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Worker dies after fall from Hinds County cell tower. By Special Report ... Hinds County Sheriff's Major Pete Luke tells local media that the man fell before 10 a.m. Monday. The victim's ... Luke says the tower was being erected off Mississippi 27 near Utica, in southwestern Hinds County. At least two other men ...
Authorities have identified the victim of a fall from a cell tower off Highway 27 as Melvin Ronnie Nelson Jr.. 34 yrs old, of Foley Alabama. --------------. HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- Hinds County deputies are investigating after a man fell from a cell tower which was under construction. Major Pete Luke ...

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason missed about three weeks while being treated for prostate cancer. He said things are going well and he's ... Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason said when he heard the diagnosis — "You have cancer" — he couldn't form thoughts for a second. "I went blank, if that means ...
Hinds County Sheriff's Officials responded to Raymond High School Wednesday morning for a possible bomb threat. According to John Neal with the Hinds County School District the school was made aware of a potential safety threat at the school. They followed procedure and contacted law enforcement ...
Hinds County sheriff talks about health problems ... Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is back at work after dealing with a medical issue. Advertisement. “I feel good. The funny part about it is, I've been resurrected. There were so many rumors out there that I was kidnapped by the mob, I was in hospice, and ...
The Hinds County District Attorney's office is now forming a closer working relationship with Jackson Police. There is now an office inside the Jackson Police Department headquarters that is the home to an assistant district attorney. Prosecutors are now embedded with detectives working major crimes.

Weather conditions may delay the opening of a portion of the new southbound lanes of the $85 million I-55 South Expansion Project in Hinds County, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. In coming days, MDOT will shift southbound traffic at Savanna Street from the head-to-head ...
Johnnie McDaniels, executive director of the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center, wants law enforcement and the Hinds County district attorney's office to stop the “finger pointing.” He says youth charged as adults are sitting in his detention facility for more than 100 days. Photo by Stephen Wilson.
The US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force is requesting help from the public in locating a man who was wrongfully released from a Hinds County courthouse on March 1. Kenneth Lewis is wanted for failure to appear on armed robbery charges through the Ridgeland Police Department. He is also wanted for ...
A Hinds County grand jury has indicted three men for last year's killing of 23-year-old Chelsie Lynn Kirschten on Fortification Street in Jackson. Lidarious Dixon, Nicholas Coats and Jushun Paige are all charged with capital murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, ...
Coats was released from jail in January, after the Hinds County District Attorney's Office failed to return an indictment against him before a 90-day deadline set by Judge William Skinner. Hinds County jail records show that Coats was booked back into the detention center in Raymond on Tuesday on the ...
Byram water outage causes closures at three Hinds County schools. Tuesday, February 27th 2018, 4:30 pm PST Tuesday, February 27th 2018, 6:36 pm PST. Posted by David Kenney, Reporter. BioEmail. Connect ... A water main break in Byram caused three 3 Hinds County Schools to release early. Source: WLBT ...
At 9:15 a.m., the Hinds County School District was told by Byram City officials that there is a water outage affecting three schools: Gary Road Elementary, Gary Road Intermediate, and Byram Middle School. All of these schools affected will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. today. The schools says parents are welcome ...
The volunteer firefighters also help with health maintenance education, inspections, fire safety education, and code enforcement programs. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Hinds County Volunteer Fire Service and you reside in the rural areas Hinds County, call 601-960-1476 for an ...
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- The Hinds County School District is holding a job fair on Saturday, February 24. They have several job openings: teachers; counselors; bus drivers; custodians; food service workers; substitute teachers; teacher assistants. The event will be held at Byram Middle School from ...
On Tuesday, a judge struck a blow to Mississippi charter school opponents by upholding constitutionality of the state law that established charter schools. In a judgment, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas said the court found insufficient evidence that charter schools are funded in a way ...
A judge is upholding Mississippi's charter school law, rejecting a constitutional challenge to the statute. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled Tuesday that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable, and that the schools do not need to be overseen by a local or ...

