Father says he still struggles with death of girl in oven
SHAW, Miss. (AP) — The father of a 20-month-old Mississippi Delta girl who police say was stabbed and placed in a hot oven says he still struggles with his emotions over her death.
Relatives bury Mississippi toddler who died in hot oven
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A 20-month-old Mississippi Delta girl who was stabbed and placed in a hot oven was buried Saturday by relatives who are still in shock over her death.
Royalty Marie Floyd was buried following a funeral in Clarksdale including a eulogy by a teary grandfather, WREG-TV reported .
Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Royalty Marie Floyd in the town of Shaw.
The Latest: Grandmother of girl in oven charged with murder
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a child found dead in an oven in Mississippi (all times local):
A sheriff says a grandmother has been charged with first-degree murder after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. says 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged Tuesday after Royalty Marie Floyd was found dead Monday night at the home they shared in the Mississippi Delta town of Shaw.
The idea that family must sometimes come before career was the crux of Bill Hogan's decision this week to resign as superintendent of Carroll County Schools. Hogan's resignation was accepted by the board of education on Monday, "with much regret," board chairman Carolyn Jones said Wednesday. Hogan said he is taking a new position working with the executive director of student services in Boone County Schools. In that position, which as yet doesn't have a title, he will be working with students...
CLE ELUM — Twenty-month-old Coral Soli breezed into teacher Carolyn Jones' second-grade class Tuesday looking like the local celebrity she is in the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District.
Coral, who has Cri du Chat, rare chromosomal disorder that can cause medical problems and developmental delays, was smiling and moving fast in a special walker.
It wasn't lost on the second-graders watching her make her entrance.
“She's like running free,” one youngster said excitedly.
3 Arkansas mayors ousted in recall elections
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three Arkansas mayors have been removed in recall elections.
This marks the most recalls in an election since a state law allowing the removal of elected officials was enacted in 2009, according to Arkansas Municipal League executive director Don Zimmerman. Voters are allowed to remove officials in the middle of their four-year terms, if they can gather signatures from at least 25 percent of the town or county's qualified electors.
Toxic algae is in more than 40 California lakes, waterways
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the highest count in state history.
Water agencies have been caught off guard by the growing extent of the algae, which is triggering health warnings, the closing of swim areas and a reduction in park visitors and revenues, the East Bay Times reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/2cUzrt5).
PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a search for a missing father and his adult son in a lake east of San Francisco has resumed Monday.
KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/29PBnEr ) the pair disappeared Sunday night after they went rafting in Shadow Cliffs Lake Park in Pleasanton Sunday night.
East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman Carolyn Jones says they were in a raft without life jackets in an area that lifeguards don't...