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Clarksdale man charged with possession of stolen firearms

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

A Clarksdale man was arrested Monday, Jan. 7 and charged with the possession of two rifles that were reported stolen from cars parked outside two Clarksdale homes in December.

Kenyalla Matthews, 19, was arrested around 2:15 p.m. in the 1000 block of State Street in Clarksdale and charged with possession of stolen firearms.





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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.






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Jonestown mayor Kenneth Lester arrested on five counts of embezzlement

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester is facing up to 100 years in prison after being arrested by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Dec. 9 for allegedly embezzling residents’ water bill payments and a city police firearm, announced Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in a press release.






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Obituaries

Steven Staple, 45, of Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi... READ MORE