Mississippi

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long after that, Duke University scholar Timothy Tyson said, he turned … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala.| Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

Mississippi News: State Hospital Employee, Kenneth Tanksley Arrested for Fondling Resident

JACKSON, MS – A former employee of East Mississippi State hospital surrendered to authorities Friday morning after being indicted for fondling a vulnerable person at the facility, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Kenneth Tanksley, 27, of Meridian, was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on one felony count of fondling of a vulnerable person … Continue reading Mississippi News: State Hospital Employee, Kenneth Tanksley Arrested for Fondling Resident

ST. PETERSBURG | US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along its western coast, raising the threat of flash floods … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG | US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

Mississippi News: Mississippi AG Hood wants stiffer penalties for irresponsbile drug manufacturers

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and a bipartisan group of 38 other attorneys general are calling on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for not identifying suspicious shipments of the drug that contribute to the overwhelming opioid epidemic in our country. The coalition sent a letter … Continue reading Mississippi News: Mississippi AG Hood wants stiffer penalties for irresponsbile drug manufacturers

Mississippi News: Laurel Woman, Kristina Lee Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

JACKSON, MS – A 35-year-old woman was arrested at her Laurel home Wednesday on one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Kristina Lee was arrested by the AG’s Cyber Crime Unit after an investigation into her suspicious online activity. She was booked into the Jones County Adult … Continue reading Mississippi News: Laurel Woman, Kristina Lee Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Mississippi News Update: Attorney Cory Ferraez Settles to Put Clients First

HATTIESBURG, MS – Hattiesburg attorney Cory Ferraez has agreed to settle a dispute with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office over voting outside his residence in 2015. In October 2015, Ferraez voted in his hometown of Lowndes County where he was a registered voter since the age of 18.  In 2016, after living in Hattiesburg for … Continue reading Mississippi News Update: Attorney Cory Ferraez Settles to Put Clients First

Mississippi News: Former Hattiesburg Candidate, Cory Ferraez Pleads Guilty to Voting Outside of District

JACKSON, MS – A Hattiesburg man who ran for an open state representative seat last year was sentenced Monday morning after pleading guilty to voting outside of his legal district, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Cory Ferraez, 28, was sentenced by Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman to six months in the custody of … Continue reading Mississippi News: Former Hattiesburg Candidate, Cory Ferraez Pleads Guilty to Voting Outside of District

Mississippi News: Holmes County Man, Marshall Howard Sentenced For Breaking Into Dollar General

JACKSON, MS – A 21-year-old man who broke into a Dollar General last year pleaded guilty to the crime and will spend two years in jail, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Marshall Howard, of Goodman, was sentenced Friday by Holmes County Circuit Court Judge Janie Lewis on one count of business burglary.  He was sentenced … Continue reading Mississippi News: Holmes County Man, Marshall Howard Sentenced For Breaking Into Dollar General