By Rogelio Solis and Jeff Amy Associated Press HATTIESBURG – Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer. The outpouring of support for the family of Patrolman Benjamin J. Deen has come from across the […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope results of recent DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison. Manning, now 46, has been on death row for nearly half his life and came within hours of being put to […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A fifth person was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend, state officials said. Abram Wade “Pete” Franklin was charged with obstruction of justice after he was questioned by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents, according to a statement from the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Law enforcement officials were still searching Wednesday for an inmate who walked away Tuesday afternoon from the Lee County Work Center downtown Tupelo. Montecuz Montez Goliday, 23, of Verona, was working off fines from Tupelo Municipal Court. He was scheduled to be released from jail next month. Because […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A public candlelight memorial service in memory of Chris Scales will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Gumtree Park on Front Street. Scales, 21, died in a evening Sunday shooting at a Tupelo apartment complex. The organizers of Stop Da Violence … Kill with Kindness are organizing the event to […]

Daily Journal A Tupelo man has been charged with motor vehicle theft and burglary of a commercial building. Tevoris Bynum, 38, was arrested after the crimes that police say occurred Monday. Bynum is accused of stealing a vehicle and burglarizing a commercial building on South Gloster Street. He was located by Nettleton Police and taken […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal BURNSVILLE – A man wanted in connection with an Alcorn County robbery was taken into police custody early Wednesday morning in Burnsville. George Downs, 28, of Corinth, was arrested around 6:30 a.m. on Eastport Street in Burnsville after an all-night manhunt that involved deputies from Alcorn and Tishomingo counties, the […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Authorities say they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend. Surveillance video from Saturday night, hours after the shooting, shows a man and a woman getting out of a Cadillac Escalade at the motel where police […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Police were actively looking Tuesday for a man who walked away from a work release program earlier that afternoon. Montecuz Montez Goliday, 23, of Verona, was incarcerated at the Lee County Work Center on Front Street in downtown Tupelo. He walked away around 4 p.m. and was last […]