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VPD Crime Report – Monday February 7, 2011

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On Friday, February 4, 2011, at 736 pm Vicksburg Police arrested Lenard Herndell, age 20, of 440 Lakehill Drive apt. 106 for Felony Possession of Marijuana. Herndell was arrested after police responded to the report of a possible shoplifter at Fred’s Dollar Store. Upon stopping Herndell who matched the description n of the possible shoplifter officers found a bag containing marijuana in his jacket pocket.
On Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 1148 am Vicksburg Police took a report of a Residential Burglary in which a Rossi .357 pistol and a Dell Laptop computer were taken.
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Absentee ballots in Mississippi up by more than 60% over 2016

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Absentee ballot voting in Mississippi for the upcoming election continues to outpace the last presidential election. Requests are up by more than 60% over those received for the 2016 election.

As of Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, the Statewide Election Management System reported that Mississippians had requested 169,087 absentee ballots, and county clerks had sent 165,846 ballots in response. So far, clerks have received 142,591 absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election.

In the last presidential election, Mississippians requested 110,812 ballots. Circuit clerks sent out 110,810 ballots and received 102,915. Of those, 101,339 were accepted.

In Warren County, voters have requested 2,825 absentee ballots of which 2,794 had been sent. The county clerk has received 2,524 ballots.

Dates to remember:

  • The deadline for in person absentee voting is this Saturday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m.
  • All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (Nov. 3) and received within five business days of Election Day to count.

For additional voter information, visit the Y’all Vote website.

 

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Father arrested for taking newborn from hospital

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Travis Hargrove (photo courtesy LSP)

Police have arrested the father of the newborn taken from a Monroe, Louisiana, hospital last week.

Travis Hargrove, 35, has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile for taking his newborn son, Travis Hargrove Jr., from the St. Francis Medical Center just after 11:20 p.m. Oct. 22, the night of the baby’s birth. Police say the father hid the infant in a backpack, but the baby’s security bracelet alerted the hospital to his leaving the premises.

Court records reveal that the mother, who has not been named, tested positive for THC and amphetamines at the time of the infant’s birth, which could result in the child being taken from the parents by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, KNOE reports.

The infant, who was found safe just a few hours after his father took him, needed to be monitored for possible withdrawal symptoms, according to hospital staff.

 

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Mass shooting in Greenwood leaves two dead among the 10 shot

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A mass shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, Saturday claimed the life of two people among the 10 who were shot.

Siblings from Chicago died Saturday night as a result of being shot at a gathering after their grandmother’s funeral. They have been identified as Jonathan Pitts, 42, and his sister Katrina Pitts, 41, according to the Greenwood Commonwealth.

The shooter had fled the scene by the time police arrived, Greenwood Police Deputy Chief Marvin Hammond said.

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information as we know it.

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