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Bryant orders emergency to protect crash site

Posted 7/14/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's declaring an emergency in the area affected by the KC-130 crash that killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman this week.



2 Mississippi men face criminal charges of pharmacy fraud

Posted 7/14/2017 in State

Two Mississippi men have been criminally charged as part of a nationwide crackdown on health care fraud.



Investigators sift for clues in Miss. military crash

Posted 7/12/2017 in State

With debris scattered for miles across the flat countryside of the Mississippi Delta, federal and local officials combed soybean fields for clues in a military plane crash that killed 15 Marines and a Navy sailor.



At least 16 killed in military plane crash in Mississippi

Posted 7/11/2017 in State

A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said.



Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant

Posted 7/11/2017 in State

The United Auto Workers filed petitions Monday to force a unionization election at a Nissan plant in Mississippi after a yearslong campaign to build support in a region typically unwelcoming to organized labor.



Mississippi already shares some voter info with other states

Posted 7/8/2017 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says he is consistent by sharing some voter information with other states while also telling a national group to "jump in the Gulf of Mexico" as it requests similar data.


2 of 4 special elections set for Mississippi House vacancies

Posted 7/8/2017 in State

Nonpartisan special elections are set for two of the four vacancies in the Mississippi House.


Legal fight continues over Miss. gay-marriage law

Posted 7/7/2017 in State

Wrangling continues over a Mississippi law that lets merchants and government officials cite their religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.



Staff: Mississippi Power offering ideas to settle Kemper

Posted 7/7/2017 in State

The man in charge of negotiating a settlement to wind down Mississippi Power Co.'s coal-fueled power plant project says the company has already made proposals.



Months later, no decision on Mississippi online tax plan

Posted 7/6/2017 in State

Months after Mississippi's top tax official proposed requiring large online sellers to collect taxes on internet sales, he still hasn't enacted the rule.



Mississippi demands $6.4M back from electric car maker, CEO

Posted 7/6/2017 in State

Mississippi's state auditor on Wednesday demanded that a troubled electric car maker or its leader repay $4.9 million in state and local aid the company received, plus $1.5 million of interest.



New Miss. criminal court rules address bail, lawyers

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

New court rules in Mississippi could help prevent poor people from being stuck in jail without a lawyer or bail.



Oh, Mr. Faulkner, do you spend? Money is conference topic

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

Finances were a constant worry for William Faulkner during his early years as a writer. So, an expert says it's fitting that a literary conference will focus on the theme "Faulkner and Money: The Economies of Yoknapatawpha and Beyond."



New search set for leader to improve Miss. schools

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

Mississippi education leaders are restarting a search for a leader to take charge of faltering local schools and districts.



Analysis: Stakes high for Medicaid changes in Mississippi

Posted 7/3/2017 in State

Medicaid is both a gift and a burden to Mississippi.



Hosemann to federal commission: 'Go jump in the Gulf of Mexico'

Posted 7/1/2017 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says he will not deliver personal information about voters if he receives a request from a commission appointed by President Donald Trump.


Mississippi legislator wants law to prevent monument vandals

Posted 7/1/2017 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker who said weeks ago that people should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments is now criticizing the vandalism of a historical marker about a lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement.


Trump nominates Hurst and Lamar as Miss. prosecutors

Posted 6/30/2017 in State

President Donald Trump announced his choices Thursday to become the top federal prosecutors in Mississippi.



Miss. man takes Confederate flag fight to Supreme Court

Posted 6/29/2017 in State

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.



Mississippi Power Co. will stop efforts to complete Kemper plant

Posted 6/29/2017 in State

One of the nation's largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant.



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