Posts Tagged ‘investigation’

Mystery thickens around who sent ricin-laced letters

by Associated Press Published: April 25,2013

Tags: crime, investigation, judge, law enforcement, letter, poison, politician, Politics, post, President, ricin, Senator, terror, terrorism, terrorist

TUPELO — Of three ricin-laced letters mailed this month to public officials, only one made it into the hands of an intended target, 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. Investigators are working to piece together what motivated someone to send the letters to her, President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Holland is a common […] [...]

Investigators looking at Coast store fire, suspect arson

by Associated Press Published: April 12,2013

Tags: arson, arsonist, convenience store, crime, damage, fire, investigate, investigation, investigator, law, law enforcement, legal, smoke

MOSS POINT— Authorities suspect arson in a fire at a Moss Point convenience store. Fire Chief Clarence Parks tells The Sun Herald  a passer-by saw the fire at the store on Main Street about 4:15 a.m. yesterday and alerted firefighters. The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire along with the Moss Point Fire […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s cause of death still unknown

CLARKSDALE — More than a month has passed since Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian was found dead, but the cause of death remains largely a mystery pending an autopsy report. McMillian’s body was found Feb. 27 in Coahoma County. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says the state crime lab is waiting for an investigative report […] [...]

Cochran supporting Commerce’s decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce […] [...]

FBI monitoring investigation of mayoral candidate’s murder

by Associated Press Published: March 7,2013

Tags: candidate, crime, federal agency, homicide, investigation, law, law enforcement, mayor, murder, politician

CLARKSDALE — The FBI says it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn’t indicate it had opened its own investigation. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson asked Tuesday for the FBI to “review the circumstances and evidence” in the slaying of Marco McMillian, […] [...]

Congressman calling on FBI to investigate mayoral candidate’s murder

CLARKSDALE — A Mississippi congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any federal laws might have been violated. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s district includes Clarksdale, where Marco McMillian was running. McMillian, 34, was found slain last week in a rural area nearby. Thompson, […] [...]

DMR criminal investigation includes charter boat trips

BILOXI — About $80,000 in charter boat trips are now part of a criminal investigation of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, an official has told The Sun Herald. Invoices and letters provided by the DMR indicate the trips were to sample fish for research about artificial reefs, even though the department owns a $389,000 […] [...]

BP exec: Management, cost-cutting not explored in oil spill probe

NEW ORLEANS — An internal BP probe of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico didn’t explore whether decisions by upper-level management or cost cuts had a role in causing the disaster because investigators didn’t have access to its partners’ employees and records, a BP executive testified yesterday at a trial designed to […] [...]

Man charged with killing Delta mayoral candidate

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2013

Tags: arrest, charge, city government, crime, homicide, investigation, law, law enforcement, legal, mayor, murder, politician, Politics

CLARKSDALE — A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week. The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged in the death of Marco McMillian, 34, […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s death could be homicide — town stunned

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: crime, death, homicide, investigation, law enforcement, mayor, murder, politician, Politics

CLARKSDALE — Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found. The discovery of the openly […] [...]

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