Posts Tagged ‘hearing’

Suspect in ricin-laced letters to be in court for detention hearing

TUPELO — The first time James Everett Dutshcke’s name came up in court regarding ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, he wasn’t the man charged in the case. And it was a defense lawyer for the first man to fall under suspicion, not the government, pointing the finger at Dutschke. That was […] [...]

Hearing of man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to continue

OXFORD — The man charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to the president and a senator was expected back in court today, and the hearing could reveal what evidence authorities have collected from searches of his home and vehicle. Through his lawyer, Paul Kevin Curtis has denied any involvement in the letters sent to President Barack […] [...]

Judge rejects BP’s request to block oil spill payouts

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected BP’s request to block what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses who claim the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. Before a hearing today, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier already had upheld court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s […] [...]

Abortion clinic preparing for license revocation hearing

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is scheduled for an April 18 license revocation hearing before the state Department of Health, and officials say a decision could come days or weeks later. The Health Department told the clinic in late January that it intends to take away its license because the facility had failed to […] [...]

Judge to hear petition to block sand drying plant

POPLARVILLE — A Pearl River County judge has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a petition from some residents seeking to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Picayune. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30-million plant would […] [...]

Change of plea hearing set for ex-teller accused of theft

PICAYUNE — A change of plea hearing is scheduled tomorrow for the former head teller of a Picayune bank accused of participating in the theft of $117,000 from a bank vault at Union Planters Bank. Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 12 counts of making false […] [...]

No decision rendered in BP oil spill fairness hearing

NEW ORLEANS — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge yesterday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts […] [...]

Judge holding fairness hearing on oil spill class-action claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a fairness hearing for a proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During today’s hearing, the London-based oil giant and a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys will urge U.S. District […] [...]

Federal judge to weigh Delta schools’ desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge will hear arguments Dec. 11 in Oxford on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. In May, the school district filed a proposal with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and D.M. Smith Middle School. The school system wanted to introduce magnet programs […] [...]

Gaming chair to hold hearing on proposals for lottery

JACKSON — The chairman of the House Gaming Committee says he will hold an initial fact-finding committee hearing sometime within the next three or four weeks to look at proposals for a state lottery in Mississippi. Rep. Richard Bennett, a Republican from Long Beach, tells the Clarion-Ledger many people have asked about a lottery and […] [...]

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