Across Mississippi flags are still flying at half staff today in honor of the two officers that were shot and killed during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg last weekend. As MPB's Paul Boger reports, the deaths of officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate are among the latest in a growing number of Mississippi's law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty.
A council charged with fixing Mississippi’s ailing oyster industry will deliver its report to the governor next month. MPB’s Evelina Burnett attended the council’s final meeting in Biloxi Tuesday. At the meeting, the three committees that make up the Governor’s Oyster Council on Restoration and Resiliency presented their recommendations. Dave Dennis is chairman of the council.
Coach Davey "The Whiz" Whitney, Senior was a legendary basketball coach at Alcorn State University. Coach Whitney led the Braves to twelve Southwestern Athletic Conference championships during his career, with a record of 566 and 356. He died on May 10. MPB's Jay White talked with sports broadcaster and Jackson State University Communications Director Rob Jay about Coach Whitney's career.
Oxford attorney Dickie Scruggs is a free man now after serving six years in federal prison. In the second of a two-part interview with MPB's Sandra Knispel, Scruggs talks about life behind bars AND the work he is doing now that he is out to raise money and awareness for adult education.