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Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

Several hundred motorcycle police officers await the passing of a hearse bearing the body of slain Hattiesburg police officer Benjamin Deen, following his funeral service Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Hattiesburg, Miss. The outpouring of support for the family of Patrolman Benjamin J. Deen has come from across the country, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said. Deen and fellow officer Liquori Tate were gunned down Saturday evening during a traffic stop.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

HATTIESBURG — Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer. The outpouring of support for the family of Patrolman Benjamin J. Deen has come from across the country, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said. Services were being held at Temple Baptist ...

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Subway employee fired for posts celebrating police deaths

LAUREL — A Mississippi Subway restaurant employee has been fired after posting a photo on Facebook that appeared to show her in uniform celebrating the killing of two police officers in Hattiesburg. Multiple news outlets report Sierra McCurdy, who worked at a Subway in Laurel, wrote “GOT EM” in reference to the Hattiesburg officers on a post accompanied by emojis ...

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2 teens arrested in connection with Belhaven murder

JACKSON — Two teenagers have been charged with the fatal shooting of a woman injured during a robbery this past week in the Belhaven area of Jackson. The two 17-year-olds were arrested Tuesday by Jackson police during a manhunt for carjacking suspects. They were later charged with capital murder for the robbery and slaying of 69-year-old Carolyn Temple. An arrest ...

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Eye doctor accused of killing his wife dies in hospital

JACKSON — A Jackson ophthalmologist who was charged in the fatal shooting of his wife has died at a Jackson hospital. Dr. William Mayfield, a retired ophthalmologist, was arrested April 30 and charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife. Police say they found 67-year-old Susan Mayfield suffering from a shotgun wound to the stomach at the couple’s ...

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(UPDATE) Mother, son found shot to death in Oxford

OXFORD, Mississippi — A north Mississippi elementary school principal and her 12-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday in a home in south Oxford, police said. The bodies of Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and Patrick Earl Gary Jr. were found at a home near South Oaks subdivision on County Road 301. The home is near Mississippi Highway 7, about ...

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Doctor charged with murder-for-hire to see psychiatrist

GREENWOOD — Prosecutors and the defense team for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case will talk to a forensic psychiatrist at a state mental hospital about bringing in another doctor to assist in the evaluation of Dr. Arnold Smith. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the decision came Tuesday during a court in Greenwood on the progress of Smith’s ...

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Mayoral candidates murder trial to move forward

CLARKSDALE — A Mississippi judge has allowed prosecutors to proceed with their case against a man charged in the death of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian. The Press Register reports that Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster heard details of the investigation during a preliminary hearing for McMillian’s alleged killer, Lawrence Reed. Sheriff’s office investigator Marene Jones said phone records indicate ...

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Report: Jackson one of country's most violent cities

Business Insider reports that Jackson, Mississippi is one of the country’s most violent cities. The information comes from a new FBI study that analyzed the nationwide rise in violent crime last year. Jackson ranked #8 ahead of Baltimore and Newark in the top ten list of violent U.S. cities that also included perennial offenders St. Louis, Cleveland, New Orleans, Oakland ...

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Woman pleads not guilty to murder in second buttocks-enhancement case

JACKSON — A Mississippi woman has pleaded not guilty to killing an Alabama woman by giving silicone injections as a buttocks enhancement. Tracey Lynn Garner entered the plea today in Hinds County Circuit Court. Judge Winston Kidd says he’ll consider Garner’s request to be released on bond. Kidd also extended a gag order to prevent attorneys from discussing charges against ...

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Judge denies bond in doctor/lawyer murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — Bond has again been denied for Dr. Arnold Smith but a judge says he may reconsider after the doctor undergoes a mental examination. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports prosecutors told Judge Breland Hilburn that a bed is open for Smith at the State Hospital in Whitfield. They have not said when he might be moved from Greenwood to the ...

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