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"We need to travail all avenues..."

Senator calls for stay of execution for death row inmate

It still feels chilly for May in Mississippi on this Monday afternoon. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

State Senator John Horhn is calling for a stay of execution of death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning until proper DNA analysis either confirms his conviction or proves his innocence.

Plus, a Clinton woman has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to identity theft and other crimes.

And, some of the most notable organizations in Mississippi came together in a mission to work on new strategies to combat some of the state's ongoing problems like poverty and lingering educational disparities.

In sports, can Tri-County advance to the state championship?

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