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Crime & Courts

Wrongful death suit moved to Oxford

A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

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    Judge unseals Scruggs’ appeal motion

    A federal judge ruled Monday to unseal Richard “Dickie” Scruggs’ motion to set aside his conviction and sentence in the judicial bribery case that involved former Circuit Court Judge Bobby DeLaughter. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)

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      Resident helps bring escapee back to jail

      Albert William Bagwell, 27, is back behind bars after walking off from a work detail Friday. Investigators say Bagwell was found Sunday in the southern part of the county and taken into custody without incident. He was being held on no bond awaiting his trial on a charge of grand theft when he escaped.

       (October 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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        Drug dealers face longer sentences

        Mississippi judges are giving longer prison sentences to convicted drug dealers in hopes of keeping them off the streets longer after budget cuts have caused the Mississippi Department of Corrections to allow more drug offenders to be released before completing their entire sentences. (September 29, 2011, Page 1)

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          OPD officer charged with child abuse

          An Oxford Police Detective has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony child abuse and sexual battery on a child under the age of 14. He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the trial. (September 28, 2011, Page 2)

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            Several injured in 3-car wreck Saturday

            A three-car wreck on Saturday after the Ole Miss football game has left several with injuries. (September 14, 2011, Page 2)

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              Crackdown nets 35 DUI arrests in Oxford

              The Oxford Police Department cracked down on DUIs during the recent national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” (September 9, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Crime takes holiday for Labor Day

                Oxford Police Department reported less than half of the amount of arrests during this year’s Labor Day and first home-game weekend. (September 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Former UM professor may be gang leader

                  A university professor suspected of leading a motorcycle gang leader in California could have ties to Oxford and the University of Mississippi. (September 5, 2011, Page 3A)

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                    Judge seals response to Scruggs’ motion

                    A federal judge issued an order Tuesday granting a motion filed by the government to seal its response to a motion filed by Richard “Dickie” Scruggs who is seeking to have his conviction and sentence overturned in the judicial bribery case known in the legal world as Scruggs II. (August 31, 2011, Page 3A)

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