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More than $117 million in improper unemployment payments made during early months of COVID, Mississippi auditor finds

More than $117 million in improper unemployment payments were made by Mississippi’s Department of Employment Security last year and during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. This finding and several others — including new fraud-related findings at the Mississippi Department of Human Services when it was under previous leadership — were released today in the latest annual audit issued by State Auditor Shad White’s office.
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Mississippi couple arrested in Arizona, found with 20-pounds of meth, $28,000 in cash

The arrest of a Mississippi man in Arizona sparked a search of his home in Pearl River County, leading to multiple charges being pressed against him by two agencies. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said the case began on May 5, when investigators with the local agency were contacted by narcotics investigators from Ash Fork, Arizona that they had just arrested 54-year-old David Wayne Mitchell for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine through their jurisdiction.
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A bronze in Brazil wasn’t good enough. Mississippi native going for gold in Tokyo

A Bronze in Brazil wasn’t good enough for Sam Kendricks. The Oxford native is going for the gold in Tokyo. The Oxford native qualified for the US Olympic team after a top-three finish in the men’s pole vault of the US Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on Monday. It is Kendricks second straight Olympics after making his debut at the 2016 Olympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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More than $11,000 raised for family of U.S. student with Vicksburg ties killed in Russia

A GoFundMe campaign established by the sister of Catherine Serou, a law student who was killed in Russia, has raised more than $11,000 in 24 hours. The purpose of the fundraiser, Marie-Claire Serou wrote, is to help pay for funeral expenses for Catherine, as well as family travel to Russia to obtain Catherine’s remains, and to California and Washington, D.C. to settle her affairs.