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2 more sought for questioning in Mississippi police shooting

  JACKSON — Authorities said late Tuesday that they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend. Surveillance video from Saturday night, hours after the shooting, shows a man and a woman getting out of a Cadillac Escalade at the motel where police later arrested Marvin Banks, said Mississippi ...

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Hattiesburg mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

HATTIESBURG — With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday. Red roses decorated a chain-link fence Sunday near the spot where officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were killed, and worshippers remembered the men in a small brick church ...

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Audit: DPS' internal controls in compliance with law

JACKSON — Internal controls over day-to-day operations appear adequate in the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, according to an auditor’s report that also said improvements are needed in budget preparation and planning. DPS spokesman Warren Strain said in a news release yesterday that Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz requested the performance audit by State Auditor Stacey Pickering in the ...

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For Jackson’s arena hopes, a Golden standard

City of Jackson officials have received three proposals from firms interested in performing planning and design studies for a possible downtown arena, and Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s spokesperson says interviews are being set up with the hopes of a selection being made soon. “We hope to have that happen in short order,” Christopher Mims wrote last week in an email ...

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Who’s lucky here?

Choctaws plan to open Bok Homa Dec. 20 come hell or high water A policy brief released in August by Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center says the slot casino the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will open in December could have negative social, economic and environmental effects on the Jones County area. One of the ...

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Coalition: No public money for casino

Group says Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians must pay for infrastructure improvements The Coalition for Family and Community Values in Jones County has opposed from the beginning plans by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to build a slot-machine casino in Sandersville. With that battle seemingly lost — the MBCI is expected to open the casino in mid-December — the ...

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