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Teen wanted in Memphis shooting found in Miss.

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Police in Memphis say they've tracked down a Crips gang member sought in a 2012 shooting in northeast Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. road builders keep up push for state money

Posted 11/28/2013 in State

Mississippi builders are exploring new routes to garner support for more road and bridge work money, with a trade association releasing a study Tuesday that says such construction helps the state's economy.

 

 

Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

Posted 11/28/2013 in State

Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking.

 

 

Miss. state auditor mulls U.S. Senate run in 2014

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.

 

 

Application released for Mississippi charter schools

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Groups seeking to establish a charter school in Mississippi have until March 14 to submit their applications, though officials may continue to fine-tune the application forms.

 

 

Atheist group, Rankin schools settle

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

An atheist group and the Rankin County School District have settled a lawsuit over allegations that high school students were forced to attend religion-tinged on-campus programs.

 

 

Former Jackson meteorologist sentenced

Posted 11/27/2013 in State

Former Jackson television meteorologist Eric Law has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors dropped three other counts.

 

 

Mississippi to start making voter ID cards in early 2014

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.

 

 

Jackson Furniture to add new Miss. plant, hire 250

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall.

 

 

Man's gun discharges in church

Posted 11/26/2013 in State

A Rankin County man has been charged with discharging a firearm in the city after a pistol in his pocket discharged when he sat down in a church pew in Flowood.

 

 

Oxford police will take patrol cars home

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

he Oxford Police Department is implementing a new vehicle take-home policy. "This policy will be used as a deterrent to crime, an enhancement to response capabilities and a cost-reduction measure for the department," Police Chief Joey East told aldermen this week. The board of aldermen approved the plan.

 

 

Kellogg to pick leaders from Miss.

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

The William K. Kellogg Foundation will select leadership fellows from four targeted areas. -- Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans -- who are working with vulnerable children and their families.

 

 

Scruggses lose bid for new patent trial

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers eye Internet gambling expansion

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

 

 

Mississippi lawmaker wants poultry label law

Posted 11/25/2013 in State

 

Industrial park strategies geared toward prospects

Posted 11/23/2013 in State

Developing industrial parks can cost a lot of money, and there are certainly never any guarantees of a return on the taxpayer's investment. What are the pros and cons of deciding to invest in the infrastructure needed to attract industrial and business development? There is a saying: "No site, no project."

 

Mississippi kidnapping suspect wants out of jail until Feb. sentencing

Posted 11/23/2013 in State

A woman convicted of kidnapping a 6-year-old relative to pressure the girl's mother in a dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed in east Mississippi asked a judge on Friday to let her out of jail pending sentencing.

 

 

MVSU student accused of shooting teenager

Posted 11/23/2013 in State

Itta Bena Acting Police Chief Ted Washington says a Mississippi Valley State University student has been arrested in the shooting of a Leflore County High School student Tuesday night during a parking lot brawl after a basketball game.

 

 

Abortion doc's death ruled accidental

Posted 11/23/2013 in State

Madison Police Lt. Eddie Lawrence told The Clarion-Ledger that an autopsy performed on Friday showed that Dr. Joseph Booker Jr. suffered a stroke and drowned in a bathtub at his home.

 

Jackson abortion clinic owner not fazed despite pressure

Posted 11/23/2013 in State

Abortion clinic owner Diane Derzis has stared down protesters, laughed off those who call her "baby killer" and smiled through clenched teeth while bantering with people who want to close her centers in the South.

 

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