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Mississippi Army sergeant charged with murder of wife

A U.S. Army sergeant in Mississippi has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was found shot to death in the home the couple shared with their three children. A child called 911 late Sunday to report that his parents were arguing, Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel told The Hattiesburg American. The child met with deputies outside the ...

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Mississippi police search for missing Domino’s Pizza worker

Police in Mississippi are searching for a missing Domino’s Pizza employee whose car was found abandoned days after she left work and disappeared. Helerica “Latrice” Dortch, 31, was last seen Friday afternoon leaving the Canton Domino’s location where she works, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said. She was wearing Domino’s work clothes at the time, but the store’s owner declined ...

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Charges dropped against homeowner in Mississippi boy’s death

Authorities in Mississippi dropped have neglect charges against the owner of a home where a 5-year-old boy was found dead in September. The boy’s caregiver remains charged with capital murder, and his mother with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The body of Jakie Toole was found Sept. 11, wrapped in a bag in the basement of Alicia Thames’ ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl’s mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the the pajama-clad girl was driving to pick up her older sister from a ...

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Mississippi teenager fatally shot in head while driving

Paramedics responding to a crash on a Mississippi highway discovered the teenage driver of the car had been shot in the head. Jauan Tolbert, 19, died on Tuesday from wounds sustained after being shot while driving on Interstate 55, Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in a Jackson Police Department statement. Tolbert was driving northbound around 1 a.m. on Monday when he ...

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Wanted Mississippi murder suspect captured in California

A fugitive captured in California is being extradited back to Mississippi where he’ll be charged with first-degree murder. Hattiesburg police said in a statement they arrested 48-year-old Carzetta Myers in San Diego last week. He’ll also be charged with obstruction of justice. News outlets report Myers was wanted in connection with the September shooting of 31-year-old David Lee Bolton. Bolton was found ...

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Dad testifies against bus driver accused of sex abusing girl

A Mississippi man says he first thought bullies were behind his daughter’s hesitation to ride the school bus when she was 8 years old. Instead, she told him she was being sexually abused by the bus driver. News outlets report the girl’s father testified Monday at Sergio Sandoval’s retrial. The man said his daughter told him in 2014 that Sandoval ...

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Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an African American man, citing racial bias in ...

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Man pleads guilty to triple homicide in Mississippi

CARROLLTON — A Mississippi man who admitted killing his wife and two other people at a party pleaded guilty Monday. Michael Barnhill, 31, of Winona, pleaded guilty in Carroll County to three charges of first-degree murder and one charge of aggravated assault. Circuit Judge Joseph Loper sentenced Barnhill to life in prison for each murder conviction and 20 years for ...

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FBI: 3 men charged in $1M Mississippi methamphetamine bust

The FBI says federal and local authorities have discovered 114 pounds (52 kilograms) of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $1 million during an operation in Mississippi. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that 49-year-old Aaron Whavers, 64-year-old Gerald Jones and 43-year-old Sharard Collier were each charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The suspects could face life in prison and ...

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