(Story from Mississippi Today) Whether the governor wanted grant funds directed to his favored vendors, a partner to proselytize for his faith-based initiatives, or for someone to keep track of his wayward distant relative, Bryant’s welfare director John Davis was eager to deliver for his boss.
As video of a Mississippi man taking his own life continues to go viral more than a week after it happened -- despite social media companies' efforts to ban the video -- one of the victim’s friends blames Facebook for not acting fast enough to stop people from copying it.
There’s no doubt you’ve heard it before, conversations from law enforcement agencies broadcast through scanner and radio traffic. With those conversations come lots of information. That’s now changing, at least when it comes to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Taking over as the top law enforcement officer in any county comes with built-in challenges, but in Jones County, there’s going to be some added ones in January. Depending on who you ask, it’s either business as usual or politics at play.
“I love this organization and I’ll die for this." Those are words from an inmate inside the Forrest County Jail. That organization he’s talking about is a gang, known as the Simon City Royals. That interview is part of a much longer report, aired by CNN, highlighting something Pine Belt law enforce
The MHP SWAT team responds at the request of federal and local agencies, all over the state, when that agency may not be able to handle a certain situation on its own. With only two full-time members of the S.W.A.T. team, when it comes time to call the team into action, it’s a delicate balance
The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied petitions of appeal from Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge and The Humane Society of the United States after Circuit Judge Dal Williamson ruled the 2018 seizure of five personal pets from David and Mary Ellen Senne was unconstitutional.
We all know there are hazards on the road, but perhaps the most annoying ones are the ones we don’t see, but hear, when it’s too late. If not taken care of, that chip gets bigger and starts cracking, all thanks to something like a rock, taking perfect aim at your once flawless windshield.
Whether it’s a house, a boat, a car, a credit card or even a job, if money is attached, so is your credit score. That number comes from your credit reports, which reflect your financial history. But that history could be wrong.
Mississippi is one of 17 states that has some type of hate crime law, but does not require data collection on those hate crimes. Looking through the last few years there are only a handful of Pine Belt law enforcement agencies that are part of the reporting program.
It’s only .7 miles long, has four stop signs, about 50 homes and just a few businesses with addresses putting them on Dabbs Street in Hattiesburg. That less than one mile of road has the attention of Police Chief Anthony Parker and folks who call Dabbs Street home.
On any given day in Mississippi there are more than 19,000 people locked up, in custody of the department of corrections. It’s an agency that spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and when you start looking at the breakdown of race behind bars, advocates say there’s a problem.