27, Aug 2014 - Wayne, MS Former MDOC employee sentenced for conspiracy to defraud government
Ladonna Cooper is a former employee with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
27, Aug 2014 - Wayne, MS Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime
Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the ...
26, Aug 2014 - Court asked to name winner in contentious Mississippi runoff
JACKSON, Miss. — A Tea Party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against ...
26, Aug 2014 - Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
26, Aug 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Score Huge Symbolic Win
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- In a move that's more symbolic than substantial, same-sex couples in seven Mississippi counties were allowed to file out-of-state marriage licenses into chancery court land records Wednesday, while couples were barred from filing documents in one coastal county.
26, Aug 2014 - Nucor Sues to Halt $1.3 Billion Arkansas Steel Mill
Pollutants from the planned mill would harm the air quality in Arkansas’ Mississippi County, including at a Nucor facility there, according to a 50-page complaint filed Aug. 7 in federal court in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
26, Aug 2014 - Last abortion clinic in Mississippi may be spared
In a ruling that is likely to mean that the only abortion clinic still operating in Mississippi will not have to close, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that a two-year-old state law regulating clinics cannot be enforced against that facility in the city of Jackson. The ruling, dividing […]
26, Aug 2014 - Jones, MS Ex-state employee headed to prison
A former state employee has been sentenced to prison for embezzlement and forgery. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said 49-year-old Rhonda Gleason, of Richton, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in Jones County. Gleason pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery for crimes that occurred while she worked as a program director at Ellisville State ...
26, Aug 2014 - Judge in Mississippi election challenge doesn't block ballot preparation
LAUREL, Mississippi -- A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election. But the judge is not blocking election...
26, Aug 2014 - Mississippi woman stands trial in fatal buttocks injection case
By Therese Apel JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi woman accused of administering an unlicensed silicone buttocks injection to a patient who later died should be convicted of murder, prosecutors told jurors in a trial that commenced on Tuesday. Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, faces a charge of depraved-heart murder in the 2012 death of Karima Gordon, 37, in a case prosecutors say stems from a ...
26, Aug 2014 - Jones, MS Woman appeals murder conviction
The Mississippi Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments Monday in Rebecca Lynn Jones' appeal of her murder conviction in the shooting death of her mother. Rebecca Jones, of Lexington, Alabama, was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 after a trial in Prentiss County. Prosecutors said Jane Jones, 66, died at a Tupelo hospital after being found May 11, 2010, at her home east of Booneville with ...
26, Aug 2014 - Ex-attorney sentenced in government funds case
A former Mississippi attorney has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for the theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
26, Aug 2014 - McDaniel files challenge to Senate runoff loss to Cochran
ELLISVILLE — A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court yesterday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
26, Aug 2014 - Same-sex couples add names to land rolls
Same-sex couples on Wednesday were recording their out-of-state marriage licenses in Mississippi by way of land records. Adding the names to the land rolls does recognize the marriage legally in Mississippi, but it does put them on record as being together. Couples went to the Hinds County Chancery Court Wednesday morning, where clerks were accepting the documents in the Public Land Records ...
26, Aug 2014 - Lincoln, MS MS Man sentenced for sexual exploitation of children
U. S. District Judge Carlton Reeves has sentenced 53-year-old Gary Tubby, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for sexual exploitation of children.