A Yazoo mother was arrested this week and charged with child abuse after deputies responded to a local hospital following concerns by health workers.
Shanela Cain, 25, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse.
The warden and an employee with the Yazoo County Correctional Facility said the complex is a sitting duck with not enough radios, security or even handcuffs. And with low manpower, both said the facility and its employees are in danger.
A correctional officer resigned from his post after being charged with bringing contraband into the local correctional facility.
Willie Harrison was charged with smuggling contraband into a correctional facility.
A high-speed chase turned deadly late Sunday evening when a Yazoo County man was killed fleeing from deputies and patrolmen.
Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers said Justin Collins, 19, was pronounced dead on the scene from multi-system trauma.
The Housing Authority Board continues to research various past contracts as the agency moves forward with its separation from the Gateway Community Development Corporation.
A suspect remains on the run after possibly being shot by a business owner he attempted to rob earlier this week.
Chief Ronald Samson said the victim was working inside his Jerry Clower business when he heard something outside the building Tuesday night.