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Bowling given chance to appeal sentence

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

 

 

Mom arrested for hiding meth in child's pants

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.

 

 

McDaniel expected to discuss campaign challenge

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.

 

 

McDaniel asks state high court to open records

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Blues Trail international marker unveiled

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

Mississippi's second international Blues Trail marker was unveiled Monday in Cahors, France.

 

Columbus native Murray crowned Miss Mississippi

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Feds, Mississippi in dispute over state waters

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government refuses to recognize the declaration, standing by a 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision that determined the offshore boundary for Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama was three miles out.

 

 

Arrest may have caused prison fight

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

A prison fight in which nine inmates were stabbed was related to an attempt to smuggle contraband into the Walnut Grove prison, says Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.

 

 

Hinds may get building bigger than Nissan

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

A notice from the governor's office to the Army Corps of Engineers indicates that an installation bigger than Nissan's is being considered for western Hinds County.

 

 

Miss. agrees to extradite suspect

Posted 7/12/2014 in State

The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

 

 

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV relapses

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -- and therefore is not cured.

 

 

Miss. man accused of killing nursing home roommate

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Authorities say a Mississippi nursing home resident killed his roommate by stuffing a stuffing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the roommate's throat.

 

 

Southaven ex-mayor gets 2 year sentence

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.

 

 

Charter board considers hiring executive director

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could hire its first executive director next month after discussing applications in closed session Thursday.

 

 

No easy path to overturn Cochran victory

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A tight timeline and potential cash crunch could make it impossible for tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Meeting to discuss silicon plant project

Posted 7/10/2014 in State

A North Carolina group plans a meeting Saturday in Iuka to call on local residents to press state regulators to hold a hearing on what it believes is health risks connected to a silicon metal plant under construction in Tishomingo County.

 

 

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

Posted 7/9/2014 in State

In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of alleged voter fraud they cited in the bitterly fought race.

 

 

MHP issued 36 DUIs over holiday weekend

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

The local division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 36 DUI citations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 

 

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

 

 

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