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Full Moon this Friday the 13th

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A full moon will appear in the sky this month on Friday the 13th.

 

Having a full moon coincide with the supposedly unlucky day in the U.S. is super rare. There hasn’t been a nationwide Friday the 13th full moon since Oct. 13, 2000, and it won’t happen again until Aug. 13, 2049.

The moon will be full before midnight on Friday, Sept. 13, but it will appear full from Thursday night through Sunday morning.

This weekend’s full moon is the closest to the autumnal equinox on Sept. 23, when the length of the day and night are nearly equal, making it the Harvest Moon.

 

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Oil on Oak Ridge creating driving hazard

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

An oil slick on Oak Ridge Road in Warren County is causing hazardous driving conditions.

The spill is near a logging operation in the 4400 block of Oak Ridge Road just north of the Piney Woods Mobile Home Park and on a curve in the road.

Warren County crews arrived on the scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday to put down sand on the roadway to soak up the oil. Expect delays for an hour or so.

Please use an alternate route if possible and use caution if you must use the road.

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Vicksburg PD makes arrests for credit card fraud and auto theft; reports two other incidents of auto theft

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Latonya Woodland, left, and Cheryl Sanchez (photos from VPD)

The Vicksburg Police Department took Latonya Woodland, 45, of Vicksburg, into custody on Thursday, Jan. 23, on one count of felony credit card fraud.

She appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Thursday, where Judge Angela Carpenter set her bond at $75,000 and ordered her bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Also in custody is Cheryl Sanchez, 39, of Durant, Miss. Vicksburg police arrested Sanchez on Friday, Jan. 24, on one count of auto theft. Her arrest stems from the theft of a vehicle from the Circle K convenience store, 4888 U.S. Highway 61 South, reported on Nov. 19, 2019.

Sanchez had her initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court before Judge Carpenter Friday and received a $15,000 bond. She has also been bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Vicksburg police also reported two incidents of auto theft, both for Thursday, Jan. 23:

  • A 6:46 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Fairground Street where the complainant reported someone stole his 2007 Chevrolet Suburban.
  • At 12:33 p.m. officers responded to Blackburn Motor Company, 2175 North Frontage Road, where the complainant reported someone stole a 2019 Dodge Charger SXT.

If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Accident on Hwy. 80 in the county is slowing traffic

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An accident on U.S. Highway 80 has traffic slowed down just west of the intersection of Mt. Alban Road in Warren County.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m., and there are injuries, although they do not appear to life-threatening.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department are on the scene investigating the crash.

If you’re in the area, please take an alternative route.

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