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Today's Birthdays – October 5, 2011

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1703 Jonathan Edwards US, theologian/philosopher (Original Sin) 1830 Chester Alan Arthur Fairfield Vt, (R) 21st Pres (1881-85) 1864 Louis LumiŠre with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895 1902 Ray Kroc Illinois, founder of McDonalds/owner (San Diego Padres) 1904 John Hoyt Bronxville NY, actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary) 1919 Donald Pleasence Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween) 1921 Bill Willis AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns) 1922 Bil Keane, American cartoonist 1923 Glynis Johns Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins) 1924 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist Frank and Ernest (comic strip) (d. 2006) 1925 Gail Davis Little Rock Ark, actress (Annie Oakley) 1933 Diane Cilento Australia, actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man) 1935 Peter Brown NYC, actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful) 1937 Barry Switzer football coach (Oklahoma) 1943 Steve Miller Milwaukee, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy) 1947 Brian Johnson, English singer (AC/DC) 1950 Eddie Clarke, English guitarist (Motörhead, Fastway) 1950 Jeff Conway NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi) 1952 Clive Barker producer (Hell Raiser) 1958 Brent W Jett Jr Pontiac Mich, USN Lt Commander/astronaut 1962 Michael Andretti Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986) 1969 Karyn Parsons actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) 1974 Douglas Emerson Glendale Calif, actor (Robbie-Herbie The Love Bug) 1975 Scott E Weinger NYC, actor (Steve Taylor-The Family Man) 1976 J. J. Yeley, American race car driver 1978 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5) 1979 Jaime Chambers, American television reporter 1979 Joe Lipari, American writer, comedian & filmmaker 1979 Vincenzo Grella, Australian footballer 1983 Nicky Hilton, American heiress 1984 Naima Adedapo, American Idol season 10 finalist 2176 Winston Matthew Kyle Perth, Australia (Star Trek)]]]]> ]]>

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Man arrested for fourth DUI offense

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Fabian Armstead (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested a man Thursday for his fourth drunken driving offense.

Officers stopped Fabian Armstead, 34, of Vicksburg, around 8:15 p.m. Thursday after noticing his vehicle had a switched tag. They arrested him for driving under the influence, his fourth DUI offense, on Court Street near East Magnolia Drive.

Armstead appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday, Oct. 30. Carpenter set his bond at $10,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

 

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One person injured in crash on U.S. Highway 61 North

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(photo by David Day)

One person has been injured in a single vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61 North near the intersection with Blake Drive.

At around 11:25 a.m. Friday, the driver of an SUV veered into the median and lost control.  The vehicle rolled over in the crash and the driver was injured as a result.

Thankfully, the driver appears to have suffered only minor injuries.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 61 North is flowing freely in both directions, but drivers should use caution in the area as first responders clear the scene.

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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465 near Leisure Lane

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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465
(photo by David Day)

Two commercial vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 465 near its intersection with Leisure Lane at around 9:40 a.m. Friday.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The United Parcel Service truck was overturned as a result of the impact.

Photo by David Day

Warren County Sheriff’s Sgt. Silento McMorris responded along with a trooper from the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be in charge of investigating the accident.

The accident is not anticipated to impact traffic.

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