Crime

10-year-old identified in deadly hit-and-run

Two teens arrested for auto burglaries in Madison

  Mississippi family recounts shooting that took the life of 6-year-old boy

Child killed, woman injured in Franklin County shooting

Flora resident found guilty of murder after stabbing disabled, wheelchair bound man to death

  ‘Operation Unity’ partners Jackson police with federal prosecutors

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  Trial begins for man accused of killing wife, stepdaughter

Vicksburg bar to reopen with restrictions after shooting left 1 dead, 2 injured

10 shot, 2 fatally, at post-funeral gathering in Mississippi

  Man shot, killed in early morning homicide

  Jackson man in critical condition after argument over auto repairs, police say

One person dead after shooting on Bailey Avenue

Pearl River Co. man found guilty of wife’s murder

Charles Bowman was found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence Friday evening after his trial in Columbia began earlier this week.

  Lumumba explains his position on accepting federal help to deal with escalating violent crime

Mayor Lumumba says while the city will do everything it can to stop violent crime, he is not supportive of any effort to put militarized units on city streets.

  13-year-old killed during shooting at McDonald’s in Canton remembered by coaches, teachers

His football coaches say he never missed a practice.

Mississippi man charged in shooting death of ex-girlfriend

Darriel Gilbert, 50, of Greenwood, was charged Friday in the death of Angela McDowell, 48, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.

Deputies: 11 pounds of cocaine found concealed inside SUV

Rankin County attorney disbarred over meth possession

  2nd victim dies after Canton McDonald’s shooting

  Canton city leaders ask for community cooperation in solving crimes

  Surveillance video of officer-involved shooting leads to reopening of case dropped in 2018

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing girlfriend with homemade shotgun

  Jackson could get state assistance to address ‘violence epidemic’

More assistance could be coming to help the Capital City during this year’s historic spike in violent crime, with state enforcement agencies and lawmakers joining forces to help tackle the problem in Jackson and Hinds County.

  1 dead, 3 critical after shooting at McDonald’s in Canton

This is now a murder investigation.

Hattiesburg teen charged in crash that killed woman, grandson in Biloxi

Izaun Cade Baxter is charged with two counts of manslaughter, culpable negligence.

  Vanished Quitman County couple still missing after a year, signs point to foul play

On October 10, 2019, April Jones and Will Polk disappeared into the thin air of Quitman County. A year later, there is still no progress on their case. Yet.

  Man in critical condition after shooting at Jackson motel, police say

It happened just before 9 a.m. in the 5000 block of I-55N after a fight broke out between two men.

  Man shot, killed while sitting in car on McDowell Rd.

Investigators are still gathering information on suspects.

USPS worker responsible for discarded absentee ballots no longer employed, could face federal charges

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

Woman found guilty on 38 counts of animal cruelty in Jones County

Interim Justice Court Judge Noel Rogers sentenced Miranda Lynn Kittrell to 114 months with six months to serve.

Woman accused of killing pregnant woman, taking baby from womb, booked into Texas jail

The baby died at a southeastern Oklahoma hospital.

  Mother defends two sons charged with murder at a funeral home in Jackson

We reached out to Jackson Police to ask about the case, we are waiting on a response.

Kosciusko police searching for shooter that left three injured

Officers said that suspects left the area in a Silver Dodge Charger.

Bystander critical after being shot

Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded a bystander.

  City of Jackson now calling on outside agencies to help fight crime

This comes as the city sees a record number of homicides this year with more than 100.

  Vicksburg mayor wants more bail restrictions in effort to reduce violent crime

The move comes as violent crime rises in the city.

3 armed robbery suspects captured in Oxford, Jackson teen still wanted

Police arrested three armed robbery suspects Tuesday morning and continue to search for a fourth suspect.

  Church looking forward with faith after car ends up in the sanctuary

The church that was practically destroyed by a runaway car is trusting God to provide for its rehabilitation.

  JPD officers say high crime rate is taking its toll on them mentally and emotionally

Jackson sees record setting 101 homicides for 2020.

Mississippi inmate dies after being hospitalized earlier this year

The cause and the manner of death will be determined by an autopsy.

37 pounds of meth found hidden inside spare tire during traffic stop in Scott Co.

Police say they discovered 37.5 of meth inside a spare tire during a traffic stop in Scott County.

Mayor, police chief plead for community help as Jackson reaches 100 homicides in 2020

Lumumba says it’s important to have all hands on deck--which means using more resources than just police.

15-year-old charged with murder after Jackson shooting

A 15-year-old faces a murder charged after a weekend shooting in Jackson.

77-year-old arrested, charged with shooting neighbor

The shooting happened on Liberty Hill Street on Saturday.

Boy commits suicide after shooting girl multiple times in Jackson

The girl was taken to the hospital where she is now listed as stable.

Man accused of molesting 4-year-old in Mississippi arrested in Tucson

he is currently being held on a $100,000 bond and awaiting extradition back to Stone County, Mississippi.

