Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

August 20, 2014 in News

By NIGEL DUARA FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some […]

FBI helping investigate ‘racial hate crime’ at Ole Miss integration statue

February 19, 2014 in News

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, […]

Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office

May 6, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate.

Meridian police tell WTOK-TV they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic candidate for mayor. Bland is black.

The Meridian Police Department characterizes the incident as a hate crime and sent evidence to the FBI for analysis.