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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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Synthetic Pot Leads to Nationwide Spike in Hospitalizations

A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them ...

Crime

Pentagon Accused of Withholding Information About Sex Crimes

In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is ...

Crime

FBI Searches Phoenix Home in Texas Prophet Contest Shooting

Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.

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Last of James Craig Anderson's Killers Sentenced

Sentencing for the last pair of co-conspirators in one of the nation's largest ever hate-crime investigations is now under way in federal court in Jackson.

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Why Does the State Still Want to Kill Willie Jerome Manning?

Willie Jerome Manning has been on death row for more than two decades, facing the possibility of execution for two sets of murders that occurred about one month apart.

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Walnut Grove Warden Defends Staff Training

Walnut Grove has cleaned up its act. That's the message from top officials with the beleaguered privately operated prison and the Mississippi Department of Corrections. It's also the reason the ...

Justice

DA Dropping Charges Against Willie Jerome Manning in One Set of Murders

Prosecutors will dismiss capital murder charges against Willie Jerome Manning, 46, for the deaths of two Starkville women in 1993 as Manning continues fighting his conviction in a separate case.

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