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Mississippi Town Rattled by First Cop Killings Since 1984

Hattiesburg mourns slain officers

(Newser) - As Hattiesburg, Miss., mourns two police officers killed in the line of duty Saturday evening, four people accused of involvement are due in court. Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway have been charged with capital murder, while Curtis Banks—Marvin's younger brother—has been charged with being an accessory after... More »

2 Brothers Held in Fatal Shooting of 2 Miss. Cops

Officers shot, killed during routine traffic stop

(Newser) - Two police officers were shot and killed last night during a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, Miss., and two brothers were arrested early today after a manhunt, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger . "All I know right now is that there was a traffic stop and someone started shooting at them... More »

Tornado Wrecks Buildings in Mississippi

13 injured, no deaths reported

(Newser) - A tornado wreaked havoc on Hattiesburg, Miss., yesterday, injuring at least 13 people as it pummeled buildings and hit a main street. Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency as Forrest County saw hundreds of homes damaged and the University of Southern Mississippi was hit hard, the AP reports.... More »

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