Trooper Ambush Suspect Added to Most Wanted List

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral, just hours before his suspected killer ...

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Domestic Violence: From #WhyIStayed to #HowILeft

After the video surfaced of Ray Rice's assault of his now-wife, Janay, and people on the Internet started asking questions that sounded an awful lot like victim-blaming, an author named ...


Sponsors Keep Close Watch on NFL Investigation

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.


Police: Father Confessed to Killing His 5 Children

The five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees ...

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Rule Delays Deposits for Domestic Violence Victims

Mississippi's utility regulators have approved a revised plan to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days.

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Domestic-Violence Victims Can Waive Utility Deposits

Mississippi domestic-violence victims can now overcome a major hurdle to starting a new life away from their abusers.


Veterans Watchdog: VA Managers Lied About Delays

Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday.


Indiana Couple Charged with Holding Woman Captive

An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other ...


Ruling Against BP Could Mean $18 Billion in Fines

BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation's worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the company acted with ...


More Violence at Troubled Nashville Juvenile Jail

At a Nashville detention center with a long history of violence, escape attempts and sexual-abuse allegations, more than two dozen teens broke out of a common area and created a ...

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MDOC Wants New Private Prison Contracts

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is ending its contracts with a Utah-based private prison firm to operate four state penitentiaries and rebidding the work.


32 Teens Escape from Nashville Detention Center

Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight ...

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Reports: Body of Missing Teen Katelyn Beard Found

After a long search this morning, law enforcement officials discovered the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, who went missing over the weekend.


MDOC Seeks New Deals at 4 Prisons

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate four of the state's private prisons.

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Lawsuit Challenges State's Failure to Fund MAEP

Angered by the state's failure to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, 14 Mississippi school districts filed legal claims in Hinds County on Aug. 28.