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FILE - In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, St. Francis of Assisi church and school stand in Greenwood, Miss. Paul A. West, a former Catholic brother at the church, has been extradited from his home state of Wisconsin to Mississippi, after an Aug. 24, 2020 hearing. West faces sexual battery charges in a case involving cousins La Jarvis and Joshua Love. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Former Catholic brother returned to face Mississippi charges

Sep. 2, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

A former Catholic brother has been extradited from his home state of Wisconsin to Mississippi, where he faces sexual battery charges in a case involving two impoverished Black boys who say they were pressured as men into accepting paltry payouts to settle their abuse claims. The men have accused Paul A. West,...

A place to call home

Aug. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Glenda Cole says partnering with the Greenwood-Leflore Fuller Center for Housing has been a blessing. When she recently made her final mortgage payment on her home, Cole said she felt a mixture of joyful emotions. She was “feeling happy, just so excited. Grateful....