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Three people were shot and one was killed in a shooting just before 2 a.m. at the club Norman’s in Hebron. The unidentified deceased man was taken to Covington County Hospital as was an unidentified woman who was shot in the leg. An unidentified man was transported to South Central Regional …

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Three people were shot and one was killed in a shooting just before 2 a.m. at the club Norman’s in Hebron. The unidentified deceased man was taken to Covington County Hospital as was an unidentified woman who was shot in the leg. An unidentified man was transported to South Central Regional …

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Jones County and Laurel schools will be closed on Monday (Aug. 30) due to Hurricane Ida. A decision regarding Tuesday will be made later as the weather situation develops, school officials said.

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An attempt to avoid a traffic ticket ended in tragedy for a local teenager who was known for his athleticism and academic prowess.

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Update: Less than two hours after robbing the Trustmark National Bank in Laurel, a suspect has been taken into custody following a foot chase on Highway 15 North near the city limits.

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A 13-year-old Laurel boy is being charged with capital murder along with a 21-year-old Clarke County man in the shooting death of a Laurel man on Thursday morning.

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A man was killed in a Thursday morning shooting in the 100 block of North 17th Avenue in Laurel and two suspects under the age of 18 have been arrested and will be facing murder charges, Laurel police Chief Tommy Cox said.

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A mother and son who lived off Southern Colonel Road near Highway 184 were found dead in their home Wednesday morning.

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An elderly couple that lives on Westerly Drive in the Windermere subdivision in northwest Laurel had a frightful morning involving a naked relative who beat them. 

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Downtown Thursday is set for June 17, with the Laurel Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Downtown Movie Night from 8-10 p.m at The Backlot.

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Laurel police responded to several “open-door” auto burglaries in the North Laurel area just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Victims reported that small items and cash was taken from the vehicles. In the course of the investigation, 21-year-old DeAundre Shannon was de-

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On the lawn of Laurel Mercantile Co. there will be a Porch Party to rewatch some fan-favorite episodes of “Home Town” and listen to stories from homeowners from seasons past.

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A man was killed in a shooting at a residence on Highway 11 near Sandersville on Tuesday night, the Jones County Sheriff's Department said.

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One person reportedly died in a helicopter crash Tuesday morning near Tucker's Crossing and Highway 15 South.

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Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch confirmed to the Laurel Leader-Call that the state will join a lawsuit that was filed to block battleground states from casting “unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes” in the Electoral College. Texas AG Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit against four b…

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The District 2 Justice Court runoff race has been called: Sonny Saul took the victory over Noel Rogers by one vote Friday night, according to the Jones County Circuit Clerk's office.

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A Laurel man and woman were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and are being charged in the shooting death of an unidentified man at a motel on Monday night. Steven Thornton, 31, was charged with murder and Amanda Landrum, 31, was charged with accessory to murder after being taken into cus…

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Editor’s note: The preview story on Page B1 of Thursday's paper was sent to the printer before this decision was made.

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An accused murderer and kidnapper was denied bond Monday after he allegedly killed his sister in the Powers Community over the weekend.

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A Laurel man has been arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping for a Saturday afternoon shooting at a residence in the Powers Community. 

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Judge Billie J. Graham has been appointed Chancery Court Judge of the 19th Chancery Court District of Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves announced today. Graham has served in a variety of legal roles throughout her career, from solo practitioner in chancery court to Justice Court judge.

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A Sandersville police officer was shot in the line of duty and the suspect is in custody, local law enforcement officials are reporting. Officer Miguel Grimaldo, who is a part-time officer for the SPD and a reserve deputy with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, reportedly approached a ma…

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A Jones County woman is dead and the suspect in her death is in custody in the hospital, Sheriff Joe Berlin said. Adam Mills, 28, is being charged with murder. Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies took him into custody on Powers Drive, just off Highway 184, just before 4 a.m. They were…

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An officer with the Ellisville Police Department has been arrested on drug-related charges.

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DEATH INVESTIGATION: The Laurel Police Department is investigating the death of 22-year-old Robert Jasper on Brown Circle around midnight on Monday. Chief Tommy Cox confirmed that investigators were looking into an incident that “resulted in a death” after the victim was transported to Forre…

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An inmate died at the Jones County Adult Detention Center on Thursday afternoon, but details of the death weren’t made public as of Friday afternoon.

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A tornado has struck Soso Volunteer Fire Department and numerous homes between Soso and Moss, according to reliable reports. There are also reports of injuries in residences in Calhoun and near Moss. Another large tornado is tracking right behind it, forecasters say. Jones and Jasper countie…

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An Ellisville Police Department officer is facing charges of child molestation. David Luna, 44, was booked into the Jones County Adult Detention just before 11 a.m. on two counts of molesting-touching a child for lustful purposes.

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Three arrests have been made in relation to an armed robbery from November of last year, according to the Ellisville Police Department.

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Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered all Mississippi public schools to be closed through April 17 to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Local administrators will be meeting to see how to provide services to students during this time.

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An Ohio woman who is accused of killing her young son in a Laurel hotel is being transported back to Jones County from New Orleans, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department and District Attorney Tony Buckley confirmed.

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Murder suspect Latina Marie Oates, 33, of Powell, Ohio, is in custody in New Orleans and the two children who were with her are OK, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said. Oates is accused of murder in the death of her 11-year-old son Josh, according to unconfirmed reports. The…

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A young child has been found dead in a room at Hampton Inn in Laurel and the death is being investigated as a homicide, officials confirmed. Investigators with the Laurel Police Department, EMServ Ambulance and Deputy Coroner Ernest Hollingsworth were on the scene. LPD Chief Tommy Cox said h…

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