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Monday, May 14: Guntown

Air date 05/14/12

The small northeast Mississippi community of Guntown is slowly returning to normal. That’s after hundreds of FBI agents and SWAT teams had searched desperately for the kidnapped 8 and 12-year-old Bain sisters from Tennessee last week. The hunt started after the bodies of their mother and older sister were discovered right behind the suspect’s trailer. MPB’s Sandra Knispel has more, and visits with Untion County Sheriff, Jimmy Edwards.

Then, Everyday Technology.

Also, at 55 births per 1,000 teens, Mississippi's teen pregnancy rate is some 60% higher than the national average. That's a troubling statistic when you consider the medical and financial risk associated with teenaged moms and their children, says State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. She spoke with MPB's Ezra Wall.
 



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