Mississippi Edition for Friday, November 8, 2019:
A U.S. Congressional hearing on the Mississippi ICE Raids is held at Tougaloo College. We'll hear from Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson and others. And after a school's computer system is hijacked with ransomware, find out how you can protect your devices at work and at home. Plus, experts say a simple quiz could help save your life from long cancer. Learn more.
A Mississippi Congressman is collecting information about a series of immigration enforcement raids during a congressional hearing in Jackson. Seven Mississippi-based poultry plants were raided and nearly 700 people arrested in August. Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security. During yesterday's testimony, he questioned Jere Miles from Immigration and Customs Enforcement - or ICE. Miles heads the agency's Homeland Security Investigations team.
Computers in the Lincoln County School District have fallen victim to ransomware. That's when a computer virus is used to encrypt your files, keeping them out of your hands until a ransom is paid. The FBI is working with the school district to solve the issue. Michelle Sutphin is the Special Agent in charge of the FBI in Jackson. She gave MPB's Kobee Vance some advice for anyone caught up in a ransomware attack.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the country. And according to the American lung association lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. But detecting lung cancer early could save your life. Dr. Jacob Sands is a spokesperson for the American Lung Association. He says a low dose screening test is used to detect lung cancer early. He spoke with us, along with cancer survivor, Millie Wilson.