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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
Three former Jackson Police officers have been sentenced for taking bribes to protect who they believed to be drug traffickers in 2010.
Monyette Jefferson, 28, Terence Jenkins, 26, and Anthony Payne Jr., 26, were sentenced to several years in jail. Jefferson and Jenkins each received 10 years behind bars and to pay restitution, while Payne will serve nine years in jail.
Jefferson is currently in police custody, and Jenkins and Payne have until April 15 to turn themselves into authorities.
The then officers were protecting what they believed to be drug transactions. On June 25, 2010, Jefferson and Payne met with undercover agents posing as a drug dealer to discuss protection of a shipment of cocaine.
Later that day, Jefferson arrived at Hawkins Field and assisted in removing four suitcases from a plane and was paid $6,000 for his protection. On that same day, Jenkins provided protection for a drug transaction of 20 kilos of cocaine between two undercover agents at Hawkins Field. Jenkins was paid $5,000.
Later that afternoon, Payne and Jefferson provided protection for another cocaine purchase set up by undercover agents. Payne was paid an additional $5,000.
In each instance the defendants were either in their JPD uniform or driving their patrol vehicle.
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