Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
An overnight development in the Parchman escape. Michael Dowda is back in custody.
According to a Mississippi Department of Corrections news release, authorities tracked Dowda to Macon, Georgia. The murderer was captured at approximately 12:30 a.m. by officers with the United States Marshal's Service in Georgia.
Dowda faces extradition to Mississippi and multiple charges including escape.
An earlier news release from the MDOC said it was around 3:00 Saturday when Dowda allegedly broke into a safe inside the home of an MDOC employee and stole two handguns. That home was on the prison grounds.
Authorities believe the inmate is driving a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Truck that he also allegedly stole from the same employee. The stolen truck has a silver tool box, Yalobusha County plates, and a MS disabled license plate number S0922.
Prison officials said Dowda was considered armed and dangerous. It's not known if he had the two handguns on him when authorities arrested him in Georgia.
Dowda was serving a life sentence for killing Lynett Jarrett of Woolmarket back in 1996.
Her body was found in the woods of Harrison County near the intersection of I-10 and canal road three months after she was killed with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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