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Amber Alert canceled for 5-year-old Mississippi girl | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 21, 2018
An Amber Alert issued overnight has been canceled after a 5-year-old Clay County girl was found safe.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, June 21 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 21, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, June 21, 2018         
You can do better: One professor's words that can change the world | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Dr. Faye Julian's dare to me changed my trajectory. "You can do better," are words we all need to hear right now.         
Councilman Banks reverses course on opposition to $10M in water, sewer funding for Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
The worst case scenario for the city would be that the EPA takes over financial management of the city's water and sewer departments.         
Mississippi Coast mom faces murder charge in child's hot car death | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
No one knows how long 10-month-old Kash Barhonovich was left in a hot car parked outside a home in Vancleave, Miss. on June         
Son of decapitated Hattiesburg High counselor killed mother over credit cards, investigator says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
A Wiggins man charged with killing and decapitating his mother allegedly told an investigator they were arguing over credit cards.         
Where do Mississippi church leaders stand on the border crisis? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
The Clarion Ledger spoke with Mississippi faith leaders about children being separated from their families at the U.S. border.         
Where does your church leader stand on the border crisis? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
The Clarion Ledger spoke with local faith leaders about children being separated from their families. These are their responses.         
Man, woman arrested after police chase on I-20 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
They also allegedly had around two ounces of heroin and two ounces of methamphetamine         
How Gov. Phil Bryant wants to address school safety | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Mississippi's Governor has already expressed his support for policy proposals that would allow educators to be armed.         
Mississippi state flag lawsuit against coast city dismissed | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Ocean Springs officials had asked that the case be dismissed.         
Gov. Phil Bryant makes eleventh-hour endorsement in U.S. House GOP runoff | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Just days before runoff between Republicans Michael Guest and Whit Hughes, Gov. Phil Bryant makes endorsement.         
Scripture to justify border policy was out of context, Mississippi pastor says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
The Rev. Jerry Young, who is president of the National Baptist Convention USA, criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.         
Jackson gas station customer hit by bullet after nearby gunfire | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Jackson Police Dept. at 601-960-1234.         
Banks, Stamps buck millions in emergency sewer repairs, setting up showdown with EPA | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
The worst case scenario for the city, one within the realm of possibility, is that the EPA takes over financial management of the water and sewer departments.         
Is it illegal to poison a dog under Mississippi law? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Which animals are protected under state law? And which ones aren't?         
How did Curtis Flowers become the suspect in a quadruple murder? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
With little evidence, Curtis Flowers within days became the main suspect in the slayings of four people at Tardy Furniture.         
Former Another Broken Egg employee sexual harassment lawsuit settled | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Sexual harassment lawsuit dropped against Another Broken Egg restaurant.         
Mississippi elected officials weigh in on border crisis locking up children, separating families | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
As families at the border are being ripped apart, Mississippi elected officials give their stance on the matter         
Starkville 14-year-old arrested on kidnapping charges | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Boyd was arrested on two kidnapping warrants Tuesday.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, June 20 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, June 20, 2018         
#BehindTheScenes JPD Ep. 5: Tell the truth, OR 'Fox don't play, man.' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 20, 2018
One important message the Gun Crimes Interdiction Team is trying to impress on citizens: Just tell the truth. Just be honest.         
Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires is bringing Nashville to Fondren | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
The Jackson music scene will have Nashville flair when Fondren hosts Amanda Shires in concert. She's married to Jason Isbell but stands on her own.         
Why the city continues to have unresolved water, sewer issues | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Jackson Public Works Director Robert Miller said he needs $5 million to hire contractors to fix water and sewer line leaks across the city         
Expert: Gillett case in limbo after death sentence overturned, but that's not unusual | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Roger Gillett, convicted of killing two people in Hattiesburg, has not had a new sentencing hearing four years after his death sentence was vacated.         
Pharmacy deaths murder/suicide, Biloxi police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
The identities of the victims have not been released.         
Mississippi's testing debate: Does your child take too many tests? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Task force will dive into the tradeoff that occurs when test prep is carved out of instructional time.         
Medicaid: Removal of doctor's visit, prescription limits not taking effect | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Lawmakers said it was their intent the policies would be enacted.         
47-year-old man dies from multiple stab wounds in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
The Jackson Police Dept. has a lead in a fatal stabbing case that occurred overnight.         
Man dies from multiple stab wounds in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
The Jackson Police Dept. is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred overnight.         
Family: Who fed our dog euthanasia drugs? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Asher, a pit bull, came home stumbling. After two necropsies and a report from the crime lab, his family found he'd been fed euthanasia. But why?         
Lowe's worker makes special delivery to Mississippi boy | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
6-year-old Brandon wasn't interested in the family's new refrigerator. He wanted the big box that it would come in.         
Family says vet records show their dog was illegally euthanized | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Anna didn't care what Asher was expected to be, and Asher didn't know people thought he was scary. But some people are intimidated by pit bulls.         
Ex-Hinds County asst. public defender fired after qualifying to run for judge sues boss | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
A former Hinds County assistant public defender is using her boss after she was fired when she qualified to run for judge.         
Mississippi officer allegedly submits 600 hours of fraudulent overtime in a year | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Erica Scott, 44, turned herself in Monday on a two-count indictment charging her with defrauding the city by submitting false time sheets.         
Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job, police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn.         
Gang enforcement operation in Jackson nets dozens | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
In the wee hours of the week of April 9, the US Marshals task force targeted what they called "the worst of the worst" gang members in Jackson and vowed to make the city's streets safer.         
Money from corporate tax cuts isn't ending up in worker's pockets | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Corporations boasted bonuses for workers after the Trump tax cuts, but more money is ending up elsewhere than in worker's pockets.         
This Ala. mom turned her sweet tooth into a thriving cookie business | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Be sure to stop by Cookie Fix next time you're in Birmingham, Alabama.         
How one Mississippi teacher says state tests affect her students | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Mississippi's Teacher of the Year loves her job. Testing, however, is a different story.         
Asher's last day | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
A Lincoln County family says their pit bull, "Asher", was illegally euthanized. A report from the Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory showed that Asher died of "fatal pentobarbital and phenytoin toxicosis," or euthanasia.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Tuesday, June 19 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 19, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Tuesday, June 19, 2018         
Harrowing life of heroin and the road back | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
"By the time I got to treatment, I was almost dead," says Mississippi mom.         
MHP pays $500K in wreck that killed Mississippi State's Kaelin Kersh | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
The crash happened in 2017, killing Kaelin Kersh, a Mississippi State track athlete who had just graduated.         
Boater found dead at Ross Barnett Reservoir is identified | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
Two men fell into the water on Sunday around 8 p.m., the Reservoir Police said.         
Mississippi man charged in wife's death | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
A domestic disturbance 911 call came in on Friday night and deputies found Marsha Danielle Pace unresponsive.         
Missing boater's body found in Ross Barnett Reservoir | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
The victim has not been unidentified.         
CL NOW! VA nursing home care; Rez drowning; MHP pays $500K after crash | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Monday, June 18, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the top stories of the day at ClarionLedger.com.         
Analysis: Republican runoff candidates Michael Guest, Whit Hughes embrace Trump ideas | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
Republicans in runoff for 3rd District congressional seat support deregulation moves, border security; tariffs get attention.         
Report: Coast VA nursing home one of many poor-quality facilities in US, Jackson just one step above | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | June 18, 2018
Previously concealed quality data for Mississippi's two VA-operated nursing homes show poor outcomes.