Brandon restaurant owner honors fallen mentor, promotes unity with free food for cops

In order to reach across the thin blue line and encourage officers, John Owens decided to feed as many as would come eat in the parking lot of his business in Brandon Thursday night.

  ‘Get your knee off our necks!’: Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

From coast to coast, and from Paris and London to Sydney and Rio de Janeiro, his death has set off turbulent and sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality, racism and inequality.
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  Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.

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  Metro area cities distribute masks to fight the COVID-19 spread

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  Consider This: Change the Flag

  “City With Soul” singer Teneia debuts her seventh album, “Black Empress”

Woman arrested minutes after stealing vehicle from Vicksburg police parking lot

A woman has been arrested after stealing a vehicle from the Vicksburg Police Department’s parking lot.
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UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have urged that "a people's vaccine" be developed for COVID-19 that would be freely available to everyone, calling it a "moral imperative."

Employee at Riverwalk Casino tests positive for COVID-19

La-Z-Boy closing Miss. plant

Brandon man charged with Oktibbeha Co. murder

  MLBC pushed for legislation in the past to address police violence

  16,560 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 794 deaths

Mississippi schools will reopen in the fall but learning may look very different

  Why dismiss indictment against ex-cop for shooting, killing black man? AG cites ‘lack of evidence’

  Surviving Motherhood: An honest conversation with black boy moms

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Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirus

The 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office came with the family’s permission and after the coroner’s office released summary findings Monday that Floyd’s heart stopped while he was being restrained by officers, and classified his May 25 death as a homicide.

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Drew Brees takes to social media to apologize for comments on protests

  First pitch looms for Southeast Collegiate League

Jackson's own summer baseball league opens up on June 8th.

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Brandon man arrested after running down the interstate naked

Neshoba County Fair canceled for 2020

  Metro stores board up to protect against potential looters

  Elderly tenant believes speaking out about broken elevator led to her eviction

  Councilman Stokes feeds Precinct 3 officers in appreciation

Blaming the actions of a few bad cops on all police officers is wrong. That’s the message one Jackson city councilman is spreading.
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  Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in Floyd’s death; curfews credited for calmer protests

The calmer night came as many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in New York and Washington ordering people off streets while it was still daylight.

Drew Brees’ comments about kneeling during national anthem anger fellow players

Petition to remove confederate emblem from Miss. flag closing in on 100,000 signatures

Teen accused of killing woman at Meridian ATM makes first court appearance

Mississippi drivers license offices reopen Monday; Road test no longer required for teens