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Remains found in Mississippi may be from man believed murdered

Charred bone fragments found in Fernwood, Mississippi, may be the remains of a teen who disappeared during a cross-country trip back in 1995. This was the third time investigators had searched the isolated Pike County property in the years since then.

What's behind the rise in fatal crashes?

If you've purchased a new car recently, it may well include technology that warns you of vehicles in your blind spot, dings at you if you start to drift out of your lane and even displays a miniature speed limit sign on the speedometer that reminds you how fast you should be driving in your current location. It likely has a back-up camera to help spot cars, kids and obstacles immediately behind you.

Family awarded $1 million for mother's brutal murder in Jackson

Law enforcement officers and 911 dispatchers are human beings, which means they don't always make the right decisions. Unfortunately, a poor decision by people in these essential jobs can have tragic results. That's what happened in the case of a Jackson woman who was brutally murdered nearly five years ago.

Federal agency investigating rash of fatalities near school buses

Last November, we discussed a crash in Mississippi that claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy on Halloween. He was struck as he crossed a road to get on his school bus. That crash was one of a number of similar incidents over a short period that killed children at or near school bus stops.

Some important things to know about wrongful death suits

If a family member has died because of the actions or negligence of a person or entity, you may be able to seek compensation and justice through a wrongful death suit whether there is a criminal case or not. Even if the deceased person didn't contribute to the family income, you can seek damages.

School bus stop accidents claim 4 lives in one week, injure more

The dangers of going to and from school for children were made tragically apparent recently with four separate incidents involving children being struck by vehicles at or near their school bus stops. One of those accidents occurred here in Mississippi.

When can others be held liable for an at-fault driver's actions?

Too many people are killed in car crashes caused by drivers who should never have been behind the wheel. It might have been a teenager who didn't have the experience or skills to be driving the family SUV. Perhaps it was an elderly driver who should have had their keys taken away a long time ago, but their family just didn't want to confront them.

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