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Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

Posted yesterday in State

A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care.

 

 

Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn.

 

 

Nurse practitioner pleads guilty in pharmacy fraud case

Posted yesterday in State

A nurse practitioner has pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal health insurer at a Mississippi clinic.

 

 

Analysis: GOP runoff candidates embrace Trump ideas

Posted 6/18/2018 in State

Two candidates in a Republican primary runoff for a congressional race in central Mississippi agree on many big issues, including their overall support for President Donald Trump.

 

 

Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

Posted 6/18/2018 in State

One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.

 

 

Black Caucus backs Baria in Dem primary runoff for US Senate

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary runoff for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat, but a caucus member who lost in the primary questioned the decision.

 

 

Hughes seeks to push past Guest in congressional GOP runoff

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

A candidate is aiming for a come-from-behind victory in a June 26 Republican primary runoff for a congressional seat in Mississippi.

 

 

3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.

 

 

Nearly 300 arrested in Mississippi crime reduction effort

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

Nearly 300 people have been arrested in Mississippi as part of a federal, state and local initiative to cut crime.

 

 

Automotive supplier expands manufacturing in Iuka

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

A German company that makes automotive parts is expanding in northern Mississippi.

 

 

Prosecutor: Mississippi man to plead guilty in nuns' deaths

Posted 6/13/2018 in State

A Mississippi prosecutor said Tuesday that a man charged with killing two nuns in 2016 will plead guilty as part of an agreement that removes the possibility of the death penalty.

 

 

Taxpayer costs adding up in legal fight over Jackson airport

Posted 6/12/2018 in State

Lawyers have billed taxpayers more than $400,000 so far in a power struggle over control of the airport in Mississippi's largest city.

 

 

Gun ruling includes state history lesson

Posted 6/11/2018 in State

A Mississippi Supreme Court decision about guns in courthouses provided different perspectives from several justices, including a history lesson about gun rights from Justice Leslie B. King, the only African-American currently serving on the nine-member court.

 

 

No debate in GOP congressional primary runoff in Mississippi

Posted 6/9/2018 in State

Mississippi voters will not see a debate between two candidates before the Republican primary runoff in a congressional race.

 

 

Sherman picks up endorsement in Mississippi Dem Senate race

Posted 6/9/2018 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker who placed third in a U.S. Senate primary is endorsing one of the remaining candidates.

 

 

Mississippi high court: Judges can't regulate concealed guns

Posted 6/8/2018 in State

A majority of Mississippi Supreme Court justices ruled Thursday that some local judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses.

 

 

Applications for 8 Mississippi charter schools move forward

Posted 6/8/2018 in State

Seven groups seeking to open eight charter schools in Mississippi have moved forward to the next phase in the application process.

 

 

Mississippi runoffs: 1 could be polite, the other combative

Posted 6/7/2018 in State

The Republican and Democratic campaigns heading into the June 26 runoffs for Congress and Senate are likely to have sharply contrasting tones.

 

 

Former Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway dies at 79

Posted 6/6/2018 in State

The City of Biloxi's longest serving mayor, A.J. Holloway, has died.

 

 

Mississippi primaries trim field for GOP-held Senate seat

Posted 6/5/2018 in State

Mississippi is holding party primaries Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat held since 2007 by Republican Roger Wicker, who was endorsed months ago by President Donald Trump.

 

 

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