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Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night. With the expected increase in holiday travel due to low fuel prices, all available manpower will be used to establish checkpoints to prevent impaired driving and saturation patrols to combat distracted and reckless driving. In 2013, MHP investigated ...

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Highway Patrol gets Mississippi-made Airbus helicopter

COLUMBUS and JACKSON — Captain Ron Kelly of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Wing recently accepted delivery of a Mississippi-made Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350 B3e AStar, produced for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS). Kelly, commander of the Highway Patrol Air Wing, said the AS350 B3e, which was built in Columbus, was clearly the best aircraft for the department’s ...

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Bryant's State of the State focuses on jobs, education

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers. Republican Bryant, who’s beginning his third year as governor, said he wants to hire more Highway Patrol troopers, ...

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Fire rages at North Miss. biofuel plant; too hot for firefighters

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a bio-diesel facility near New Albany was burning Wednesday and was so hot that firefighters could not get close enough to fight it, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. The fire at North Mississippi Biodiesel was reported at about 5:30 a.m., Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper First Class Ronny Hall said. He said several state and ...

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Ben Williams tapped for Grenada police chief

Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams, 17-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, has been named police chief in Grenada. The 52-year-old Williams is a Grenada native and worked for the sheriff’s department for eight years before joining the MHP. He currently serves as a public relations officer.  

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Lauderdale court worker admits she stole traffic ticket money

Victoria Nealy, former criminal deputy clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court, has pleaded guilty to pocketing money motorists paid for traffic fines. She plead an open plea arrangement to embezzlement by a public official, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. Special agents with the State Auditor’s Office investigated Nealy after receiving a tip that she was “fixing” tickets and embezzling cash ...

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