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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power...Full Story >
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Actor Dan Aykroyd is once again in the Capital City, but there aren't any film cameras rolling on this trip. Instead, he's rallying people around the Hinds County Sheriff's Department.
Aykroyd joined the Bluz Boys onstage at the Old Capitol Inn, and he did it for a good cause. Hinds County Sheriff's Department spokesman Othor Cain said proceeds from the event will go to help the department's reserve unit.
Aykroyd purchased a new vehicle for the Hinds County Sheriff's Department earlier Thursday. Then after that, he was the centerpoint of a fundraising reception for Sheriff Tyrone Lewis' re-election campaign at a private residence.
Now, he'll be channeling his inner "Elwood Blues" with local musicians, helping Hinds County deputies in the process.
"These men and women have other careers, other lives, and they volunteer their time 100 percent," said Cain. "They're asked to work at least sixteen hours a month. And they have to pay for their own equipment. "They have to pay for their vests, they have to pay for their guns, all of that stuff. So we're hopeful that the funds raised will offset that."
There's much more on the way for the actor and Hinds County reserve deputy in the next few days. Cain said Aykroyd will be riding with Hinds County deputies Friday to see the entire county.
The former Blues Brother is also slated to perform at the Medgar Evers Homecoming Blues Concert at the Regency Hotel and Conference Center Saturday night.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >