Judge William Coleman, who presided over Sheriff Mike Byrd’s trial, remembered as state’s go-to judge

June 9, 2014 in Obituaries

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — For the Mississippi Supreme Court, former Circuit Judge William F. Coleman was the go-to guy — the first choice to fill-in when other judges were unable […]

Harrison county inmate dies in prison

August 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

An inmate at the Harrison County jail died Monday after he started having difficulty breathing.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Gregory Woodall, 50, began having problems around 7am. Once notified, the medical staff began CPR immediately.

Woodall was taken to Garden Park Medical Center where he was pronounced dead due to natural causes. Woodall was reportedly disabled.

Inmate charged with homicide after punching another inmate

March 18, 2013 in Top Stories

A 19-year-old Jackson County jail inmate faces up to 20 years in prison after punching another inmate in the face resulting in his death.

Dionte R. Jones has been charged with homicide while in the commission of a misdemeanor assault for a physical assault on 46-year-old Anthony Eugene Moore.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said on Sunday, March 3, Jones was in the day room of the Jackson County jail arguing with a family member on the telephone. Just as the call ended, Moore walked by and Jones allegedly knocked Moore unconscious with a punch to the jaw.

Missing George County man found alive in mud pit

July 24, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News

LUCEDALE – (AP) – After three days the search for 83-year-old Chester C. “Sonny” Breland of George County ended after someone found him in his vehicle stuck in a mud […]

Body of missing Vancleave man found in river

July 18, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land VANCLEAVE – Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said the body of a 38-year-old man reported missing by his friends was found after a search Saturday afternoon. Byrd […]

Second man dies in MS Phosphates explosion

June 4, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

By Monica Land PASCAGOULA – For the second time in less than two weeks, a second man has been killed at an industrial plant in Pascagoula. Twenty-year-old Jeremy Moore of […]

Biloxi man dies in motorcycle crash

June 4, 2012 in News, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Victim collided with car A Biloxi man is dead following a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 15 and […]