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Hattiesburg police are asking you to help find missing girl | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 16, 2018
Hattiesburg police are asking for help in locating a 12-year-old runaway.         
Family of migrant girl who died in Border Patrol custody disputes agency’s account of death | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 16, 2018
Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody say her father had provided her with water and food.         
'Justice for Michael': 18 years later, Florida woman found guilty in plot to kill husband | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 15, 2018
Denise Williams faces life in prison for for masterminding and concealing a plot to free her from the marriage and collect nearly $2 million in insurance.         
Top 10 coolest kids gifts of Christmases past and present | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 15, 2018
Looking for that last minute toy or gadget for the kid or young at heart on your Christmas list?         
This is not a drill: Jackson moving forward on multiple road repaving projects | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Since early October, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has been making periodic updates on repaving efforts on several major thoroughfares in Jackson.         
CL NOW! Marshall Ramsey says farewell, Death row inmate seeks death, Driving in the rain, Sex offender | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Friday, December 14, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.         
Jackson restaurant shares hilarious note left by diner who made complicated to-go order | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Are you a picky eater? You can relate to this order left at the Jackson Mediterranean restaurant.         
Sick of those robocalls? So are 40 of the nation's attorneys general | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
A third of all phone calls made in the United States are robocalls.         
Mississippi one of the deadliest states for driving in the rain, report says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Mississippi comes in among the top 10 most deadly states for driving in the rain, according to a review by Safewise.         
'Awesome' doctor brings hope to children facing head and face deformities | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Corrective surgery at Batson Children's Hospital offers new outlook for children facing head, face deformities.         
UPDATE: Will Cindy Hyde-Smith honor campaign refund requests? Probably not. | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
AT&T and Walmart are among the high-profile companies that have asked for their donations back.         
Be grateful for the gift of life — yours and others | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Who are the "good guys"? Don't make that call based on the way a person looks, the color of his skin or the quality of his home.         
Federal fight for education funding focuses on preserving democracy | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
A new fight to secure a federal constitutional right to education is spreading across the country.         
Mississippi man to stand trial in Michigan student's death | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Two more people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Michigan State University student in East Lansing.         
Mississippi death row inmate seeks execution | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
The state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the examination in the case of David Cox.         
Hattiesburg tree ordinance an investment in green — the dollars and sense kind | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote on a stand-alone tree ordinance at its Dec. 18 meeting.         
'It doesn't bother me.' Sex offender is grand marshal of Miss. town's Christmas parade | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Residents of the small town know that Michael Clay Saripkin is a convicted sex offender.         
Congress clears bill holding its members accountable for sexual misconduct | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
The legislation amending the Congressional Accountability Act is retiring U.S.Rep. Gregg Harper's last major bil and became one of his signature issues.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Friday, Dec. 14 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 14, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Friday, Dec. 14         
After 3 decades at Clarion Ledger, Jerry Mitchell is leaving to run journalism nonprofit | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Jerry Mitchell helped start Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, leaving Clarion Ledger         
Community reaches out to help Hattiesburg family after home destroyed by fire | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Emma Martin and Anthony Lewis' home was destroyed by fire on Nov. 23. The surrounding community is trying to help them rebuild.         
Former Miss. priest blogged about sex abuse coverups. Now he’s been ‘credibly accused.’ | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Francis Landwermeyer's name appeared with those facing more than one credible allegation of abuse in the Catholic Church.         
Dobbs named new State Health Officer | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Former State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier retired in October.         
Man who avoided prison time in officers' killings jailed while trying to pay old fine | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
A man who was sentenced to house arrest for his role in two Hattiesburg police officers' deaths, was jailed on an old domestic violence charge.         
CL NOW! Trustmark lawsuit, Jerry Mitchell leaving, 'A Christmas Story' decor | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Thursday, December 13, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.         
Man gets 3 years for identity theft of veteran and benefits | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Tierun Bush was a long time patient at the Jackson VA Medical Center in under the name of the victim.         
Mississippi woman says yes to proposal on Lifetime reality TV show | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Brandin Brosh was a single looking for love on "Married At First Sight Honeymoon Island"         
There are hundreds of homeless people in Jackson. Don't make them invisible this holiday season. | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
We often do not see each other for reasons we do not wish to confront.         
Multiple shots fired at Waffle House in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers.         
Mississippi women file class action lawsuit against Trustmark Bank over overdraft trees | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Two Mississippi woman in a federal lawsuit alleged Trustmark National Bank is improperly assessing overdraft fees on some transactions.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Dec. 13 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 13, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Dec. 13         
Medicare cuts payments to 85 percent of Miss. nursing homes for hospital readmissions | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
State sees highest percentage of homes lose money in new incentive program to prevent patients from ending up in hospital.         
UPDATE: Elderly Mississippi man murders wife who had stroke, police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
The victim's husband remained at the scene after the incident.         
CL NOW! Mercy killing, Unconvicted, Transgender in Mississippi | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Wednesday, December 12, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.         
Undocumented immigrant tried to hit Mississippi deputies with car before being shot, officials say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Omar Paramo-Boyso faces multiple charges in connection with an officer-involved shooting in DeSoto County.         
Elderly Mississippi man in custody for shooting wife in possible mercy killing | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
The victim's husband, who was remained at the scene, was taken into custody.         
Mississippi spends $100M to jail unconvicted | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Mississippi counties spend more each year to lock up unconvicted than the state spends on child protective services.         
Triumphs, tragedies and setbacks: These are transgender voices across Mississippi | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
They are Mississippi natives and transplants, teachers and activists, artists and blue collar workers. These are their experiences.         
Jackson police officer demoted after surrendering his retired K-9 to animal shelter | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Ringo was "thought to be living with his handler" but, unbeknownst to JPD, was adopted from a shelter.         
'Conservative outsider' enters race for Mississippi governor | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando announced his campaign Tuesday evening at an event in DeSoto County and in a video posted to social media.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, Dec. 12 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Wednesday, Dec. 12         
'I wouldn't call it a mercy killing,' Clinton police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 12, 2018
Elderly man fatally shoots his wife who had a stroke, Clinton police said.         
Why Mississippi high school banned senior class 'Bye Felicia
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
“I think that was a way to honor those students but when you look at the front of the shirt and the back of the shirt, it was not appropriate."         
Over 300 pounds of marijuana seized in Rankin County | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
The street value of the marijuana, "shatter" and "vape pens" is over $1 million.         
Jackson to request land bank to accelerate city's war on blight | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
"If you were to ask me," Kumar recently told the City Council, "I don't know how many properties are vacant and/or abandoned."         
A former president with checkered history: Controversy erupts over USM's McCain Library | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
University of Southern Mississippi student government leaders have stepped in to the controversy over the naming of McCain Library on campus.         
Mississippi Delta mayor charged with embezzlement | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
The mayor of Jonestown was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing resident water bill payments and a police firearm.         
State shuts down Mississippi daycare after dad’s viral post shows toddler’s face scratched | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
A 4-year-old child reportedly assaulted an 18-month-old boy, and photos of the assault went viral.         
Debt buyers took them to court. Now 238 Mississippians will see their judgments erased | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
Attorneys general in Mississippi and 41 other states and the District of Columbia reach a $6 million settlement with the nation’s largest debt buyers.         
Escaped Madison County inmate has been captured, sheriff says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | December 11, 2018
Authorities did not provide any details about how or when they arrested inmate Todd Moudy.