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Mayor Bland Comments on Chief Controversy

Updated: 03/28/2014 - Two days after Newscenter 11 first reported that Police Chief James Lee had been found in violation of the city's workplace harassment policy, Mayor Percy Bland has made a public comment about it.

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Senators Back Counterdrug Training

Updated: 03/27/2014 - A bi-partisan group of U.S. senators are speaking out in favor of funding RCTA and other counterdrug training centers around the country.

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Scruggs Moved to Halfway House

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has been moved to a halfway house in Montgomery, Ala., as he awaits release after serving time in a federal prison for a judicial corruption conviction.

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Alabama Lawmakers Authorize Own Tourism Grants

Posted: 03/26/2014 - The Alabama Senate has added $1 million to the state tourism department's proposed budget for grants that will be doled out at lawmakers' recommendation.

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EOO Backs Up Officer's Claim of Hostile Work Environment

Updated: 03/25/2014 - Newscenter 11 has obtained a copy of a finding from Meridian's equal employment officer that found "enough evidence" to verify a police officer's claim of an "offensive, intimidating, and threatening" work environment by Police Chief James Lee.

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TANF Drug-Testing Bill Becomes Law July 1

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a welfare drug-testing bill that says applicants who test positive must get treatment in order to get cash.

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David Watkins to Appeal

Updated: 03/25/2014 - A Jackson developer says he'll appeal penalties levied by the secretary of state's office for allegations that he took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian.

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Hosemann Cites Actions by Developer Watkins

Posted: 03/24/2014 - The Mississippi secretary of state's office says it has found Jackson developer David Watkins took funds from a mall project and diverted it to a project to build a new police station in Meridian.

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Lawmakers Close to Finalizing Budget

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.

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