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Young is new leader of National Baptist Convention

Posted 9/6/2014 in State

A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.



Mississippi, W.Va. top nation in adult obesity

Posted 9/5/2014 in State

West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest rates of adult obesity in the nation, according to a report released Thursday.



Costs rise by another $30M at Kemper

Posted 9/5/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $30 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost to nearly $5.6 billion.



Childers wants debates, Cochran noncommittal

Posted 9/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters deserve to hear U.S. Senate candidates debate issues such as the minimum wage and the availability of health care, the Democratic nominee said Thursday.



Miss. could stop accepting legal child refugees

Posted 9/4/2014 in State

Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders are scheduled to meet this morning with Gov. Phil Bryant, asking Mississippi to keep sponsoring a 34-year-old program that resettles children with legal refugee status.



Doctors push for statewide smoking ban

Posted 9/4/2014 in State

Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot.



Man once declared dead goes on trial for murder

Posted 9/4/2014 in State

The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.



Police find body of missing teenager

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Jackson police on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old girl they say was kidnapped and shot during the weekend.



Judge: Voters' birthdates not public record

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters' birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate.



Sentence in silicone injection case

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.



Biloxi bomb squad disables IED

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.



Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.



McDaniel delays announcement on lawsuit

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.



New Mississippi record alligator, 2 days into season

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.



Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.



Indictment alleges advertisement sales scam

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.



Woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.



Lawsuit challenging Cochran win dismissed

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.



14 school districts sue over underfunding

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.



Judge mulls request to toss out election challenge

Posted 8/29/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge said he will announce today whether he will dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.



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