Hundreds throng funeral for slain Mississippi police officer

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:37

A Mississippi police officer who was shot to death on duty was "a good cop" who took pride in his job, the mayor of Biloxi said Monday at the officer's funeral.Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich fought tears as he remembered Biloxi Patrolman Robert McKeithen (muh-KEETH-en), who was shot to death May ...

Update: Slain police officer called a ‘man of integrity’

U.S. 05/13/19, 15:36

The Latest on the funeral of a police officer killed in Mississippi (all times local):3:35 p.m.One of Mississippi's top elected officials says a police officer killed on duty was "a man of integrity" who protected others.Members of the Biloxi Police Department Honor Guard salute the body of officer Robert McKeithen ...

Fifth man charged with link to Mississippi officer’s killing

U.S. 05/10/19, 11:50

A fifth person now faces charges stemming from the slaying of a Mississippi police officer outside his police station.Andre A. Sullivan was charged Thursday as an accessory after the fact and jailed in Harrison County.The 18-year-old allegedly helped 19-year-old Darian Atkinson after Biloxi police officer Robert McKeithen's killing. The patrolman ...

Update: Officer helped motorist before he was killed

U.S. 05/09/19, 12:38

The Latest on the killing of a Mississippi police officer (all times local):12:40 p.m.Less than hour before a Mississippi police officer was shot to death, he helped a driver who had wrecked after falling asleep at the wheel.Pamela McKeithen, seated front second from right, sits with her family onstage during ...

2 more men arrested after Mississippi police officer slain

U.S. 05/09/19, 08:14

Two more people have been arrested after a Mississippi police officer was gunned down outside his police station.Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells WLOX-TV both men were arrested Wednesday on charges of accessory after the fact in the capital murder case.Twenty-year-old Dalentez Brice and 21-year-old Joshua Kovach are being held ...

Update: Investigator: Slain officer was shot from behind

U.S. 05/08/19, 15:40

The Latest on the killing of a Mississippi police officer (all times local):3:30 p.m.A man accused of killing a Mississippi police officer walked up behind him in the police station parking lot and shot him several times in the back. That's according to a sworn statement filed by a sheriff's ...

Man accused of killing officer makes 1st court appearance

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:22

The 19-year-old accused of killing a veteran Mississippi police officer smiled and hummed as he was led into court Wednesday but was wearing a knee-length vest the sheriff said is for inmates considered suicide risks. The Sun Herald reports Darian (DEHR-uhn) Atkinson told Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner he doesn't know ...

Update: Suspect in officer death had been accused before

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:43

The Latest on the killing of a Mississippi police officer (all times local):2:40 p.m.A Mississippi NAACP leader says his goddaughter was threatened with death last year by the man who's now accused of fatally shooting a Biloxi police officer.CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ROBERT, NOT JOHN - This photo provided by ...

Mississippi police jail smiling suspect in officer’s killing

U.S. 05/07/19, 08:01

A Mississippi teenager accused of gunning down a uniformed officer in a police station parking lot was captured and returned in handcuffs, smiling as he was escorted through a phalanx of television cameras and police officers at the scene of the crime.Biloxi citizens applauded Monday night as 19-year-old Darian Tawan ...

Update: Chief says officer driving home spotted suspect

U.S. 05/06/19, 22:00

The Latest on the killing of a Biloxi police officer (all times local):10 p.m.A Mississippi police chief says one of his officers driving home spotted the suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a Biloxi police officer, leading to the 19-year-old's arrest 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of the crime ...

Suspect caught in killing of Mississippi officer at station

U.S. 05/06/19, 21:36

Police on Mississippi's Gulf Coast said late Monday that they have captured a suspect in the slaying of a uniformed officer gunned down outside a Biloxi police station, concluding a tense manhunt.Gulfport Police spokesman Sgt. James Griffin told The Associated Press that Darian Tawan Atkinson was captured Monday evening in ...

Gulf states to continue managing anglers’ red snapper catch

Enviroment 04/04/19, 16:16

The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council announced the decision Thursday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Louisiana's ...

Trump to rally for GOP’s Senate candidate in Mississippi

Politics 11/26/18, 00:20

President Donald Trump is heading to Mississippi for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands. Trump will be campaigning Monday for GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. The former congressman was agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton. Espy is ...

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