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Man charged with murder after fight at Canton campgrounds

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Canton police are investigating after a fight ended in the death of a man. Police Chief Otha Brown said a fight between Charles Hull, 26, and Christopher Pendergrass, 57, happened at the campgrounds near the Canton Multipurpose Center around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9. According to Brown, Pendergrass died during […]
CANTON, MS
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Madison County Journal

Man charged in hotel room murder

RIDGELAND — A Jackson man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old during a party in hotel room off of I-55 Monday evening, the authorities said. The man accused, Johnterrius Demond Murriel, 21, of Jackson, was arrested and charged with...
RIDGELAND, MS
Madison County Journal

Responders to receive COVID-19 hazard pay

RIDGELAND — Local law enforcement and firefighters who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a premium hazard pay bonus of $1,000 from the state of Mississippi. Mayor Gene McGee said the money will come from the state but it will be the city’s job to distribute....
RIDGELAND, MS
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Arizona man walks across country to raise awareness about human trafficking

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An Arizona man is walking across the country to raise awareness about human trafficking, and he stopped in Jackson on Wednesday. My Sister’s Keeper Walk is a Phoenix-based nonprofit. Frantz Beasley, who is the founder, has walked more than 2,000 miles, crossing state lines to raise awareness of human trafficking. “It’s […]
JACKSON, MS
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Deputies arrest JPD officer months after grand jury indicts him

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Jackson police officer is behind bars on a stolen weapons charge months after a grand jury indicted him. Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones confirmed deputies arrested 28-year-old Jacques Brown Tuesday. A Hinds County grand jury indicted Brown six months earlier for possessing a stolen 9MM...
JACKSON, MS
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Lumumba denies ‘civil conspiracy’ allegations; claims council is trying to bankrupt Richard’s Disposal

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba recently denied claims that he engaged in “civil conspiracy” with Richard’s Disposal. Last week, the city council filed a cross-claim in the latest trash lawsuit, saying the mayor committed “civil conspiracy” to “accomplish a lawful purpose unlawfully,” damaging the Jackson City Council.
JACKSON, MS
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Jackson crews working to fix water pressure problems

JACKSON, Miss. — The city of Jackson is still dealing with water pressure drops on top of an ongoing water quality warning. The latest problems stem from two massive pumps that started malfunctioning at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant, which further crippled a water system that city officials have not been able to get clear of safe drinking water regulations.
JACKSON, MS
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Family, friends gather to remember man shot to death on interstate

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Family and friends gathered Tuesday to remember a man who was shot and killed on the interstate. A balloon release was held at Freedom Ridge Park in honor of 32-year-old Kion Hughes. Jackson police said Hughes crashed after he was shot about 1 a.m. July 29 on the I-55 north frontage road near McDowell Road.
JACKSON, MS

2 arrested by Capitol police for possessing drugs, guns

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Capitol police arrested two men after investigators said they found drugs, guns and other paraphernalia in Jackson. On August 7, police said they found two men in a parked vehicle in the area of Pleasant Street and Ralph Alley. They said one of the suspects ran away and was carrying a […]
JACKSON, MS
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Defending MAIS State Champions MRA, Greenville Christian Meet In 2022 Football Season Opener, Both Teams Will Look A Lot Different Than Last Season

Madison-Ridgeland Academy ended the 2021 football season on a high note by winning its third consecutive MAIS state championship in dominating fashion, a 42-7 victory over Hartfield Academy for the Class 6A title. MRA coach Herbert Davis won its sixth state title and led the Patriots to a 11-3 record...
GREENVILLE, MS
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