Video of Jeremy Mardis shooting released (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

District Court Judge Judge Billy Bennett has ruled the body camera footage can be released from the night of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Marksville that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old boy, Jeremy Mardis, and left his father, Chris Few, critically wounded. Judge Bennett also ruled that both suspects, Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, will have a separate trials.

Tunica-Biloxi to observe 35th anniversary of federal recognition Sunday


   John Barbry (far left), director of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s Language & Culture Revitalization Program, leads his team in final selection of photographs for the soon-to-be-published update of The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: It’s Culture & People. Working on the project are (from left) LCRP Lifeways instructors Donna Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite Mora and project editor Brian Klopotek, an associate professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. 
   The project will update the 1987 book and is expected to be published and available to the general public in November -- a somewhat belated observance of the tribe’s 35th anniversary of federal recognition, which was granted on Sept. 25, 1981. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

There will be no official ceremony, no speeches, no festivities at the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville today, but tribe members will be observing the 35th anniversary of federal recogni



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