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MHP sees a decrease in holiday deaths

DAILY JOURNAL JACKSON – Only two people died in wrecks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a significant decrease for the 7...

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SHANNON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol needs help locating a suspect – a missing K-9 officer. According to MHP Public Affairs Officer Master Sgt. Ray Hall, a 9-year-old black lab named Smoke, went missing Sunday morning around 9:45. The dog, who specializes in explosives detection, lives with his handler on County Road 530 in the […]

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OXFORD – Oxford Police have arrested and charged a man for embezzling more than $1,000 from his employer. According to Maj. Jeff McCutchen, investigators arrested Nathanial Davis, 25, for felony embezzlement on June 30 after his employer, Game Stop, signed an affidavit for his arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.

Sixteen fire departments in Mississippi will split more than $1.4 million in Assistance to Firefighters Grants, or AFG, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Four fire departments in Northeast Mississippi will get nearly $500,000 of that amount: Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department, Oxford– $232,228 Oktibbeha County District #5 Volunteer Fire Department, […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Only two people died in wrecks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a significant decrease for the 7 fatalities recorded in 2014 by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The two traffic fatalities were in the south half of the state. From Friday afternoon until midnight Sunday, MHP issued 4,333 citations and […]

OXFORD – Oxford Police have arrested and charged a man for embezzling more than $1,000 from his employer. According to Maj. Jeff McCutchen, investigators arrested Nathaniel Davis, 25, for felony embezzlement on June 30 after his employer, Game Stop, signed an affidavit for his arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON – Shannon Cook of Brandon, the mother of an inmate, carried several copies of a letter she had written about problems she sees in the Mississippi corrections system. She held the papers as she sat patiently for more than an hour, listening to attorneys discuss the prisons. They […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Police are investigating a series of reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes. “We have started getting reports of mail being taken from mail boxes,” said Tupelo Detective Lt. Jerry Davis. “They are looking for checks to get the account and routing information and then have counterfeit checks […]

By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Federal prosecutors say former Booneville attorney Joey Langston is trying to cheat the system to have his conviction for conspiring to bribe a judge thrown out and his record cleared. U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams says that Langston waited until the statute of limitations ran out before filing his […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The state has said it will pull all inmates from county jails in August leaving both a hole in the county’s budget and a hole in the county’s work crews. Chickasaw County supervisors agreed to take a wait-and-see approach as Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher said earlier […]