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Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive $200 million pharmacy fraud

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others pleaded guilty Wednesday.

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2 bodies found in creek, 2 arrested in Mississippi

PITTSBORO, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Mississippi have arrested two people in a double homicide in the northern part of the state. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan tells WTVA-TV the bodies of 38-year-old Kendrick Armstrong and 59-year-old Sherri Turner Calderon were found Wednesday in a cr

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Rain causes flooding on Hwy 18 in Rankin Co.

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - According to the Rankin County EOC, there are reports of water on the roadway on Highway 18 between Highway 13 and Highway 43. The road is passable for now, but more rain is expected and it may close soon.

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Phone scam alert, Brandon Police Department warns citizens

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Brandon Police Department is warning about a new phone scam. People are receiving calls from unknown people soliciting money on behalf of the police department.

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Brandon man gets second conviction for child porn possession

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Brandon man will spend 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to possessing multiple photos and videos of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Former health inspected arrested for embezzlement

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A former health inspector of the Mississippi Department of Health faces up to 30 years in jail, following a two-count indictment. Fifty-nine-year-old Willie Anderson was booked into the Holmes County jail on Wednesday.

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Little Britches Rodeo Coming to Rankin County

Brandon, Miss. - You have seen the professionals compete at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson. Now it's time to see the next generation of professionals compete. Mid South Little Britches Rodeo returns to the Rankin County Multipurpose Pavilion in Brandon, Mississippi this Saturday and Sunday Febr

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Reward offered for info on vet accused of rape, faking death

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $5,000 for information on a U.S. Army veteran accused of raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl and then faking his death to avoid charges.

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Mississippi lawmakers are attempting a crackdown on caller ID spoofing

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Are you tired of telemarketers calling and tricking you into thinking it’s a local number? It’s called “caller ID spoofing” and it’s a growing problem across the country.

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Corps: Bonnet Carre' Spillway could open as soon as Wednesday due to rising Mississippi, rain

With rising water and forecasts of more rain, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to begin opening one of its emergency relief valves on the lower Mississippi River next week, an agency spokesman said Thursday.

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Rankin Co. man sentenced to 20 years for sexual battery involving minor

RANKIN COUNTY , MS (WLBT) - A Rankin County man has been sentenced for sexual battery involving a minor. According to Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., a man named Robert Lee McLaurin was sentenced to serve 20 years in jail for sexual battery involving a 17- year-

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Victim identified in deadly shooting at Hampton House apartments

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating after a man was found shot to death. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart identifies the victim as 24-year-old Erik Payton.

WLBT

Year-round school? One Mississippi district tries a new approach to the class calendar

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a new nonprofit news organization, collaborated with news outlets across the state, including the Sun Herald, to produce this series on the lack of education funding in the state and its affects.

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Family of man allegedly beaten by Jackson police describe incident

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Four Jackson police officers are on administrative leave after a woman says her son was brutally beaten on Valentine’s Day. 31-year-old Mario Clark would died six days later from his injuries.

WLBT

How a teacher finds joy, shakes stigma of being at an ‘F’ school in the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a new nonprofit news organization, collaborated with news outlets across the state, including the Sun Herald, to produce this series on the lack of education funding in the state and its affects.

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Lawsuit: Mississippi man beaten by jail guards before death

​​​​​​​RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Relatives of a man who died in a Mississippi jail last May filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday, saying witnesses saw jail guards beat the man before his death.

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Man injured after shooting on Key Street

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person injured Wednesday night. Jackson police responded to the scene on Key Street around 8:00 p.m.

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Separate and unequal: Mississippi has left its public schools in the hole

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a new nonprofit news organization, collaborated with news outlets across the state, including the Sun Herald, to produce this series on the lack of education funding in the state and its affects.

BILOXI SUN HERALD

New cases of Chronic Wasting Disease found in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has confirmed two more deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Mississippi.

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Father and Son Get Prison Time for Odometer Fraud

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A father and son are going to federal prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty to odometer fraud. On Tuesday federal judge Carlton Reeves sentenced 54-year-old Mark Longgrear of Jackson to nearly six years in prison. His son, 29-year-old Zachar

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