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Bryant chooses successor for Kelly as DA

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.

 

Death row inmate challenges evidence in new trial bid

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.

 

Mississippi denied $290K seized in 2013 drug raid

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.

 

 

Jones to research obesity at UMMC

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Although University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones didn't get his contract renewed, he won't be going far.

 

 

Pit bull attacks 12-year-old Tupelo boy

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Police say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.

 

 

School official presses charges for cheering at graduation

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Ursula Miller knew that when she shouted her niece's name after she received her diploma at a north Mississippi high school graduation, she would probably be asked to leave the arena.

 

 

Counties push to continue programs that provide inmate labor

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs, county officials and others said at a Wednesday news conference that a future without free inmate labor will be one of higher taxes, uncollected garbage, littered highways, unpainted government buildings and unrepaired patrol cars.

 

 

Kemper opponent: Not so fast on Mississippi Power rate hikes

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Regulators should block rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant until all the mandates of a state Supreme Court decision are fulfilled, Hattiesburg oilman Tommy Blanton says.

 

Republicans hold north Miss. House seat

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.

 

Floods delay some planting, forces other farmers to replant

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Persistent rain over the past few weeks has caused some Northeast Mississippi farmers to delay planting while forcing others to replant when the rain clears.

 

 

Meal programs expand summer nutrition for kids

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

A government-backed nutrition program seeks to provide two million meals to Mississippi schoolchildren this summer.

 

 

Free eye exams for third graders who failed reading test

Posted 6/2/2015 in State

A new Mississippi program will provide free eye exams to every third grader who failed the state reading test last month and help those students get glasses if needed.

 

Funeral for B.B. King held in Miss. Delta hometown

Posted 5/30/2015 in State

Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.

Louisville student shines at national spelling bee

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

 

Bite out of crime: K-9 partner saves deputy under attack

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.

 

 

2 men plead guilty to killing Greenville WWII veteran

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

Two Greenville men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a World War II veteran who was also known as the Delta region's first "Hot Tamale King."

 

Johnson withdraws from transportation race

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

The contest for Mississippi's Northern District transportation commissioner narrowed to three Wednesday after Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson formally dropped out of the race.

 

9th arrest made in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop.

 

 

MDA will lead trade mission to Central Europe

Posted 5/28/2015 in State

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.

 

 

Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

Posted 5/27/2015 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.

 

 

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