Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
The jury in Jodi Arias' Arizona murder trial concluded its second full day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
Jurors adjourned and will resume Wednesday morning.
During deliberations, Arias is confined to a holding cell. There's no TV or phone. She can read up on her trial while she waits, but that's about it.
As far as visitors go, the only people allowed to see her are her attorneys. And when it's time to eat, that happens in the cell, too.
"She gets fed there in the tank she's sitting in," said MCSO spokesman Brandon Jones. "She gets fed breakfast when she gets here, a snack and then dinner when she gets back to the facility."
Jones added that Arias isn't given anything to write with, either. All the doodling and notetaking she was doing during testimony isn't happening while she's waiting on a verdict.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has weighed in on the Jodi Arias case.
Brewer told reporters after an unrelated press event Tuesday that she believes Arias is guilty. She sidestepped a question about whether she believes the one-time waitress is guilty of manslaughter, second-degree murder or first-degree murder.
The governor said "I don't have all the information, but I think she's guilty."
Arias is charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Mesa.
Jurors got the case Friday afternoon after hearing closing arguments from both sides. The jury is made up of eight men and four women. The alternate jurors are No. 10, No. 15 and No. 17. They still report to court in case they are needed.
The defense and prosecution concluded their closing arguments about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Then the jury was given the case.
A lawyer for Arias began his closing argument Friday morning by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client - even if they don't like her.
Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi told the jury, "It's not about whether or not you like Jodi Arias. Nine days out of 10, I don't like Jodi Arias ... but that doesn't matter."
Prosecutor Juan Martinez told jurors Thursday that Arias is a manipulative liar who deserves to be punished for planning to murder her ex-lover and then shooting and stabbing him at his Mesa home.
Arias is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 brutal death of Travis Alexander. Authorities say she planned the attack in a jealous rage. Arias initially denied involvement, saying she wasn't there and then saying it was two intruders at the home who killed Alexander. She now says it was self-defense.
If convicted of first-degree murder, she faces a potential death sentence or life in prison.
Thursday's proceedings were delayed while the court ran through a lottery system among 67 people who waited for one of 11 seats available to the general public.
On Thursday, people began lining up outside Maricopa County Superior Court about 2 a.m. and were issued 3x5-inch cards. Holders of cards with an "X" were allowed in the courtroom.
On Friday, no one started lining up that early.
The judge provided instructions to the jury Thursday that allowed them to consider the lesser charge of manslaughter, along with first-degree and second-degree murder.
Stay with cbs5az.com for updates in the case.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:57:35 GMT
Hundreds of children and their parents got some early Easter presents at Dahmer Park Saturday morning during the 67th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of Hattiesburg and the Lion'sMore >>
The event also featured games for the children. Kids could also have photos made with the Easter Bunny.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:21:52 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan MiltonMore >>
Matt Durst delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth giving Southern Miss the only run they needed while Christian Talley and Ryan Milton combined to shutout Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech for the second-straight day in a 1-0 decision here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:18:25 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics Press ReleaseHATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game,More >>
The Black squad accumulated 369 yards of offense on its way to a 45-25 victory over the Golden team in Southern Miss' annual Black and Gold game, Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium.More >>
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