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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.

 

 

Public speaks on Mississippi welfare drug tests

Posted 7/23/2014 in State

A Mississippi agency should be cautious in carrying out a new welfare drug-testing law and should not set administrative rules that could penalize an entire household for one person's behavior, advocates for civil liberties and poor people told officials Tuesday.

 

 

Hearing set on Miss. welfare drug-testing law

Posted 7/22/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding a public hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.

 

 

Neshoba Fair could shape Senate race

Posted 7/21/2014 in State

Mississippi's 2014 U.S. Senate race has been dominated by a bitter Republican primary that never seems to end. One of the state's largest political gatherings, the Neshoba County Fair, could help shift the focus to a Democrat-versus-Republican narrative heading toward the Nov. 4 general election.

 

Graceland Too tours, MacLeod memorial to be Aug. 12

Posted 7/21/2014 in State

The Holly Springs mansion that became a popular Elvis Presley museum will reopen to the public during Elvis Presley week with a memorial for owner Paul MacLeod. MacLeod was found dead Thursday on his front porch. He was 71.

 

Man accused of posing as fed to rob immigrants

Posted 7/21/2014 in State

Amite County Sheriff Tim Wroten says a 37-year-old McComb man is accused of posing as a Border Patrol agent to rob three immigrants.

 

 

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