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Scott County driver arrested after 80 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2023-11-29 15:36:44

SUMMARY: 80 pounds of marijuana was found during a traffic stop in Scott County, leading to the arrest of the driver on November 29, 2024. The driver was charged with aggravated possession of marijuana and had a history of distributing illegal narcotics. The Mississippi of Narcotics assisted with the seizure and processing of the marijuana due to the large amount that was discovered.

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MUW program aims to increase women in political office

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-02-23 16:50:48

SUMMARY: Despite the slogan “A woman's place is in the House – and the Senate” from the 60s and 70s, women still face challenges in seeking and being elected to political office. Currently, there are only 151 women out of 535 total members in the U.S. House and Senate. The Lowndes County Federation of Democratic Women at Mississippi for Women discussed these issues and the need to the next generation of female political . MUW offers a Summer Leadership Institute to educate and empower young women to for office. The deadline to apply for the program is April 7.

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Two teenagers wanted for fatal Jackson shooting

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-02-23 16:39:40

SUMMARY: are searching for two teenagers, Amari White and Jarvis Harrelson, in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred in early February. The shooting resulted in the of 20-year-old Jadamian Marquez Nichols and another victim being hospitalized. Arrest warrants have been issued for White and Harrelson for capital murder and aggravated assault. Jordan Long, 16, has already been in connection to the case. The two teenagers are considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information on their whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Jackson Police Department.

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Oxford police send out warning about phone scammers

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-02-23 16:08:10

SUMMARY: Oxford in Mississippi prevented a scam where a received a call they had a warrant and needed to make a payment at a kiosk. The resident checked with Oxford Municipal Court and confirmed it was a scam. The scammer pretended to be an Oxford PD officer, but police clarified that they do not request payments over the phone or accept prepaid cards, gift cards, or wire transfers. They advised to ignore such calls, gather information, hang up, and contact the police. Notifications about warrants in writing, and enforcement delivers them in person.

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