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Harrison County sheriff to retire after term expires

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara has confirmed he will retire when his second term of office expires at the end of 2015.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunherald.com

McDaniel loses again at Mississippi Supreme Court

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its ruling against former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel in his battle with Harrison County.

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Sunherald.com

Tim Isbell/Sun Herald Thad Cochran speaks to the Harrison County Republican Club Wednesday night.

Evidence presented in federal court Wednesday indicated U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was boozing it up at the DMR's expense in the summer of 2010, but he and a staff member say that's just not so.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Scott Walker, US Governors

The Mississippi Press

Attorney for Bourbon Street shooting suspect captured in Harrison County wants to expedite hearing

The attorney for Bourbon Street shooting suspect Trung Le will again ask a judge Friday to fast-track his client's next key court date, which would force investigators and prosecutors to present evidence nearly a month sooner than scheduled.

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Sunherald.com

Woman gets prison for driving impaired in Biloxi

A Gautier woman convicted of driving impaired in a crash that killed a passenger in 2008 has been found guilty of driving impaired again.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Town Talk

Gulfport man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Mississippi girl

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Friday that strangulation was the cause of death of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson, whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS

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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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

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