After more than three decades at the Eudora Welty Library, Hinds County officials are looking to relocate the emergency operations center. “Just about every day we're looking for a new building. It's an ongoing project,” said Emergency Management Director Ricky Moore. The center is currently located in ...
New Mexico authorities have captured a man who is accused of multiple armed robberies and aggravated assault in the Jackson metro area but was mysteriously released from custody by Hinds County authorities. Kenneth Edward Lewis, 28, was being held on a $1 million bond in the Madison County ...
Construction of the I-55 South Expansion Project from McDowell Road to Byram in Hinds County is progressing, and on schedule for a late summer completion. (Photo: MDOT). Major traffic switch coming to I-55 South Project in Hinds County. Construction of the I-55 South Expansion Project from McDowell ...
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- Authorities are investigating after possible skeletal remains were found in Hinds County. According to the coroner, the remains were found in a wooded area off of Champion Hill Road in Bolton. The Hinds County Sheriff's Department said their deputies along with the ...
Huff has worked with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is leading the investigation into the human skeletal remains. Trying to identify a person using just remains is a difficult process. It can take two days up to two years. But that's where the experts come in. Forestry workers discovered the ...
On February 27, just two days ago, Kenneth Lewis was due in court in Madison County for a preliminary hearing for two commercial robberies in Ridgeland, but when they got to his name he was nowhere to be found. It was later learned that he had been released from the Hinds County Jail a week ago.
Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal said Kenneth Edward Lewis, 28, never returned from Hinds County after a routine court appearance before Circuit Judge Jeff Weill. Lewis, and alleged accomplice Tramaine Jadell Pettaway, 29, are accused of robbing at gunpoint convenience stores in Ridgeland, Clinton ...
A Hinds County Sheriff's Department reserve deputy is in critical but stable condition after being shot in Jackson Wednesday night. A release from Hinds County Maj. Pete Luke sent late Wednesday said the deputy was off duty when he was shot "on or near El Paso Street." Jackson Police Department said ...
Questions and rumors have been circulating about Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason who had been away from his office for weeks. Mason is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, supervisors confirmed to the Clarion Ledger about two weeks ago. Wednesday, Mason gave an interview ...
Hinds County deputies make major drug bust on I-20 ... trafficking of a controlled substance. They are being held in the Hinds County Detention Center. Continue Reading. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- The Hinds County Sheriff's Department is collecting teddy bears for a good cause. Teddy Bears for Cops is an initiative that provides comfort to victims suffering from a traumatic event. They said officers meet people on a daily basis who have dealt with domestic violence, ...
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -- The Mississippi Department of Transportation Elton Road ramp to Interstate 55 in Hinds County will be closed Sunday. MDOT said the closure is dependent on favorable weather conditions. The closure is necessary to complete shoulder construction and will only affect ...
Finding a parking spot in downtown Jackson can be difficult. Parking illegally near the Hinds County Chancery Courthouse is becoming all too common, but who's getting away with it may surprise you. We found that many offenders work for the Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Hinds County.
"On the morning of Thursday, February 1, Hinds County School district was informed of a potential safety threat to campus of Raymond Hind School made through social media. As soon as the matter was reported, we immediately followed our protocol for incidents of this nature, which includes contacting ...
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - The Hinds County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about phone scammers pretending to be law enforcement officials. Major Pete Luke said, "We have received multiple calls today from citizens that have been contacted by scammers posing as Hinds County Warrants ...
“We have received multiple calls today from citizens that have been contacted by scammers posing as Hinds County Warrants Deputies, asking the target to go to a local Walgreens and obtain a Green-Dot money pack card,” said Major Pete Luke. The persons being targeted sometimes feel that they have ...
Rafael Thompson, a 27-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, after being shot in his vehicle on University Boulevard near Natchez Railroad Street, according to Jackson police. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Thompson had been shot in the head and chest. Police arrested ...
