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JPD says 25-year-old man fatally shot mother, critically wounded daughter
On April 30 at around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call in the 700 block of Wingfield Street. Officers found the front door of the residence forced open. Evvie Williams, 57, had run to a neighbor’s home where she later died. Williams' 24-year-old daughter, Jaalyn, was shot
Dollar General store cigarette bandit
JACKSON, Miss. —The Jackson Police Department is investigating a Dollar General store break-in.It happened around 2 a.m. Thursday at the store located on Fortification Street.AdvertisementAccording to police, two people pulled back the metal gate and broke the front glass door.Officers said they got
2 police officers fired amid accusations they beat, kicked black man i | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic
LAUREL, Miss. -Two Mississippi police officers have been fired -- and could face criminal charges -- following an investigation into claims that they beat a black man, kicking him in the face several times, after he turned around from a police checkpoint earlier this month and led them on a high-spe
JPD makes 'significant' drug bust
JPD narcotics officers and the gun crimes interdiction unit, along with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies on the local, state and federal level, executed a search warrant Wednesday night at a home in the 200 block of Cameron Street, interim Chief Anthony Moore
Tropical system now Sub Tropical Storm Alberto
Hurricane Hunters will fly into the Gulf of Mexico while gusty winds, lightning and brief but heavy rains tease South Mississippi in advance of a weekend storm.The National Hurricane Center confirmed the disturbance is now Subtropical Storm Alberto. The center made the announcement about 10 a.m Frid
Mayor, businessman get into heated fight over fatal accident involving manhole
"The young lady did lose her life on a pothole. What is an uncovered manhole??? A deeper pothole!" Wallace posted to his Facebook page.
Family and friends remember victim killed in Hazlehurst mass shooting
HAZLEHURST, Miss. (WJTV) - While Hazlehurst Police and the US Marshall's Office continue to search for two suspects in a fatal mass shooting, the family of victim, Jonathon Miller is remembering him.
Byram man pleads guilty to murder, awaits sentencing
JACKSON, Miss. —A Byram man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a murder charge.Deion Hicks, 23, will be sentenced June 26. He pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of Christopher Silas, 18, authorities said.Advertisement
2 questioned after body of Mississippi man found in freezer
Courtesy: WDAMPURVIS, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi sheriff says he believes that a man found dead in a freezer was murdered.Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel tells reporters that police have arrested two people and are questioning them. Those people have not yet been charged, but Rigel says he believes
18-wheeler crashes on U.S. 49 in Simpson County
MENDENHALL, Miss. (WJTV) - Law enforcement responded to an 18-wheeler crash on U.S. 49 in Simpson County early Tuesday morning.It happened near Highway 13. Investigators told us a FedEx truck was carrying two trailers of packages when it overturned. The driver is not hurt.Mendenhall firefighters hel
Man makes police brutality claims; 2 officers get fired
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi police officers have been fired after a man said they repeatedly kicked him in the face when they arrested him.WDAM-TVreportedMonday that Laurel police Capt. Tommy Cox says it became apparent to supervisors on duty that there was a problem with the way the arrest
What Lumumba’s ‘A-Team’ Earns
During a discussion about the payroll at that same meeting, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, who did not support the pay raise for part-time city clerks, defensively aired out his frustrations with rumors he had heard about how much money people in his administration were making, including one claiming a
Pelahatchie mayor contacts auditor over misspent drug forfeiture funds
Beechem, the town's first African-American mayor and also an accountant, said when she was given access to the city's bookkeeping, she became suspicious.
Hinds County offers to help Jackson pave streets, supervisor frustrated by lack of response
District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham says multiple documents have been sent to the city's legal department but, so far, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has not signed any of the agreements.
Laurel fires two police officers for brutality claims
Courtesy: James BarnettLAUREL, Miss (WJTV) - The Laurel Police Department fired two police officers for allegedly beating a man they pursued and caught after he turned around at a security checkpoint.The incident happened last Wednesday. According to the department, leadership ordered an internal af
Hattiesburg police pursue stolen vehicle, suspect previously injured when police find her
Hattiesburg police gave chase of an allegedly stolen vehicle out of Leakesville around 10 a.m. Monday.OnStar advised police the vehicle was located on U.S. 49 traveling north. Officers spotted the vehicle at Dandy Dan's and began a pursuit.The suspect stopped the vehicle at the Dollar General at 720
Shooting suspects still at large — 1 dead, 7 injured in Hazlehurst night club violence
A recent $300,000 gift from the estate of a Lincoln County nursing instructor will establish a scholarship to provide financial assistance to nursing students at the University of Mississippi. Hazel Brister O’Flaherty was a Lincoln County native.“Aunt Hazel knew the value of a good education,” said
T-shirt shop has blunt message for city of Jackson
A local business is speaking out, with a T-shirt, about the death of a Jackson teenager who died after her car hit an uncovered manhole last week.
Pelahatchie investigated for misusing seized drug money
Mississippi law requires drug forfeiture money got to local law enforcement. In this case, more than half a million dollars should have gone to the Pelahatchie Police Department. Instead, the State Auditor says it was illegally transferred to a utility account and a special fire fund.
Pelahatchie misspent $500K in seized drug money, state auditor says
Stacey Pickering on Monday issued letters demanding repayment to current and former town officials in Pelahatchie (pee-luh-HAT'-chee), a 1,300-person town east of Jackson.