JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Vicksburg has renamed one of its streets in honor of a woman described by a former mayor as a historic icon.
A ceremony was held recently to mark the renaming of Hannah Avenue to Bessie Richardson Dillard Avenue, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of the stars of the A&E show “Duck Dynasty” is filming a new show about the hidden treasures of metal detecting.
Jase Robertson was recently in Vicksburg on a hunt to look for Civil War artifacts, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — G. Gilmore “Gil" Martin, a longtime prosecutor for Warren, Sharkey and Issaquena counties in Mississippi, has died. He was 77.
Martin, who served as 9th Circuit district attorney for 17 years, died Friday of natural causes at his home, Deputy Warren County Coroner Ron Regan confirmed, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Mississippi jail inmate who died at a hospital.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate the death of the Warren County inmate, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Crews are in the process of restoring Vicksburg’s Memorial Rose Garden.
The garden is home to roses and other flowering plants, monuments honoring the city’s war dead and has hosted ceremonies on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service will begin a project next week to repair parts of roads throughout the Vicksburg National Military Park that are currently open to the public,
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is beefing up its ambulance fleet.
The Vicksburg Post reports that the Vicksburg Fire Department is getting two new “Wheeled Coach” ambulances.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city quintupled the maximum penalty on Monday for police who don’t wear body cameras after an incident in which only a bystander’s cellphone recorded alleged excessive force.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Human remains found in November have been identified as those of a man reported missing in 2020, authorities said.
The Vicksburg Police Department tells The Vicksburg Post that the bones are those of Michael Moffett, 50, of Vicksburg.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A buck found near Vicksburg has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said Thursday.
The department said the mature buck was reported in mid-December as potentially diseased given its drastically emaciated and lethargic condition.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer has been ordered to take an anger management class after a video showed him pushing a man down during an arrest and forcefully pressing his knee into the man's back.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer has been suspended with pay after a video showed the officer pressing his knee into the back of a man who was being arrested.
The video, shot by an onlooker, shows Vicksburg police officer Eddie Colbert arresting a man after the department received a call about a downtown disturbance early Sunday, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city will require dog owners to keep their animals from interfering with postal workers and meter readers.
The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance last week, and it will take effect in about a month, the Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A local official says a security guard died after a shooting was reported Thursday at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility in Mississippi.
Warren County deputy coroner Kelda Bailess said it appeared the guard shot himself, but that remained under investigation by police.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of shooting his wife to death in a casino parking garage has been denied bond, authorities said.
Cedrick L. Hubbard Jr. faces a murder charge in the killing of his wife, Oceanna Lee-Hubbard, The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi school district is offering a $1,000 incentive for employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. has hired a local attorney as his new chief of staff, and she begins work Thursday.
The Vicksburg Post reported that Tiffany R.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A park next to the Mississippi River in Vicksburg remains closed indefinitely because erosion has created the need for expensive repairs.
The city of Vicksburg and Warren County own part of Riverfront Park and split the cost of maintenance and repair, the Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A staffer in the mayor's office in the City of Vicksburg has resigned to take a post with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' administration.
Sam Andrews announced his resignation Sunday as chief of staff and executive assistant to Mayor George Flaggs Jr., The Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Vicksburg National Military Park will soon sell digital entrance passes.
It’s the first phase of the park’s new cashless system rollout, WJTV-TV reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city will require many businesses and shopping centers to install video cameras to help law enforcement officers identify people who commit crimes.
The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week approved an ordinance mandating the cameras at businesses and shopping centers with at least 25 parking spaces or buildings of at least 2,000 square feet (186 square meters).
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi has hired a firm to collect more than $1.8 million in ambulance bills unpaid since as early as 2013.
The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to retain Franklin Collection Services Inc.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city could get tough on people who own property with dilapidated buildings and perpetually shaggy yards.
“We’re going to make you take care of your property,” Vicksburg Alderman Michael Mayfield said during a city board meeting last week, according to the Vicksburg Post.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A movie called “My Stolen Life" started filming last week in a city that has a wide view of the Mississippi River.
The film, for the Lifetime network, is being shot in Vicksburg.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says it wants local officials to find a larger building for the state driver's license office in Vicksburg.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Installing massive pumps to drain water from the south Mississippi Delta would be a way to fight environmental injustice because the pumps would help low-income and minority residents whose lives are disrupted by flooding, Republican U.S.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city should spend $18.6 million over 10 years to improve its water system, an engineering firm says.
Employees of Texas-based Trilogy Engineering recently presented a draft report to Vicksburg leaders, the Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A veteran police officer in Mississippi is in line to become the first woman to serve as her city’s police chief.
Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr., announced Tuesday that he has selected Penny Jones for the chief’s job, according to Mississippi news outlets..
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in central Russia on Sunday arraigned a suspect on murder charges in the death of an American woman who was studying at a local university.
The body of 34-year-old Catherine Serou was found Saturday in a wooded area near the city of Nizhny Novgorod, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of an American student who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area near the city of Bor, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow, the reports said.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 14-year-old Vicksburg boy is facing a criminal charge in the shooting death of his 11-year-old cousin which police said appeared to have been an accident, police said.
The 14-year-old has been charged with manslaughter-culpable negligence, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore told WAPT-TV.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county is planning to replace its 114-year-old jail, and officials are looking other places for ideas on the best designs.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and some of the Warren County supervisors recently toured the Pearl River County jail to look at its dormitory-style housing, the Vicksburg Post reported.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Officials are telling people to be on the lookout for coyotes at a Civil War battlefield that is a national park in Mississippi...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Engineers in Mississippi are evaluating a potential new site for the Port of Vicksburg, a few miles south of the current location...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents scrambled to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations after Republican Gov...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers and environmentalists have been arguing for decades over proposals for a massive federal flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta. The fight is continuing into a new presidential administration.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the start of construction could be years away — if it happens at all.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A county in the Mississippi Delta is now without a top prosecutor.
Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Harper resigned Monday in a letter to the county Board of Supervisors President Dr...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Electric scooters are just days away from being available in a Mississippi city...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health says a restaurant worker in Vicksburg has been diagnosed with hepatitis A...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police dog has died after it was left in a patrol vehicle and the engine quit on a hot day...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — "We are the voices of the children."
That is how members of the Warren County volunteer guardians ad litem program describe themselves...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ergon Inc. says it will spend $150 million to expand its Vicksburg refinery.
The Flowood-based private company said Monday that it would enhance parts of the refinery and expand its tank farm.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Having failed in an attempt to sell the two DiamondJacks casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe, creditors are bringing the Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg, Miss., gambling halls out of bankruptcy themselves, hiring Mississippi's Foundation Gambling Group to try to improve operations.