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URGENT – Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Jackson MS 1142 pm CST Wed Feb 9 2011 – Winter weather advisory remains in effect until Noon CST Thursday – Winter storm warning is cancelled. The national weather service in Jackson has cancelled the winter storm warning. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon CST Thursday. * Timing: any slushy or wet roads will be frozen over through early Thursday. * Main impact: no additional snow accumulations expected but roads will likely become icy as temperatures fall into the middle and upper 20s. * Other impacts: hazardous travel conditions will likely develop – especially on bridges and elevated road surfaces which may be impassable. You could become stranded if rescue vehicles cannot reach your location so travel is not recommended. Precautionary/preparedness actions – A winter weather advisory means that icy roads and flurries will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities – and use extreme caution if you must drive.

Hazardous Weather Outlook – Updated

National Weather Service Jackson MS 948 pm CST Wed Feb 9 2011 Day one – tonight and Thursday Winter weather advisories will remain in effect until midday Thursday for icy road conditions as temperatures settle through the 20s overnight. Many locations generally north of a Bastrop to Canton to Macon line have received from 2 to 6 inches of snow making travel very hazardous if not impossible. Days two through seven – Thursday night through Tuesday A hard freeze warning is in affect starting tonight through midday Friday in many locations. Temperatures should fall into the upper teens early Thursday morning across the delta region – will not rise above freezing Thursday afternoon and then fall back into the teens Thursday night. Water pipes will be vulnerable to freezing in these conditions and could crack or bust. Spotter call to action statement – The activation of storm spotters – ham radio operators – and emergency management personnel in support of winter weather operations – should be ending overnight and early Thursday.]]]]> ]]>

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Flaggs to recommend allowing the bar at LD’s Kitchen to reopen

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On Tuesday morning, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. plans to recommend to the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen that the bar and lounge of LD’s Kitchen be allowed to reopen under new management, enhanced security features and capacity restrictions, effective Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.

The bar and lounge portion of LD’s Kitchen, located at 1111 Mulberry St., was ordered closed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier this month following a late-night shooting Oct. 6 that left three people injured. Wade Carter, 31, subsequently died of his injuries Oct. 9.

The suspected shooter, James Earl Winters, 29, remains at large.

On Oct. 8, Flaggs announced he would seek to have the bar declared a public nuisance.

“He wanted another opportunity to keep his legacy, his business open,” Flaggs said about owner L.D. Prentiss when asked what changed his mind.

The mayor indicated that he has been in discussions with Prentiss’ attorney Marshall Sanders to come to a resolution. The agreement will avoid court and litigation costs for the city.

Prentiss, who waived the right to a hearing before the board, agreed to have someone else manage the bar portion of the business, to new hours (opening at 6 p.m.) and additional security measures. The resolution will likely be released to the public Tuesday afternoon.

In a conversation about the resolution, the mayor said South Ward Alderman Alex Montour will probably not agree to the resolution; however, the mayor expects North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield to sign off, giving Flaggs the majority needed.

Before the bar opens again, Police Chief Milton Moore will do walk through to ensure the agreement is being adhered to, Flaggs said.

“I’m willing to give him another shot at this,” he said.

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Warren County taking over repairs to sinkhole on Mt. Alban Road

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Warren County has taken over repairs to a sinkhole on Mt. Alban and Culkin roads.

The sinkhole opened Friday morning caused by a water line leak. The leak was repaired and the road patched Friday afternoon by the Culkin Water District, but the repairs did not withstand the torrential rain Friday night.

County Engineer Keith O’Keefe informed the Warren County Board of Supervisors Monday morning during a work session that he and County Road Manager Jamie Cain had visited the site over the weekend and again this morning. O’Keefe said he felt County Road Management was better equipped to handle the repairs in a timely manner.

The sinkhole, and the cavern that developed under the road, was from an abandoned water line that had been leaking for an extended period. District 1 Supervisor Edward Herring expressed his concerns that there were other, similar issues throughout the district.

O’Keefe said the county crews would compact the soil and use rock on top. He added that they would allow the area to settle before repairing the asphalt.

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VPD reports two burglaries and an auto theft Saturday

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, Vicksburg police officers responded to two burglaries, one residential and one auto, and an auto theft.

At 11:17 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Grove Street in reference to a residential burglary. The victim reported someone kicked his front door and stole a Craftsman miter box saw and a 150-pound air compressor. Total value of the missing items is estimated to be $550.

at 7:07 p.m. officers responded to Hobby Lobby, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd., in reference to an auto burglary. According to the victim, someone entered her 1999 Toyota Camry and stole groceries, a pair of Air Jordan’s, a comforter bedding set and household goods. Total value of the stolen items is estimated to be $688.

At 6:57 p.m., officers responded to the Best Western, 2445 N. Frontage Road, in reference to an auto theft. The victim stated someone stole his 2012 Ford F-250 truck from the hotel parking lot. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys in the center console.

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

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