UPDATE: Hattiesburg man steals vehicle with child inside

HPD is urging people to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen with a child inside.

JPD identifies SUV used in deadly hit-and-run

Jackson Police Department is searching for the driver in a hit-and-run that happened earlier this month.

MBI arrests man for kidnapping, sexual assault attempt

Jerry Cotton is charged with kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

Former Callaway High School band volunteer sentenced for human trafficking and sexual battery

A former Callaway High School band volunteer is now serving 40 years in prison for human trafficking and sexual battery involving female students.

Gulfport woman charged with manslaughter in fatal stabbing

The Gulfport Police Department arrested a woman in-connection to the fatal stabbing that happened in North Gulfport.

Natchez mother, father arrested for child abuse after baby found with serious injuries

They face a potential life sentence if convicted.

  More city leaders on board with federal assistance to fight rising crime in Jackson

One Jackson councilman wants the help with some stipulations.

14-year-old critical after shooting at Jackson apartment complex

Brown said at the moment there are no suspects.

1 stable, 1 critical after shooting in Jackson; 23-year-old arrested

A 23-year-old is in police custody after a shooting in Jackson early Tuesday morning.

3 injured after shooting erupts at Mississippi nightclub

Three people were injured after gunfire erupted during a concert at a Biloxi nightclub, police said.

MDOC investigating after Parchman inmate found stabbed to death

According to MDOC, Bobby Deangelo Hawthorne was found dead Sunday afternoon in Parchman’s Unit 30.

2 men sentenced to 40 years each in separate child exploitation cases

Two men were sentenced on child exploitation charges last week, Attorney General Lynn Fitch said.

Teen charged with DUI after fatal crash

An 18-year-old was arrested after a fatal crash over the weekend.

Man arrested for murder after Cleveland Ave. shooting

The shooting happened at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Florence Avenue on Friday evening.

Police investigating after one person injured in Vicksburg shooting

This is a developing story.

Tuscaloosa man sentenced to 600 years for sexual exploitation of children

A search warrant was obtained for the defendant’s electronic devices. The forensic examination of those devices revealed 102 pornographic images that the defendant had produced of the children. Miller pled guilty to these charges in October 2019.

  Copiah mother warns neighbors after children approached multiple times by strangers

Two men in a Chevy Silverado with California plates approached Keisha Hogan's children at least twice and were spotted a third time.

  Could federal program help fight violent crime in Jackson?

A federal program which would add resources to JPD is being proposed after a record-setting 95 homicides so far this year.

Lowndes County daycare owner arrested, charged with child abuse

A woman accused of operating an unlicensed daycare in Lowndes County is charged with child abuse.

  Federal help offered to fight Jackson violent crime

Federal help offered to fight Jackson violent crime

Man dead after fatal shooting on Capitol Street

The incident happened at the Eagle gas station.

  Federal operation in South Mississippi adds to Project Eject success

“Boots are on the ground. In the mud, in the muck, in the ditch, doing the necessary work for justice to be done,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

Jackson councilman urges city to seek federal help to fight crime

Jackson councilman urges city to seek federal help to address crime

  Authorities researching hate crime statutes after 2 white men allegedly shoot at, try to run down black teens

When he closes his eyes he can still hear the gunshots, and he can still feel the jarring of the truck hitting his ATV.

Father, son arrested for shooting at teens on 4-wheeler, sheriff says

A father and son face charges after they opened fire on teens riding a four-wheeler.

Miss. Child Protection Services employee accused of child sex crimes

Cavness is out of jail on a $70,000 dollar bond.

Man charged with capital murder in Pascagoula River homicide

A Pascagoula man has been charged in the death of 29-year-old Dustin Lee Suttles, whose body was found floating in the Pascagoula River.

  Potential juror lives in fear after being called from jail by inmate who recently escaped

Imagine the horror of a woman who was contacted by an inmate when she was called for jury duty in his case.

Tougaloo College calls Breonna Taylor’s death a ‘senseless act of state-sanctioned violence’

Tougaloo College is calling the recent decision made in the Breonna Taylor case a “tragic and senseless act of state-sanctioned violence.”

Man’s body found in parking lot of Jackson church

The body of an older man has been discovered in Jackson.

Ex-Child Protection Services employee charged with sex crimes against children

Lauren Cavness, 26, from Tishomingo County, is accused of acting inappropriately with children who were under her care.

Long Beach man arrested at DMV with 144 grams of meth, says MHP

A Long Beach man was arrested in the parking lot of the Troop K substation in Biloxi after authorities say a search netted drugs, a gun, and paraphernalia.

Rep. Attica Scott, 23 others charged with rioting, unlawful assembly in Louisville

Protests resumed in downtown Louisville on Thursday as many of the 127 protesters arrested the night before were released from jail.

  Accused rapist, 15, faces $2 million bond in elderly Mississippi woman’s attack

A 15-year-old is being held in Humphreys County on $2 million dollar bond in connection with the brutal rape of an elderly Isola resident with dementia.