A third suspect in a May 2017 armed robbery at the Camelot Apartments has been sentenced after pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Two Starkville men received 15-year sentences to the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in an armed robbery case in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
A local man will spend 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to stabbing two people on their way to church in April 2017.
Nonviolent drug offenders could be eligible for shorter prison sentences under legislation approved by a Senate panel Thursday, as Congress took initial steps to change the nation’s criminal justice system.
Some non-violent drug offenders could get reduced prison sentences under a bipartisan Senate package that would overhaul the criminal justice system and encourage rehabilitation.
Calling it an issue America can’t afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks.
A federal judge in Alabama ordered participants in a high-stakes dogfighting operation to pay a record $2 million in restitution for their animals’ care.
Investigators in the nation’s second-largest dog fighting bust said defendants’ stiff sentences should send a message that the cruel spectacles will not be tolerated.
The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders.
Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.