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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.

Crime

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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10 Years of Stopping Abuse: How and Why We Started the JFP Chick Ball

The JFP Chick Ball matters to people who don't usually get asked to help with fundraisers. It gets everyone involved. It raises awareness. It gives a way to talk about ...

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Don’t Ask Me to Forget

When I am asked why I often speak about my abuser and why I don't take his "feelings" into account, I cannot fathom any form of reaction and certainly no ...

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Sex Trafficking: Close to Home

Sex trafficking isn't just about men abusing women in other parts of the world. That's why the screening tour for a documentary that explores the issue of sex trafficking in ...

Business

US Appeals Granting of New Trial to Ex-BP Engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico ...

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Yarber Pushes for New Crime Tip System

Jacksonians may soon be able to send crime tips via text messages and pictures directly to officers at the Jackson Police Department—but will they?

Justice

Court Examines Charges in 2010 BP Disaster Deaths

Prosecutors tried Tuesday to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate some of the manslaughter charges against two BP employees in a case arising from the deaths of 11 workers ...

Justice

Judge Says Poll Book Suit Better Heard in Jackson

A federal judge says he's inclined to send a lawsuit about access to poll books from Oxford to Jackson.

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