Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
According to several people we talked to Monday, the federal investigation is looking at campaign contributions for judges from trial lawyers and bank loans made to judges. Dickie Scruggs was in California Monday, but told us investigators asked him specifically about State Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz.
Scruggs said, "I've answered all their questions. They questioned me about campaign contributions I made to Oliver Diaz in the last two years. It appears there is a broad investigation ongoing regarding trial lawyers, judges and loans."
Scruggs denies that he repaid loans for Diaz or any other judge. Scruggs says federal agents questioned him last month, and he hasn't heard from them since.
Scruggs would not confirm whether Biloxi attorney Paul Minor is also a target of the probe, but Minor's attorney did. Minor is out of town. His lawyer Joe Sam Owen today confirmed Minor is under investigation, but stressed Minor has "not" been charged or accused of anything illegal.
Federal investigators are not talking about the case. Neither Attorney General Mike Moore nor District Attorney Cono Caranna will confirm whether their offices have had any role in the investigation.
Late this afternoon, Justice Oliver Diaz issued a statement through his ex-wife Jennifer.
Justice Diaz says, "If there is an investigation into my campaign, I will work with the authorities involved to answer any of their questions. All of my campaign finances are on record with the Secretary of State's office according to state law. "
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