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File photo of a marriage certificate. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU Helps Mississippi Man Take Wife’s Last Name

A Mississippi man has taken his wife’s last name after the ACLU complained he was told by state officials that he would need a court order to do so because it was not traditional.

09/26/2012

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Black Couple Says Racism Forced Wedding Relocation

A Mississippi couple says the church where they planned to get married turned them away because they are black.

WAOK-AM–07/28/2012

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sisters Want Brother Who Killed Their Kids Spared

Two women are asking Mississippi’s governor to spare their brother from execution, even though he killed four of their children, paralyzed another and stabbed one of the sisters.

06/04/2012

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Cops: Robbery Likely Motive For Mississippi Shootings

Mississippi authorities said Friday that robbery appeared to be the motive for a suspect in two roadside slayings that prompted unfounded fears of an impostor police officer pulling over victims.

05/19/2012

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Mississippi Police Say Jackson State Student Shot To Death By His Cousin

DeKalb Co (WAOK/AJC)-A cousin fired the shot that killed a Jackson State University freshman from DeKalb County, police said Wednesday. Jarrod Emerson, 25, was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of 19-year-old Nolan Ryan […]

WAOK-AM–03/28/2012

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White Teen Receives Life Sentence After Running Over Black Man

Nineteen year old Deryl Dedmon was sentence to life in prison after pleading guilty for killing James Anderson. Last year, Dedmon and a group of friends hunted down Anderson, beat him,  then killed the victim after running him […]

WAOK-AM–03/22/2012

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Atlanta Human Rights Group Protests Racially Motivated Murder in Mississippi-UPDATE

Update: The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who Mississippi authorities say was intentionally run down by a white teenager in a pickup truck. Deborah Madden, an […]

WAOK-AM–08/19/2011

Scott Sisters will Finally Be Freed, With a Catch

The Scott Sisters have been in jail in Mississippi serving double life for a robbery of $11.00 back in 1994. Governor Haley Barbour  on Wednesday suspended the sentences of  Jamie and Gladys Scott, but with a […]

12/30/2010

Rally Held to Free The Scott Sisters

These women are serving life sentences for an $11.00 theft! Hundreds marched for their freedom .

09/19/2010

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