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After Death in Madison Jail, Family Files Lawsuit Against County

What exactly happened in the last 24 hours of Harvey Hill's life is uncertain, but his family is charging that he died due to excessive force in the Madison County ...

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State May Block Naming Jackson Officers Involved in Shootings

The public-transparency efforts of the City of Jackson in the last year may be for naught if legislation working through the Mississippi Legislature to protect identities of officers who shoot ...

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Delinquent Water Customers Seeing Turn-offs As City Copes With Deficits

This week the City of Jackson started making good on recent warnings with water shut-offs for approximately 20,000 customers who are late paying their water bills, many resulting from problems ...

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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City's Plan for Zoo: Bring in St. Louis Operator, Keep in West Jackson

The Jackson Zoo likely will get a new operator, and one with no intentions to move the facility from its long-time home in west Jackson to eastern edge of Jackson.

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Behind the Badge: Two JPD Officers Who Shot Multiple People in Jackson

After about a year of asking, the Jackson Free Press learned the names, current status and in eight out of nine cases, the details of officer-involved shootings since Mayor Chokwe ...

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Study Finds 'One Lake' Project Poses Costly Public Health Risks

The "One Lake" proposal has hit another major hurdle. A report commissioned as part of the project's draft study has found the project poses serious public and environmental health risks.

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Jackson Cop Involved in 3 Shootings; Teen Shot 2 Times in Back, Family Says

Officer Anthony Veasey was involved in three separate shootings in Jackson in 14 months since November 2017, including an exchange of gunfire that hit an 18-year-old two times in the ...

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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UPDATED: Sewage Overwhelms Jackson Home as City Rolls Back Assistance

J.T. Newell, a resident of Jackson for the past three years, has consistently had a pool of feces in his yard.

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Get Ready for the ‘Arctic Clipper’: Tips for Safety, Pipes, Food, More

An “arctic clipper,” a severe surge of cold weather from the North Pole, is on its way to Mississippi, and the City of Jackson wants residents to be ready for ...

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Mayor: No ID of Cops in Head Trauma Death; Other JPD Officers in Shootings Finally Revealed

The mayor will not reveal the names of officers accused of killing George Robinson with a head blow, but the City of Jackson finally provided names and details about 12 ...

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Mentoring Vital to Prevent Violence, Mayor Tells City Council

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba proclaimed January as Mentoring Month during a city council meeting on Jan. 22.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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'They Brutalized My Brother': George Robinson's Family Accuse JPD of 'Murder'

"You all are not at a press conference today. You are at a crime scene," attorney Dennis Sweet IV told reporters gathered next to an early 2000s Impala in the ...

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JPD Seeking Two Suspects in Waffle House Shooting Early Friday

The Jackson Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that occurred in the 400 block of East McDowell Road at the Waffle House.

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Lumumba Added to 'Smart Crime Initiative' Despite Policing Decisions at Home

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba is joining 15 mayors from cities in the U.S. in a Mayors for Smart Crime Initiative, the Center for American Progress, announced today.

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Jewish Cinema Mississippi 2019

The 17th annual Jewish Cinema Mississippi film festival will take place at the Malco Grandview Theater in Madison on Jan. 24, 26, 27 and 29.

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Ronnie Crudup Jr. Running for Adrienne Wooten's Vacated House Seat

South Jackson and community activist Ronnie Crudup Jr. is running to be the next representative of District 71, the Mississippi House of Representatives seat Adrienne Wooten vacated to join the ...

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Jackson’s Tripartite Assault on Crime; Cops on Leave After Man's Death from Head Injury

The latest murders in Jackson mean that the capital city could be on track for more homicides than in 2018, which was the highest on record since late in the ...

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