Former St. Bernard Senator Sammy Nunez, who served two terms as Senate President, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. Nunez served as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures and worked closely with current Senate President John Alario when Alario served as Speaker of the House. Read more about his career at the link below.
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says he is at peace with his decision to pardon more than 200 criminals, including 17 convicted murderers, on his last days in office, but angry Mississippians are fighting back with the help of Attorney General Jim Hood. CBS News is reporting his actions will likely lead to changes in Mississippi's pardon laws.
A man accused of killing a Hammond priest then taking off for Disney World with his family in the priest's car has taken the unusual step of requesting that the grand jury that will hear his case be moved to another venue. An attorney for Jeremy Wayne Manieri, accused of killing Father Ed Everitt in a Mississippi beach house was called a killer by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, shown here, in a campaign commerical.