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June 13, 2018 - 12:00 am

TEEN SHOT

Vicksburg Police probe shooting of teen

(Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com)

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been hospitalized after a shooting being investigated by the Vicksburg Police Department.

Sgt. Johnnie Edwards says it happened Wednesday about 9:07 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, he says they found the teenager with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.

The Vicksburg Post reports the victim, whose name has not been released, was listed in stable condition and airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Edwards says it appears an altercation took place but it was early in the investigation. He says a person of interest has been brought in for questioning, but further details were not released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 601-636-2511.

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FOOTBALL PLAYER ARRESTED

Mississippi State wide receiver Reginald Todd arrested

(Information from: The Clarion Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State wide receiver Reginald Todd is free on bond after his arrest on an alleged simple assault charge.

The Clarion Ledger reports the 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday and processed into the Oktibbeha County jail. Details of what sparked the charge and information on his bond were not immediately available. It was unknown if he's represented by an attorney.

Todd, who is entering his sophomore season, is one of a handful of receivers battling for playing time this season.

As a redshirt freshman last season, Todd had 14 receptions, 160 yards and one touchdown while playing in all 13 games.

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AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER-MISSISSIPPI

Automotive supplier expands manufacturing in Mississippi

IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A German company that makes automotive parts is expanding in northern Mississippi.

Gov. Phil Bryant says Wednesday that hago Automotive Corp. will add 60 jobs during the next four years.

He says the company is investing $4 million for new equipment in Iuka. It will double the size of the existing 50,000-square-foot (4,645-sqare-meter) facility.

The Mississippi Development Authority says the state is providing a $500,000 grant for infrastructure and is giving Tishomingo County a $3 million loan for construction.

The company does automated stamping, transfer stamping, laser and conventional welding applications, parts washing and cleaning, parts processing and the production of assemblies.

Alfred Geiger, general manager for hago Automotive, says expansion will allow the company to meet the needs of BMW in the U.S., China and South Africa.

PHARMACY-INJUNCTION

Court puts ban on compounding pharmacy in north Mississippi

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — A federal court is banning a north Mississippi compounding pharmacy from distributing drugs that might have been contaminated by unsanitary conditions.

The Food and Drug Administration says in a news release that Delta Pharma Inc. of Ripley is required to stop operating until it proves it is complying with federal regulations.

The FDA filed a complaint June 4 against the pharmacy, saying drugs might have been tainted by conditions where they were prepared, packed or held. FDA investigators said they saw the use of 50-foot-long tubing that might not have been properly sterilized.

Pharma said in a statement that its products have been tested by an independent laboratory, and no product was released until it passed. The pharmacy said it had received no complaints about injuries.

SEX CRIME-TEEN

Mississippi teen accused of touching underage girls

(Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com)

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged with sexual battery and lustful touching after an underage girl reported he "forced a sex act upon her."

The Sun Herald of Biloxi quotes Gulfport Police Sgt. Clayton Fulks as saying police received a complaint about Byren Tyrek Williams on Friday. Fulks says police were told by an unidentified girl that Williams forced a sex act on her last Wednesday.

Another unidentified girl came forward during the investigation and told officers Williams had touched her inappropriately on June 1. Fulks says both victims knew Williams. He was later arrested without incident.

The newspaper doesn't say if he has a lawyer.

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SPORTS BETTING-MISSISSIPPI

3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.

Chief Phyllis J. Anderson says in a news release this week that betting will be available on collegiate and professional sports, including horse racing.

The tribe has two casinos, the Silver Star and the Golden Moon, outside the east central Mississippi city of Philadelphia. Its third casino, Bok Homa, is in south Mississippi's Jones County.

The tribal casinos are not regulated by the state.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission has proposed rules for sports betting in the 28 state-licensed casinos along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast. The commission could adopt those rules June 21, and the state-licensed casinos could start taking bets by late July.

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