MARIANNA, Ark. - At the center of Court Square in this old Mississippi Delta town, the monument to the county's Confederate dead is inscribed: "No braver bled for a brighter land. No brighter land had a cause so grand." It has been a long time since Marianna or surrounding Lee County could be described as bright. Near the square, a storefront funeral home sits empty, along with two former drugstores, a department store, a jeweler, a barber. Gone, too, is Ronny's dollar store, which let customers buy clothes on layaway. The National Guard Armory closed down and became a senior center, until that also closed. This community - scarce on jobs and among the poorest in a poor state - provides an early reality check on how hard it is to carry out President Donald Trump's vision of a social safety net that requires most able-bodied people to work, or try to work, in exchange for government health benefits. Nearly 10 months ago, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to impose work … [Read more...] about In Arkansas, a reality check for Medicaid work requirements
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Prince Philip should not apologise for the car crash which left two women injured, according to celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman. Mr Freeman - nicknamed "Mr Loophole" - said there is there is "no requirement" for the Duke of Edinburgh to do anything as a criminal investigation has started. He said it would be wrong to apologise while liability or culpability for the crash has not been established. But Mr Freeman added that if the duke is culpable, he should save taxpayers' money and admit his guilt. "A criminal investigation is going on so there's no requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh to do anything of provide anything," he said. "If he apologises, he could be admitting he's guilty." The duke's Land Rover was in collision with a Kia carrying Emma Fairweather, an unnamed female friend and her a nine-month-old baby near to Sandringham on Thursday. Ms Fairweather, who broke her wrist on the crash, claims she has not received an apology from the royal family even though she could have been … [Read more...] about Mr Loophole lawyer reveals why Prince Philip should not apologise for car crash
PRINCE Philip could offer a cash settlement to the family injured in a crash with his Land Rover, a Royal insider claimed today. Emma Fairweather, 45, broke her wrist when the Kia she was travelling in hit a Land Rover being driven by the Duke of Edinburgh near Sandringham on Thursday. Separately, police have spoken to the Duke of Edinburgh after he was pictured driving a new £68,000 Land Rover Freelander without a seatbelt just 48 hours after the crash with a car carrying Ms Fairweather, another woman and a nine-month-old baby. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said Philip exchanged "well-wishes" with the injured women following the collision on the busy A-road. A royal source claimed Philip told them their written off Kia could “easily” be replaced. A royal insider told the Sun Online: “It is a possibility an out of court settlement could be made but an investigation is still ongoing to establish how the accident happened.” When asked about a possible cash … [Read more...] about Prince Philip could ‘offer cash settlement to injured victims after car written off’ in nasty smash
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
A father-of-six is fighting to save his leg three years after he was ‘left for dead’ in a Christmas Eve hit-and-run. John Clough, 57, was flung 28ft into the air when his neighbour, uninsured driver Elaine Annon, 28, hit him moments after he left his local pub with a friend. Mr Clough was 'splattered like a lamb to slaughter on the windscreen,' prosecuting lawyer Edward Aydin said in court. The impact broke Mr Clough's skull, neck, nose, ribs, pelvis, right leg and both ankles and he suffered multiple internal injuries. But rather than help the stricken Mr Clough, Annon simply stripped the vehicle's number plates and fled with her two passengers. He spent months in hospital as doctors put him back together using dozens of metal pins, screws and braces. Speaking for the first time about the incident in 2015, Mr Clough said: “I was walking home with a friend at 11.45pm to get home in time for Christmas Day with my wife when that incident destroyed my life. “I had … [Read more...] about Father-of-six ‘left for dead’ in Christmas Eve hit-and-run