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Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy Mississippi road

Posted earlier today in State

An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest.



GOP senator should explain 'hanging' remark, challenger says

Posted earlier today in State

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging," her black Democratic challenger says.



Mississippi announces plans for $37.8M in oil spill money

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi officials have outlined how they plan to spend this year's $37.8 million installment of BP oil spill money, focusing largely on economic, environmental and transportation projects.



Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Posted yesterday in State

National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans.



Mississippi study examines if marijuana can cut seizures

Posted yesterday in State

A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi.



State, coroner blame each other on Mississippi autopsy delay

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi coroner and the state's crime lab are blaming each other for delays in completing an autopsy report in a year-old murder case.



Church to name Alabama, Mississippi clergy accused of abuse

Posted 11/13/2018 in State

Roman Catholic church offices in Alabama and Mississippi will publicly release the names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors over decades, church leaders said.



'Public hanging' remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

Posted 11/13/2018 in State

A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state's history of lynching and boosting Democrats' hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South.


Analysis: Candidates need motivated voters for Senate runoff

Posted 11/12/2018 in State

Candidates in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff are competing with college football, Thanksgiving turkey and the mad dash of Christmas bargain hunting as they try to hold voters' attention.


State senator's 'public hanging' remark draws rebuke

Posted 11/12/2018 in State

A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."



Hyde-Smith accepts Farm Bureau debate; Espy considering it

Posted 11/9/2018 in State

A Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi is accepting an invitation to debate her Democratic opponent a week before the Nov. 27 runoff, but it was not immediately clear whether the event will happen.



2 Senate races headline Mississippi's Tuesday ballot

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

Mississippi voters will cast ballots Tuesday on an unusual combination -- two U.S. Senate races.



Analysis: Hood's downcast pitch clashes with sunny GOP take

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

At times, it seemed like the politicians addressing the Mississippi Economic Council last Thursday were mainly there to boost or oppose Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's bid to retain the U.S. Senate seat to which Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her.



Multistate crime suspect pleads to more Mississippi charges

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Friday to another murder in a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles.



High court to hear Mississippi case on juror discrimination

Posted 11/5/2018 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal questioning whether a Mississippi prosecutor discriminated against black jurors in a murder case that's featured six trials.



Hearing set for man accused of killing Mississippi trooper

Posted 11/3/2018 in State

Prosecutors will present evidence against a man charged with killing an off-duty state trooper.



US Senate candidates speak to Mississippi business audience

Posted 11/2/2018 in State

A Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate said Thursday that she represents "Mississippi values" by supporting President Donald Trump.



Mississippi election leader predicts strong voter turnout

Posted 11/2/2018 in State

Mississippi's top elections official is predicting strong voter turnout as people statewide choose two U.S. senators.



Mississippi confirms second deer found with fatal disease

Posted 11/1/2018 in State

A second case of a debilitating deer disease has been confirmed in Mississippi.



Call center expands in south Mississippi, hiring 231 people

Posted 11/1/2018 in State

A call center is expanding in south Mississippi, with plans to hire 231 people. SaviLinx of Brunswick, Maine, announced its plans Tuesday.



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