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Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.


Childers: Cochran wrong on women's pay legislation

Posted 9/17/2014 in State

Democratic former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said Tuesday that if he's elected to the Senate, he will support a bill requiring employers to pay women and men the same amount for doing the same jobs.


Texan gets 5 years for crystal meth possession in Miss.

Posted 9/17/2014 in State

A 26-year-old Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for travelling with seven pounds of crystal meth hidden in the drive shaft of her vehicle.



Winston coroner puts burglars in bull's-eye

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory said he wasn't trying to drum up business with a Facebook post Saturday, but he's fed up with a rash of burglaries around Louisville.



5 more districts join school funding lawsuit

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding.



Ex-teacher indicted in Gulfport molestation case

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

A former south Mississippi teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the alleged molestation of students over a period of four decades.



Income tax collections driving Miss. revenue

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor's report that says that such states may be particularly susceptible to an ever-widening income gap dragging down state tax revenues.



Charlie Mitchell: Uber is under pressure globally -- including Mississippi

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

A rising and enterprising international car service finds itself at the intersection of civics and technology. In Mississippi and elsewhere, this means the company has been and continues to be in trouble with the law, too.



Bryant distrust on government refugee program

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant's distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again.



Miss. medical board sues VA for radiology records

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center.



Grand jury gets Cochran photos case

Posted 9/13/2014 in State

The case of a Pearl man accused of sneaking into a nursing home to take a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife has been presented to a grand jury.



GreenTech Automotive says Miss. factory built

Posted 9/12/2014 in State

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.



Bryant going to Japan for trade meeting

Posted 9/12/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States.



Man arrested after baby left in car outside Tunica casino

Posted 9/11/2014 in State

Tunica County authorities say a man has been charged with child neglect after leaving his 1-year-old baby in a running vehicle while he was in a casino.



Hosemann convenes panel to consider voting changes

Posted 9/11/2014 in State

A 51-person panel convened by Mississippi's Secretary of State plans to examine possible changes to voting and elections practices.



Rule delays deposits for domestic violence victims

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Mississippi regulators have approved a plan to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days as a way to help victims move away from abusers even if they don't have enough money to pay deposits.



Authorities seize more than 160 pot plants

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Sheriff Karl Gaillard says a drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 marijuana plants, along with other contraband.



Bond denied for suspected drug cartel courier

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

Federal authorities say a 28-year-old Texas man found in South Mississippi with more than $1.07 million hidden in a vehicle he was towing is a suspected courier for a Mexican drug cartel.



Miss. Grammy Museum gets $1.25M federal grant

Posted 9/10/2014 in State

The U.S. Commerce Department is giving $1.25 million to the city of Cleveland to build an access road to the new Grammy Museum of Mississippi.


Musgrove: More districts consider funding lawsuit

Posted 9/9/2014 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said Monday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.


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