Crime

  Vandalized I-55 billboard targets ‘killer cops’ with profanity, references justice for George Floyd

3 On Your Side reached out to Lamar Advertising, which owns the billboard, but the company did not return requests for comment.

Man accidentally shoots gun, bullet hits child in other apartment while in bed

  Coroner identifies victims in triple homicide

Jackson sees its 45th homicide of 2021 after man found dead near Winter Street

  North Fondren residents report no police presence amid rising crime

Former DeSoto County Schools teaching assistant arrested for molestation in school parking lot

  3 found dead in home on Pinebrook Dr.

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Vicksburg man arrested after allegedly shooting man in the leg

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

Man charged with aggravated assault after shooting 16-year-old

JPD: Man with multiple gunshot wounds found dead in abandoned home

2 Oxford men arrested for using a minor to sell sex

Mother charged with child abuse following her 16-month-old son’s death

Man shot in front of Tylertown Post Office

Police say the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday in front of the post office on Beulah Avenue.

  Woman charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting into Burger King drive-thru window

Police say 32-year-old Keona Jackson was upset about the wait at the restaurant drive-thru and argued with several employees before grabbing a gun, leaning into the window and opening fire.

Gulfport murder suspect arrested after fleeing the county

A murder suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Gulfport man is behind bars in North Mississippi.

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

Traffic stops are under the microscope after recent incidents in Virginia and Minnesota.

Man arrested after being found in Mississippi school’s field house

Canton man pleads guilty to 2019 murder of Domino’s employee Hilerica ‘Latrice’ Dortch

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

  Jackson councilman proposes ‘cease fire’ as killings continue

  Former New Orleans dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

‘Why aren’t we angry?’: Memphis pastor calls for end to gun violence, says community must speak out against crime

73-year-old man tried to buy 3-year-old Kentucky boy, police say

Ronnie Lou Helton is in the Whitley County Jail, charged with kidnapping and promoting human trafficking.

  Copiah County man convicted of capital murder will remain on death row

The appeal of the death sentence for 51 year old David Dickerson is denied by the State Supreme Court Thursday.

  Will President Biden’s gun control plan have any impact?

The new laws must be passed by Congress before they can go into effect.

Body found in driveway of abandoned Scott Co. home had been shot multiple times

The victim was identified as Hickory resident Sedarius “Shank” Toole, 24.

Memphis rapper Big Boogie & friends arrested after Senatobia shootout

Memphis rapper Big Boogie and his entourage were headed to a Spring Break concert at LP’s Ballpark in Biloxi when they allegedly fired shots on the interstate.

Vicksburg woman arrested for child pornography posted on social media

Vicksburg police arrested a woman accused of posting child pornography on social media.

Former JPS teacher to spend 10 years behind bars, must register as a sex offender

The investigation began after the victim’s father found sexual videos of Amber Turnage and his teen son.

  Man dead after shooting outside convenience store

Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon.

Sole survivor in deadly York County shooting called for help after being shot multiple times, family says

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

JPD investigating after man shot in the shoulder at Village Apartments

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting which occurred Wednesday night.

15-year-old Starkville teen charged with Easter Sunday murder of another teen

The shooting happened at about 5:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

PPD: Man identified after Pearl police chase, had infant in vehicle

Investigators say Derrick Parnell Trigg, 30, is in custody with quite a few charges against him.

9-day-old Louisville baby found with broken arm and legs; parents arrested

Amanda Yff, 26, and Brent Bishop, 30, were charged Monday, according to arrest documents.

  Mississippi launches its first cyber-fraud task force

The goal is to use the resources to help detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate this growing problem online that’s costing people millions.

Grandfather gunned down in Columbia home while sleeping, family says

Family gathered at the home from all over after hearing the news.

2 arrested after shots fired, employee hit by car at gas station

Fayette Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after a shooting Tuesday morning.

Police: Woman, 18, charged in boyfriend’s death during drug deal she arranged

Sierrah Vance is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Malcolm Brewton, a father of two.

Man arrested for shooting at Vicksburg liquor store

A man is in custody after a shooting in Vicksburg.

5 Jackson men sentenced to federal prison for armed robberies

The robberies happened in August and September 2018.

  Hinds Co. coroner identifies driver of U-Haul truck that crashed into Archer Ave. home

Imagine returning to your home only to find it as the center of a crime scene.

  Claiborne County woman, convicted of capital murder of a toddler, wants new trial

T’Kia Bevily was sentenced in January in the death of her stepdaughter.

Officials: Sumter Co. man shot wife, himself in front of child and deputies

The 16-year-old called deputies because his mother and stepfather were fighting.

  Yazoo investigators say latest shooting gang related, retaliation for another homicide

The Yazoo City Police Department is looking for five persons of interest who are facing aggravated assault charges.

  Angry customer opens fire at Memphis Burger King

Police say a customer at an east Memphis Burger King opened fire after getting angry over the drive-thru wait time.

