Posts Tagged ‘investigation’

DMR gets new executives as investigation continues

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has hired two new executives. Director Jamie Miller says in a news release today that 42-year-old Bill Feidt, of Pascagoula, will become chief financial officer, and 60-year-old Brig. Gen. Joe Spraggins, of Gulfport, will become chief operating officer. They start work Tuesday. Feidt has previously been director […] [...]

FAA looking into crash of medical helicopter; pilot injured

CANTON — Federal authorities are investigating the emergency landing of a medical helicopter. The MedStat EMS Inc. helicopter was damaged while landing east of Canton Thursday night, reports WJTV-T. The pilot injured his back in the crash and was transported by a University of Mississippi Medical Center helicopter. The CEO of Winona-based MedStat says another […] [...]

Attorneys ask judge to allow oil spill payments to continue

NEW ORLEANS — A team of plaintiffs’ lawyers urged a federal judge on Thursday to reject BP’s bid to suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill. In a court filing, attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC say the […] [...]

Reassigned ex-clerk sues city, officials over multiple claims

HATTIESBURG — One of the former clerks reassigned after an investigation into the Hattiesburg City Court has sued the city, Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council President Kim Bradley. Sharon Mark seeks damages over a number of claims including slander, The Hattiesburg American reports. Mark argues the defendants made or allowed repeated statements that she […] [...]

County wants Entergy customer records; utility says it’s ‘fishing’

MADISON COUNTY — County officials are seeking customer information on 25,000 Madison County residents from Entergy Mississippi in an ongoing investigation of homestead exemption fraud, but the utility is fighting what it calls “a fishing expedition” in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court. “The only thing we’re asking from Entergy are regularly kept business […] [...]

New VA director trying to recover hospital’s reputation

JACKSON — The new director of the veterans’ hospital in Jackson is struggling to change perceptions of the institution as members of Congress and a government oversight office pursue investigations into misconduct. Joe Battle stepped into a public relations nightmare when he arrived at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center in early 2012. Whistleblower complaints were […] [...]

Investigastors looking into cause of fall that killed two workers

COPIAH COUNTY — Federal and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of an accident in which two workers fell to their deaths from a cellphone tower in Copiah County. The accident happened yesterday afternoon at a tower on Mississippi Highway 27. The Copiah County coroner says the men were climbing up the 300-foot […] [...]

DA starts collecting evidence on alleged voting irregularities

CANTON — Complaints about alleged irregularities in Canton elections have prompted the Madison County district attorney’s office to start collecting information in anticipation of an official investigation. District Attorney Michael Guest tells The Clarion-Ledger seven people have contacted his office about alleged voting irregularities in the May 7 Democratic primary. Guest says he wants to […] [...]

Lab owner wants evidence tossed because of lack of coffee

WATER VALLEY — A laboratory owner charged with faking wastewater samples wants a judge to dismiss evidence taken from her computer because she claims she was stressed, “without coffee” and intimidated when she gave it to federal agents. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., faces trial tomorrow on charges of faking wastewater […] [...]

Family of murdered mayoral candidate wants federal investigation

CLARKSDALE — Relatives of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate are renewing their push for a federal investigation amid their complaints that local officials are withholding information about the case. Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian’s nude and battered body was found Feb. 27 near a Mississippi River levee. The case drew national attention after his campaign […] [...]

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