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Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The death of 31-year-old Mario Clark has been ruled a homicide. Family of the victim alleged that he was beaten by Jackson police officers six days before his death.

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Suspects sought in Wayne County mailbox vandalism

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is looking for individuals responsible for shooting several mailboxes. It happened Sunday night in the Strengthford community of Wayne County.

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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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Man pulls victim from fiery Mississippi car wreck

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man out of a fiery car wreck. Clint Street said he was on his way to work on U.S. 72 near the Marshall/Benton county line Wednesday when he saw a car on the side of the road with its flashers on, and a woman on the side of th

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Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop, 36, remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March.

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Houma doctor among dead in Mississippi hostage standoff: report

One of four people found shot to death in a Clinton, Mississippi, home after a hostage situation last weekend was a doctor from Houma, the Clarion Ledger reports. Dr. Phung Minh Le, 28, was in residency at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and was in Mississippi with his fiancee. The young doctor of

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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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Clarke County Sheriff’s Office searching for robbery suspects

CLARKE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for two suspects after a house was reportedly robbed in Jasper County. Paul Brown is wanted for burglary and James Williams is wanted by investigators for questioning in connection to a residential burglary on Mississippi Highway 18 in the Harmony

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Ole Miss interim chancellor gives statement regarding Mississippi Stands rally

With the Mississippi Stands march taking place in Oxford and on Ole Miss’ campus on Saturday, the university’s interim chancellor Larry Sparks sent a letter to faculty, staff and students on Thursday about regarding the event.

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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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Inmates earn GED at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Over thirty inmates received their GED diplomas at a graduation ceremony Thursday morning. This is the largest number of graduates the facility has seen so far. Warden Ray Rice says he's proud of the graduates.

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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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Closer look at Mississippi hate laws

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - The arrest of 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett. Today a judge set a $100,000 bond and ordered Smollett to surrender his passport. Police announced Wednesday night Smollett will face a felony charge of disorderly conduct. He is accused of filing a false report claiming two men at

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Study finds 31 Mississippi rural hospitals at high risk of closure

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -A new study released today shows one in five rural hospitals across the country are at risk of closing.That’s despite the fact that many of them are vital to their communities.

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Suspects sought in Harmony burglary

CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Clarke County Sheriff's Department is asking for help from the public to locate suspects in a recent burglary. Deputies and investigators responded to a burglary at a residence on Highway 18 in the Harmony community.

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Man charged for insurance fraud, "accidentally" falls in Walmart

LAUREL, Miss. (WJTV) - 68-year-old Bruce Edward Bayless has been charged for insurance fraud. He was arraigned Wednesday following his indictment in June 2018 by Jones County grand jury on one count of insurance fraud.

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Mississippi LGBTQ community discuss hate crime reporting in wake of Smollett case

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -The Jussie Smollett case is fueling questions about whether real victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes will now come forward. Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear is a pastor of a church in Hattiesburg and is among those in the LGBTQ community concerned about the potential impacts of what po

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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.

BILOXI SUN HERALD

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

Boil water notice issued for parts of Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Pleasant Ridge Water Association has issued a boil for notice for portions of Laurel. The notice is for all customers living in the areas of North of Highway 84, West of Danny Hilbun Road to the Covington County Line and South of Highway 84, West of Highway 529 to the Covington C

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