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THIS IS JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW.

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HELLO EVERYONE…I’M ASHLI COGGINS WITH YOUR JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW NEWS UPDATE.

THE TIME NOW IS 3:12 P.M.  CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

IT IS ALSO 77 DEGREES OUTSIDE WITH HEAVY RAIN.

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THE JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAM RECENTLY CLOSED THEIR SEASON WITH HIGH HOPES OF THE FUTURE.

IN THE FINAL HOME GAME, THE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATED THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF.

THE TIGERS WILL GO ON TO COMPETE IN THE SWAC TOURNAMENT.

WITH THIS YEAR’S SEASON BEING SUCH A SUCCESS, MANY STUDENTS ON CAMPUS FEEL AS IF THE TIGER’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM HAS A VERY PROMISING FUTURE.

STUDENTS EVEN CLAIM THAT IN THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE BASKETBALL PROGRAM TO EXPAND TO NEWER HEIGHTS SUCH AS THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THAT OCCURS DURING MARCH MADNESS.

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LEADERS FROM THE US AND CANADA MAKE PROMISES THAT WILL BETTER THE RELATIONS OF THE TWO BORDERING COUNTRIES.

US PRESIDENT AND CANADIAN PRIME MINNISTER MADE DEALS THAT WOULD HELP WITH TRADE, AND FOREIGN AIR TRAFFIC RELATIONS.

THEY ALSO TOUCHED ON ECONOMICS AND CLEAN ENERGY.

THE TWO LEADERS SPOKE DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE AND MET IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

THE TALKS PROMISED TIGHT TIES TO BE HELD BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

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PEOPLE TRAVELED HUNDREDS OF MILES TO HONOR NANCY REAGAN THIS WEEK.

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF HAS GAINED SEVERAL VISITORS WHO HAVE COME TO TOWN TO PAY RESPECTS TO THE BELOVED FORMER FIRST LADY.

MORE THAN 3,000 PASSED BY HER CASKET IN JUST THE FIRST DAY OF VIEWING.

THE BODY OF THE FORMER FIRST LADY WAS LAYED IN THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, WHERE SHE WILL REMAIN UNTIL FRIDAY WHEN SHE IS FUNERALIZED.

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EIGHT PEOPLE WERE SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS THURSDAY IN INDONESIA FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

THE EIGHT PEOPLE INCLUDED FIVE THAI FISHING BOAT CAPTIANS AND THREE INDONESHIAS.

THE MAN WERE SENTENCED INCONNECTION WITH SLAVERY INVOLVING THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY.

EACH MAN WAS TRIED SEPERATELY.

IN ADDITION TO BEING JAILED, THEY WERE ORDERED TO PAY FINES OF ABOUT $13 THOUSAND OR SERVE AN ADDITION TWO MONTHS IN JAIL.

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FEDERAL POLICE IN GERMANY HAVE POSSESSION OF FILES PERTAINING TO ISIS.

THE FILES WERE SEIZED ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER ON THURSDAY.

THESE FILES CONTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING MEMBERS OF THE EXTREMIST GROUP SUCH AS THEIR REAL NAMES, BIRTHPLACES, AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS.

OVER 22,000 FILES HAVE BEEN SEIZED.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE FILES HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED; HOWEVER, THEY PROVIDE A SIGNIFICANT LEAK TO THE WORLD ON THE TERROR GROUP.

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TRAFFIC IS CURRENTLY CLEAR IN THE HINDS-RANKIN COUNTY AREA.

THERE IS FLOODING IN SOME AREAS DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL.

THERE IS A ROAD CLOSING ON INSTERSTATE 20 IN THE WEST BOUND LANE.

EXIT 56 IS BLOCKED OFF AND CLOSED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 80.

THIS SHOULD CONTINUE UNTIL 4:59 A.M.

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IT IS CURRENTLY 77 DEGREES RIGHT NOW IN THE JACKSON AREA.

THE AREA IS EXPERIENCING HEAVY RAINFALL WITH THE CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

HINDS AND RANKIN COUNTIES ARE ALSO UNDER AN ELEVATED FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL TOMORROW.

TONIGHT, THE TEMPERATURE IS EXPECTED TO DROP TO 67 DEGREES AND THE HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL SATURDAY.

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THIS HAS BEEN ASHLI COGGINS WITH JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW.

THE TIME NOW IS 3:15 P.M.

WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.

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