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Mississippi Man Shot After Cross Burning in Yard

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether ...

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Storify: R.L. Nave on the Ground in #Ferguson

News Editor R.L. Nave headed to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend to report on the continuing protests that followed the shooting by police of

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Ferguson: Michael Brown, Killed by Cop, Suspected in $49 Cigar Robbery

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen ...

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Hell’s Warriors in 'Gideon's Army'

Dante encounters an inscription posted above the entrance that reads: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

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Jordan Presses New Appeal of 1976 Death Sentence

A Mississippi death row inmate is asking the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear an appeal.

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WLBT: Quentin Whitwell Stepping Down

Crime Down as Leadership Shifts

Jackson Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell will retire this fall, WLBT reports.

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Suburban Detroit Man Found Guilty of Murder In 'Porch Shooting'

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his ...

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DA Plans to Retry Michelle Byrom

Months after the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Michelle Byrom's death sentence, Byrom is finally off death row and back in the custody of Tishomingo County.

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Report: Retaliation by Supervisors Common at VA

Medical professionals from coast to coast have pointed out problems at the VA, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials, according to a report Monday by a ...

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JPD Chief Horton Retires Amid Botched 911 Call Scandal

Lindsey Horton, one of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's first and most popular appointments last year, is stepping down from his post as Jackson's police chief, effective immediately.

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Byrom Moved to Tishomingo Co. for New Trial

Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.

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4 More Hate Crime Indictments Handed Down for James Anderson Killing

Federal prosecutors announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted the following people for allegedly participating in the a conspiracy to commit federal hate crimes against African-Americans in Jackson:

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PREVENT, Protect, Empower Hero: Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy

In the summer of 2013, Ron Crew, instructor and coordinator at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, went on a mission trip to Thailand, where his eyes were opened ...

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Prevent, PROTECT, Empower Hero: Sen. Sally Doty

In the spring of 1986, a young Mississippi University for Women sophomore was in the upstairs sitting area of the Mississippi Senate gallery looking down on the floor, where she ...

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Prevent, Protect, EMPOWER Hero: Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds doesn't fit the stereotype that many people associate with domestic-violence victims.

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