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Richard “Dickie” Martin Sr. succumbed to his injuries from Jan. 16 fall

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The scene of the accident where two men fell from a roof Jan. 16. (photo by David Day)

Richard “Dickie” Martin Sr., retired Vicksburg fire captain and businessman, died today, Jan. 23.

Martin was one of two men who fell from the roof of a building in the 900 block of Clay Street on Jan. 16. He and Daryl Hollingsworth, a contractor and developer, were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where Martin succumbed to his injuries.

Hollingsworth has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home.

The two men were inspecting electrical equipment on the roof of the two-story building when one of them lost his balance on the wet surface. The other man attempted to grab the first, and both fell about 15 feet to the ground.

Martin was the owner of Martin Electric in Vicksburg.

Reportedly, Glenwood Funeral Home will be handling Martin’s funeral arrangements.

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One struck by a car on MLK

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One person has been hit by a car near 1911 MLK Jr Boulevard.

 

At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, a call came into the E911 call center that a person had been struck by a vehicle at that location. The vehicle is still on scene and police, fire medic 20, rescue and Ladder 3 are all en route to the scene.

The injured party is complaining of leg pain.

We will update this story as more information becomes available. For now, please avoid the area and allow emergency responders plenty of room to do their job.

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One shot on 61 South

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At around 4:30 this afternoon an individual showed up at University Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound that he claimed had happened on 61 South in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Investigators were dispatched to UMC to follow up on the incident. Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart tells us that at around 7:25 p.m. three individuals were taken into custody on Fog Drive off of 61 South.

One is believed to be the shooter, the others have outstanding warrants through Municipal Court.

This is a fluid and developing story. We will release additional information as it becomes available to us.

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USDA approves waiver to allow SNAP beneficiaries time to report losses

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The federal government has approved a request from Mississippi to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries additional time to report food losses due to severe weather and flooding this month.

The approval waives the requirement that SNAP losses be reported within 10 days to receive replacement benefits, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced today.

SNAP benefits are provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. With the waiver in place, families displaced by flooding will be eligible to get food replaced even if they can’t report the losses within the usual 10 days.

The waiver applies to Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties.

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