervision

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www.wjtv.com – EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press – 2023-09-12 16:30:36

SUMMARY: A majority-Black Mississippi school district, the Meridian Public School District, has been granted approval by a federal judge to end federal supervision in a decades-old desegregation . The lawsuit included a 2013 order to address the disproportionately harsh discipline by Black . The district has been praised for reducing the number of suspensions and moving away from a “school-to-prison pipeline.” The district's superintendent, Amy Carter, stated that they have implemented positive behavior intervention programs and leadership programs. The Meridian district has seen a significant decrease in student suspensions and has received from the Justice Department and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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1 arrested, 2 wanted for trying to introduce contraband to Yazoo County correctional facility

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2024-06-25 11:35:18

SUMMARY: Yazoo County deputies one man and are searching for two others in connection with an attempt to introduce contraband into a correctional facility. The incident occurred after deputies received a tip on June 22. The suspects were located at a hotel in Yazoo and were seen leaving with bags, getting into a white Honda. When deputies tried to stop the vehicle on Jerry Clower Boulevard, the driver fled and crashed into a ditch. Two suspects fled with the bags, but one man was arrested at the scene. One bag was recovered near the vehicle.

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Charge upgraded against Mississippi mother accused of killing two-year-old son

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2024-06-25 11:19:35

SUMMARY: In Lauderdale County, Mississippi, a mother, 35-year-old Adrienne McDevitt, has seen her charges upgraded from murder to capital murder in connection with the of her two-year-old son. The incident occurred on June 18 at a residence on Bolen Long Creek Road, where deputies discovered the boy's body. McDevitt was subsequently taken to a local hospital. Investigators initially believed the child had drowned. McDevitt is currently held at the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bond. This case underscores a tragic with significant legal implications.

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MHP investigates two crashes in Lowndes County

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-06-25 11:15:33

SUMMARY: The is investigating two crashes that occurred in Northern Lowndes County on Highway 45 North near Cal-Kolola Road shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. One incident involved a southbound Jeep, which veered off the road, crossed into the northbound lane, and landed in a ditch after rolling over multiple times. The driver, 28-year-old David Logan Cook of Columbus, died at the scene. A separate crash in the same area involved a Honda sedan and a truck, with the Honda suffering rear and the truck front-end damage. Follow WCBI on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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