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Headlines for 10 May 2017

The investigation of a murder in Jackson continues along with the search for a couple of suspects.  It happened on Barbera Avenue this morning.  The victim was a 30 year old man who was shot during a home invasion.  The killing is the 25th of the year in Jackson.

The fatal crash at Gateway Rescue Mission on Gallatin Street in Jackson Tuesday remains under investigation.  51 year old Robert Wilson was behind the wheel of a city owned truck that left the street and struck a pedestrian on the the sidewalk and then rammed the building causing extensive damage.  Authorities say the accident likely occurred because Wilson had some type of medical emergency.

Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the creation of the Consumer's Guide to Solar Power in Mississippi.  Hood says renewable energy can be beneficial to the environment while providing a cost savings for the consumer.  Individuals who use solar panels or other renewable energy generators are allowed to sell excess power to companies to be placed on the electric grid and offset their power bill, a process known as net metering.  Hood says Mississippi's neighboring states have experienced problems with licensing of solar contractors.  There was an effort to establish legislation on net metering, and because it became mired in debate the A-G's Consumer Protection Division produced the guide as a resource.

A Lowndes County judge has sentenced 37 year old Bryan Englebert, of Walnut, to five years in prison for fondling a vulnerable person.  At the time, Englebert was an emergency medical technician.  The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred in an ambulance as the victim was being transported to Baptist Hospital in Columbus.  In addition to the prison time, and post release supervision, Englebert will be required to register as a sex offender, pay a $2,400 fine and $500 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

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