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November 1, 2012

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

“I decided to retire back in April of this year,” Martin said. “OPD has some really good folks working for them. It is very family-oriented, and we are all like a family here at OPD.”

October 29, 2012

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD).

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD).

Another female student was with the victim when the robbery occurred.

The suspect allegedly pointed a small-caliber gun to one of the female victim’s heads and took her purse, according to the crime alert posted by UPD Friday night. The suspect drives an older-model black sedan with tinted windows and was last seen heading toward Grove Loop.

October 2, 2012

“The Houston Police Department places the highest value on human life, and events like these are tragic and unfortunate for everyone involved.”
This is what the chief of the Houston Police Department in Texas said after one of his officers shot and killed a schizophrenic, wheelchair-bound double-amputee on Monday. The man had impressively cornered the offending officer’s partner — who was, just so we’re all on the same page here, not missing any of his limbs — in a way so that the partner couldn’t get away.

September 13, 2012

Police and other traffic officials in the area are preparing for a large number of people for the Texas football this game weekend.

Police and other traffic officials in the area are preparing for a large number of people for the Texas football this game weekend. While football games are one of the most anticipated events that many Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni look forward to, many people have come to dread the traffic and parking that come along with game weekends.

August 30, 2012

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

April 29, 2012

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Nearly a month after two students were killed at Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, Mississippians are still looking for answers as to how these incidents happened.

Chief Calvin Sellars of the University Police Department said for now, the Ole Miss campus is safe, but the effort to keep this status takes a team. 

“There is only so much that patrol officers can do,” Sellars said. “It takes an effort from many different aspects of the university.”

April 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

 

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

In 2010, the Daily Beast researched nine major criminal incidents and came up with the 50 Safest/Most Dangerous college campuses in the country. The statistics account for the previous three calendar years. 

March 9, 2012

Today is the last day of classes for Ole Miss students before spring break begins. According to travel writer Kathleen Crislip, approximately 1 million students will be out of school for spring break during the week of March 12. Many of those 1 million plan to travel. If you are one of them, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your residence. 

Today is the last day of classes for Ole Miss students before spring break begins. According to travel writer Kathleen Crislip, approximately 1 million students will be out of school for spring break during the week of March 12.  Many of those 1 million plan to travel. If you are one of them, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your residence. 

March 5, 2012

Hotty Toddy Taxi found itself face to face with the Oxford Police Department again Saturday morning when one of its buses ran over three University of Mississippi students. 

 

Hotty Toddy Taxi found itself face to face with the Oxford Police Department again Saturday morning when one of its buses ran over three University of Mississippi students. 

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Oxford Mall near the Malco movie theater, according to OPD Chief Mike Martin. Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a bus. 

November 27, 2011

Oxford law enforcement officials are investigating instances of animal cruelty following reports by homeowners claiming that their pets have been shot and wounded.
The shootings are being investigated by the Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.
A recent incident occurred when a woman’s cat was shot with a pellet gun, according to Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin.
Lee Payne, a veterinarian at Animal Clinic of Oxford, said shootings could certainly be lethal and cause serious medical problems.   

October 23, 2011

The overcrowding in bars, restaurants and hotels during the University of Mississippi football season has the Oxford Fire Department concerned about the city breaking fire codes.
The OFD serves approximately 19,000 Oxford residents and 14,000 Ole Miss students on campus, according to Oxford’s website.
Fire Chief Mike Hill said the department has been conducting occupancy load checks on various locations.

September 6, 2011

Have you ever looked around the bar and said to yourself, “Wow, that kid looks like he’s 14.” Well, he might have been.

During the first half of 2011, the Oxford Police Department charged approximately 50 individuals with possession of false identification; however, this number represents only a small portion of the fake IDs that were seized in Oxford this year.

August 31, 2011

 

A New York state supreme court judge ended one of the most high profile and sordidly-fascinating criminal cases in recent years on Tuesday.

August 17, 2011

 

Ole Miss had a relatively light practice Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday night’s scrimmage, open to the public inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and scheduled for 6 p.m.

Ole Miss battles inconsistency

After being pleased with his team on Thursday, head coach Houston Nutt felt the Rebels struggled with consistency during Friday’s practice.

July 7, 2011

 

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL teams owners and players’ association leaders met for another long negotiating session Thursday, hoping to finally break the labor lockout that has now lasted more than 16 weeks.

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith joined in the sixth set of recent talks between the two sides, a regularly scheduled conference call involving players in a lawsuit against the league was planned for Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

April 6, 2011

Joseph Urgo, a former professor at Ole Miss, is now the president of St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Joseph Urgo, a former professor at Ole Miss, is now the president of St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Urgo, a native of Connecticut, received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University.

He taught at Ole Miss from 2000 to 2006 as both English professor and chair of the department. He became the chief academic officer at Hamilton College in New York in 2006. He received the position of president at St. Mary’s College in July 2010.  

February 27, 2011

 

Arab League boss Moussa to run for Egypt president 

Arab League chief Amr Moussa, a popular career diplomat, said Sunday he plans to run in Egypt’s presidential election expected later this year.

Moussa, a former foreign minister, declared his candidacy a day after a constitutional reform panel appointed by the country’s new military rulers recommended far-reaching reforms that relaxed eligibility rules governing who can run for president.

February 3, 2011

The University Police Department’s detective captain successfully juggles criminals, a newborn and a master’s course load.

The University Police Department’s detective captain successfully juggles criminals, a newborn and a master’s course load.

For her efforts, detective captain Jane Tutor was awarded Officer of the Year at the annual awards banquet of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers’ Association on Jan. 25.

February 1, 2011

Over 600 Oxford and Lafayette County citizens are participating in a free program called “Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U.,” which promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Over 600 Oxford and Lafayette County citizens are participating in a free program called “Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U.,” which promotes a healthy lifestyle.

The program is conducted by Baptist Memorial Hospital, the United Way of Oxford/Lafayette County and the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce.

January 28, 2011

Once again, the state of Mississippi ranks as the fattest state in America– for the seventh year running.

Once again, the state of Mississippi ranks as the fattest state in America– for the seventh year running.

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) released its third annual Public Heath Report Card. The report ranks Mississippi comparatively to the rest of the nation in various health issues.

The state ranked No. 1 in five categories, including adult obesity, adults reporting no physical activity in the past month and heart disease.

November 12, 2010

 

For Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill he knew from a very young age that he would one day grow up to be a firefighter.

November 8, 2010

Oxford is in the planning phase of building a new central fire station.

 

Oxford is in the planning phase of building a new central fire station.

 

October 10, 2010

On July 1, the state of Mississippi joined 14 other states and the District of Colombia in requiring motorists to keep at least three feet between bicycles when passing cyclists on the road.

 

On July 1, the state of Mississippi joined 14 other states and the District of Colombia in requiring motorists to keep at least three feet between bicycles when passing cyclists on the road.