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Crime & Courts

Driver gets 12 years in Wheats’ deaths

On the day after what would have been Sarah Wheats’ 24th birthday, her family spent Monday morning at the Lafayette County Courthouse where the man responsible for her death, and the death of her brother John William Wheat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. (September 24, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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    Alcohol sting nets 59 citations

    The Oxford Police Department, along with ABC and Youth Service Division of the Attorney General’s Office investigated several Oxford stores and restaurants last night, conducting compliance checks which results in 59 citations and two charged with selling alcohol to a minor. (September 20, 2013, Page 8A)

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      Court hearing in Strickland case set Monday

      The man accused of killing a brother and sister last year after allegedly driving under the influence of a variety of drugs is set to appear in court Monday for a hearing where court records indicate he could plead guilty to at least one count of aggravated DUI. (September 20, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Metro Narcotics seizes coke, pot in recent bust

        The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested two men Thursday after discovering 74 grams of cocaine and 11 grams of marijuana in their Thacker Road home. (September 20, 2013, Page 5A)

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          Top drug cop sentenced

          Former narcotics head, Searn Lynch, to serve two years probation. (September 17, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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            Federal budget cuts pass down to local narcotics unit

            Univeristy, city and county to give Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit $300,000 to help offset federal budget cuts. (September 11, 2013, Page 2)

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              Crime makes cash for some

              Breaking the law can not only land you in jail, it can also put a big hole in your wallet. (August 30, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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                Plea deal possible?

                According to court records in a wrongful death suit filed by the mother of the late University of Mississippi students, John and Sarah Wheat who were killed in October, the man charged in their death is expected to plea guilty to one charge of aggravated DUI. (August 15, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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                  Local man killed in Jackson

                  Sherrod Vaughn, 22, was shot and killed in Jackson on Tuesday. The case is under investigation. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)

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                    Jury finds for UM in discrimination suit

                    A jury took 18 minutes to rule in favor of the University of Mississippi after a one-day trial Thursday involving a former businesses manager who sued the school after she claims she was forced to resign because she was black and was retaliated against for refusing to participate in alleged misuse of funds. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)

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