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Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Man charged in letters case described as troubled

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.

04/18/2013

Corinth police officer outside house in West Hills Subdivision after taking Paul Kevin Curtis into custody under suspicion of sending suspicious letters to US President Barack Obama and US Senator Roger Wicker (AP Photo)

Wicker: Possible ricin suspect Elvis impersonator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters as an Elvis impersonator. The Mississippi Republican said he hired Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., to entertain at an engagement party.

04/18/2013

A circus elephant

Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

04/09/2013

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Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

03/24/2013

Mortality-test

Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue

CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.

03/05/2013

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

WASHINGTON (AP) — A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

03/04/2013

Stevie Wonder (AP Photo)

Stevie Wonder not happy with Lil Wayne’s lyrics

ATLANTA (AP) — Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne’s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

02/15/2013

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Homes wrecked, dozens hurt in Mississippi tornado

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than 60 in the state were injured.

02/11/2013

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Gun background checks drop 10 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington’s new focus on gun control.

02/05/2013

Mississippi River

Ships idle for Miss. River oil cleanup after crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Freight barges were idled among some 50 vessels stacked up Tuesday along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River that was closed as crews worked to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident.

01/29/2013

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