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Miss. ranks 7th nationally in certified teachers

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

In the 2013-2014 school year, 198 teachers in Mississippi achieved the National Board Certification.

 

 

Questions linger on aluminum plant project

Posted 12/29/2014 in State

The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on.

 

 

Reward of more than $17K offered in Panola woman's burning death

Posted 12/26/2014 in State

The reward for information about whoever burned a 19-year-old woman is nearing $18,000.

 

One-time most wanted fugitive Barreto dies in custody

Posted 12/26/2014 in State

A woman once on the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with the death of her adopted child has died.

Severe weather slams south; four killed

Posted 12/24/2014 in State

Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.

 

Google denied motion to block subpoena

Posted 12/24/2014 in State

A federal judge has denied Google Inc.'s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

 

Hunt for suspects ongoing in burning death

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

The hunt for suspects continues in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was burned alive in Panola County.

 

 

State certifies school referendum for 2015 ballot

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Voters in November 2015 will decide a referendum to write a funding guarantee for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" into Mississippi's constitution.

 

 

Miss. Highway Patrol begins holiday enforcement

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2014 Christmas holiday enforcement period at 6 p.m. Tuesday and conclude at midnight Christmas night.

 

Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

Posted 12/23/2014 in State

Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years.

Photo: Senator Younger sworn in

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Senator Charles "Chuck" Younger was sworn in on Friday to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown.

 

Prosecutor could charge 9 in flamingo death

Posted 12/22/2014 in State

Forrest County District Attorney Patricia Burchell told the Hattiesburg American that she will ask a grand jury to indict as many as nine college students involved in the kidnapping of a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

Google sues Mississippi attorney general

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company.

 

Younger sworn in to Miss. Senate

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

Republican Charles "Chuck" Younger of Columbus is the newest member of the Mississippi Senate.

 

Ex-narcotics head tapped as Miss. prisons chief

Posted 12/20/2014 in State

The former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics director is set to head the state Department of Corrections, taking over a prison system that has been rocked by bribery charges brought against its ex-leader.

 

 

Miss. universities win final OK to raise tuition

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Mississippi's College Board gave final approval Thursday to plans for the state's eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall.

 

 

Woman charged in scam after burning death

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month.

 

 

Jindal raises money for Miss. lt. governor

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015.

 

 

Woman arrested in deaths of 3 teens in wreck

Posted 12/19/2014 in State

Officials say a 42-year-old Purvis woman has been arrested for providing alcohol to minors.

 

 

Mississippi man cited for drowning deer

Posted 12/18/2014 in State

A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish.

 

 

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