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 A Mississippi school teacher who had recently been honored by his school district was found fatally shot Monday across the state line in Louisiana. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Concordia Parish, Louisiana, authorities identified the victim as Fred McCray Jr., news outlets reported.

McCray had completed his first year of teaching at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez and was one of 10 named 2018-2019 teacher of the year for the Natchez-Adams County School District.

His body was found in nearby Ferriday, Louisiana. / Rob Shenk /

 Authorities say they've captured a Louisiana inmate at a motel in Natchez, Mississippi. 30-year-old Curtis O. Scott was arrested Monday at a Red Carpet Inn along with a woman who wasn't charged.

 Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten says Scott and two other inmates escaped from the Madison Parish facility by climbing over the fence and going through razor wire. He says the other two inmates were captured, but Scott escaped by stealing a vehicle. 

Patten says Scott also stole a cellphone, which allowed police to locate him at the motel.

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The house of slain civil rights activist Wharlest Jackson Sr. could soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the 1960s, Jackson was the treasurer of the Natchez branch of the NAACP.

He was on his way home from his job at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber Plant on Feb. 27, 1967 when a bomb placed in his vehicle exploded.

The 36-year-old was killed instantly. His murder remains unsolved.