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Father says he still struggles with death of Mississippi girl in oven

Posted 2/11/2019 in State

The father of a 20-month-old Mississippi Delta girl who police say was stabbed and placed in a hot oven says he still struggles with his emotions over her death.

 

 

Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

While in college in the 1990s, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves took part in his fraternity's Old South parties. And at such Kappa Alpha parties, members often wore Confederate costumes, a common practice among chapters in the South at the time.

 

 

House approves bill to ease some criminal penalties

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

Mississippi House members on Thursday overwhelmingly supported a plan to ease some penalties for those accused or convicted of crimes, as its sponsor again acknowledged the bill constitutes "baby steps."

 

 

Mississippi considers limiting property owners' liability

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

Mississippi senators are advancing a bill that would limit people's ability to sue property owners for injuries or other problems.

 

 

Tire maker highlights worker training start in Mississippi

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

Continental AG is beginning to gear up worker training at the $1.4 billion tire-making complex that it's building in central Mississippi, as it aims to start producing truck tires by next January.

 

 

Judge: Man accused in 8 deaths can't get fair trial at home

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

A judge says a man accused of killing eight people in south Mississippi can't get a fair trial in his home county.

 

 

Mississippi man shot dead by state troopers after chase

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

A Mississippi Gulf Coast man is dead and two other people are facing criminal charges after a high-speed chase Wednesday where officers say someone shot at them.

 

 

Schools closed in northern Mississippi because of flu

Posted 2/9/2019 in State

Two public school districts and one private school in northern Mississippi were closed Friday because of an increase in flu cases.

 

 

Mississippi House approves bill targeting Israel boycotts

Posted 2/8/2019 in State

Lawmakers want Mississippi to join some other states in refusing to do business with companies boycotting Israel.

 

 

House passes school safety bill requiring shooter drills

Posted 2/7/2019 in State

Mississippi House members agreed Wednesday that public schools should undergo twice-yearly active shooter drills, approving a bill meant to make schools safer from mass shootings and turning aside concerns that such drills could terrorize the students they're meant to protect.

 

 

House seeks college graduate tax breaks, but could be costly

Posted 2/7/2019 in State

Mississippi could become the latest state to begin offering incentives to recent college graduates who remain in or move to the state, as lawmakers seek to stem the state's falling population.

 

 

Mississippi considers abortion ban after fetal heartbeat

Posted 2/7/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.

 

 

Confederate emblem remains on Mississippi flag as bills die

Posted 2/7/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are again killing bills to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the last flag in the U.S. to display it.

 

 

Mississippi lawmakers reject move to let farmers grow hemp

Posted 2/7/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are turning back an attempt to legalize growing industrial hemp in the state.

 

 

Doctor, 72, accused of illegally distributing opioids

Posted 2/6/2019 in State

Prosecutors in Mississippi say a doctor is accused of illegally distributing opioids and laundering money.

 

 

Pact extended for Mississippi firm to service military jets

Posted 2/5/2019 in State

The U.S. Air Force has renewed a contract with a Mississippi aerospace company to supply parts and maintain training jets.

 

 

Longtime Mississippi Sen. Burton has stroke, Reeves says

Posted 1/25/2019 in State

A longtime Mississippi lawmaker who recently stepped down from a leadership post has had a stroke.

 

 

Mississippi: $27M from contractors in prison bribery case

Posted 1/25/2019 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that his office is collecting nearly $27 million from contractors involved in bribing a former head of the state prison system.

 

 

Biloxi Diocese lists 3 priests accused of sexual misconduct

Posted 1/25/2019 in State

A Catholic diocese in Mississippi has released its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

 

 

Bill passes allowing electric cooperatives to offer internet

Posted 1/24/2019 in State

Northeast Mississippi resident John Henson is among the people who are hoping that a measure allowing the state's electric cooperatives to offer high-speed internet service will bring improvements.

 

 

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