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Ex-Mississippi credit union leader sentenced to prison

A former vice president of a Mississippi Gulf Coast credit union will spend nearly three years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The Sun Herald reports Merrideth Christina McMillian of Vancleave begged U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on Thursday to consider house arrest for her penalty, citing children in high school, but Ozerden declined. The judge also ordered ...

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Mississippi man, 71, gets prison for child exploitation

A 71-year-old Mississippi man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for forcing a 10-year-old to put on makeup and pose sexually while he photographed her. Citing a prosecutor statement, news outlets report Homer Creel also was sentenced to pay $50,000 per count fine and $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund and to register as a sex offender. ...

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2 Mississippi men surrender to murder charge in shooting

Two Mississippi men wanted in a fatal shooting have surrendered to authorities. News outlets report 30-year-old Ruben Bell and 30-year-old Stephen Adams turned themselves in Monday on charges of murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Kosciusko police Chief Herbert Dew says the shooting at Bell’s home last week left 31-year-old Rodney Williams dead. Dew says another ...

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Mississippi woman ordered to pay $2M in wrongful death

A Mississippi woman whose loose donkey caused a fatal car crash has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports K.K. Henderson Kent was sued by Sandra Santos, whose 19-year-old son, Jose Escudero, died last year in the crash involving Kent’s donkey. Escudero was driving on an unlit road when he ...

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Police investigating after toddler found dead in hot car

Police are investigating after a toddler was found dead in a hot car in northeast Mississippi. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells local news outlets that the 21-month-old boy was found dead Friday evening in the parking lot of a day care center. Ramey says the child appears to have been left in the vehicle at a workplace elsewhere in ...

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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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