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Jessica Chambers’ mom reacts to mistrial

The trial may be over, but Jessica Chambers’ mom still wants justice for Jessica. Lisa Chambers shares her frustration over her daughter’s mistrial. Quinton Tellis was accused in the fiery death of the 19-year-old, but jury members could not agree on his fate. Jessica’s mom spoke with TV station WHBQ about the pain she’s been […]
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Jackson School Changes Name Away From Jefferson Davis

A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be […]
2 days ago
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Mississippi Senate special election

It is official: a former state senator from South Mississippi is now serving as a judge with the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Sean Tindell was sworn into his new position earlier today after resigning from his state Senate seat on Monday. Tindell has represented District 49 in the Mississippi Senate since 2012. Governor Phil Bryant […]
2 days ago
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Sick GOP members hurting party majority

Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority as they try pushing a partisan agenda through the Senate are running smack into another complication: the sheer age and health issues of some senators. On Monday, the office of ailing Senator Thad Cochran announced it was the Mississippi Republican’s “intention to return to the Senate when his […]
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State Senator Sean Tindell resigns

Sean Tindell is hanging up his hat as state senator for District 49. Senator Tindell is officially resigning from his position with the Senate after serving as a state senator since 2012. Tindell is in Jackson right now and will be sworn into the Mississippi Court of Appeals tomorrow morning. News 25 caught up with […]
3 days ago
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Man suspected of killing or wounding people in multiple states sentenced

A man suspected of killing or wounding people in Mississippi, New Mexico, and Kansas has been sentenced in Kansas. Alex Deaton was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution for shooting a Pratt convenience store clerk in March. Deaton pled guilty in July to attempted first-degree murder and […]
3 days ago
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Mistrial declared in Jessica Chambers murder trial

This afternoon a mistrial was declared in the case of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death. Jurors initially said they found Quinton Tellis not guilty of capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. However, when jurors were polled individually some said they found the defendant guilty. Circuit Judge Gerald […]
3 days ago
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Senator Cochran postpones trip to Washington

A sickness is causing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to postpone his trip to Washington D.C. Brad White, chief of staff to Senator Cochran, says the senator developed a urinary tract infection in a statement that says in part: “after a day of monitoring his condition and on the advice of his physicians and other healthcare […]
6 days ago
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Tellis offers alibi in Jessica Chambers murder trial

The man charged with burning a Mississippi woman to death told an FBI agent he was miles away buying a debit card when she was set on fire. That agent, Dustin Blount, testified Thursday in the trial of Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Mississippi. Tellis has pled not guilty to killing 19-year-old Jessica Chambers in December […]
7 days ago
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Latest in Jessica Chambers murder trial

A doctor says 19-year-old Jessica Chambers who was found alive with severe burns in Mississippi, but later died from her injuries suffered so much damage to her mouth, throat and chest that she would have had trouble clearly saying words. Dr. William Hickerson testified as an expert witness today in the capital murder trial of […]