Alissa Zhu, The Clarion-Ledger

Alissa Zhu

The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Alissa:

She went missing from Raymond in January. A private investigator says he's found her.

"Her story brought tears to my eyes and I prayed about it," the investigator said. → Read More

Three months after shooting, Jackson man's death ruled homicide

Deshun Ferrell, 28, was shot in the 1400 block of Ellis Avenue on April 8, police said. → Read More

Brownies, rice crispy treats seized in 'dispensary party' bust in Jackson

Jackson police detained 15 people, five of whom were charged with possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. → Read More

Mississippi football players involved fatal crash on their way home for 4th of July weekend

One East Mississippi Community College athlete is dead and two others are seriously injured. → Read More

Could a 'little-known' Mississippi law get Curtis Flowers out on bail?

Flowers has spent the last 22 years behind bars and has been tried six times for the murder of four employees at a furniture store in Winona in 1996. → Read More

Mississippi Habitat store manager accused of racism, calling black employee 'monkey' in lawsuit

Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity's board president denies the allegations. "I don't want this to be a black mark on us. We've done a lot of good in the community." → Read More

Mississippi man killed his friend in 'alligator hunting' accident, then fled, deputies say

Stephen McLaurin, 53, of Ellisville was arrested and has multiple charges pending against him, including second degree murder. → Read More

He was shot in the back. The man accused of his murder has been arrested.

George Berry, 30, is in custody for murder, the Jackson Police Department announced on Friday. → Read More

Supreme Court sided with Curtis Flowers. He remains in prison. What's next?

"(Curtis Flowers) knows this isn't over and he’s got more fight to go," said the state public defender. → Read More

Man charged with murder for 2018 Jackson double homicide

Kendrick Claiborne, 27, has also been charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute, police said. → Read More

Woman charged with statutory rape of male minor

Shelby Lynn Simmons was arrested in relation to alleged sexual involvement with a male minor that happened last month, police said. → Read More

'You feel forgotten': How Mississippians are living through the catastrophic flood

'Until you’re in it and you see it and you actually witness it, you don’t realize it. You just don’t think about it. But we think about it every day.' → Read More

Weathering months of flooding, residents fear this Delta town will never be the same

"They call me crying or come into the store, literally crying, because they're scared they're going to lose everything." → Read More

'Need closure for my baby': Mom of slain Natchez man struggles with investigation's pace

"We're running down any and all leads," the chief of the Natchez Police Department said. → Read More

Death of Jackson rapper Lil Lonnie: 3rd suspect arrested in Texas

Marshun Carr, 18, was extradited to Mississippi last week and is charged with murder, the Jackson Police Department announced Monday morning. → Read More

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson's father killed by Simpson County deputy

Commissioner of Agriculture Andy Gipson said his father had struggled with a brain injury and related illness for years. → Read More

They lost eight in their family. Crash victims remembered as 'hardworking, good friends'

"That morning was a very, very bad day for Kemper County," the sheriff said. → Read More

'Very, very bad day': Sheriff describes scene of fatal crash that killed 8 in Mississippi

It took first responders and law enforcement five hours to remove the eight bodies from the wreckage and reopen the Mississippi highway on Monday. → Read More

8 dead in Mississippi crash: What we know

The victims worked for an agricultural company and most were from Macon, the Kemper County sheriff said. → Read More

Mississippi crash: 8 killed in head-on collision between truck, passenger van

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman says a wreck on a rural highway has killed eight people. → Read More