Published on Apr 25, 2016
Date: April 25, 2016
Show: JSNN NEWS UPDATE
Writer: Coggins

((ASHLI COGGINS))
THIS IS JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW.
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HELLO EVERYONE…I’M ASHLI COGGINS WITH YOUR JACKSON STATE NEWS NOW NEWS UPDATE.
I’M HERE AT JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY’S CIRCLE OF HUMANITY.
TODAY IS MONDAY, APRIL 25 AND THE TIME NOW IS 5:41 P.M..
AND IT IS 82 DEGREES OUTSIDE. I’LL HAVE YOUR FULL FORECAST A LITTLE LATER.
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A MAN HAS DIED IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI AFTER POLICE USE A STUN GUN AGAINST HIM.
EARLIER THAT DAY, AUTHORITIES RECEIVED A CALL WHICH REPORTED THAT A 53-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ACTING DISORDERLY.
AFTER POLICE ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, THEY REPORTADLY USED A STUN GUN TO SUBDUE THE MAN.
SHORTLY AFTERWARD, THE MAN WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL.
HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
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MANY METHODIST MINISTERS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE NEW RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAW.
THE 30 MINISTERS ARE MIMICKING MINISTERS FROM THE 1960’S WHO SPOKE OUT AGAINST SEGREGATION.
THESE LEADERS PUBLISHED AN OPEN LETTER TO THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI SAYING THAT THE LAW WENT AGAINST CHRISTIAN VALUES.
MANY OTHER CRITICS HAVE DESCRIBED THIS LAW AS DISCRIMINATING.
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AS THE NFL DRAFT APPROACHES, MISSISSPPI PLAYERS ARE SET INTO THE SPOTLIGHT.
IN THE TOP RECRUITMENT LIST, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGES, ESPECIALLY OLE MISS, HAVE SOME OF THE TOP RECRUITS AND PROSPECTS.
IN THE TOP 30 PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS, OLE MISS HAS THREE OF THE TOP PROSPECTS.
THE NFL DRAFT STARTS THURSDAY NIGHT WITH THE FIRST ROUND.
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TRAFFIC IS CLEAR HERE IN THE JACKSON METRO AREA.
HOWEVER, THERE IS A STEADY OVERFLOW OF TRAFFIC FROM PEOPLE LEAVING WORK IN THE 5:00 HOUR.
HERE YOU SEE INTERSTATE 55 NEAR THE STATE CAPITOL.
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WEATHER IS ALSO CLEAR HERE IN THE JACKSON METRO AREA.
THE TEMPERATURE IS 82 DEGREES AND IT SHOULD REMAIN CLEAR GOING INTO THE NIGHTTIME.
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AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE DOPPLER RADAR, TONIGHT SHOULD BE PLEASANT WITH MILD WINDS AVERAGING 5 MILES PER HOUR.
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THIS HAS BEEN ASHLI COGGINS HERE AT THE CIRCLE OF HUMANITIES WITH JACKSON STATE NEWS NETWORK. THE TIME NOW IS 5:45 P.M. I’LL BE BACK WITH MORE NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.
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