28, Jul 2014 - Mississippi County court OKs hospital tax vote
BLYTHEVILLE, — Mississippi County residents will go to the polls in October to vote on a new half-cent sales tax to help the county hospital system.
28, Jul 2014 - Winston, MS 4 more face charges stemming from Miss. hate crime case
Four more people are charged in a Mississippi hate crime case that stems from the 2011 death of a Jackson man. Sarah Graves , Shelby Richards, Robert Rice and John Blaylack entered not guilty pleas Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Each was given a $100,000 bond. Click here to watch the report. "We are very pleased that the United States government has moved forward. We're just happy ...
28, Jul 2014 - Court Asks 'True the Vote' Group to Justify Election Lawsuit
JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from the Office of the Secretary of State:The Federal Court in the Northern District of Mississippi issued a show cause order to transfer the case of True the Vote vs. The State of Mississippi. The Court acted on its own motion.
28, Jul 2014 - Ladner appeals adverse ruling in federal case
A former Hancock County road department manager is appealing a Mississippi judge's refusal to throw out his conviction in a Hurricane Katrina kickback case.
28, Jul 2014 - Copiah, MS USAO Press Release - Eleven local National Guard Soldiers Indicted
Eleven current or former Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in defrauding the Mississippi Army National Guard's Recruiter Assistance Program ("GRAP") which provided financial incentives to enlisted soldiers for assisting in recruiting potential soldiers into the Mississippi Army National Guard, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis ...
28, Jul 2014 - Poll book lawsuit withdrawn, could be refiled
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A voters' rights group fighting for the release of voter registration data is dropping its lawsuit in Mississippi's northern federal court district in order to refile it in the southern district. The group, comprised of 13 Mississippi residents and Texas-based True to Vote, moved to withdraw the original lawsuit Tuesday.
27, Jul 2014 - Gulfport, MS McDaniel turns to Supreme Court in bid to count votes
JACKSON — U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McDaniel asked yesterday for an emergency order forcing Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker to let him see original copies of poll books.
27, Jul 2014 - Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight
JACKSON -- A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.
27, Jul 2014 - Mississippi mom swaps death row for jail cell to await trial
Byrom spent about 14 years on death row for husband's contract killing
27, Jul 2014 - Bitter Mississippi Republican primary not quite over after all
Mississippi’s epic Republican Senate primary isn’t truly over after all – and may wind up in court. Tea party state Sen. Chris McDaniel claims that US Sen. Thad Cochran stole the June 24 runoff vote, by encouraging Democrats to vote illegally. The McDaniel campaign says it will soon have amassed enough evidence of “illegal votes” to overcome Senator Cochran’s roughly 6,800-vote margin of ...
27, Jul 2014 - Lawyers for Mississippi death-row inmate want conviction overturned
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Attorneys for a Mississippi death-row inmate who was tried six times for the same killings told the state Supreme Court on Monday that his most recent trial was unfair and his conviction should be overturned. Lawyers for Curtis Flowers, a black man convicted in the 1996 slayings of four people at a furniture store from which he had been fired days ...
27, Jul 2014 - Tishomingo, MS From death row to jail cell
A Mississippi woman whose death sentence was overturned has been moved from state prison to county jail, where she will await a new trial, authorities say.
27, Jul 2014 - Lincoln, MS Escaped Greene County inmate arrested near prison
The inmate who escaped the South Mississippi Correctional Institute on Tuesday was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Greene County.
27, Jul 2014 - Union, MS Two inmates accused of injuring three prison guards
MERIDIAN(AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
27, Jul 2014 - Waynesboro, MS Wayne County business owner at large; outstanding warrant for drug transfers
The South Mississippi Narcotics Task Force is cracking down on the Wayne County drug scene. "We issued several warrants yesterday, we arrested several subjects," Brett Pursell with the South MS Narcotics