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Burned Teen's Mom: 'She Didn't Think Anybody Could Harm Her'

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

COURTLAND, Miss. (AP) — Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year...

Authorities Following String Of Clues In Burning Of Mississippi Teen

Associated Press | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 12.11.2014 | Crime

COURTLAND, Miss. (AP) — Jessica Chambers was a regular at the rural convenience store gas station where Ali Fadhel worked, and the two often chatted...

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Security Video Captured Last Glimpse Of Teen Before She Was Burned Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime

Jessica Lane Chambers, a Mississippi teen who was burned alive Saturday, was captured on surveillance video hours before her tragic death. "The [Pa...

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Dad Of Teen Burned Alive Says Only A 'Monster' Could Be So Cruel

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

The father of a Mississippi teen who was burned alive Saturday night said he cannot comprehend how or why someone would commit such a heinous act agai...

Mother, Stepfather Wanted In Disappearance Of 4 Mississippi Girls

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

By Therese Apel CANTON, Miss, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The mother and stepfather of four young Mississippi girls missing for nearly two wee...

Mississippi Authorities Searching For 4 Missing Girls

Associated Press | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are searching for four girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreati...

Mississippi Agrees To Extradite Shooting Suspect

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last mo...

Officer Dead In Bank Robbery Shootout

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Tupelo, Miss., police officer has been killed and a second is in critical condition in a shootout with suspec...

Bodies Of Missing Mississippi Family Found, Arrest Made

Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

A Mississippi man was arrested in connection to the deaths of a 7-year-old boy, his mother and stepfather, after their bodies were found Monday. Ja...

Man Allegedly Set Dog On Fire To Help It 'Go To Heaven' (GRAPHIC Photo)

Posted 05.24.2013 | Crime

A 5-year-old Chihuahua mix named "Socks" has died from massive burns after his owner set him on fire. Brandon Pierce, of Lucedale, Miss. allegedly ...

Teacher Accused Of Kidnapping 6-Year-Old

AP | Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A high-school teacher from Alabama is accused of kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from school in Mississippi, sending a frightening text...

Detective, Murder Suspect Shot And Killed At Police Station

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and JEFF AMY | Posted 06.05.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. — The police detective killed while interrogating a murder suspect at department headquarters in Mississippi's capital city was s...

Shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Police in Mississippi's state capital were on the lookout for a man who shot another man during a parade honoring the memory of Mart...

This Hip-hop Model A Suspect In Buttocks Implant Death

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A second person faces a charge of murdering a Georgia woman who died from an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi in March, autho...

Dad Arrested For Crash That Killed 5 Kids And Family Friend

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The dad who drove a packed SUV into a Mississippi creek, killing five of his children and a family friend, was charged with six counts of DUI manslaug...

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WATCH: Shocking Head-On Collision On Mississippi Highway

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

A Mississippi man recently captured a heart-stopping head-on collision on his cellphone. The wreck was so incredible that it is amazing anyone survive...

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Mississippi Highway Killer May Be Dressed As Cop, Ready To Strike Again

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.17.2012 | Crime

The person who shot two people to death along Mississippi highways possibly while dressed as a police officer is likely a meticulous and organized kil...

Missing Grandma Might Have Embezzled From Her Employer

Posted 05.17.2012 | Crime

A 65-year-old woman who vanished April 29 may have been siphoning money from the Mississippi company where she worked as an accountant for years, acco...

Doc Tried To Kill Attorney Who Represented His Wife During Divorce

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- It wasn't a secret that Dr. Ralph Arnold Smith Jr. was still angry at the attorney who represented his ex-wife during their divorce ...

Man Convicted Of Horrific Killing Of Boss' Wife To Be Executed

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Crime

(Corrects where victim was found) By Robbie Ward STARKVILLE, Miss., March 20 (Reuters) - A Mississippi man convicted of...

Suspect Declared Dead Wants Gun Indictment Thrown Out

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Attorneys for a man who was declared dead and later charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Las Vegas girl have asked a judge to ...

Missing Mississippi Murderer Found

Posted 01.30.2012 | Crime

A convicted murderer who vanished after being pardoned by ex-Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has been found in Laramie, Wyo., The Associated Press ...

Man Accused Of Killing Priest And Taking HIs Car To Disney World Is Found Dead In Jail

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A man accused of killing a Roman Catholic priest and taking the victim's car on a family vacation to Walt Disney World was found dea...

Home Invasion Leads Police To Christian Paramilitary 'Savior Unit'

Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

Police investigating a Mississippi home invasion have broken up what they say is a paramilitary group that trained its members in "hand to hand combat...

'Mississippi Burning' Klansman Confessed To Murders: Inmate

Posted 12.02.2011 | Crime

Edgar Ray Killen, who was convicted of killing three civil rights workers in 1964, allegedly wrote confessions to a former inmate, but the reputed Kla...