Mississippi Supreme Court Delays Decision on Whether to Set Execution Date for Man on Death Row

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has temporarily delayed ruling on whether to set an execution date for a man on death row for capital murder. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Mississippi Attorney General’s motion to lift a stay and set an execution date for Willie Jerome Manning, 55, … Read more

Infrequent Grand Juries Can Mean Long Pretrial Waits in Jail in Mississippi, Survey Shows

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most people in Mississippi‘s county jails have been locked up at least three months while waiting to go on trial. Some have longer wait times because two-thirds of the counties only convene grand juries two or three times a year, according to a survey released Thursday by a group that … Read more

Lawsuit Seeks $5M for Black Former Delivery Driver Who Says White Men Shot at Him in Mississippi

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Black former delivery driver in Mississippi who says two white men shot into his work van and then pursued him in a high-speed chase last year has filed a new lawsuit against the men and his former employer, FedEx. This is the second civil suit on behalf of D’Monterrio … Read more

6-Year-Old Mississippi Girl Honored for Rescue Efforts After Her Mother Had a Stroke While Driving

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A 6-year-old Mississippi girl is being honored for helping emergency responders find her family’s car after her mother had a stroke while driving in a rural area. Bryanna Cook is a first grader at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus, and Lowndes County supervisors have adopted a resolution to honor her … Read more

Mississippi Deputy Is Wounded During Gunfire Exchange With a Man Suspected in an Earlier Killing

[ad_1] MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded Friday during an exchange of gunfire with a man who was suspected of killing another person hours earlier, the state Department of Public Safety said. The man accused in the killing and in the wounding of the Lauderdale County deputy was arrested, … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

[ad_1] Greenwood Commonwealth. November 17, 2023. Editorial: State Is Conflicted On Medical Pot Mississippi has a history of being conflicted when it comes to vices, or what’s perceived as a vice. During Prohibition, it allowed alcohol to be sold and consumed liberally, turning what was technically an illegal product into a revenue generator for the … Read more

Mississippi Man Killed by Police SUV Receives Funeral Months After First Burial in Paupers’ Cemetery

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dexter Wade received a dignified funeral and burial Monday in Mississippi‘s capital city, months after he was hit and killed by a police SUV and officials first buried his body in a pauper’s grave without notifying his family that he was dead. Under a gray sky, his mother, Bettersten Wade, … Read more

Mississippi Man Had ID in His Pocket When He Was Buried Without His Family’s Knowledge

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Black man who died after he was hit by a police SUV in Mississippi was buried in a pauper’s cemetery without his family’s knowledge, even though his state ID was in his pocket, indicating a serious effort to cover up the manner of his death, the family’s lawyer said … Read more