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Judge suspended after complaint that he slapped clerk’s hand

A south Mississippi judge has been suspended after complaints that he pushed a court clerk and slapped her hand. Jefferson County Justice Court Judge Wendell Williams also acted “impatient, rude and threatening” toward court staff and people in the courtroom, according to complaints filed with the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance. The state Supreme Court handed down an order Dec. 12 suspending ...

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Lawsuit: Diabetic Mississippi inmate died asking for insulin

A wrongful death lawsuit claims a diabetic Mississippi inmate, jailed for allegedly violating her own protection order, died while pleading for insulin from authorities and medical personnel who largely ignored her. The woman’s daughter, Kayla Rush, is suing Jackson County, the sheriff’s office, sheriff, jailers and the then-contracted health care provider, The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports. She’s seeking unspecified punitive and ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

GULFPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt    MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the Keesler Air Force ...

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New site for bail hearing of Mississippi man tried 6 times

A judge has set a new site for next week’s bail hearing for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder in the 1996 shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store. The Administrative Office of Courts said Monday that Curtis Flowers’ hearing will take place Dec. 16 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. Last ...

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Audit: Narcotics director was improperly paid for comp time

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy was improperly paid for working extra hours and inappropriately used a clothing allowance that should not have been available to him, the state auditor’s office said in a report released Thursday. The report from Auditor Shad White said Dowdy should repay MBN $27,662 for compensatory time buyouts he received and $2,450 for shirts ...

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Federal court hears felon voting rights case in Mississippi

A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their voting rights restored through a lawsuit filed in federal court in Mississippi. They have argued that the ...

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Mississippi judges appointed to hear 8 election challenges

The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed judges to hear challenges in eight local elections. County supervisor races are being challenged in Jasper, Leflore, Madison, Monroe and Washington counties. Elections for chancery clerk and circuit clerk are disputed in Quitman County. The sheriff’s race is being challenged in Yalobusha County. Arguments about the Nov. 5 elections were filed in circuit courts ...

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