At 12:29 p.m. today Judge Debra Jones declared a mistrial in the trial of Joel Evan Abbott, charged with murder in the shooting death of Deatrice Barclay of Saks in January 2016. A deadlocked jury concluded just after noon that its members would be unable to reach a verdict in the case. "We …

“Chief Waldrep has accepted the baton from his predecessor, Chris Collins, and hasn’t missed a beat,” City Manager Steven Folks said. “He continues to set high standards for the AFD."

Jacksonville Fire Department responded Sunday morning to a heavy structural fire at Pheasant Run Apartments. Several apartments were ruined, but there were no fatalities.

Oxford Police Department’s Facebook page contains a synchronous post of various mugshots of shoplifters arrested for the week. The thinking is that some folks are capable of being shamed, so visibility could serve as a deterrent.

Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge has released a statement about a man from Montgomery firing into the air at the soccer fields inside Choccolocco Park. Police say the shooting incident occurred at 6:11 p.m. Saturday evening when a parent was engaged in an argument.

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