Gulfport police chief IDs victims of double homicide, updates on homeless killing

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania held a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, to identify two people found shot to death just after midnight. He also gave an update on a killing involving a machete and a homeless camp.
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Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania held a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, to identify two people found shot to death just after midnight. He also gave an update on a killing involving a machete and a homeless camp.

Margaret Baker is an investigative reporter whose search for truth exposed corrupt sheriffs, a police chief and various jailers and led to the first prosecution of a federal hate crime for the murder of a transgendered person. She worked on the Sun Herald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina team. When she pursues a big story, she is relentless.

Lauren Walck has been in journalism on the Gulf Coast for 10 years, and she’s worked in every aspect of the Sun Herald newsroom for the past 8 years. As senior editor, she works with reporters and videographers, writes stories and manages social media. She is a Mobile, Ala., native and graduate of Louisiana State University.

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