A "lot of people looked up to" the young reporter, and he inspired an interest in journalism in others, said his sister.
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Maxine Moore said she has been told by Detroit Mercy that she can remain there on scholarship or leave. But she can no longer play basketball there.
If Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband are found to be violating Georgia state law, they could face a fine of $12,000, WSB-TV said.
The student reporter who gained national acclaim when he interviewed President Barack Obama at the White House in 2009 has died of natural causes, his family says. Damon Weaver was 23 when he died May 1, his sister, Candace Hardy, told the Palm Beach Post. Weaver was 11 when he interviewed Obama for 10 minutes in the Diplomatic Room on Aug. 13, 2009, asking questions that focused primarily on education.
A truck driver in Florida was making his scheduled stops early Wednesday morning when he came across a grisly scene along the side of County Road 219. It was the bodies of two teenage boys, shot to death and sprawled along the side of the road. “I just found two bodies,” the driver said in a 911 call released by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, according to WKMG. “I’m shaking right now.” Authorities would later identify the teenagers as Prestin Wayne Nixon, 16, and Isaiah Alexander Nelson, 17. “These two young men have been robbed of their chance to live their lives having been senselessly taken from their families,” Capt. Jon Galvin said in an update to the case Thursday. According to Galvin, the bodies were discovered just after 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The shocked trucker told the dispatcher that the bodies were in front of a Wildwood house along the road. “They’re just laying on the ground,” he said. He warned other drivers to turn around before coming upon the grisly sight and pleaded with dispatchers to send a deputy as soon as possible. “I’ll pray for their souls,” he said. “I can’t believe this.” Galvin said both teens appeared to have “injuries stemming from gunshot wounds.” Authorities do not believe it was a random shooting. “This is a tragedy and it has deeply impacted our community,” Galvin said. “We believe at this time that both victims may have known their assailant.” Both teens were being homeschooled when they died, however, Nelson had friends and family attending Wildwood Middle High School and grief counselors are on hand at the school for those in need. Investigators have released few other details about the double homicide, citing the ongoing investigation. “Our detectives are working tirelessly to follow up on any leads and we’re asking for the community’s help in solving this brutal and senseless murder,” Galvin said. Oxygen.com reached out to the sheriff’s office but did not receive an immediate response. Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact authorities.
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Reports that Israeli troops had entered Gaza apparently prompted fighters to rush to the tunnels under the enclave where they were bombed by 160 jets.
“Your words do not represent our community.”
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The conspiracy theory-endorsing Colorado Republican tweeted about the "correct" ex-president.
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A Mississippi man sentenced to life in prison for marijuana possession had his appeal struck down in court this week. Allen Russell, 38, will spend life behind bars after a Mississippi Court of Appeals judges upheld his 2019 conviction on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by Oxygen.com. On Nov. 29, 2017, Russell was arrested by Hattiesburg police officers. Authorities confiscated “five bags of a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana,” court filings state. In total, nearly 44 grams of cannabis were seized from Russell’s apartment. He was sentenced to life in prison in Forrest County without the possibility of parole due to past convictions. Under Mississippi law, individuals can be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after they’ve served at least one year in prison on two separate felony charges. One of those charges, however, is required to have been a violent offense. In 2004, Russell pled guilty to two separate charges of burglary of a dwelling. Burglary constitutes a violent offense in Mississippi. Russell served roughly eight and a half years and was released from prison in 2014. The following year he pled guilty to possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Russell argued in his appeal that a life sentence was “cruel,” “unusual,” and “grossly disproportionate” to his original conviction. Ultimately his sentence was affirmed by the appeals court. “Upon review of the case before us, and in accordance with precedent, we find that Russell’s sentencing as a habitual offender was not grossly disproportionate as he claims and was clearly within the prescribed statutory limits,” appeals judges wrote in their decision. “Because Russell has failed to prove the threshold requirement of gross disproportionality, and because his habitual- offender sentence fell within the statutory guidelines, we conclude that his sentence constituted “a constitutionally permissible punishment for his most recent crime.” Several of the case’s trial judges, however, dissented. “The purpose of the criminal justice system is to punish those who break the law, deter them from making similar mistakes, and give them the opportunity to become productive members of society,” Judge Latrice Westbrooks wrote. “The fact that judges are not routinely given the ability to exercise discretion in sentencing all habitual offenders is completely at odds with this goal.” Westbrooks specifically cited the judiciary’s inability to take past “facts and circumstances” into account surrounding a habitual offender’s prior crimes. “In cases like Russell’s any discretion really lies with the prosecution rather than the judiciary,” Westbrooks wrote. “Once an offender is charged and convicted as a habitual offender, courts have no option but to ‘rubber stamp’ the decision by sentencing an offender.” Other dissenting judges stated Russell’s sentence should be vacated. Mississippi state law dictates that possession of between 30 and 250 grams of cannabis — or over one ounce — is punishable by up to a three-year prison term, a $3,000 fine, or sometimes both. Possessing small amounts of marijuana is technically decriminalized in Mississippi. More than a dozen states have decriminalized and legalized recreational marijuana. Earlier this year, New York became the latest state to legalize adult-use cannabis. The move is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and generate approximately $350 million in annual revenue. The legislation also automatically expunges past marijuana convictions and prohibits "unlawful" workplace discrimination of cannabis use by employers. New Yorkers can now smoke cannabis "almost anywhere that cigarette smoking is allowed," according to state Public Health Law, which includes sidewalks, front stoops, or other public locations, city police said. "As a result, smoking marijuana in any of these locations is not a basis for an approach, stop, summons, arrest or search," Sgt. Jessica McRorie of the New York City Police Department told Oxygen.com in a statement Friday. In April, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill easing restrictions on parole eligibility for incarcerated individuals across the state. The legislation, however, excludes repeat offenders, and those convicted of certain crimes, such as murder. according to the Associated Press. Senate Bill 2795 is slated to become state law on July 1. In 2020, Reeves, who is a Republican, vetoed a series of criminal justice bills, including one that would have greatly expanded parole eligibility for thousands of inmates.
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