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>> THESE CASES WERE EITHER

DISMISSED, OR BONDS WERE SET

EXTREMELY LOW.

ASHLEY HOUSE ARREST -- ACTUALLY

HOUSE ARREST TO BE MORE

ACCURATE.

A BOND SUBJECT ON HOUSE ARREST

TO VIOLENT OFFENDERS.

SCOTT: SMITH'S ATTORNEY SAYS

WHAT THE D.A. DID THAT DAY IS

PROTECTED BY THE FIRST

AMENDMENT.

REGARDING THE OTHER ALLEGATIONS,

HIS ATTORNEY SAYS "WE WILL

ANSWER THIS BAR COMPLAINT AND

WILL DENY ROBERT SMITH HAS MADE

ANY IMPROPER EX-PARTE COMMENTS

WITH ANY JUDGE IN ANY CASE."

THE DA IS STILL WAITING FOR A

JUDGE TO BE ASSIGNED TO HIS

CASE.

LARITA COOPER STOKES RECUSED

HERSELF ON WEDNESDAY, MEANING

THE STATE SUPREME COURT WILL

HAVE TO ASSIGN ONE TO HANDLE

SMITHS CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AND A

PANEL TO DECIDE IF HE CROSSED A

DIFFICULT LINE.

-- AN ETHICAL LINE.

IN JACKSON, SCOTT SIMMONS, 16

WAPT NEWS.

RYAN: THE SUPREME COURT WILL

HAVE A PENALTY HERE ON THE

CHARGERS.

MATT STEFFY POINTS OUT THAT

THEY

COULD PULL THAT OFF UNTIL

CRIMINAL MATTERS HAVE BEEN DON'T

WITH.

MEGAN: THE HINDS COUNTY SHERIFF

HAS A STRONG WARNING TO DOPE

DEALERS.

>> SLEEP LATE, WE ARE COMING AT

YOUR HOUSE TONIGHT.

MEGAN: THE SHERIFF MADE THAT

THREAT TODAY AFTER HIS SECOND

MAJOR DRUG BUST IN 2 DAYS.

OVERNIGHT, DEPUTIES ARRESTED

ONE MAN WITH A KILO OF COCAINE

AND 7 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA, WORTH

$10,000.

IN A SEPARATE BUST, THEY

ARRESTED A MAN WHO HAD COCAINE

AND ALMOST $6,000 IN CASH.

>> THERE WILL BE ANOTHER HOUSE

TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.

POSSIBLY THIS WEEKEND.

BUT WE ARE GOING TO GET THE

MESSAGE ACROSS.

WE ARE COMING.

I CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH.

SLEEP LIGHT, WE'RE COMING AT

YOUR HOUSE TONIGHT.

MEGAN: BOTH MEN ARE CHARGED WITH

POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO

DISTRIBUTE.

A FORMER MSU EGG BOWL HERO

GUNNED DOWN IN TENNESSEE. C.J.

SIRMONES IS A TENNESSEE NATIVE

BEST KNOWN FOR HIS GAME-TYING

TOUCHDOWN IN THE 1999 EGG BOWL.

OFFICERS IN LAWRENCE COUNT

TENNESSEE SAY THEY'RE

INVESTIGATING HIS DEATH AS A

HOMICIDE.

THIS IS THE SECOND FORMER

BULLDOG KILLED THIS MONTH.

A GUNMAN KILLED CHRIS SMITH IN

HIS HOME TOWN OF MERIDIAN.

POLICE ARRESTED A MAN ACCUSED OF

SMASHING A TRUCK INTO A DRUG

STORE.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 3:00 THIS

MORNING.

POLICE SAY MICHAEL EVANS DROVE

INTO THE RITE AID ON OLD CANTON

ROAD, BUSTING FOUR GLASS WINDOWS

AND DAMAGING AN AT

A JPD OFFICER ACROSS THE STREET

SAW THE WHOLE THING AND CHASED

THE TRUCK TO COLONIAL CIRCLE,

ABOUT A MILE AWAY.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER CRASHED

INTO A POLE AND RAN OFF.

BUT A FEW HOURS LATER, A FAMILY

WOKE UP TO LET THEIR DOG OUT,

AND FOUND EVANS LAYING IN THE

BACKYARD.

>> IS A SCARY, BUT I'M HAPPY

THAT THEY CAUGHT HIM.

I AM HAPPY THAT WE FOUND HIM

BEFORE EVERYBODY STARTED MOVING

AROUND AND GOING TO WORK, OR

BEFORE HE WOKE UP.

MEGAN: OFFICERS TOOK EVANS TO

THE HOSPITAL.

HE IS OUT TONIGHT AND FACING

SEVERAL CHARGES, INCLUDING

BURGLARY, FELONY FLEEING.

THIS BRINGS A NUMBER OF ATM

RELATED CRIMES UP TO AT LEAST

16.

ALTHOUGH IN JUST TWO MONTHS.

THE GAS STATIONS THAT WERE HIT

EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING ARE

ABOUT TWO MILES APART.

THE FIRST ONE WAS JUST AFTER

5:00 AT THE SHELL ON WATKINS AT

A.M. BEASLEY ROAD.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS SHOW A

CHEVY TRUCK PULL UP, SOMEONE

BROKE A WINDOW, THEN TIED A

CHAIN AROUND THE CASH MACHINE.

ALL OF THAT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T GET IT.

ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, THERE

WAS A SECOND BREAK-IN AT THE

MARATHON ON HANGING MOSS AND

NORTHSIDE DRIVE.

THE WOULD-BE THIEVES LEFT

EMPTY-HANDED THERE, TOO.

