The killing of 21-year-old Crystalline Barnes by Jackson police in 2018 still raises questions about whether those officers’ actions were justified because reports from the scene -- even the officers involved -- contradict what the department told the public.
In an Exclusive 3 On Your Side Investigates we talk with a local psychologist about the loss of her second daughter to COVID-19. She wants to help other pregnant mothers understand the dangers of the coronavirus.
In May 2020, Governor Tate Reeves introduced us to his choice to fix problems. His name is Burl Cain, from neighboring Louisiana--appointed to Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
A spike in killings over the last six months made 2020 the deadliest year ever for the Capital City with 128 homicides, according to a 3 On Your Side analysis of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Murder Accountability Project and the Jackson Police Department.
While Mississippians wait to hear whether mask requirements in sixteen counties will be extended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a positive test within the state’s First Family postponed a press briefing on the issue Tuesday.
Surveillance video touted this week as “new evidence” in a 2017 officer-involved shooting case has actually been in the possession of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office since at least October of last year.
Mississippi’s homicide rate outpaces every other state in the U.S., according to an analysis of data from the state’s crime lab and the most recent yearly compilations of data on killings from the National Center for Health Statistics.
As Election Day draws closer, a spending plan for a $1.5 million grant intended to help make the election run safely and securely has yet to be approved by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors amid concerns that some vendors could have been handpicked to benefit an elected official.
The attorney for prominent Jackson business owner Greta Bully is fighting to get her charges and any evidence dropped in that murder case, citing documents that paint a picture of a crime scene that could have been compromised, a victim whose toxicology raises questions and a murder charge that coul
Less than a week after Mississippi became the first state nationwide to let its mask mandate expire, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports a surge in coronavirus cases not seen in seven weeks.
Mixed messages from Jackson’s mayor and police chief underscore a growing debate raging within the ranks of the Jackson Police Department concerning better wages, a debate which city leaders believe led to more than twenty officers calling in sick Tuesday.
Over nearly two weeks, Mississippi’s daily average number of coronavirus cases has stabilized at much higher levels than health experts have hoped, according to a seven-day average of new case data from the state’s department of health.
As video of a Mississippi man taking his own life continues to go viral more than a week after it happened -- despite social media companies' efforts to ban the video -- one of the victim’s friends blames Facebook for not acting fast enough to stop people from copying it.
Schools in Jackson and Harrison counties have reported more coronavirus cases among teachers, staff and students, than any other county in Mississippi since children returned to class, according to newly-released data by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Three police departments in Jackson’s metro counties -- Madison, Ridgeland and Clinton -- haven’t cited any people or businesses for violating Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive orders on mask mandates, according to top officials within those agencies.
“Some want to claim that Mississippi is a major source of illegal guns in Chicago, and I don’t think any statistician in the country is going to say that less than three percent is a major source of anything,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
As the Jackson Zoo gets ready to welcome visitors back for the first time Saturday, city leaders remain confident they will be able to secure an exhibitor license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture following an inspection of the zoo’s facilities next month.
A north Mississippi coroner’s claim that the Mississippi State Dept. of Health inaccurately recorded deaths as caused by COVID-19 -- even if the virus played no role in that death -- has been debunked by 3 On Your Side and deemed “ridiculous” by the agency.
Jackson’s mayor believes the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a recent spike in killings, comparing the Capital City’s statistics to a national analysis of larger cities showing increases in killings and decreases in other types of violent crime.