BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Police in Mississippi are investigating after officers responding to a reported shooting found two people suffering from gunshot wounds and a third struck by a vehicle. Local news outlets report that police in Bay St. Louis responded to the call around 3 p.m. Sunday. They found a crashed van in the front yard of a home. Police Chief Gary Ponthieux two people inside the van had been shot. Officers also found a third person who had been hit by a vehicle.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A trial has been delayed for a retired Mississippi sheriff's deputy accused of tampering with evidence after he shot a man to death in 2013. Senior U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers earlier this month delayed Walter Grant's trial after both prosecutors and defense attorneys filed motions for Grant to undergo a psychiatric exam. Then a Bolivar County deputy, Grant is accused of planting a baton after shooting 20-year-old Willie Bingham Jr. near Cleveland.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $63 million contract to a Mississippi shipyard to repair a damaged destroyer. The Navy on Friday announced the contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding, part of Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a June 17 collision with a container ship that killed seven sailors. The contract covers initial rip-out of damaged areas. After that, Ingalls will modernize the Fitzgerald. The work could cost hundreds of millions overall.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday. Affected by last week's order are all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for specific waters east of the Mississippi River.
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