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More Fallout After Ex-Police Officer's Arrest for Slaying

Two Oxford police officers have resigned amid more fallout from the arrest of a now former officer on murder charges.

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Mississippi Mental Health Lawsuit Poses Concerns for Civil Rights

As a mental-health lawsuit claiming a violation of the civil rights of mentally ill Mississippians moves forward, Joy Hogge has in mind "a young person" who never received the support ...

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Mississippi Says Mental Health Care With No 'Gaps' is 'Unattainable'

Federal prosecutors will tell U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that the state of Mississippi is violating a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision called Olmstead, which found that "unjustified" confinement in ...

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Oxford, Mississippi Mayor Gets State Probe of City's Police

The mayor of Oxford, Mississippi, says the city's police department is now under investigation after one of its officers was charged with murder.

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Lumumba on Defense: JPD Rape Claims, Suicide a 'Human Tragedy'

Jackson Police Chief James Davis was four words into answering a press question about whether he had any regrets for his handling of sexual-assault allegations against an officer when Mayor ...

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JPD Addresses Rape Allegations Against Cop Who Committed Suicide

A Jackson police officer killed himself on Memorial Day, shortly before the department held a press conference to address accusations that he had raped a 15-year-old girl. The department did ...

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Mississippi Rep Charged With Punching Wife Could be Removed

The Mississippi House speaker said Friday that he is asking lawyers to research how to remove a lawmaker if it's true that the man punched his own wife and does ...

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Mississippi City Fires Police Officer Charged in Killing, Judge Leaves the Case

The City of Oxford has fired Mathew Kinne, a white police officer charged in the killing of a black woman with whom he was romantically involved.

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Slaying Victim's Family Angry Over Possible Bail for Officer

Relatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was ...

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Gov. Bryant, GOP Leaders Call for Lawmaker to Resign After Abuse Charges

Mississippi's governor and two other top Republicans say Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale should resign if he punched his wife.

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Report: Mississippi Lawmaker Punched Wife in Face Over Sex

A police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex.

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Mississippi Man's Viral Beating Draws Probe of Possible Hate Crime

When Trevor Gray left a local bar to go to an after party in the early hours of April 13, the Wayne County, Miss., native could not have known that ...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Burning Cross in Black Mississippi Neighborhood

A Mississippi man who burned a cross in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Covington County pled guilty to federal charges on Friday.

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Mississippi Reps Vote 'Nay' on Violence Against Women Act

All three Republicans in Mississippi's Congressional delegation voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday.

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Michael Avenatti Defrauded Mississippi Bank, Prosecutors Charge

Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney who formerly represented Stormy Daniels, defrauded a Mississippi bank, federal prosecutors in California charged on Monday.