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Ferguson Gears Up for Today's Grand Jury Decision

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor ...

Crime

Prison Contracts Task Force is Reviewing Documents

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said Friday that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they ...

Crime

Mike Moore, Others Join Board to Review Epp's Prison Contracts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former attorney general has been appointed to a five-member task force that will review contracts awarded by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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Judge Promises Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Quickly

While a federal district judge in Mississippi may rule same-sex marriage is a constitutional right as soon as this week, the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state is in ...

Crime

Trooper Ambush Suspect Charged with Terrorism

Authorities have added terrorism charges against a man accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks and killing a trooper, and they say he told them he wanted to "wake ...

Crime

Banks Fined Billions for Rigging Currency Markets

Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients—and then congratulating themselves ...

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Mississippi's First Same-Sex Marriage Challenge Hits Court Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Nov. 12, U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves will hear a complaint filed on behalf of two same-sex couples, Andrea Sanders and Rebecca Bickett, Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb ...

Crime

Postal Service Says it is Victim of Hacking Attack

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised.

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Epps, McCrory Indictment Outlines MDOC Bribery Scheme

Christopher Epps, the long-tenured commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and former Rankin County School Board President Cecil McCrory will be arraigned later today on a 49-count indictment in ...

Crime

AC/DC's Phil Rudd Accused of Murder-for-Hire Plot

Drummer Phil Rudd of Australian rock band AC/DC whose hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was accused Thursday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of ...

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Water Utilities Sue Over Domestic Violence Rule

The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court, claiming the commission overstepped its authority and conflicted with federal law when it required a ...

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Yarber, Council Push to Ban the Box for Convictions

Mayor Tony Yarber announced that the city would look to end the practice of asking about applicants' criminal records and to encourage public and private employers to do the same.

Crime

Trooper Ambush Suspect in Court After Long Manhunt

Eric Frein—the survivalist suspected in the ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper—was led from court Friday, the morning after his capture ended a grueling seven-week manhunt.

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Standing Up, and Dancing, Against Domestic Abuse

For 10 years, the JFP Chick Ball has focused on the strength of women. This year, a new event invites men of character to stand up against domestic violence—and celebrates ...

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How to Be a Stand-Up Guy Against Domestic Violence

Since March, a group of about 10 men from various walks of life have been meeting once a month around the Jackson area. The men represent a spectrum of experiences ...

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