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Ripley man faces 8 attempted murder charges for shooting at people during car chase

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2023-09-12 15:07:17

SUMMARY: A man from Ripley, Mississippi is facing multiple charges, eight counts of attempted murder, after a of incidents in Tippah County. The man was involved in a car crash and then allegedly threatened a volunteer firefighter and the firefighter's wife at gunpoint. He then stole the firefighter's vehicle and fired shots at two vehicles that were chasing him. The man, who was allegedly driving under the influence, crashed again and fired shots at the other vehicle involved in the . He was eventually taken into custody and is also facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, DUI, assault on an officer, and carjacking.

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Jackson Prep baseball’s Konnor Griffin earns another national player of the year award

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www.supertalk.fm – J.T. Mitchell – 2024-06-20 20:53:24

SUMMARY: Konnor Griffin, a standout player from Prep, has been named Baseball America's 2024 High School Player of the Year. Earlier this month, he also received the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award, joining notable names like Alex Rodriguez. Griffin led his team to their seventh consecutive 6A championship with impressive stats: a .559 average, nine home runs, and school in stolen bases and walks. He also excelled as a , going 10-0 with a 0.72 ERA. Griffin is the top high school prospect for the 2024 MLB Draft and is currently committed to LSU.

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Former Jackson State football player faces up to 20 years for COVID fraud scheme

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-06-20 14:44:03

SUMMARY: Abdul-Malik McClain, a former football player, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for illegally obtaining pandemic unemployment funds. At 24, he faces up to 20 years in prison. McClain and fellow USC football players filed fake claims, fraudulently acquiring over $280,000 in pandemic , part of a scheme seeking more than $1 million in total. They submitted false information to California's Employment Department (EDD), resulting in Bank of America mailing debit cards loaded with funds. McClain controlled some addresses to ensure receipt of these cards, using them for personal expenses and taking cuts from others' fraudulently obtained benefits.

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State relinquishing control of Tunica County School District

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www.supertalk.fm – Caleb Salers – 2024-06-20 13:21:31

SUMMARY: Tunica County is regaining control of its public school district after nine years of governance. The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) ended the state of emergency, which began in 2015 due to severe accreditation violations. Dr. Margie Pulley, appointed as interim superintendent, significantly improved the district's performance, with its accountability grade rising from D and F to a B. The district will now transition to a new local school board, effective July 1, which will also appoint a new superintendent. The SBE can intervene in districts with persistent poor performance or severe mismanagement and currently oversees four other districts in Mississippi.

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