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Bryant says special session for roads and bridges coming

Posted earlier today in State

There may not be a deal yet on transportation funding among legislative leaders, but Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's ready to call lawmakers back into session.

 

 

Appeals question life sentences for Mississippi juveniles

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi man resentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder committed while he was 17 appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, raising more questions about whether the state's judges are obeying a ruling that lifetime sentences should be "rare" for crimes committed by juveniles.

 

 

FBI: Miss. sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman.

 

 

Mississippi officials seek to end suit over Senate district

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

Three top Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to create a larger black majority in one of the 52 state Senate districts.

 

 

Mississippi: 8 more West Nile virus cases: 21 so far in 2018

Posted 8/15/2018 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming eight more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the year's total to 21.

 

 

Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prison

Posted 8/14/2018 in State

The top officer of a Mississippi prison has been replaced, weeks after a convicted murderer escaped and days after an inmate's mother said her son was set on fire by another prisoner.

 

 

Multistate crime suspect pleads to some Mississippi charges

Posted 8/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to a killing and a drive-by shooting that launched what authorities say was a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles.

 

Analysis: Road money session waits on lieutenant governor

Posted 8/13/2018 in State

A special session to seek more money for Mississippi's roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen without Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' agreement, and many observers aren't sure what he wants.

 

Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

Posted 8/11/2018 in State

Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds.

 

 

Greenville delays vote on rules for to-go cups of alcohol

Posted 8/11/2018 in State

A city in the Mississippi Delta will wait a while before possibly letting people walk out of bars and restaurants with alcohol in to-go cups.

 

 

Illinois men charged with luring Mississippi teen from home

Posted 8/10/2018 in State

Two Illinois men face kidnapping and conspiracy charges in Mississippi after authorities say they lured a teenager from his home using a video game-centered chat program.

 

 

Mississippi KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

Posted 8/10/2018 in State

The management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide has agreed to provide sensitivity training at those outlets following a May incident at a KFC in Mississippi in which a deaf woman felt she was being mocked.

 

 

Mississippi pharmacist pleads guilty in $400M-plus fraud

Posted 8/10/2018 in State

A Mississippi pharmacist pleaded guilty Thursday to helping run a fraud that collected $244 million from a federal military health insurer.

 

 

Mississippi man appeals judge's ruling clearing prosecutor

Posted 8/9/2018 in State

A man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire is appealing a judge's ruling clearing a prosecutor of misconduct, saying the judge used the wrong legal standard.

 

 

Lincoln Co. expects expensive trial for man charged in 8 killings

Posted 8/9/2018 in State

Some Mississippi officials say they worry about the expense of a capital murder trial for a man charged with killing eight people in May 2017.

 

 

Refrigeration maker to invest $1M in Mississippi, hire 30

Posted 8/9/2018 in State

A refrigeration equipment maker is shifting some production to Mississippi from Wisconsin, investing $1 million at its northeast Mississippi plant with plans to hire 30 new workers.

 

 

Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

Posted 8/7/2018 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's 2018 total to 13 so far.

 

 

Report points to lapse in key data in Mississippi bus crash

Posted 8/4/2018 in State

More than a year after a train slammed into a bus stuck on a railroad crossing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and killed four Texas tourists, investigators report that local officials and the railroad, CSX Corp., were well aware the crossing was a trouble spot, but the information does not appear to have been reflected in the GPS mapping program the bus driver used.

 

 

Choctaw student connects with Mississippi roots

Posted 8/4/2018 in State

He has never lived in Mississippi. But the state is home in a way much deeper than his own birth.

 

 

Mississippi governor: Hyde-Smith was right choice for Senate

Posted 8/3/2018 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor said he's satisfied he chose the right person to temporarily fill a U.S. Senate seat, even while acknowledging that some of his own supporters passionately disagree with his decision.

 

 

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