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Nurse Drowns from Flooding in Leflore County

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A Tchula nurse drowned late Wednesday night as a result of flooding across a Leflore County highway, according to Misssissippi Highway Patrol.  43-year-old Shanika Newton was driving home from work on U.S. 49E, about 12 miles south of Greenwood, when she ran into water coming over the two-lane highway around 11:30 p.m.

This crash remains under investigation.