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Judge temporarily blocks most restrictive abortion law in US

Posted earlier today in State

The most restrictive abortion law in the United States was in effect less than 24 hours before a federal judge temporarily blocked it Tuesday during what could become a long legal fight between Mississippi's Republican governor and the state's only abortion clinic.



Quick challenge for Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Posted yesterday in State

The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor.


Realtors unhappy with governor over broker bill veto

Posted 3/19/2018 in State

On Feb. 28, Realtors in the state were in a mood to celebrate.


Monroe County boy accused of killing sister over video game controller

Posted 3/19/2018 in State

A 13-year-old girls was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen after a dispute over a video game controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell has confirmed.



Judge upholds Mississippi mandate on doctors who do abortion

Posted 3/17/2018 in State

A federal judge is upholding part of a Mississippi law that says doctors who perform abortions must be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology.



Mississippi lawmakers seek to widen property tax break

Posted 3/17/2018 in State

Mississippi lawmakers want to open one of the state's richest tax incentive programs to smaller projects, in hopes of helping the state recruit more businesses.



Bryant: National GOP won't choose new senator

Posted 3/16/2018 in State

Mississippi's Republican governor said Thursday that his decision about appointing a new U.S. senator won't be influenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or other GOP leaders in Washington, but he believes his appointee will receive campaign help from the president and vice president.



Psychologist: Solitary confinement hurts Mississippi inmates

Posted 3/16/2018 in State

A psychiatrist testified Thursday in a trial about prison conditions that solitary confinement at a Mississippi prison is "shockingly harsh and inhumane," saying long stays in solitary cause serious damage to the mentally ill inmates held there.



With 2 US Senate races, Mississippi lawmaker switches pick

Posted 3/15/2018 in State

With a rare opportunity to run for either of two U.S. Senate seats, an insurgent Mississippi Republican switched targets Wednesday.



Mom says Mississippi 6th grader hanged self over bullying

Posted 3/15/2018 in State

The parents of a 6th grade-boy in Mississippi who hanged himself in the family garage say he was bullied at school after saying he might be bisexual.



Defense contractor to add 48 workers in $20M expansion

Posted 3/15/2018 in State

An atomic and defense contractor is again expanding in Mississippi, with plans to spend $20 million and add 48 jobs over three years.



Proposed Mississippi cigarette tax hikes nearly dead

Posted 3/14/2018 in State

With less than three weeks left in the 2018 regular session, an effort by Mississippi lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes is on its deathbed.



Ellis recognized after nearly 4 decades of service

Posted 3/14/2018 in State

Colleagues are applauding longtime state Rep. Tyrone Ellis as he returns to Mississippi's House chambers after retiring in June.



35 tons of catfish products produced in Mississippi recalled

Posted 3/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi company is recalling around 35 tons of catfish products that might have been tainted by a compound that poses a public health concern.



Teen faces adult charges in death of boy taken in stolen car

Posted 3/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi teenager faces charges related to the 2017 killing of a 6-year-old boy taken inside a stolen car.



Death penalty sought in case of 8 Mississippi killings

Posted 3/13/2018 in State

A Mississippi man accused of eight killings pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges, including four counts of capital murder for which prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty.



Mississippi secretary of state hints at run for other office

Posted 3/13/2018 in State

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he's not running for his current office again but won't say what he's running for next.



Mississippi response plan meeting to be held on deer disease

Posted 3/13/2018 in State

Mississippi will hold a public meeting to discuss its response plan to a fatal infectious deer disease that has been confirmed in the state.



Analysis: Auditor wants improved use of accounting system

Posted 3/12/2018 in State

State Auditor Stacy Pickering says an increasing number of accounting problems shows state employees need more training in governmental accounting practices and how to use the $100 million accounting software system that the state turned on in 2014.



Mississippi seeks source of disease that killed buck

Posted 3/12/2018 in State

Tests on deer carcasses collected in Mississippi don't show any signs of the fatal infectious disease that was recently confirmed in a dead buck.



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