11, Mar 2014 - Blount dies in federal prison
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.
11, Mar 2014 - Hinds, MS Prison for adult performer in buttocks-shot death
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An adult entertainer was sentenced in Mississippi Friday to seven years in prison for helping set up an illegal silicone buttocks injection that killed an Atlanta woman.
10, Mar 2014 - Mississippi Supreme Court suspends judge
The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Chancery Judge Joe Dale Walker with pay while he waits to hear the results of an inquiry by the Commission on Judicial Performance. Walker sits on the bench in Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson and Smith counties. The Commission on Judicial Performance had sought interim suspension with pay for Walker while its investigation continues into alleged ...
10, Mar 2014 - Analysis: Legislator-lawyers get scheduling leeway
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi law helps out lawyers who serve in the Legislature and their clients when it comes to court cases that arise while the state House of Representatives and Senate are in session. The results can be a mixed bag. Rep. Jeff Smith, a ...
10, Mar 2014 - Leflore, MS Civil rights pioneer says Mississippi voter ID law unfair
Hollis Watkins was 22 in 1963 when he was imprisoned for 55 days on Mississippi’s Death Row on a charge of disturbing the peace for trying to register black people to vote in Leflore County.
10, Mar 2014 - Former DMR director Bill Walker pleads guilty to federal charge of conspiracy (updated)
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi -- Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Director Bill Walker pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the federal government in federal district court in Hattiesburg this morning.Walker will be sentenced on June 5. As part...
10, Mar 2014 - Scott, MS Noted Mississippi mayor dies
Chokwe Lumumba was known as a human rights activist and for being Tupac Shakur's attorney.
10, Mar 2014 - Miss. inmate sues over execution drug info
JACKSON -- Lawyers for a woman facing the death penalty in Mississippi say the state isn't telling them enough about where it's getting execution drugs and how it plans to use them.
10, Mar 2014 - Following ruling, Entergy to hand over records to county
CANTON — Entergy Mississippi will provide comply with a court order to give Madison County customer information on 20,000 local residents.
10, Mar 2014 - Scott, MS 1st-term Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66
JACKSON -- Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah), a nationally prominent attorney and human rights activist who persuaded voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and infrastructure in Mississippi's capital, died Tuesday.
10, Mar 2014 - No. 18 Kentucky beats Mississippi State 69-59
Frustrated with his talented young team, Kentucky coach John Calipari turned to a couple of rarely used veterans for a lift. Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson were more than happy to help. Julius Randle scored 16 points and fellow freshman James Young added 11 as No. 18 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 69-59 on Saturday. But it was Hood and Polson who were on the court when the Wildcats closed the first ...
10, Mar 2014 - Former S.F. supervisor Carol Ruth Silver recalls being imprisoned as a Freedom Rider
Carol Ruth Silver walked out of a Mississippi prison, a cluster of crumpled papers hidden in her undergarments. Scrawled on those scraps, a secret journal recounting 40 harrowing days jailed for being a Freedom Rider.
10, Mar 2014 - Man to report to prison in copper theft case
OXFORD — A man who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars in copper from farm irrigation pivots in Mississippi and selling it in Arkansas must report to prison by Monday.
10, Mar 2014 - Lowndes, MS Miss. Supreme Court denies appeal in 2008 slaying of Columbus city worker
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a Lowndes County man convicted in the death of a Columbus city employee.
10, Mar 2014 - Madison County To Get Entergy Customer Records
Entergy Mississippi will provide comply with a court order to give Madison County customer information on 20,000 local residents. On Feb. 20, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Madison County judge denying Entergy's motion to quash a grand jury subpoena seeking information on approximately 20,000 customers in Madison and Canton zip codes. Entergy officials tell the Madison ...