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Mississippi man who awakened inside body bag dies

Posted 3/14/2014 in State

A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.

 

 

Guilty verdict for former MSU professor

Posted 3/11/2014 in State

A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.

 

 

Student in fight at Moss Point school dies

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.

 

 

Cochran: Corps adds $14M for Miss. projects

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

High court schedules arguments in cold case

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Lawyers for a man convicted in the killing of a woman in Tunica County nearly two decades ago will argue his innocence on March 18 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers feel pressure over religion bill

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.

 

Miss. Senate OKs version of criminal justice bill

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi Senate on Thursday advanced a bill that supporters say is designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.

 

Man arrested for flashing badge at drive-thru

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Officials say a 65-year-old Natchez man has been arrested for reportedly flashing a badge and impersonating an officer after he rear-ended a driver in October.

 

 

Lawmakers seek agreement on clinic grants

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.

 

 

Leaders promote using carbon dioxide in oil output

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.

 

 

Man convicted of Dutch cyclist death dies in federal prison

Posted 3/7/2014 in State

A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.

 

 

Miss. House passes bills to restrict labor unions

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices.

 

 

Miss. religion bill draws debate on discrimination

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.

 

Republicans rule Taylor can stay on party ballot

Posted 3/6/2014 in State

Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.

 

Teacher pay raise plan moves to Miss. Senate

Posted 3/5/2014 in State

The head of an educators' union is praising Mississippi lawmakers for moving forward with a teacher pay raise proposal, but he's asking them to do more.

 

 

Mississippi House panel advances revised religious practice bill

Posted 3/5/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel on Tuesday changed and passed a bill that says state and local government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.

 

Reeves unveiling new teacher pay raise proposal

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House.

 

Black Caucus cites Medicaid as unaddressed issue

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

Medicaid expansion is one of the biggest issues Mississippi lawmakers are failing to address this year, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus said Monday.

 

Miss. inmate sues over execution drug info

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

Lawyers for a woman facing the death penalty in Mississippi say the state isn't telling them enough about where it's getting execution drugs and how it plans to use them.

 

Mississippi religious-practices bill faces deadline

Posted 3/4/2014 in State

A Mississippi House panel will decide today whether to kill a religious-practices bill or keep it alive with or without changes.

 

 

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