Senators Reach Deal to Reduce Prison Time for Some Offenders

A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges ...


Police Officer Fired, Accused of Illegally Seizing Cash

A former Jackson police officer faces federal charges of stealing money from undercover agents that he had been told were drug dealers.


Suspect in 2 Mississippi Killings Dies of Apparent Suicide

After an intense manhunt, authorities in Mississippi said a college instructor wanted in the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with died of ...

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Hinds Student Cleared of 'Sagging' Violation, Still Faces Charges

Despite being cleared of violating school policy and avoiding disciplinary penalties, a Hinds Community College student still faces criminal charges stemming from a Sept. 1 incident.


Prosecutors: Church Shooting Suspect to Face Death Penalty

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, according to court documents filed Thursday.


Suspect in Ambush of Houston-Area Deputy Due in Court

A man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more ...

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MSU: No Shots Fired, No Gun Found After 'Credible Threat' Alert

Mississippi State University officials say one man has been arrested after the school received a "credible threat" that led them to issue an alert for an active shooter.


Police: Louisiana Trooper Dies After Being Shot in Head

A Louisiana trooper died Monday after he was shot by an apparently stranded motorist who stood over the officer and told him afterward, "You're lucky — you're going to die ...


1 Pleading Guilty in Mississippi Prison Bribery Case

One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.


Feds Charge Madison, Carthage Men in Epps Bribery Scandal

Two more men have been charged with paying bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps in exchange for contracts.


St. Louis County Releases Video of Tyrone Harris, Pulls Gun 'In Response to Shots Being Fired'

St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows Tyrone Harris Jr., the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police Sunday night ...


Charge: 2 Mississippi Residents Aimed to Join Islamic State

Two Mississippi residents were arrested over the weekend on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group.


Colorado Shooter Gets Life Sentence, Jury Couldn't Agree on Death Penalty

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get ...

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Attorney General Seeks Execution Date for Death Row Inmate

The attorney for a Mississippi death row inmate argues in court briefs that he should not be put to death until a federal judge determines if the state's lethal injection ...


Shreveport Police: Officer Shot, Killed; Manhunt Ongoing

Police in northwest Louisiana have identified an officer who was killed Wednesday night and the suspect wanted in his slaying.