Trial for ‘Pebbelz Da Model’ begins Monday in fatal buttocks injection case

January 27, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin […]

Snapshots of bluesman Robert Johnson lead to family tug-of-war headed to Mississippi Supreme Court

September 13, 2013 in Entertainment, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Only two photographs of bluesman Robert Johnson — said to have sold his soul to the devil for his guitar talent — are known to exist.

One, known as the “studio portrait,” was made for Johnson by Hooks Brothers Studios in Memphis, Tenn. The other, referred to as “the dime store portrait” or “the photo booth self-portrait,” was taken by Johnson himself.

Johnson’s heirs have been fighting over those photos — and his music — for nearly two decades…

Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan found guilty in 2009 rampage that killed 13

August 23, 2013 in News, Top Stories

FORT HOOD, Texas — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.

The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded….

Hearing underway in Hinds County

June 7, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

LaRita Cooper-Stokes accused of election fraud By Othor Cain Managing Editor Less than 160 votes propelled LaRita Cooper-Stokes to victory in a special Ward 3 election. Now 12 jurors will […]

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Portrait of late and controversial Jackson mayor put up at city hall

February 6, 2012 in Central Mississippi News, News, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – It took 500 days, but a portrait of former Jackson Mayor Frank Melton is now hanging in city hall. Portraits of seven former Jackson mayors […]

Venue change delayed in alleged Jackson hate-crime case

January 25, 2012 in Central Mississippi News, News, Statewide News

JACKSON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday postponed arguments on whether to move the trial of a white Mississippi teenager charged with intentionally using a pickup truck to run over a […]