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.
Since last Thursday 303 illegal immigrants have walked out of Arizona jails as free men and women.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the decision to release the detainees because of budget cuts. It costs between $120 and $160 a day to keep each person locked up.
After four months behind bars Cesar Laurenti was released Tuesday.
"I was jumping for joy. I was so happy to know I would be leaving," said Laurenti.
He was picked up after walking to the United States from Guatemala. Laurenti said he came here to have a better life.
"I have fear but I want to comply with all of the laws. I want to live here well, go to court and hope we can have immigration reform so I can stay here safely," said Laurenti.
The federal government confirmed several hundred detainees have been let go from detention centers nationwide over the last week or so.
There is no word on how many more people will be set free. Although the immigrants are not in jail anymore the government maintains it knows where they are.
"They're being released on what's called a supervised release which could mean they would have to check in with a local immigration customs enforcement office or check in by phone. Some of them may have to wear ankle bracelets," said staff attorney with the National Immigration Law Center Alvaro Huerta.
Huerta said all of the illegal immigrants who have been released could still be deported. Their cases are pending.
Currently there are still 2,280 illegal immigrants being detained in Arizona jails.
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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 >>
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 >>
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