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Miss. photo conspiracy case not yet to grand jury

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.

 

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

 

 

1 dead in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.

 

 

Lawyers discuss bond in death penalty retrial

Posted yesterday in State

Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.

 

 

Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

Posted yesterday in State

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop.

 

 

Botched executions raise new questions

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A botched execution in Arizona last week has sent many states scrambling to make sure their executions don't follow a similar grim scenario.

 

 

McDaniel urged to speed election challenge

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said Friday that Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so.

 

 

Two inmates accused of injuring prison guards

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

 

 

House hopeful criticized for 'Green Beret' claim

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st District is drawing harsh criticism for having called himself a "Green Beret veteran."

 

 

Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Top legislative Republicans are promising that Mississippi will get performance-based budgeting right this time.

 

Mississippi gets 179 children from border surge

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.

 

Miss. justices won't revisit ruling on poll books

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its ruling that voters' birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection.

 

 

Couple arrested for living in overdue rental truck

Posted 7/25/2014 in State

A Mississippi couple were arrested after police say they discovered them living in an overdue rental truck with their two children and the children's grandmother.

 

 

School formula calls for $312M more in 2016

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Mississippi's public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday.

 

 

12 Guard members indicted in recruitment fraud

Posted 7/24/2014 in State

Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in cases alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting new soldiers.

 

 

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

If you can't beat them, eat them. That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China.

 

 

South, Southwest score low on child-welfare index

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.

 

 

Bryant appears in GOP governors' promo video

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant says in a new video that some in Washington have compared Mississippi to an old jalopy but he intends to drive full throttle toward economic recovery.

 

 

Arguments set in lawsuit over voter rolls

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.

 

 

Federal inquiries delay BancorpSouth takeovers

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

BancorpSouth's acquisitions of a bank in Louisiana and one in Texas are being delayed because of federal inquiries into BancorpSouth's practices.

 

 

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