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Local law enforcement officials warn against scams

The Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department want to warn the public about falling victim to scams where they are told they have won money in a sweepstakes and all they have to do, is wire them a “handling fee.” (July 13, 2011, Page 2)

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    Meth law cuts case load

    A year-old law requiring cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine to be dispensed only by a doctor’s prescription is helping law enforcement battle methamphetamine. (July 11, 2011, Page 1)

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      OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

      Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

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        Two nursing home workers arrested in unrelated cases

        A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

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          Williams’ attorney wants reverend to testify

          An attorney for David Jackson Williams is asking the court to require a reverend to be subpoenaed and questioned during a murder trial in October. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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            Scruggs wants conviction overturned

            Former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs asked a federal court Thursday to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs claims he is innocent of the crime to which he pleaded guilty to in February 2009 based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Scruggs files to vacate conviction

              Richard “Dickie” Scruggs filed a motion Thursday to vacate his conviction and sentence in the judicial bribery case involving former Hinds Circuit Court Judge Bobby Delaughter, despite the fact he pleaded guilty to the crime in 2009. The case is often referred to as “Scruggs II,” since Scruggs was previously convicted of trying to bribe retired Lafayette Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey in an unrelated case, dubbed “Scruggs I.”

              Read Friday’s Oxford EAGLE for the complete story. (June 23, 2011)

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                UPD gets new look to vehicles

                University of Mississippi Police Department spruces up its vehicles in an effort to be move visible on campus. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Adams one step closer to U.S. Attorney position

                  Felicia Adams is one step closer to being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi after a Senate Judicial Committee approved her appointment. (June 10, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    City Grocery manager held at gunpoint

                    City Grocery assistant manager Terry Moon reported he was held at gunpoint Saturday night on his way home. (May 31, 2011, Page 2)

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