The latest on a shooting after a Mardi Gras Parade, and more top news.

A powerful storm slams the Midwest with dangerous winds. The storm has already brought severe weather from Mississippi to Minnesota. Four tornadoes were reported in the South on Saturday, with one person killed in Mississippi. Tishomingo County, Mississippi Fire Coordinator Rickey Cummings says his area was hit hard over the weekend. The storm brought up to ten inches of rain to parts of Mississippi and Tennessee, and dumped record amounts of snow in Iowa and Nebraska. It's now moved into the Great Lakes area, bringing wind gusts over 60-miles-an-hour to Missouri and Illinois. The combination of gusty wind and heavy snow could create whiteout conditions in western Michigan. By Monday, the powerful winds will hit the East Coast, with 50-mile-an-hour gusts expected from Washington to Boston. 

Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey is declaring a state of emergency for parts of North Alabama dealing with record flooding…

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Two teens are under arrest after a shooting in Downtown Mobile after the Mardi Gras Parade. A 7-year old was shot in the leg, and a 17-year old boy was shot in the arm. Both are expected to recover. Police know the gun used was stolen, but still have no motive. Tykendrick Barnett had a warrant for burglary, and Isiah Carl was also arrested. Both are charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree assault, shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, receiving stolen property, and forbidden possession of a firearm.

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One person is dead and three injured after a shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter. Police say the gunfire erupted just after three yesterday morning as a security guard was attempting to remove a customer from Willie's Chicken Shack. Investigators say 37-year-old Louis Barnes, who faces charges that include second-degree murder, grabbed the guard's gun and fired shots that injured himself and the guard and killed 36-year-old Julie Couvillon, an innocent bystander. A fourth person suffered a non-gunshot injury. 

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This coming Friday is the deadline for candidates to qualify to run for office in Mississippi, and most eyes are focusing on the race for governor. The man who now holds the office, Republican Phil Bryant, is term-limited from seeking reelection and has endorsed fellow GOPer Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves in his bid to succeed him. Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is vying for the post also and reportedly could be challenged by Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. Smith thus far has escaped several attempts by the AG's office to have him convicted on robbery and stalking charges. 

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Authorities are reporting that Confederacy-related protests held on the Ole Miss campus on Saturday were non-violent and that no serious confrontations occurred. The "Clarion Ledger" reports about 100 pro-Confederate marchers from two groups gathered at The Square, traveling on foot to The Circle, while about half that number showed up to voice their side in the controversy. To protest the pro-Confederate marchers, eight members of the Ole Miss basketball team took a knee as the National Anthem played during an afternoon home game against Georgia.

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MEN SECRETLY CARE ABOUT PLANNING THEIR WEDDING

According to a new survey, two out of three married men believe they were just as -- or even more -- excited than their spouse about their wedding day.

Surprisingly, another two-thirds of married men say they’ve been dreaming about their wedding day since they were a kid.

The survey also revealed the average married man spends 29 hours planning the wedding, with 58 percent saying they had a hand in figuring out the budget -- and 32 percent saying they actually took the lead. (New York Post)

 

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