The Wider World

Six fatally shot in Mississippi

SIX people have been fatally shot in a mass shooting in a small town in Mississippi (Shutterstock).

Six people are dead after a gunman went on a shooting rampage Friday in a small town in Mississippi.

According to the Associated Press, Richard Dale Crum, 52, was arrested after allegedly using a shotgun and two pistols to kill his ex-wife and stepfather along with four other people in Arkabutla.

The string of shootings started around 11 a.m. with the death of a man sitting in a pickup truck in front of a convenience store. Sheriff’s deputies later found the body of the suspect’s ex-wife. Her current husband was wounded.

Four more bodies were found near the suspect’s home. Local schools were placed on lockdown.

Speed up assistance, Ukraine asks

RUSSIAN and Ukrainian forces have been fighting for almost a year. (Shutterstock).

At the annual Munich Security Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Western leaders to “hurry up” deliveries of weapons and other supplies to his country.

A major Russian military offensive is feared soon, and he said, “Delay has always been, and still is, a mistake.”

Leaders of Poland, Germany and France promised that the Western allies would be steadfast in their support of Ukraine, which was invaded by Russian forces nearly a year ago.

Also in the news … A Wisconsin-based food sanitation company was fined $1.5 million for violation of child labor laws. Parker Sanitation Services employed children ages 13 to 17 in “hazardous conditions” and worked them overnight shifts, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Sports: Kings vs. Ducks

Local rivals meet on Friday night at Honda Center when the Anaheim Ducks host the Los Angeles Kings. After two periods, the Kings have a 3-1 lead. Check back later for the final result.

Weather: Back in the Seventies

And we don’t mean disco.  The forecast for Saturday for the West Orange County area is for partly cloudy skies and a daytime high of 70 and an overnight low of 45. Sunday will have mostly sunny skies with a drop to 69 during the day; 47 at night. The Seventies return on Monday with mostly sunny skies and a high of 48.


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