Trump in Mississippi Monday

(Madison, MS) — Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will be in Mississippi next week. Trump is scheduled to be in Madison on Monday, March 7. Trump will hold an event at Madison Central High School at 7 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 4 p.m.


MS Senate Says No State Money for Planned Parenthood

(Jackson, MS) — Mississippi senators voted to prevent the state Medicaid program from spending any money with Planned Parenthood, even if it’’s only a few hundred dollars a year. Senate bill 2238 passed Wednesday and had most of its support from the Republicans. Planned Parenthood has only one medical clinic…


MS Civil Rights Activist Dies

(Oxford, MS) — James Figgs, a prominent advocate for civil rights and community leader has died. Figgs played many roles during his lifetime, including vice president of the state NAACP chapter and president of the Coahoma County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Figgs died…


Manhunt for Warren County Jail Escapee

(Vicksburg, MS) — Authorities are searching Vicksburg and the surrounding area for an escaped inmate. 34-year-old Rafael McCloud escaped from the Warren County Jail Wednesday around 5:30 a.m. after using a homemade shank to force a jailer to give him his keys, radio, pants and jacket. McCloud was being held…


MS to Defend Lawsuit Over State Flag

(Jackson, MS) — Even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and should change, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner. Hood said Wednesday that his opinion about state laws won’t prevent him from…


Former Nursing Center Director Arrested

(Natchez, MS) — A former director of nursing at a nursing center in Adams County has been arrested. 41-year-old Kimberly Lindsey of Natchez was arrested for embezzling a controlled substance. In a news release Wednesday, Attorney General Jim Hood said Lindsey surrendered to Adams County sheriff’s deputies following a recent…


Tarver’s Case Dismissed

(Jackson, MS) — Following a two-week jury trial that began on Jan. 19, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has requested that the indictment against Michael Allen Tarver be dismissed. After the jury failed to return a verdict due to it being deadlocked, the United States has determined that dismissal would be…


Former Deputy Accused of Stealing Sheriff’’s Equipment

(Pascagoula, MS) — A former Jackson County Sheriff’’s deputy is facing charges of embezzlement. 55-year-old Alexander Kieper, Jr. of Biloxi has been arrested. After serving 18 years with the Sheriff’’s Department, Kieper resigned in 2011. A pawn shop in Gulfport contacted the Sheriff’’s Department on June 26 to report suspicious…


Shootout With Police Results in Fatality

(Gautier, MS) — A shootout with police Tuesday night has left one Gautier man dead. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Grace Drive around 8 p.m. and arrived to find an unidentified man shooting at them. The man continued to fire at police and was eventually shot…