JPD HAS ALREADY MADE TWO

ARRESTS IN THESE ATM HEIST, AND

SAY THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A

MAN NAMED COURTNEY BUCKLEY.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS CALL

, CRIME STOPPERS AT

601-355-TIPS.

RYAN: PARENTS HIT THE STREETS

PROTESTING IN FAVOR OF CHARTER

SCHOOLS TODAY.

16 WAPT'S ALLIE WARE REPORTS

THEY'RE UPSET ABOUT A LAWSUIT

THAT CLAIMS CHARTER SCHOOLS IN

THE STATE ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

[CHANTING]

ALLIE: PARENTS AND TEACHERS OF

JACKSONS TWO CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE

UPSET WITH THE SOUTHERN POVERTY

LAW CENTERS LAW SUIT SAYING

CHARTER SCHOOLS SHOULD BE

PRIVATELY FUNDED AND NOT PAID

FOR BY TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

>> CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE PUBLIC

SCHOOLS.

WE ARE TAXPAYERS AND OUR

CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO GO TO

SCHOOL THAT IS SERVING THEM IN

MEETING OUR NEEDS.

ALLIE: PARENTS PROTESTING IN

DOWNTOWN JACKSON WEDNESDAY SAY

THEY ARE ZONED TO FAILING OR LOW

GRADED SCHOOLS AND WANT OTHER

OPTIONS BESIDE PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

>> OUR CHILDREN HAVE SO MANY

ISSUES IN MIXED NEIGHBORHOOD

SCHOOLS, IT'S NOT FUNDED

PROPERLY.

>> A LOT OF US ARE NOT ABLE TO

AFFORD A PRIVATE SCHOOL.

ALLIE: SINCE THE

CHARTER SCHOOLS

ARE OVERSEEN BY A CHARTER BOARD

AND NOT THE STATE BOARD OF

EDUCATION, SCHOOL DISTRICT

SHOULD NOT SHARE TAXES.

PROTESTERS SAY CHARTER SCHOOLS

ARE LIKE ANY OTHER PUBLIC

SCHOOL.

>> THEY ACCEPT ALL STUDENTS

ACROSS JACKSON, IT'S FREE, IT'S

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

ALLIE: IN JACKSON, ALLIE WARE,

16 WAPT NEWS.

RYAN: SINCE CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE

OVERSEEN BY A CHARTER BOARD,

THEY SAID THE DISTRICT SHOULD

NOT SHARE TAXES.PROTESTERS SAY

CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE JUST LIKE

ANY OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL

.

JPS ONCE PARENTS TO GO ONLINE TO

REGISTER STUDENTS.

IT'S FOR NEW STUDENTS AND

RETURNING ONES.

PARENTS ONLY NEED TO VISIT THE

SCHOOL ONCE.

YOU'LL GET A SPECIAL CODE AND

THAT'S WHAT YOU WOULD USE TO

SIGN YOUR KIDS UP ONLINE.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY IT MAKES

THE REGISTRATION A LITTLE EASIER

FOR EVERYBODY.

>> REGISTERING YOUR CHILD EARLY

ALLOWS US TO PROPERLY PLAN FOR

THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

RYAN: HEAD OVER TO WWW.WAPT.COM

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

REGISTERING YOUR STUDENTS FOR

SCHOOL.

THERE IS ONE SCHOOL SUPPLY ALL

STUDENTS WILL USE IN THE

CLASSROOM, PENCILS, AND WE WANT

TO HELP.

WE ARE HOLDING A PENCIL DROPS 16

ON AUGUST 4 TO MAKE SURE

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE

PREPARED.

YOU CAN BRING PENCILS AND

SUPPLIES TO THE FLOWOOD

WALMART.

ALL DONATIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO

THE UNITED WAY.

MEGAN: A CAR CRASHED INTO THE

BACK OF A PARKED CONSTRUCTION

VAN.

THIS HAPPENED ALONG WEST

FRONTAGE ROAD BEFORE 10:00 THIS

MORNING.

THE WOMAN IN THIS CAR WAS NOT

SERIOUSLY INJURED.

THE TRUCK HAD ITS FLASHERS ON

AND HAD CREWS WORKING ALONGSIDE

THE ROAD WHEN THE WOMAN RAN

RIGHT INTO IT.

SOCIAL WORKERS ARE LOOKING FOR

NEW HOMES FOR THE TEENAGERS WHO

LIVED IN A GROUP HOME THAT

BURNED DOWN.

IT HAPPENED MONDAY AT SOUTHERN

CHRISTIAN AND SERVICES.

YOU CAN SEE WHAT'S LEFT OF THE

HOUSE.

EIGHT TEENAGERS AND TWO ADULTS

WERE LEFT IN THE HOUSE WHEN IT

STARTED.

THEY GOT OUT ONLY WITH THE

CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS.

>> WE WORK WITH YOUTH AND

COUNSELING, HELPING THEM.

IT IS A GENETIC EVENT FOR ANYONE

, AND MANY OF THE YOUTH IN THIS

PROGRAM ALREADY HAVE BEEN

TRAUMATIZED.

SO WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN TO

HELP THEM.

MEGAN: THE TEENAGERS STAY IN

LOCAL HOTELS WHILE STATE LEADERS

LOOK FOR NEW PLACES TO LIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DONATION

TO HELP, YOU CAN CONTACT THE

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN SERVICES AT

601-354-0983.

THE STATE FLAG

FIGHT BACK IN THE

HEADLINES AFTER PHILADELPHIA

CITY LEADERS TOOK IT DOWN

OUTSIDE THE DNC.

RYAN: DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR SAYS

HE WANTS TO SEE THE STARS AND

BARS LEFT ALONE IN MISSISSIPPI.

>> I BELIEVE IN TRADITIONS.

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