Two life terms - - Jackson, MS

Two life terms

Killer receives 2 life terms for girlfriend's murder

A cloudy Tuesday afternoon in the Jackson metro area. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

George Affleck has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole for capital murder and felon in possession of a weapon for the murder of Diane Hearn. He has been sentenced as a violent habitual offender.

Also, a man brought in for questioning on the Boston Marathon bombing has been cleared of any connection to the attack by authorities. Meanwhile, The bombs that ripped through the crowd  were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.

Plus, American Airlines grounded flights across the country because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.

In sports, an NFL Hall of Famer returns to Vicksburg.

Overcast and 85 degrees in the metro but it feels like 88. Get your full First Alert Forecast.

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