Daily Wrap 3.11.14: Law & order, McCluster’s move, rumble in D.C.

Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.


Hot clicks

MBI looks into Guntown shooting – Far and away, this has been the biggest story of the day. We’d been hearing rumblings about possible foul play for the past several days – mostly from our readers – and today we confirmed that the MBI is looking at this as possibly something besides a suicide. Now, if only the MBI would call us back…

Gillentine pleads not guilty to DUI death – John Shannon Gillentine was allegedly driving drunk when his car struck and killed Betty Montgomery as she took a morning walk in north Tupelo.

• Parvin guilty, gets life in second trial – This story hasn’t cooled yet. David Parvin, whose accidental shooting defense wasn’t bought by jurors, will now most definitely spend the rest of his days in prison. Of course, his attorneys will file an appeal. Because some people really don’t know when to give it up – like Dwight Bowling.



School still starting (too) early – Looks like the school year will not be pushed back. When I was growing up in Mississippi, school didn’t begin until after Labor Day, and we were out by the first of June. Probably because we didn’t get so many dang days off. No fall break, two days for Thanksgiving, two weeks for Christmas, and spring break. Good Friday if we were lucky. “Teacher days?” I’d never heard of them ’til I had kids.

Two shot, but doing OK – Two poor souls up in Corinth took some bullets but are expected to be fine – as in, they don’t have life-threatening injuries. No names on the victims, or on the person arrested, on what the charges might be. I see your lips moving, Mr. Police Spokesman, but you’re not really saying anything.

McCluster’s new team – Former Ole Miss star Dexter McCluster is headed to Tennessee after spending the first four years of his career in Kansas City. It could mean good-bye for tailback Chris Johnson, who’s brief brilliance of a few years ago might be impossible for him to recapture.


Nation/world highlights

Plane mystery continues – It just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Officials say the plane veered off course, and it might have attempted to turn back toward Beijing. Still no real physical evidence of what might’ve happened to it. This keeps up much longer, David Copperfield is going to become a suspect.

Washington in-fighting – Politicians vs. the CIA! Cage match to the death! Only problem is figuring out who’s the heel in all this.


Talk it out

Does government surveillance of citizens greatly concern you? And if it does, why in heaven’s name haven’t you deleted that Snapchat app?

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