Daily Wrap 4.3.14: Traffic jams and human filth
Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.
• Highway shut down – If you were wondering why all the traffic in Tupelo this afternoon, it’s because folks were finding alternate routes due to a stretch of Highway 78 being shut down. There was a wreck, some chemicals spilled, a Hazmat team got called out, and it was just a big ol’ mess. As of this writing, the westbound lane is still shut down.
• Get well, little buddy – Earlier in the week, an adorable little dog fell off a bridge onto McCullough Boulevard. More than likely, the dog was thrown off the bridge. If you know who did this, I’m not saying you should tie them up and throw them off a bridge at, say, 5 p.m. on a Friday. But I’m not saying you shouldn’t, either.
Best of the Blogs
• Weatherly notes injuries increase (Inside Ole Miss Sports) – Jim Weatherly played football for Ole Miss many moons ago, then went on to become a Hall-of-Fame singer and songwriter. We’ve got a story coming up on him, and we have some thoughts from Weatherly about football on the Ole Miss blog.
• Killer killed – Texas executed a serial killer after procuring some fresh drugs from an anonymous supplier. Keeping those drugs stocked up has become an issue in the U.S. the last few years, because much of them have come from Europe, which is very anti-capital punishment, and companies have shied away from the bad PR associated with providing the drugs. Well, kudos to Texas and the drug supplier, although as family members of the victims noted, Tommy Lynn Sells‘ suffering was nothing compared to the suffering of those he butchered.
Talk It Out
Will the inevitable traffic snarl resulting from Crosstown being shut down this weekend dissuade you from attending the circus, Color Vibe 5K or NOleput?