ATF, U.S. Marshals team up with Paris police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies for a drug bust in town

Officials with Paris Police Department, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant Monday night in the 500 block of Deshong Drive where two men were wanted for federal conspiracy charges. Paris Police Lt. John Berry said when officials searched the home, they found Jimmy Jackson, 50, Leon Jackson, 51, and Yvonne Owen, 47. “Leon was found to be in possession of

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Lamar County Sheriff inmate booking report || February 28, 2018

Date Range: Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Wednesday, Feb. 28 LAYTON, CLINTON WAYNE  – Possession of controlled substance PG 2-A <= 2OZ AKINS, KALA MICHELLE – Speeding; Issuance of bad check; Theft of property >=$100<$750 BROOKS, CHRISTOPHER LYNN – Burglary of vehicle; Fail to identify giving false/fictitious info FISHER, PATRICIA ANN – Bail jumping and fail to appear; JO/Public intoxication with 3 prior convictions FIGUEROA,

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Paris Police Department arrest report || February 28, 2018

Paris police arrested six people in the last 24 hour period ending at 6 a.m. today. Daniels, Rebecca Marie – Possession of drug Garvin, Kerry Dewayne – Issue bad check Jackson,Jimmy Clebern – Manufacturing/delivery of controlled substance PG 1 >=4G<200G; Consp/Poss/Int/Manu Dist Controlled substance Jackson,Leon Brent – Possession of controlled substance PG 1 <1G; Consp/Poss/Int/Manu Dist Controlled substance Owen,

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Parkland students return to school to confront memories

For some students, going back to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is like being forced to repeatedly board a downed airplane. «It’s just really hard to think about,» David Hogg, a senior who has become one of the more outspoken survivors, told NBC News on Tuesday. «Imagine getting in a plane crash and having to get back on the same plane again and again and again and being expected to learn and act like nothing’s wrong.»

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Six proposals to reduce gun violence and how they work

WASHINGTON — Politicians from the president down are talking about new legislation and executive action after a gunman murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The mass shooting has prompted the most intense sustained debate over gun laws since another school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut killed 26 people, 20 of them children, in 2012. Here’s a look at some of the biggest

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Dress code to vote? Supreme Court to decide proper attire at the polling place

WASHINGTON — People headed to the polls on Election Day in Minnesota have two things to think about — how to vote and what to wear. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge to the state’s ban on wearing T-shirts, hats, and any other clothing containing political messages to polling places. The state says the law preserves a safe voting environment, free from intimidation. Opponents say the restriction is so vague it

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Arizona Republicans reject candidate tainted by text scandal

WASHINGTON — Two scandals were too many. Former state senator Debbie Lesko won the GOP primary in a special congressional election in Arizona Tuesday night, The Associated Press reported. Republicans there rejected a front-runner who had been hit by scandal in the final days of the race to fill a seat vacated by a former congressman who had himself resigned in disgrace. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lesko had earned 36 percent of

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Afghan president offers peace talks with Taliban ‘without condition’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war. The offer, made at the start of an international conference aimed at creating a platform for peace talks, adds to a series of signals from both the Western-backed government and the Taliban suggesting a greater willingness to consider dialogue.

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Trump aide Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview Tuesday with the House intelligence committee. The panel is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia. As one of Trump’s closest aides, Hicks is a key eyewitness to his actions over the past several years. She was his spokeswoman during the 2016

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German church’s ‘Hitler bell’ will remain in place

An infamous bell dedicated to Adolf Hitler could ring again after the town council in a small German village voted not to dismantle it. The local council in Herxheim am Berg, a town of about 700 people north of Heidelberg, in southwest Germany, voted 10-3 Monday night to reject requests to remove the massive 83-year-old bronze bell at Kirche St. Jakobus, or the Church of St. Jacob, the regional newspaper Die Rheinpfalz reported. The bell

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