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Friday, January 30, 2015

Scott Mills

Fire tower area off limits

Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

 (January 29, 2015, Page 1, 3)

Law enforcement gears up for holiday

DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

Cops and cameras

The state Legislature will be considering a bill to mandate body cameras for law enforcement officers. Local police officials discuss the possible new law.

 (December 15, 2014, Page 1, 12)

Racial profiling a concern for LOU?

About 75 members of Oxford’s black community met with law enforcement officers from local agencies to discuss their concerns about roadblocks and racial profiling. (May 7, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Watch our for deer while driving

With winter here, deer are move active and on the move.

  (January 3, 2014, Page 3A)

Take proper precautions during holidays

Shopping, visiting or leaving town during the holidays? It’s certainly common in a university town. Editor Don Whitten repeats some warnings from local authorities about taking proper precautions and adds a few of his own. (December 16, 2013, Page 4)

Holiday prime time for thefts

Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department warn citizens to take some extra precautions during the holidays to protect their homes from being burglarized. (December 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Be safe while being kind

Local law enforcement officials warn citizens to stay safe and stay smart when dealing with people asking for money and other favors. (August 29, 2013, Page 1, 5)

Crimestoppers ups rewards on two county murders

The reward amounts offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for two, unrelated murders in Lafayette County have been increased by the Lafayette County Crimestoppers. (March 14, 2013, Page 2)

Body found could be missing man

The body of a man found Sunday afternoon in Lafayette County could be that of McKenzie Darrell “Rell” Frierson, who has been missing since Jan. 31, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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