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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Unemployment up in 3 Coast counties

Unemployment rose in the three Coast counties in June, something that historically occurs from May to June as the full impact of students entering the labor force occurs, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Clay County, MS

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Man's conviction in beating death stands

Clarence Jones was convicted in Rankin County in 2011 of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 33-year-old Stephen Johnson.

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Related Topix: Pelahatchie, MS

KHOU-TV Houston

Hate crime investigation grows in Mississippi

A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi, Brandon, MS, Pearl, MS

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

4 more indicted in attacks on blacks

John Lewis Blaylack, 20, Sarah Adelia Graves, 21, Robert Henry Rice, 23, and Shelby Brooke Richards, 20, entered not-guilty pleas Wednesday before Magistrate Keith Ball on various charges including conspiracy and committing a hate crime.

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Sunherald.com

4 more indicted in attacks on blacks

John Lewis Blalack, 20, Sarah Adelia Graves, 21, Robert Henry Rice, 23, and Shelby Brooke Richards, 20, entered not-guilty pleas Wednesday before Magistrate Keith Ball on various charges including conspiracy and committing a hate crime.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Sheriff makes arrests in string of auto burglaries

A rash of auto burglaries in Rankin County's Cleary Heights area led to the arrest of two adults and a juvenile, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Cleary Heights, MS, Florence, MS

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

McDaniel sues Rankin Co Circuit Clerk to see original voting records

Rankin County Circuit Clerk Becky Boyd confirms she has been sued by Chris McDaniel for redacting birth dates from voting records.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Bond set for woman facing drug charges

A 50-thousand-dollar- bond for the Rankin County mother accused of hiding drugs and a crack-pipe on her kids.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Sunherald.com

Jasmine Murray of Columbus 'excited and thankful" to be new Miss Mississippi

Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Vicksburg, MS, Brookhaven, MS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

FOX Carolina

Husband and wife, both former Ridgeland school coaches, face child sex charges

A husband and wife who have been coaches at Ridgeland schools for the past few years are now facing serious criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Ridgeland, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Madison County, MS

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Turnto10.com

Which Breed of Dog is Responsible for the Majority of Dog Bites?

According to most statistics, pit bulls and pit bull mixes account for more than half of all dog bites each year "All dogs of course can bite they all have teeth and all dogs bite all dogs can attack.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Woman hides meth with 5-year-old daughter

Police: Woman hides meth with 5-year-old daughter She allegedly hid methamphetamine in her 5-year-old daughter's pockets.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pearl, MS

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Unemployment rate up in May; still below last year

Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased 4,000 over the month and 13,300 from one year ago, according to the May Labor Market Report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Jackson County, MS, Issaquena County, MS, Noxubee County, MS

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Capitol Street construction update

THE CITY IS NOW SAYING THE REWORKING OF CAPITOL STREET COULD BE COMPLETE AS EARLY AS JANUARY.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

Miss. high court to hear appeal of DUI conviction

The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to determine if an anonymous tip is enough justification for law enforcement officers to stop vehicles as they looked for an impaired driver.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Retired soldier receives free home

A retired army sergeant got the keys today to a mortgage free home to honor him for his military service and sacrifice.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Military, US Army, Neill, MS

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