Friday, November 9 2012 6:04 PM EST2012-11-09 23:04:20 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Mississippi state leaders are trying to find solutions to racial issues that persist in the state. The issue was brought to light again after the election night protests on the Ole Miss campusMore >>
Mississippi state leaders are trying to find solutions to racial issues that persist in the state.More >>
Thursday, November 8 2012 5:39 AM EST2012-11-08 10:39:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A demonstration, a protest, a pep rally. It's been called all kinds of different things -- even by those who where there and saw it happen. However you define it, everybody on campus is talkingMore >>
A demonstration, a protest, a pep rally. It's been called all kinds of different things -- even by those who where there and saw it happen.More >>
OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) - Ole Miss released the findings of an investigation done after a protest ignited on the campus following the re-election of President Obama. The protests, which drew a crowd of about 100 students, made headlines across the country.
The political disagreement started out with a small number of students, but grew into a racially charged crowd yelling racial slurs and lighting campaign signs on fire. It ended with police being forced to break up the crowds.
Immediately afterward, an investigation was launched by the Incident Review Committee in order to get to the bottom of how these protests started on November 6.
The 10 member committee reviewed written, electronic, and video documentation of the night. They also interviewed students, staff, and police officers. In the end, the committee recommended action for six students.
Three students were referred to the Office of Student Conduct for their actions that night. Two students who were arrested face possible disciplinary actions and a sixth student needs review for academic dishonesty.
"I think we have a unique obligation to address issues of race on our campus and to continue to work, not just to understand, but to value and appreciate differences," said Leslie Banahan, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at Ole Miss.
The university quickly condemned what happened that night. Student leaders also organized a candlelight vigil the next day. More than 700 people united in a "We are one Mississippi" candlelight walk.
"I think we have to work on how we express our opinions and our differences but do that in a way that's respectful," said Banahan.
Students gathered on the Ole Miss campus on Nov. 6 to protest the results of the presidential election. More >>
Students gathered on the Ole Miss campus on Nov. 6 to protest the results of the presidential election. Campaign signs were burned and racial slurs were yelled, which led an investigation into the protests by the university.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:07:42 GMT
Joseph Patrick Coates has pled guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 52 years in prison. The last eight years of the sentenced were suspended and he'll be placedMore >>
Joseph Patrick Coates has pleaded guilty to three counts of sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 52 years in prison. The last eight years of the sentence were suspended and he'll be placed on supervised probation following his release.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:28 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:28:21 GMT
Three on Your Side receives a complaint of tainted gas in Clinton Wednesday. Toby Latham said water in gasoline from Kangaroo Express on Springridge Road damaged his vehicle. According to the Byram motorist,More >>
One customer at a gas station in Clinton claims water in the fuel damaged his vehicle.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:17:05 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
Eighty-one year old Ethel Winstead Simpson was killed between 11:30 p.m. on September 13 and 1:15 a.m. on September 14, 2010. Prosecutors narrowed down the time frame Wednesday in the Capital Murder trial of James Hutto.More >>
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