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NRA Board Member Blames Church's Pastor in Charleston Shooting

A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed ...

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White Man Arrested in Killing of 9 in Historic Black Church

A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

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Tamir Rice Case: Judge Rules There's Evidence to Charge Officers

Enough evidence exists to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun outside a recreation center, a judge ruled on ...

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Walnut Grove Prison to Remain Under Court Order

There is no question, a federal judge said, that "there are current and ongoing violations of the inmates’ federal rights" at Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.

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Schools Funding Now Up to State Supreme Court

The fate of an education ballot initiative now rests with the Mississippi Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments in the case this morning in Jackson. The nine justices will decide ...

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Vigil Held Friday For Murder Victim at High Street Diner

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A candlelight vigil was held for a man who died after being beaten and robbed outside a restaurant on Jackson's High Street last week.

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9th Arrest Made in Deaths of 2 Mississippi Police Officers

A ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said.

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Congress Wants to Know How Thieves Stole Tax Info from IRS

Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.

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Prison Guard, Jailers Under Fire for Alleged Crimes

Several corrections and detention officers in central Mississippi have come under fire in recent days.

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Differing Perceptions of Waco, Baltimore Bothering Some

The firefight in Waco is raising questions about perceptions and portrayals of crime in America, considering the vehement reaction that the earlier protests got from police, politicians and some members ...

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Banks Fined $2.5 Billion, to Plead Guilty to Market Rigging

Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating global currency market going back to 2007.

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The JFP a Finalist for 4 National Altweekly Awards

The Jackson Free Press is a finalist for four awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for the paper's coverage of Michelle Byrom death-penalty case, LGBT issues across Mississippi, government ...

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JPD Remembers Fallen Police, Stresses Trust Building

After hoisting a crisp new American flag above Jackson police headquarters, Jackson's top law-enforcement officials remembered officers who've fallen in the line of duty.

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2 Men in Custody After Shooting Near California University

Violence again struck the community near the University of California, Santa Barbara, a year after a 22-year-old's rampage left six students dead.

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Hattiesburg Mourns 2 Slain Officers

With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday.

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