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Noose tied on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith

Noose tied on Ole Miss statue

The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college in Oxford. University police found the rope noose on Sunday morning and, on the statue's face, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with a Confederate battle symbol, said campus police Chief Calvin Sellers. Two men were seen near the statue early Sunday and investigators were looking at surveillance footage. Chancellor Dan Jones condemned the action as contrary to the beliefs and values of the university community.

'No verification' of killings

Police in Pennsylvania haven't substantiated a woman's claims that she killed 22 people before the killing she's charged with committing with her husband, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Miranda Barbour, 19, made the claims in a jailhouse interview. She and her husband are awaiting trial in the death of a man they're accused of luring with an ad. North­umberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini said, "There has been no verification of any of the information that has been the subject of media coverage regarding prior acts of the defendant."

Associated Press

Noose tied on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith 02/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:36am]
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