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 >>
Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, a former football player at Vanderbilt University accused in an alleged sexual assault in a campus dorm, has been removed from the team at Alcorn State after playing a game Saturday.
McKenzie is one of four former players who was dismissed from the Commodores and banned from campus after being accused of a sexual assault inside a dorm room at Vanderbilt.
McKenzie caught one pass for four yards in the fourth quarter of the Alcorn State Braves' 51-7 loss at Mississippi State on Sept. 7. He also returned three kicks for 80 yards. McKenzie is a native of Natchez, MS, about 35 miles southwest of the Alcorn State campus in Lorman, MS.
McKenzie, along with the other defendants Brandon Banks, Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf at a brief arraignment hearing on Aug. 21.
The four former players have been charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg has also been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.
The players' court appearance for Sept. 19 has been reset to Oct. 16 before Judge Monte Watkins.
Banks, Batey, McKenzie and Vandenburg have been at the center of the investigation that began in June after a reported sexual assault in a Vanderbilt University campus dorm.
Vanderbilt officials then banned the four from campus and kicked them off the football team for what was called a violation of team rules.
Police said the investigation revealed the four allegedly raped an unconscious victim inside Vandenburg's room at Gillette House dormitory in the early morning hours of June 23.
According to the indictment, Vandenburg photographed the victim and distributed that picture.
Metro police detectives began investigating after they were notified by Vanderbilt University police, who said an unrelated situation captured by the dorm's hallway surveillance system revealed concerning behavior by the suspects.
NCAA rules allow student-athletes to transfer from a Football Bowl Subdivision school to a lower classification. Alcorn State plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in the Football Championship Series. Tennessee State, Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech play in the FCS.
In a statement released late Thursday, Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II, said:
"Alcorn failed to sufficiently examine the allegations against McKenzie before allowing him to participate in our football program ... In an effort to provide educational opportunities to a Southwest Mississippi student, Alcorn State University made an error in judgment."
Brown said the school will conduct a review the athletics department's policies, compliance procedures and personnel authorizations in response to McKenzie's addition to the football team Saturday.
Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson
told The Associated Press earlier Thursday that McKenzie was playing football
for the Braves because he believes the freshman is "100 percent
innocent" of the charges.
The coach said he cleared
McKenzie's arrival with the school's athletic director and Brown.
"If I ever find
anything or if I can get any proof that he is guilty, he will be suspended from
our football team," Hopson said. "From everything I've gotten, from
every resource, this kid is 100 percent innocent."
Hopson said McKenzie enrolled at the Mississippi school a couple of weeks ago but did not indicate if McKenzie was still enrolled in school.
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Friday, April 18 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:47:53 GMT
(RNN) - Three more SEC teams have their spring football games on Saturday, April 19 as the spring practice season winds down. Auburn's A-Day Game will be televised on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. The Tigers willMore >>
Auburn, Alabama and Missouri will finish up spring practice with spring games. Auburn and the Crimson Tide will have their A-Day games televised.More >>
An independent report says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.More >>
An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.More >>
Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:40 PM EST2014-01-01 00:40:18 GMT
The Mississippi State Bulldogs close out their football season this afternoon against Conference USA champs Rice University in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Kick off is slated for 3 p.m. TheMore >>
Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Mississippi State trounced Rice 44-7 on Tuesday in the most one-sided Liberty Bowl victory in the game's 55-year history.More >>
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