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Mississippi man gets 110 years in U-Haul robbery, stabbing

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for robbing a U-Haul store and attempting to kill two women inside of it. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports 32-year-old Corey Taylor also was sentenced this month to an additional 10 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Court documents say Taylor and codefendant ...

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Relatives of man killed by police stage sit-in at city hall

The family of a man killed by a police officer in Mississippi is staging a sit-in at City Hall. News outlets report relatives of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims vowed Monday not to move from Moss Point City Hall until a meeting is called to address their demands. They want to see the officer’s body camera video, and they want the ...

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Mississippi Walmart reopens after fatal worker shooting

A northern Mississippi Walmart has reopened to customers after a gunman described as a disgruntled worker shot and killed two store managers. The Commercial Appeal reports the store has announced that it reopened its pharmacy and grocery side Thursday. The store have been closed since the July 30 attack, though employees returned to work Monday. Authorities say 39-year-old Martez Tarrell ...

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Canton alderman pleads guilty, resigns in election scandal

An alderman in a Mississippi city has pleaded guilty in a voter fraud case. Court officials tell WAPT-TV that Canton alderman Andrew Grant pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit voter fraud. He was sentenced to five years in prison, which the judge suspended. Grant resigned as Canton’s Ward 7 alderman immediately after the sentencing. Grant is one of five ...

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Mississippi officer fired for sex with teen won’t get appeal

The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal case from a former officer who was fired in 2015 for having sex with a teenager. The Hattiesburg American reports former Hattiesburg officer Clint Breland has filed several wrongful termination appeals, requesting reinstatement and back pay. Each appeal was denied. The court said Thursday they won’t hear the case because ...

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Jackson police make second arrest in 2018 shooting deaths

A second Mississippi man has been arrested in two August 2018 shooting deaths. Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Monday that 27-year-old Tijah Cowart of Clinton has been charged with two counts of murder. Cowart is accused in the killing of two men who were found dead in a pickup truck near a hospital north of downtown Jackson. Found shot ...

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Police arrest 17-year-old, say shooting wasn’t by mistake

Police have arrested a central Mississippi 17-year-old, saying an initial story about an accidental shooting of a man mistaken for a burglar was untrue. Jackson police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Monday that 17-year-old Curtis Sawyer has been charged with aggravated assault following the Thursday shooting inside a home. Officers were initially told that the 18-year-old victim had been shot entering ...

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Mother of abused boy sentenced to 30 years in prison

CANTON — A Mississippi mother has been sentenced in what a district attorney calls “one of the most horrible cases of child abuse I have ever seen.” News outlets report officials announced Thursday that 34-year-old Latasha Leonard was sentenced to 30 years in prison. A tip in 2017 led authorities to a Canton home where a 10-year-old boy was being ...

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Prosecutors say arrests hit northeast Mississippi drug ring

Federal prosecutors say arrests in recent days targeted a Mississippi drug trafficking ring under investigation since 2016. In a sworn statement, ATF Agent Frank B. Elliott says the group led by Jeremy Mairidith of Verona sold “a significant portion” of methamphetamine and marijuana distributed in northeast Mississippi. Mairidith pleaded not guilty on Monday to a four-count indictment on drug and ...

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Attorney, sheriff dispute how man was bloodied at roadblock

An attorney says his African American client was beaten by white law enforcement officers this month at a Mississippi roadblock, but a sheriff says officers told him the man appeared to be high on drugs and resisted arrest, injuring two officers. Attorney Carlos Moore said Monday that 28-year-old David Logan walked away from officers but wasn’t running July 18 in ...

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