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Another doctor sought for mental evaluation of Mississippi doctor accused in murder-for-hire plot

GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — Prosecutors and the defense team for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case will talk to a forensic psychiatrist at a state mental hospital about bringing in another doctor to assist in the evaluation of Dr. Arnold Smith.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the decision came Tuesday during a court in Greenwood on the progress of Smith’s mental evaluation… […]

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear petition of man convicted in Jackson County double murder

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a post-conviction petition from a Mississippi man convicted in 2005 in a double homicide in Jackson County.

The Supreme Court let stand Monday, without comment, the dismissal of the petition filed by James Paul Dahl. Dahl’s arguments for seeking approval for a post-conviction appeal were denied by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in January.

Dahl was convicted of two counts of capital murder for the 2003 deaths of Harold Neal and Sheryl Sellers. He was sentenced to life without parole on both counts… […]

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Jackson man who helped video sexual assault of 4-year-old sentenced to 23 years in prison

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A man was sentenced Monday to more than 23 years in prison for a sexual assault on a 4-year-old girl and making a video of the attack with another man who was also convicted in the case.

Jemery Atral Hodges, 26, pleaded guilty in June to two counts. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

The child’s mother wept, describing to the court the harm that came to her daughter… […]

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Police seek help to find suspects who stole tablets

News Briefs From Across The State
By Lonnie Ross

Tablets stolen from Pearl Walmart
PEARL, MS – WLBT reports the Pearl Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects accused of stealing several tablets from Walmart.

Police say the thefts happened Monday at approximately 11:44 p.m. The Samsung Galaxy 3 tablets were worth $2,160.

The suspects and their vehicle were captured on surveillance video and shown in the following photos…. […]

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State inmate is beaten to death

Pearl, Miss. – (AP) –An inmate fatally beat another prisoner at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, state prison officials said Monday.

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said “breaches in security” at the prison allowed 20-year-old Tyler Smith to fatally beat the other inmate, 35-year-old Clifton Majors, about 8 p.m. Sunday…. […]

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Protests against President Obama re-election: Ole Miss and Donald Trump

By Lonnie Ross

Not all Americans were happy about the re-election of President Barack Obama, the first African American president in the history of the United States and the first African American to be re-elected to the same office.

Some citizens decided to express their disgust with the election results publicly on social media and on the streets.

Donald Trump, the outspoken businessman and reality TV star told his Twitter followers Tuesday night he wants Americans to march on Washington to protest the “great and disgusting injustice” of Barack Obama being re-elected as U.S. president…. […]

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Investigation continues in case of woman run over by boyfriend's truck

Authorities said a Bolivar County woman was killed after she was hit by her boyfriend’s truck then run over by oncoming traffic.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams Shelby Dawn Harmon, 20, died around 6:30 a.m., Oct. 20.

Reportedly, on that early Saturday morning, Harmon – a Cleveland resident – was walking on the side of Highway 61 about 4.5 miles south of Shaw when she was hit. Marks on the highway show where Harmon was struck and killed. […]