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9 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Gulfport police looking for two murder suspects

Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two murder suspects from a Tuesday night shooting, Sgt.

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12 hrs ago | KAZR-FM Des Moines

Man fleeing cops runs right into police academy

Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hearing set in Harrison County capital murder case

A preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 5 in the capital murder case against Stephen Hagin, accused of killing a man whose body was in the final stages of decomposition when his remains were found.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Saucier, MS

The Mississippi Press

Perkinston man arrested on weapon, drug charges

A 29-year-old Perkinston man has been arrested and charged with weapons and drug charges stemming from a burglary call in Pass Christian Friday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Perkinston, MS, Pass Christian, MS

Sunherald.com

Biloxi Police: Fleeing man runs into police academy

A man who fled from a traffic stop on U.S. 90 unknowingly ran into a building where police academy training was in session.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

Alabama Live

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Biloxi Casino to close by mid September

In a letter to employees released to the news media and in a midday press conference, Margaritaville officials announced the closure.

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Related Topix: D'Iberville, MS

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

ATF: Stolen guns a serious threat in South Mississippi

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDU.S. Attorney Gregory Davis stands beside a display of stolen and illegal firearms while announcing the indictment of 15 persons in a gun trafficking case following their arrests in May 2012.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, US News, ATF, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jackson County, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Biloxi Development

A couple of developments made news this week in Biloxi. Harrison County Supervisors granted tax breaks to several restaurant projects in Biloxi.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Supreme Court rules McDaniel must pay to review poll books

WLOX News has learned that Chris McDaniel's campaign will not have access it wanted to Harrison County poll books.

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Sunherald.com

PERMITS

No owner listed: 485 Caillavet St., $1.1 million, C. Roberds General Contractors, 400 parking spaces, drainage ponds, lighting, etc.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Biloxi, MS, Gulfport, MS

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Community comes together to search, then grieve, for Janaya Thompson

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDNacole James of Gulfport, center, leads a prayer near a trailer on Whitney Drive in Gulfport where the body of five-year-old Janaya Thompson was found on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Jones County man execution date set for November

On Friday, a Greene County jury found Justin Blakeney guilty of capital murder and sentenced him to death.

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Related Topix: Jones County, MS, Greene County, MS, Death Penalty

The Mississippi Press

Pass Christian seafood charged with possession of illegal oysters

A seafood dealer and processor in Pass Christian was found guilty this week of possessing unrefrigerated oysters and possession of illegal oysters.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Pass Christian, MS

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Crime briefs for South Mississippi

A habitual offender was sentenced to serve 13 years in prison for intent to distribute heroin, District Attorney Joel Smith said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Gulfport, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Pass man convicted of murder

It took a Harrison County jury about an hour Wednesday to find a Pass Christian man guilty of murdering his girlfriend in June 2012, according to a press release from District Attorney Joel Smith.

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Related Topix: Pass Christian, MS, Prison, Gulfport, MS

Sunherald.com

Gulfport man accused of failing to appear in court

Tommy Lamar McLaurin was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court on an embezzlement charge when deputies received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Hutter Road, Chief Deputy Landi Phillips said.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS

WTVR Richmond

5-year-old's body found in vacant Gulfport trailer

The body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was found in a vacant trailer in Gulfport Thursday morning after an all-night search.

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Sunherald.com

Coroner: 5-year-old Miss. girl strangled to death

Janaya Thompson was last seen by her family Wednesday night outside their apartment in Gulfport.

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Sunherald.com

Man to serve life in prison for fatal stabbing

WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports a Harrison County jury Wednesday convicted 35-year-old Ira Donnell Bowser in the fatal stabbing 33-year-old Shabree Page in her Pass Christian home on June 9, 2012.

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Related Topix: Pass Christian, MS

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

McDaniel loses poll book case at Supreme Court

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/2013 TEA Party candidate for U.S. Senate Chris McDaniel is interviewed by local media before speaking at the South Mississippi TEA Party meeting at St. Martin Community Center on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.

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Related Topix: St. Martin, MS, Jackson County, MS

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