Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.More >>
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.More >>
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theyMore >>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:12:06 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted this morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. She is describedMore >>
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted this morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:22:18 GMT
A Marion County man was killed Saturday night. Marion County Corner Norma Williamson confirmed the death of 21 year-old Justin Burch. Burch was sent to Jackson for autopsy around 7 p.m. Saturday night. ThisMore >>
A Marion County man was killed Saturday night.More >>
The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a stay in the execution of Willie Jerome Manning. The stay was issued a little more than four hours before his scheduled execution. The stay is in effect until the court issues a further order.
Presiding Justice Michael Randolph disagreed with the decision and cited several legal and factual reasons in a dissenting opinion.
Attorney General Jim Hood maintains that no testing will change the facts of the case.
According to Hood, testing was conducted in 1992, and the state supreme court has previously reviewed the evidence and denied the request.
Manning was convicted of killing two Mississippi State University students in 1992. The victims, Tiffany Miller of Madison County and Jon Steckler of Natchez, were shot in the head.
While the AG believes there is substantial evidence against Manning, State Sen. John Horhn is appealing to the governor to intervene.
"I want to emphasize whether he is guilty or not we need to travail all avenues to assess his guilt. I'm calling on the governor to issue a stay of execution and calling on attorney general to intervene in the name of justice," Horhn said.
Horhn and others are seeking the truth on Manning's guilt or innocence following the FBI's recent statement that there were flaws in the laboratory work and testimony related to microscopic hair comparison analysis in Manning's case.
Manning's lawyer says the FBI made a mistake and now hair collected as evidence could be tested.
"The FBI overstated some of the scientific principles behind that hair evidence but what's important to understand is that this evidence was never subject to DNA testing because the technology didn't exist," said Manning's attorney David Voisin.
Horhn said the FBI supports new testing, citing flaws in prior laboratory work.
"That kind of conclusiveness cannot be done without further testing. So again we're just calling on the governor to issue a stay of execution until this DNA testing can be done," Horhn said.
"They could have filed for that DNA testing in 2009 when that filing statute passed. They could have paid for this testing prior to that, but they didn't. They waited until March of this year so that they could do this at the last minute," Hood said.
One organization joins Senator Horhn's fight and is also trying to save the death row inmate through DNA testing.
Mississippians Educating for Smart Justice says the FBI is willing to test Willie J. Manning's DNA and compare it to evidence if prosecutors make a request. The group also says some African-Americans were unjustly left off the jury during Manning's trial.
Manning has maintained his innocence in the case. He was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, September 1 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:07:24 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
Monday, September 1 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:45:31 GMT
A UPS semitrailer wrecked in the southbound land of Hwy 49 past MS 589 in Covington County around 10:00 a.m. Monday. Major traffic delays are expected. Two people in the semitrailer have been transportedMore >>
A UPS semitrailer wrecked in the southbound land of Hwy 49 past MS 589 in Covington County around 10:00 a.m. Monday. Major traffic delays are expected.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:23:32 GMT
The Marion County Sheriff Department is actively investigating the death of a person after a burned truck was found on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Baptist Church. Investigator Jamie Singley saidMore >>
The Marion County Sheriff Department is actively investigating the death of a person after a burned truck was found on East Reservoir Road near Bunker Hill Baptist Church.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:08:08 GMT
There's an ongoing search for Jones County resident Ashley Clark, 31. According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department they received a call at around 7 a.m. Monday about a missing person. VolunteersMore >>
There's an ongoing search for Jones County resident Ashley Clark, 31.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:21:52 GMT
A fatal accident claimed the life of a Claiborne County woman early on Monday morning. According to MHP, at around 2:30 am, a car was traveling northbound on MS 547 near Tillman Road when the driver,More >>
At around 2:30 am, a car was traveling northbound on MS 547 near Tillman Road when the driver, 23-year-old Francis Barnes, lost control of her 2006 Pontiac.