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19-year-old Jackson man sentenced to 25 years for the murder of his girlfriend, 17

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections on second-degree murder charges. Officials say that Ozell Lewis, Jr. shot his girlfriend of two years, 17-year-old Jashonna Adams of Richland, with a stolen gun and caused her death. Lewis will serve his sentence without the possibility of parole or early … Read more

UPDATE: Murder suspect also arrested at the scene // Stolen iPad Leads Jackson Police to Home with Other Stolen Items, 3 Juveniles Detained

UPDATE: According to WAPT, Latimmis Washington, 18, was also arrested at the scene. Police said Washington is a suspect in the Jan. 13 death of Raven Coleman, who was shot while sitting in her car outside a T-Mobile store on Ellis Avenue. ********* A stolen iPad (previously reported as laptop) “pinged” on Winn Street in … Read more

Tuesday Weather: scattered showers and storms

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the region today. Most will be brief, popping up this morning before lunch. Some isolated storms could include strong winds and even hail, so be alert. Temperatures will remain warm today and overnight, topping out in the 80s. During the night, storms could continue as this warm front … Read more

Retired USM Research Vessel Transformed into Artificial Reef in Gulf of Mexico

In most instances, the sinking of a ship would be classified as a tragic event. In the case of the research vessel R/V Hermes, the sinking represented a dignified, memorialized end for a beloved vessel. On Wednesday, May 18, the longtime University of Southern Mississippi (USM) marine trawler was officially transformed into an artificial reef … Read more

19th Annual Jackson Black Rodeo Canceled

The Real Cowboy Association has announced that the 19th annual Jackson Black Rodeo has been canceled. A Facebook post canceling the event was circulated over the weekend, reading: “Hello Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Fans. Unfortunately I have to announce that the 19th Annual Jackson Black Rodeo is canceled. Reasons are due to previous incidents on the … Read more

Purvis Couple Sentenced to Prison on Conspiracy / Meth, Heroin, Fentanyl Charges

A Purvis husband and wife were sentenced to prison late last week for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroine and fentanyl. Jeremy Graham, 32, and Harley Graham, 26, were both sentenced to 236 months, or 19.5 years, in prison. Jeremy Graham pled guilty on Feb. 10, and Harley Graham pled guilty on … Read more

Jones County: Murder Suspect In Custody

Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies captured murder suspect Marty Breazeale in a pine thicket overnight after responding to a suspicious person complaint near Bok Homa casino. Breazeale is now incarcerated in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court. Sheriff Joe Berlin released in a statement, “We cannot … Read more