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Man arrested over gunshot-like sounds near base stays jailed

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remained jailed Friday and could be returned to prison.

 

 

Man held on $2M bond in 2-state child pornography case

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Bond has been set at $2 million for a man who authorities allege checked into casinos in the Mississippi and Louisiana under assumed identities and using their hotels' free Wi-Fi connections to download hundreds of images of child pornography.

 

 

Judge asked to revisit school funding decision

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Some Mississippi school districts are asking a Hinds County chancery judge to reconsider his decision that legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year.

 

 

Elvis Stamp on sale Thursday in Tupelo

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Tupelo and Memphis are both gearing up for Elvis Presley Week and now the U.S. Postal Service is getting involved.

 

 

PSC to vote next week on Miss. Power rates, approves refunds

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

State utility regulators plan to decide Mississippi Power Co.'s request for an 18 percent rate increase on Aug. 13.

 

 

Ordinance bars sale of caffeine pills to minors

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

Lafayette County has adopted a local ordinance to stop people age 18 and younger from buying caffeine pills and powders.

 

 

Three Mississippi airports share in $4.8M in federal grants

Posted 8/7/2015 in State

Airports in Gulfport, Starkville and Kosciusko are sharing in nearly $4.8 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

Candidate who didn't even vote wins Democratic nomination

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

The 46-year-old truck driver who won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor says he spent nothing on his campaign and knows nobody in politics. He didn't even vote in the primary because he says he was busy.

Backfire, not gunfire? So says man arrested near Camp Shelby

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

Soldiers participating in a training exercise on a Mississippi military base heard them Tuesday and Wednesday -- noises they believed were gunshots at the edge of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

 

Ex-mayor denies misusing of Southaven city funds

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

A former mayor accused of spending city money on trips, shopping and marriage counseling was authorized to use the funds and did nothing wrong, his attorney said Wednesday.

 

Truck driver wins Democratic nomination for Miss. governor

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.

 

8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time.

 

Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

A Mississippi prosecutor said he plans to further examine an earlier felony arrest of the man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting.

 

Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.

 

Revenge motive eyed in Canton shooting

Posted 8/4/2015 in State

A Mississippi man arrested for fatally shooting another man at a courthouse in a possible case of revenge was scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday.

 

Pickering and Butler vie for GOP nomination for auditor

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Stacey Pickering says he's as aggressive a state auditor as Mississippi has ever had. His challenger in Tuesday's Republican primary, Mary Hawkins Butler, says that's not enough.

 

 

Fitch tries to hold off challenge from McRae

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office.

 

 

Glock with former governor's name recovered during drug raid

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Jackson police are trying to find the owner of a pistol that is engraved with the name of former Gov. Kirk Fordice and what appears to be the state seal of Mississippi.

 

 

Hundreds gather for funeral of black rebel flag supporter

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Hundreds of people, many waving Confederate battle flags outside, gathered for the funeral of a black rebel flag supporter killed in an accident near Oxford.

 

 

GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month.

 

 

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