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LGBT group faces Miss. political hurdles

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi's legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

 

 

$100K bond for man accused of exploiting Cochran's wife

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A magistrate in Mississippi has scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission.

 

Man accused of exploiting Sen. Cochran's ill wife

Posted 5/17/2014 in State

Authorities say a conservative Mississippi blogger went into a nursing home, photographed the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of an anti-Cochran video.

 

Salvation Army wedding ring winners marry

Posted 5/17/2014 in State

The altar was draped in burlap and the wedding cake was decorated with burlap roses as Angel White married Charles Morris on Saturday, giving thanks to an anonymous woman who put their wedding rings into a Salvation Army kettle back in November.

 

 

Oxford teacher sentenced in child pornography case

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

A 24-year-old Mooreville man will spend 30 months in federal prison on charges he enticed a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 

 

Curtis says ricin poisoning accusations still sting him

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

More than a year after Paul Kevin Curtis was arrested and then abruptly turned loose on charges of sending poisoned letters to the president, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, he says he just wants to return to being an entertainer.

 

 

Development Authority going to Israel

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel in the fall.

 

 

Senate campaigns accuse each other of distortion

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel said Thursday that longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is "one of the biggest spenders in Washington" and is out of touch with Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi likely to rework school rating system

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

After resistance from district superintendents, the Mississippi Board of Education is likely to again rework its rating system for high schools and districts.

 

 

'Personhood' amendment won't be on '15 ballot

Posted 5/15/2014 in State

Mississippians will not vote on a new ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

 

Miss. charter school board sets public hearings

Posted 5/14/2014 in State

Three Mississippi communities will get their say on proposals to open charter schools. The Charter School Authorizer Board voted Thursday to set public hearings on May 20 in Columbus, May 21 in Jackson and May 22 in Natchez.

 

 

Poison-letters defendant Dutschke wants to withdraw guilty plea

Posted 5/14/2014 in State

James Everett Dutschke is not going easily.

 

 

Police probe fatal stabbing at Greenville school

Posted 5/14/2014 in State

A homicide investigation is underway after a fatal stabbing on the campus of a Greenville elementary school.

 

 

Poultry growers reeling from April 28 tornadoes

Posted 5/13/2014 in State

Poultry growers are looking for some help after the April 28 tornadoes that caused tremendous damage on farms and the loss of more than a million birds in four Mississippi counties.

 

Smith files federal lawsuit over arrest

Posted 5/13/2014 in State

Attorneys for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his arrest came during an illegal undercover sting operation.

 

'Personhood' ballot proposal uncertain in Miss.

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

 

Barbour headlines tort reform conference

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Mississippi's business community is celebrating Wednesday the 10th anniversary of the passage of tort reform legislation.

 

 

A short, wild ride to stop a burning bus

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus.

 

 

Couple searches for wedding album owners

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

About four months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through South Mississippi and devastated much of Pass Christian, Michael Malley was doing debris cleanup and came across a somewhat soggy -- but still intact -- photo album.

 

 

Louisville to hold memorial service Sunday

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A community memorial service will remember the 10 Winston County residents killed in an April 28 tornado.

 

 

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