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  • Police identify Black & Decker shooting suspect August 26, 2016
    JACKSON, Tenn. — The identity of the man arrested in connection to the shooting at Stanley Black and Decker on Thursday has been released. The Jackson Police Department says that David Lee Allison, 19, of Jackson was arrested and is facing charges of 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault and […]
  • WEATHER UPDATE August 26, 2016
    AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BRING HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE MID-SOUTH THROUGH AT LEAST THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK.  AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX READINGS WILL BE ABOVE 100 EVERY DAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN LIMITED AND CONFINED MAINLY TO THE DAYTIME. Gary Pickens-StormTeam 7 Forecaster email: gpickens@wbbjtv.com
  • The Latest: Officer shot in neck during domestic dispute August 26, 2016
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A police officer who was fatally shot responding to a dispute between a father and son in eastern Tennessee had been wearing a bullet-proof vest, but he was struck in the neck. Authorities say Marysville Police Officer Kenny Moats was killed Thursday while responding to the second domestic disturbance call of the […]
  • Columbus rolls out code enforcement app August 26, 2016
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus officials have introduced a new app that aims to make it easier for citizens to report code violations. City Code Enforcement Officer Tomarris Jones tells The Commercial Dispatch the app, GORequest, officially went up for free on the Apple Store and Google Play last week. Jones says the app, which […]
  • AG Hood: 2nd man sentenced in Jackson student’s death August 26, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A 21-year-old man has been sentenced for the murder of a 15-year-old Jackson high school student. Attorney General Jim Hood said in a news release Thursday Dennis Pickett appeared before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan Wednesday and pleaded guilty to depraved heart murder. Gowan sentenced Pickett to 20 years […]
  • Man arrested after front doors of church burst into flames August 26, 2016
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Police say a Biloxi man seen standing near the front doors of a church as they burst into flames has been arrested. The Sun Herald reports 47-year-old Hung Dung Nguyen faces an arson charge in the fire Thursday at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church. Police Lt. Christopher De Back says investigators have […]
  • Biloxi: Casino rent belongs in our pockets August 26, 2016
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Biloxi city attorneys have argued that more than $1 million of casino rent money that was put into the state’s general fund defies a court settlement that mandates the money be paid to the city. The Sun Herald reports city representatives squared off against an attorney for the Secretary of State’s […]
  • Tennessee AG Slatery names Ney as new chief deputy August 26, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Paul Ney, a former legal counsel to the Tennessee Republican Party, has been named chief deputy to state Attorney General Hebert Slatery. Slatery said in a release Thursday that Ney will supervise the legal work of all five sections of the attorney general’s office. Ney was a finalist to fill a […]

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