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Bicyclist killed Friday on Old Sardis Road

Cycling community mourns the loss of Kevser Ermin, 27, who was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into the back of her while she rode her bicycle on Old Sardis Road coming from the lake. A memorial bike ride is being planned for Sunday. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

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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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      Woman killed in wreck

      A 23-year-old woman was killed Monday in an early-morning wreck. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Ariel “Channing” Mitchell Rodgers was traveling on Highway 328 at 7:13 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. She was the only occupant in the vehicle. Read Tuesday’s Oxford EAGLE for more information. (June 20, 2011)

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        Bank robber seeks insanity defense

        The attorney for a man charged with robbing the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue in June claims he will use insanity as his client’s defense, according to court records filed Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Oxford.

        Perry E. Moseley, 32, of Marks was arrested June 30 after local law enforcement officers apprehended Moseley 15 minutes after a 911 call reported that a man entered into the bank and told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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          Winter storm packs wallop

          Oxford and Lafayette County residents woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, after a winter storm dumped close to 9 inches in some parts of the community. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)

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            DUIs down over New Year’s

            During what has traditionally been one of the year’s busiest nights for local DUI enforcement, the Oxford Police Department reported few arrests associated with driving while under the influence.

            Between Dec. 16 and Monday, OPD officers made 15 arrests on DUI charges, however, just three of these DUI arrests were made on New Year’s Eve, said Cpl. Hildon Sessums with the OPD DUI Enforcement Unit.

            The nasty weather might have helped keep people off the streets on New Year’s Eve, reducing the number of DUIs in Oxford. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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              “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” blitz begins for the holiday season

              The national “Over the limit. Under arrest” campaign kicked off Thursday with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies joining together to crack down on impaired driving.

              The blitz will continue through Jan. 3. MHP will deploy extra manpower on Mississippi’s highways and set up checkpoints to stop drunk driving. The Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department will be working along side of MHP to make sure the roads are safe in the city and the county. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                Bank robber suspect nabbed

                Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Police target seat belt scofflaws

                  The Oxford Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office are joining with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws during the 2010 Click It of Ticket campaign which begins Monday and runs through June 6. (May 21, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Memorial service pays respect for fallen officers

                    During a memorial service Friday, representatives from local law enforcement agencies reported no police officers had died in the line of duty in 2009 in the community.
                    Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Anthony Granderson, unfortunately, could not do the same.
                    “Master Sgt. Steve Hood died in the line of duty on May 29, 2009, during a high speed chase,” Granderson reported. (May 17, 2010, Page 8A)

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