Vicksburg man with outstanding warrant walks into police station, gets arrested

During the booking process, meth was found in Chocolate’s pocket.

Man gets 40 years after ‘heinous’ Adams Co. murder of teen mother

A man has received his sentence for his involvement in the death of a teen mother in Adams County.

Crystal Springs mayor among victims of multi-car burglary in the city

The mayor of Crystal Springs is with their vehicle tonight after a multi-car burglary in the city.

JPD identifies body found at Battlefield Park

Police arrived at the scene at Battlefield Park, off of West Porter Street, around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Man plows truck into signs, runs ‘wildly’ on exit ramp before being hit by car on I-20

A man received serious injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car while acting erratically on the interstate in Pearl.

  Jackson body count mounts with discovery of shooting victim in Battlefield Park

The Capital City’s homicide count continues to rise with the discovery of a body Wednesday morning in a Jackson park.

Man accused of killing Joseph Vindel during sale of dirt bike says he acted in self-defense

Jalen Harvey is accused of killing Vindel as he attempted to sell his dirt bike

Body of missing Mississippi woman discovered in crawl space of her home

Deborah Evans-Bell disappeared in February 2016.

  Woman found dead in McComb attorney’s home

Wendy Dansby's cover photo had an almost ironic verse from Psalm 91: “Because she has set her love on me, I will deliver her...”

  Law enforcement officials discuss curtailing nightclub violence

Authorities say a qualified security team is imperative to safety in a nightclub or bar situation.

  Jackson mayor declines to say when city’s crime plan would be fully implemented

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba says parts of plan are moving forward, but giving a timeline would be “inappropriate”

  As homicides mount, Jackson citizens demand council members act

As the homicide count in the city continues to grow, so are the concerns among residents.

  Yazoo County sheriff appointed city’s police chief

Yazoo County’s top law enforcement officer is taking over Yazoo City’s police department until a permanent replacement is hired.

Columbus teen arrested for robbing 5 people, trying to run over police with car

A teenager is in custody after robbing five people and trying to run over a Columbus police officer with a car.

MBI investigating death in McComb

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a death in McComb.

  Cops: Man attacking girlfriend gets punched, knocked down by woman at bowling alley

Authorities say a man who was attacking his girlfriend at a bowling alley was punched in the face and knocked down by a woman at a bowling alley in West Ashley.

Man shot, killed in parking lot of convenience store on W. Capitol Street

A man has died after being shot in the Capital City.

  Capital City homicides surge 70% over last year, the deadliest in Jackson history

This weekend alone, gunmen killed three people in separate incidents.

  Federal agents headed to Vicksburg after alarming spike in gun violence

Vicksburg leaders say federal agents are coming in to make the city a safer place to live and work.

7-year-old charged with rape, lawyer calls it ‘absurd’

State police didn’t release much information, but said the unidentified child was charged with third-degree rape on March 23.

JPD identifies man found shot, killed on Hwy 80

Jackson Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning.

  Brookhaven vet accused of poisoning neighbor’s dog found guilty in justice court

Justice for Asher, the 2-year-old pit bull, came this week after around 3 1/2 years.

Woman arrested, charged with deadly hit-and-run involving 5-year-old

Ebony Taylor is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, driving without a license and no insurance.

N.C. mother accused of beating child with belt, homemade paddle

Columbus County investigators say a tornado drill at a local elementary school helped reveal alleged child abuse.

Sharkey Co. man convicted in 2017 double murder of father and son, both shot in the head

A man has been convicted in the 2017 double murder of a father and son in Sharkey County.

JPD: 13-year-old charged with killing woman also shot, killed father

One of two teens accused of killing a woman last week also faces a homicide charge.

2 teens, 15 and 13, charged with killing Jackson woman

Jackson Police Department charged a 15-year-old with capital murder.

Teacher accused of taping students to desks facing termination hearing

A teacher with the Greene County Tech School District is fighting to keep her job following allegations she taped two students to their chairs.

  Councilman says Jackson committee’s approach to city’s crime problems lacks accountability

Jackson city leaders still haven’t gotten specifics from the police chief on how his new crime plan would actually lower violent crime, and, as a result, that plan remains stalled.

Acting on tip, Hinds Co. sheriffs seize drugs, guns and ‘several thousand dollars’

The incident took place at 2558 Prosperity Street, where the narcotics division served a warrant earlier in the day.

Lee Co. soccer coach accused of child sex crimes with students

In a press release, investigators allege Mason made several attempts to engage in inappropriate acts with kids.

Woman killed in double shooting in Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs police officers arrived at the scene to find a woman who had been shot and killed.

  Jackson man dies in police custody, family wants answers

A Jackson man dies in police custody. His family says they haven't even gotten a phone call from officials since his death Thursday.

  Sheriff’s Dept.: Multiple calibers fired during M Bar shooting, killing innocent bystander

Investigators are urging those involved in the shooting to come forward.