Dozens of accused killers move through the Hinds County criminal justice system every year. A 3 On Your Side investigation reveals that journey is painfully slow, taking around two years just to get a chance at a conviction. The end result: justice delayed for those forever scarred by a loved one's murder.
A 3 On Your Side investigation reveals that, over the last year, a Hinds County judge has ordered the release of at least four accused killers over a lack of grand jury indictments. The most recent of these was 21-year-old Nicholas Coats, who had been arrested and charged with the murder of Chelsei Lynn ...
Clara Daniels, a woman living in rural Hinds County is living in extreme poverty, but she is finally getting the help she needs. Her home is falling apart, and she can't afford to fix a trailer that was donated to her. Now the community is coming together to change her life. “I couldn't help myself when I got in this ...
Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason blasted his staff this week, accusing some of being insufficiently loyal and embarrassing the office. "My eyes are open and I am watching you. I advise you to get on board and work in unity with me for the greater good or get out of my way before I come to you," Mason told ...
A Jackson murder suspect -- deemed a danger to the community -- has been released because he was never indicted by a grand jury, a move the district attorney calls "unconstitutional." Police initially charged 21-year-old Nicholas Coats with killing 23-year-old Chelsie Lynn Kirschten on August 17, 2017.
First Ridgeland the Preschool. Forest Municipal School District. Franklin County Schools. Greene County Schools. Hazlehurst City Schools. Hillcrest Christian School. Hinds Community College - morning classes. Hinds County School District. Holmes Community College - all classes (morning and evening).
Hinds County Sheriff's Deputies intercepted a cache of contraband and arrested a Hinds County Detention Center inmate allegedly trying to retrieve it. Major Pete Luke said 23-year-old Terrence Paige, of Jackson, attempted to escape through the roof of the jail hoping to get a package containing ...
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a three car crash involving a Hinds County deputy. A car crossed in front of a deputy on Highway 18, causing the patrol car to hit another vehicle. The driver and occupant of the car that authorities believe caused the crash ran into a ...
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and The Hinds County Sheriff's Department is bringing awareness to human trafficking. Advertisement. Sheriff Victor Mason has designated a unit to help reduce and stop the amount of human trafficking in the city, county and state. “Human ...
#JACKSON — Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr. sentenced Javondus Beasley to life in prison for capital murder plus two consecutive 40-year sentences for second-degree murder today. After the State of Mississippi prosecuted Beasley, the jury convicted Beasley in December 2017 for capital ...
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Hinds County authorities arrested two people who they said were attempting to retrieve a package that was previously dropped off at the Raymond Detention Center for inmates to smuggle in the jail. The package contained drugs, cell phones, and other items. Deputies charged ...
But long before the #MeToo movement rocked the nation, Jackson and Hinds County's highest-ranking officials faced allegations of sexual harassment and physical abuse with far less attention, and none of them was forced out of office, although a previous mayor was not re-elected and the police chief is ...
#JACKSON — On the last day of 2017, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Sr. announced that he will not seek re-election to a third term in 2018. Weill was elected twice to the Jackson City Council and twice to the circuit bench. He will continue to serve in his judgeship through the end of his term ...
A former employee of Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair is accusing him in a federal lawsuit of sexual harassment. Bernitha Rice said she was hired April 2016 as a teller in the tax collector's office. "Throughout plaintiff's employment, she was subjected to frequent unwelcomed verbal sexual advances ...
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County Sheriff's Deputies show their kindness to children on Christmas Eve around Jackson and throughout the county. Deputies working with Toys for Tots hit the streets tonight setting up Santa Check Points. Motorist were surprised that it was not their license being ...
Authorities say a dog mauled a 69-year-old woman to death at an Arizona boarding facility. Advertisement. Phoenix authorities say a Canine Country Club and Feline Inn worker was walking the grounds Wednesday when he noticed a dog running free, covered in blood. The victim was then discovered ...


 

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