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No bond for 2 teens in carjacking, kidnapping

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

A judge has denied bond to two teenagers accused of the rape, carjacking, and kidnapping of a 29-year-old woman.

 

 

Agent: Collecting evidence in can case

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper.

 

 

After prison fight, monitors call for change

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.

 

 

Trooper training school to begin in November

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant Monday signed into a law a bill that would spend $6.9 million to produce 60 new members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by May 2015.

 

 

Funding divides Cochran, McDaniel

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question dividing the Republicans in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race this year.

 

 

Tupelo Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo.

 

 

Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

Vicksburg building up for National Register

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

State archivists have recommended the former Monte Carlo building in Vicksburg be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Lowndes man to be resentenced in cocaine case

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a Lowndes County man for sale of cocaine.

 

 

Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

 

 

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

 

 

Transportation leader Foxx pushes for highway funding

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

 

Nettleton officer kills man who allegedly shot two others dead

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

A verbal argument inside a vehicle Wednesday ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of a small northeast Mississippi town.

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

 

 

Cochran tops McDaniel in fundraising

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

 

 

Southern Co. agrees to coal research with Chinese firm

Posted 4/16/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

 

 

Tea party leader: GOP chair should resign

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.

 

 

Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

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