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Narcotics agent: Trooper killed was in official capacity

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent says in a sworn statement that a state trooper was acting in an official capacity when he was shot to death last month in the middle of a night in a rural area.

 

 

Mississippi ex-alderman gets 7 years on child porn charge

Posted yesterday in State

A former alderman from Mississippi's third-largest city has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of transporting child pornography.

 

 

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

Posted 10/17/2018 in State

The death of a 20-month-old girl found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home led to a murder charge Tuesday against the child's grandmother, authorities said.

 

 

GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy each top $1M in 3 months

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

A Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and one of her Democratic challengers both report raising more than $1 million from July through September.

 

 

Board approves 2 new Mississippi charter schools, rejects 1

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.

 

 

Bankrupt company says it could close Mississippi hospital

Posted 10/16/2018 in State

A bankrupt company warned on Friday that it might close a hospital in the Mississippi Delta if it can't transfer ownership within weeks.

 

 

Mississippi Board of Education could add student advisers

Posted 10/13/2018 in State

Two Mississippi public high school students could soon become advisers to the state Board of Education.

 

 

Band halftime program -- police held at gunpoint -- draws ire

Posted 10/13/2018 in State

A Mississippi high school band is being barred from a state competition and some performances after a halftime skit depicting three police officers being held at gunpoint was performed in a community where two officers were shot to death last month.

 

 

Prosecutors: Man with KKK robe had unregistered machine gun

Posted 10/12/2018 in State

Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to illegally having an unregistered machine gun, months after he was arrested and found with other firearms, a methamphetamine pipe and a Ku Klux Klan robe.

 

 

Legislative report evaluates local taxes in Mississippi

Posted 10/11/2018 in State

A watchdog group says 68 cities and 14 counties in Mississippi are collecting local taxes on hotel stays and restaurant meals, for purposes such as promoting tourism or development.

 

 

Mississippi police took property without legal authority

Posted 10/11/2018 in State

Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn't notice.

 

 

Mississippi sending assets to help Florida as Michael nears

Posted 10/10/2018 in State

The State of Mississippi has deployed two search-and-rescue teams to Florida, to assist with potential emergency response efforts, ahead of Hurricane Michael.

 

 

Parole revoked, murder charges await police killing suspect

Posted 10/10/2018 in State

Officials plan to charge a man accused of killing two police officers with capital murder once he's released from the hospital.

 

 

Board could remove Ole Miss donor's name after Facebook post

Posted 10/10/2018 in State

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says the state College Board could consider removing a donor's name from the Ole Miss journalism school after critics denounced a Facebook post by the donor as racist.

 

 

Coroner offers a few details in shooting death of trooper

Posted 10/10/2018 in State

A coroner says an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper appears to have been standing outside a vehicle on Sept. 30, while the person who shot him was sitting inside the vehicle's passenger side.

 

 

Man gets 25 years for 2016 killing of off-duty firefighter

Posted 10/10/2018 in State

A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the shooting death of an off-duty firefighter in Mississippi.

 

 

42 West Nile virus cases in Mississippi so far this year

Posted 10/9/2018 in State

Two Mississippi counties are reporting new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 42 so far this year.

 

 

Analysis: Debates might aid voters, but candidates pass

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

If a debate in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race to fill out the unexpired term of the retired Thad Cochran had gone off as planned last Thursday at Millsaps College in Jackson, you might be reading more about the event in this space.

 

 

Monday, Tuesday are Mississippi voter registration deadlines

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

Monday is the deadline for people to register to vote in person in Mississippi for November's general election.

 

 

Lawsuit demands return of more than $16M from Ponzi scheme

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

A lawyer trying to recover money in a collapsed Ponzi scheme is suing three people who sold the investments, demanding they return more than $16 million in sales commissions.

 

 

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