Dog Days 5K run, all-female rideshare company, police face questions over delays in TX school assault

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – If you missed some of the most important titles and need to catch up, no worries. WLBT has collected some of the best stories from our website to bring you up to date.

1. Jackson Airport CEO resigns

Paul Brown has resigned as CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.(DMYA)

Two and a half years after taking office, Paul Brown resigned as chief executive of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Brown confirmed his resignation in a telephone interview with WLBT on Wednesday afternoon. He will remain in post for the next 90 days to assist the authority in the transition. “I ensured a smooth transition to the management team. Hopefully we will resolve some of the small projects we are working on regarding grounds, maintenance and security. And I’m going to another location, so I can make a critical difference to another great airport,” he said. Brown did not provide details on why he was resigning.

2. Launching an all-female ridesharing business

Embarrassing incidents involving female passengers and carpool drivers have increased enough to prompt a metropolitan area entrepreneur to start a new business. It’s a literally just-for-women rideshare service that she hopes will mean safer transportation for women and she said it’s the first of its kind in Magnolia State. Leigh Sullivan has been a rideshare driver in the metro area for over six years now. She did the same in her native New Orleans for years before coming to Mississippi. “And every time I pick up a woman at night, early in the morning, trying to get to the airport trying to get home from the airport. The first words I hear are, I’m so glad this be a woman. Thank God it’s a woman,” Sullivan said.

3. 5 km race to raise funds for people with disabilities

A non-profit organization that trains dogs for Mississippians with disabilities needs your help to help people looking for a task-trained companion. Hub City Service Dogs is hosting a Dog Days 5K and 2 Mile Walk. FestivalSouth, the seventh annual dog-friendly Dog Days 5K event, will take place June 11 at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg. General Manager Angela Davis-Morris used to volunteer and when she saw how much time, money and effort went into training a service animal for people with disabilities , she decided to organize a race to raise funds.

4. Police face questions over delays in Texas school storming

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas was the scene of a shooting that killed 19 students...
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas was the scene of a shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers.(Source: UCID Robb Elementary)

Law enforcement authorities faced questions and criticism on Thursday over how long it took before they stormed a classroom at an elementary school in Uvalde and put an end to the rampage of a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers. Investigators also haven’t been able to say for sure whether an armed school district security guard outside Robb Elementary exchanged gunfire with the assailant, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, during his arrival on Tuesday. The motive for the rampage – the country’s deadliest school shooting since Newtown, Connecticut a decade ago – is still under investigation, with authorities saying Ramos had no priors. known criminal or mental health. During the siege, which ended when a Border Patrol team burst in and shot Ramos dead, frustrated onlookers urged police to charge into the school, witnesses said.

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