Your week in review: May 31 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Your week in review: May 31

A ricin letter sent to the New York City mayor, the reunion of the president and Chris Christie and a controversial congresswoman not seeking another term are some of the headlines from this week. A ricin letter sent to the New York City mayor, the reunion of the president and Chris Christie and a controversial congresswoman not seeking another term are some of the headlines from this week.

(RNN) - A freight train in Maryland derailed and exploded, injuring one.

The train reportedly hit a tractor-trailer. Officials said the train was carrying non-toxic chemicals. Two cars toward the back of the train caught fire. 

Authorities said they have intercepted a threatening letter containing the deadly poison ricin that was mailed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Similar threatening letters were also mailed to President Barack Obama and the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but they were also intercepted before reaching their destinations. Police are investigating.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, said she will not be seeking re-election in 2014. The four-term congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate said her decision was not due to investigations into her past presidential campaign.

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the president met along the Jersey Shore to tour recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy in October. The two praised the progress being made.

Learn more about these stories and others in this week's Raycom news in review.

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  • Apollo astronaut, Alan Bean, passes away

    Apollo astronaut, Alan Bean, passes away

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:35:04 GMT
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    Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days. Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, includ...More >>
    Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days. Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, includ...More >>
  • Gov. Bryant declares state of emergency ahead of Alberto

    Gov. Bryant declares state of emergency ahead of Alberto

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:19:06 GMT
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    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves toward the state's coast. In a tweet Saturday, Bryant said he signed a proclamation declaring the emergency and an order making the Mississippi National Guard and other state resources available should they become necessary. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shifts the storm farther east with a potential landfall near the Alabama-Florida state line. ___ 10:40 a.m....

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    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto moves toward the state's coast. In a tweet Saturday, Bryant said he signed a proclamation declaring the emergency and an order making the Mississippi National Guard and other state resources available should they become necessary. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shifts the storm farther east with a potential landfall near the Alabama-Florida state line. ___ 10:40 a.m....

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  • Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Suspects in Hazlehurst night club mass shooting turn themselves in

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:02:43 GMT
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD
    Suspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PDSuspects turn themselves in; Source: Hazlehurst PD

    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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    The two men wanted in a mass shooting at a Hazlehurst night club turned themselves into police late Friday night.

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