Drake Andrew Ray’s obituary states that he “went to be with Jesus” on April 25 at age 8. His funeral was two days later. And on June 22, his mother, Dacoda Amber Ray, was arrested.But the charge was sexual battery.
Sexual harassment settlements involving the Hinds County sheriff will cost taxpayers $100,000 more than previously reported because of documents that had not been originally turned over to WLBT as part of an open records request.
The owner of a mobile dentistry company claims some dentists are breaking their own rules to hurt her business through intimidation and harassment, including a man appointed by the governor to sit on the very board that regulates dental practices for the Magnolia State.
Nearly ten thousand vehicles in Mississippi have odometers that have been altered, according to CARFAX, and federal investigators have charged three people in the last two years for committing this federal crime.
On average, someone in the Capital City is shot every 33 hours, according to a 3 On Your Side analysis of Jackson Police Department news releases, revealing a significant increase in instances of gun violence this year when compared with 2018.
Jackson police officers will have to wait a bit longer to see if city council members will use money to thank them for dealing with the long hours they’ve incurred in dealing with a department that’s short more than ninety active-duty officers.
Madison police gave few details for why they still haven’t completed the investigation into a deadly crash between a pickup truck and four motorcycles that took place in July 2018, citing lab results as a contributing factor.
Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.
From less-than-truthful crime statistics to details of high-profile killings intentionally left out, our investigation into the Jackson Police Department has established over the last three months that certain aspects of the department remain shrouded in secrecy.
Jackson city leaders unveiled a brand-new website Monday, specifically designed for data on everything from public safety to population, which will eventually include real-time collection of information from every department.
After two months, Jackson’s police department is now sharing the Capital City’s crime picture online, releasing those February numbers to the public after a 3 On Your Side investigation showed inaccurate statistics had been put out by the department last year on multiple occasions.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.
An impromptu meeting Friday morning with a Hinds County Democratic election subcommittee -- triggered by information 3 On Your Side discovered -- now raises residency concerns about Colendula Green’s candidacy for sheriff.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.
The Jackson Police Department canceled Friday’s Uniform Crime Report meeting, the second held since JPD decided to end its public COMSTAT meetings amid scrutiny over a 3 On Your Side investigation into the department’s reporting practices.
While critics of Senate Bill 2161 say it’s dangerous and could lead to more unsolved homicides, one supporter believes it will relieve the massive backlog of cases at the state crime lab by redefining the word “autopsy.”
A 3 On Your Side investigation finds less than nine percent of all law enforcement agencies in Mississippi actually reported hate crime information to the federal government, making it difficult to determine how prevalent they are in the Magnolia State.
After months spent planning for the city’s pilot parking meter program to launch in Fondren, city officials reversed course and now will debut the tech-savvy meters on a downtown street instead, more than four months behind schedule.
According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.
One week after a 3 On Your Side investigation revealed inconsistencies with the Jackson Police Department’s own crime statistics, links pointing to those crime stats have now disappeared from the city’s website.
Over the last year, 3 On Your Side has discovered a disturbing trend within the Jackson Police Department: a lack of transparency that could threaten the safety of those who live within the Capital City.
Every child in Mississippi who rides a school bus should be able to get on and off those buses getting to and from school safely, but the reality is more and more children are losing their lives because of impatient or distracted drivers.
Internal emails obtained recently by 3 On Your Side show the Jackson Public Schools' campus enforcement division removed a requirement to track the district’s crimes after our investigation revealed they weren’t following that requirement.
We're on the brink of the big holiday shopping rush. But before you hand over your plastic, learn where identity thieves are most likely to lurk. They leave their footprint in places you might not suspect,
Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.
Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.
Jackson Public Schools' Oct. 14 appeal to the Mississippi High School Activities Association points the blame squarely at Forest Hill High School’s band director, not the students themselves, in an attempt to reverse the organization’s decision against the band program as a whole.
A months-long 3 On Your Side joint investigation with Mississippi Today reveals a low-income housing system that disproportionately affects many of its tenants and suggests America’s bipartisan affordable housing efforts -- funded by federal tax dollars -- may be trapping even more within its walls