3K Federal Inmates Released Under Criminal Justice Overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,100 federal inmates were being released Friday by the Bureau of Prisons as part of a criminal justice overhaul signed into law last year. The First Step Act gives judges more discretion in sentencing, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs aimed at reducing recidivism. The […]
Earth, Wind & Fire Among 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees
A big honor for legendary R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire. The group is among the 2019 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, announced Thursday (July 18). Other honorees include pop singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, 11-time Grammy-winning symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and “Sesame Street.” The public television educational mainstay is celebrating its […]
Michelle Obama Named ‘Most Admired’ Woman In The World
Michelle Obama our Forever FLOTUS can now add another accolade to the already lengthy list she’s accumulated over the course of her life. A new poll by YouGov.poll places Obama as the most admired woman in the world. She’s followed by another Black queen, Oprah Winfrey, actress Angelina Jolie, Queen Elizabeth II and actress Emma Watson for spots […]
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Veteran found dead at Natchez Trace remembered 'as the hero he was'
National Guard veteran Jessie Thurston saved at least three lives during his tour in Iraq. He struggled with PTSD for years before his death in July.
Jackson Police seek origin of 'viral' video depicting child abuse
The Jackson Police Department is seeking public help in identifying the origin of what it called a "viral" video depicting child abuse.
Hardeman County Sheriff sues mayor over steep budget cuts
Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen sued Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain over the steep budget cuts in the sheriff's office
Tennessee has deadliest year yet for drug overdoses, as nearby states improve
Tennessee is seeing overdoses increase while other Appalachian states are gaining ground on the opioid crisis, CDC data shows.