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SiriusXM and ESPN suspend Brett Favre programming as welfare scandal intensifies
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SiriusXM and ESPN suspend Brett Favre programming as welfare scandal intensifies

Two of Brett Favre's weekly shows have reportedly been suspended due to the former quarterback's alleged entanglement in a welfare fraud case unfolding in Mississippi.ESPN paused "The Brett Favre Show" podcast last week, NBC Sports reported, and SiriusXM did the same for Favre's weekly radio show, The Athletic tweeted Sunday. ESPN and SiriusXM didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.The suspensions come months after Favre was mentioned in an audit of Mississippi's state budget. An auditor found state officials redirected more than $70 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families welfare funds last year to Favre and other individuals instead of giving the money to low-income families. State officials, more specifically, used a nonprofit organization to fun...
Mississippi’s capital city braces for forecasted flooding – National
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Mississippi’s capital city braces for forecasted flooding – National

The forecasted flooding in Mississippi could not have come at a worse time for Veronique Daniels, who became homeless three months ago and was sleeping on her mother’s back porch in Jackson when she got wind of the impending disaster. The Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter at the Jackson Police Department Training Academy. As of Sunday afternoon, Daniels was the first person to arrive. She found out about the shelter on Facebook and had her mother drop her off Sunday morning. Read more: Woman dies in her vehicle as Dallas hit with flooding, heavy rains Daniels’ mother lives in Canton Club Circle, the same Jackson subdivision that flooded two years ago. Residents on Sunday were taking precautions as the previous flooding loomed large in their memories.I...
Mississippi Chiropractor Charged With Selling Fentanyl
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Mississippi Chiropractor Charged With Selling Fentanyl

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi chiropractor accused of selling fentanyl and being in possession of drug paraphernalia was taken into custody after an undercover investigation.Joseph “Joey” Andrew Rogers, 53, of Long Beach, faces charges including possession of meth, tampering with evidence and sale of a controlled substance. The fentanyl charges came from "previous undercover operations," Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a news release.Authorities executed search warrants Wednesday at the home and office of Rogers, the Sun Herald reported. When authorities arrived at Rogers' house to serve the warrant, he fled and discarded a substance suspected to be fentanyl in the toilet.Rogers was apprehended and arrested. Investigators found meth and paraphernalia used for ingesti...