FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi authorities are looking for an inmate from the Jefferson County Community Work Center. A Department of Corrections news release says 32-year-old Melvin Toney left the facility in Fayette around 6 a.m. Saturday. He was last seen wearing prison-issue green and white striped pants and a white shirt with "MDOC Convict" printed on the back.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two Louisiana inmates face life sentences next week in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were serving long prison sentences when they escaped from the Louisiana State Police compound in Baton Rouge on March 4, 2011.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Members of the Vicksburg Warren School Board say it may be September before a new superintendent is hired. Board member Sally Bullard says finding a new superintendent during the summer can be difficult because school contracts run from July to June.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Valley State University is planning $17.5 million in renovations and expansion the R.W. Harrison HPER Complex. MVSU officials say the work will include exterior repairs, life safety upgrades and accessibility upgrades. It will have 2,700 seats for athletic events and 2,800 seats for other programs, such as commencement.
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