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.
The Department of Public Safety has released the name of the two men involved in an police officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.
According to a press release, Alto resident James Eric Griffin, 48, was fatally shot by Officer Brandon Michael Smith.
DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark said around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, Griffin attempted to rob Pick N Go, located at 100 S. Marcus Street, in Alto. Smith confronted Griffin on Highway 69, where an exchange took place.
Officials are still investigating whether or not the suspect had a weapon and how many shots were fired.
Dark said the Texas Rangers' investigation is still in the beginning stages and they will be collecting background information, talking to witnesses and reviewing the scene before they present their case.
Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson said the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Dark said an autopsy on the body of the suspect is being performed at Dallas Forensic Center.
Mamadu Meaye was working when the suspect came in. He did not want to appear on camera but he said "this guy asked for some cigarettes and when I gave him the cigarettes and started taking off with them and I said hey man what about the money."
The clerk then said the man turned around, lifted up his shirt and showed a very long machete. The clerk said he could have the cigarettes for free and called the police.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 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 >>
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 >>