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Sine Death for Divorce, Campaign-finance Reform After Lawmakers Go Home Early

An abused Mississippi spouse still can't use domestic violence as grounds for divorce, and lawmakers can continue to spend campaign donations on mortgages, automobiles, clothing, tuition payments or non-documented loans ...

Crime

2 MDOC Officers Arrested for Having Contraband at Prisons

Two Mississippi Department of Corrections officers have been arrested after officials say they had contraband at the prisons where they worked.

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A Hunger to Live: The Struggle to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence

Several members of the “Undivided” crew told their story recently in Sheppards Brother Park in the Washington Addition.

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JPD Chief and Hinds Sheriff Team Up to Launch 'Operation Side by Side'

At the Second Precinct's late-afternoon roll call at the Metrocenter on Friday, April 15, the Jackson Police Department and the Sheriff's Department joined together to create Operation Side by Side, ...

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Crimen Contra Los Latinos: Local Residents, Advocates Decry Violent Attacks

Nearly one month since Daniel Omar Gomez and Eli Nunez were shot and killed while grilling dinner with loved ones in their Westhaven Drive front yard, approximately 15 Latinos have ...

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Ex-Prison Chief's Co-Defendant Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea

A co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case, a lawyer said Monday.

Crime

Former Prison Boss Could Get 23-Year Sentence in Bribe Case

Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps could get up to 23 years in prison when a judge sentences him Monday.

Crime

Man Detained After Guns, Explosives Found in Car Near Church

A man has been arrested after police found homemade incendiary devices and guns in his car in the parking lot of a Mississippi church.

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Local Criminal System: Moves Like 'Quicksand,' Leading to 'Unintended Punishment'

The local criminal-justice system is slow-moving, lacks coordination, and pulls and keeps offenders inside it like "quicksand," participants at Mayor Tony Yarber's Criminal Justice Reform Task Force meeting said yesterday.

Crime

Police: Mississippi Man Sent Nude Selfies to Teen

Hancock County sheriff's deputies say they have arrested a 22-year-old Kiln man accused of sending nude selfies to a teenage girl.

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Experts on Police Pursuits: Another Way

Police pursuits take nearly one life a day in the United States, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows. Of these, one out of every three deaths is ...

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Two Arrested After Dragging Jackson Police Officer With Car

Two men have been arrested after police say an officer was dragged by a car in Jackson.

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The Pain and Danger of Hot Pursuits

When Ward 4 Jackson City Councilman De'Keither Stamps stepped up to the microphone on March 25 at the corner of West Capitol Street and Galvez in west Jackson, he wanted ...

Crime

Woman Pleads Guilty on Federal Charges in Medicaid Fraud

A woman has pleaded guilty to a mail fraud charge following accusations she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from senior citizens seeking help to obtain Medicaid or veterans benefits.

Crime

Woman Will Join Boyfriend in Terrorism Charge Guilty Plea

A young Mississippi woman plans to plead guilty to a terrorism charge, months after authorities say she and her fiance tried to go to Syria to join the Islamic State ...

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