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82 Violent Offenses on the List and Most Will Go Free

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… and the number in the headline doesn’t even take into account the 9 DUI convictions that involved someone’s death or injury. There were thirty-six people who had been convicted of either Murder or Manslaughter on the list of Haley Barbour’s pardonees.  One of those people is Karen Irby.  You remember Karen Irby.  She’s the Jackson socialite that was convicted of killing two doctors in a late-night car crash, who claimed that her husband, Stuart Irby (of Irby Electric), was beating her at the time of the crash.  She received “Conditional Clemency” from Governor Barbour. BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE We’ve had the chance to break down the crimes that these 222 people were convicted of and have found some disturbing results. Thirty-nine of the people on the list were pardoned for multiple crimes. The crimes on the list range from murder and rape to racketeering and escaping custody.  Yes… you read that right.  One of the people on the list was pardoned from his felony charge of escaping custody. It’s not a secret that we had a pretty good relationship with Barbour through our connection with Listen to the Eagle, but this list really bothers us. Here’s the breakdown of the 269 crimes listed. Murder or Manslaughter (including “accessory to”): 38 DUI: 13 (9 of which involved the injury and/or death of another person) Armed Robbery / Carjacking: 11 Sex Crimes: 7 Assault / Aggravated Assault: 15 Drug Crimes: 74 Stealing (Theft, Larceny, Burglary, Forgery, etc.): 88 Conspiracy: 8 Other Violent Crimes (Kidnapping, Arson, etc.): 11 Other NON-Violent Crimes: 4]]]]> ]]>

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Overnight shooting in Warren County

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Just after 1 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, a shooting victim arrived in the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region, reportedly with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Warren County Deputies are currently investigating the shooting that reportedly occurred at the Autumn Oak Townhouses at 4920 Halls Ferry Road.  Deputies are currently on scene at the apartment complex and the emergency room at the time of this writing.

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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18-wheeler in wreck on 61 South in Warren County

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An 18-wheeler was involved in a single vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 61 South approximately 1 mile north of the Claiborne-Warren County line.

The truck left the roadway on the northbound side of the highway for unknown reasons.

The driver was transported to Claiborne County Hospital by private vehicle before law enforcement arrived on the scene. His condition is not known at this time.

Traffic has not been affected, but use caution in the area to allow investigators to do their jobs safely.

Warren County deputies Daniel Thomas and Ron Kinard are on the scene, and a trooper from the Mississippi State Police is on the way and will be in charge of the investigation.

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Vicksburg named Water Treatment Plant of the Year for second consecutive year

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For the second year in a row, the City of Vicksburg has received the 2020 Water Treatment Plant of the Year Award from the American Water Works Association. The award cites overall water quality, plant improvements, energy efficiency and regulatory conformance as criteria for the selection.

“Having the best water treatment plant in the State of Mississippi for two years in a row is just one more reason why people should move to Vicksburg,” said Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in a statement. “Our philosophy is to provide the best quality service at the least cost to the taxpayers. Today, we’re continuing to deliver on that promise.”

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen hired ESG Operations, Inc. in 2016 to manage and operate the city’s water treatment plant on Haining Road. The plant has received a five-star rating from the State Department of Health for the past four years and has been in 100% compliance with all regulatory agencies.

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