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Trial opens today in buttocks injection case

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.

 

 

Miss. Legislature has sharp partisan divide

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they're not making life easy for Republicans.

 

 

Odd call: Blowing nose brings big buck

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running.

 

Crew extinguishes New Albany plant fire

Posted 1/24/2014 in State

A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished.

 

House seeks August pay for school employees

Posted 1/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi House Thursday passed a bill meant to ensure teachers get a full paycheck in August, but school board leaders say they don't believe the proposal is legal.

 

Bryant: Improve schools, create jobs, end abortion

Posted 1/23/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers.

Wiseman says GOP out of touch in State of the State response

Posted 1/23/2014 in State

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman called for bipartisan ideas and creativity to help solve Mississippi's toughest challenges during the state Democratic response to Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State address.

 

Mississippi's community colleges plan to rework remedial courses

Posted 1/22/2014 in State

A new structure for remedial courses at Mississippi's 15 community colleges could help more students graduate more quickly.

 

 

Man in ricin-letter case pleads guilty to fondling

Posted 1/22/2014 in State

The man who pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials pleaded guilty Tuesday to unrelated fondling charges in state court in Mississippi.

 

Rep. Smith proposes ban on human cloning

Posted 1/22/2014 in State

A longtime Mississippi lawmaker has filed a bill to ban human cloning, although he said he doesn't know why he filed it, who requested it or even whether there's any possibility of researchers trying to make clones.

Groups rally for more money for teachers, schools

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

Public school teachers and education advocates rallied at the Capitol on Monday to push for higher pay and increased state aid to public schools -- not a new fight, but one that they hope will have more success this year than it has in the past.

 

Mississippi inmate seeks access to circuit clerk records

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide if Timothy Pryer's efforts to gain documents related to his sexual battery conviction were illegally denied.

 

 

Driver charged in double fatal wreck

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

The driver of the vehicle that wrecked on Nov. 9 on Mississippi Highway 7 near the University of Mississippi, killing two Ole Miss students, has been charged on two counts of aggravated DUI.

 

 

Ziggy Marley, Fantasia on tap for Jackson R&B fest

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

Jamaican bandleader and reggae musician Ziggy Marley and R&B singer Fantasia will headline August's Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival.

 

 

Republicans seek to skirt danger on Miss. prisons

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

It sounded like a Conservatives Anonymous meeting one morning last week at the Mississippi Capitol. "I'm Andy Gipson, and I'm tough on crime," was how the chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee introduced himself -- perhaps to provide a bit of political cover for other Republican lawmakers ahead of a vote on a prison reform legislation meant to reduce the number of people in Mississippi state prisons.

 

 

150 participate in Biloxi Beach Bull Run

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of 10 bulls for quarter-mile around the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

 

 

Vicksburg checking for illegal cabs

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance.

 

 

Hearing ordered in murder conviction

Posted 1/20/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a Lee County judge to determine whether Justin Springer's attorneys did a poor job at his trial and on appeal.

 

 

Ridgeland pharmacy tech stabbed with syringe

Posted 1/18/2014 in State

Ridgeland police say a pharmacy technician was stabbed with a syringe at a Ridgeland Walmart on Thursday.

 

 

Man pleads guilty to sending ricin-tainted letters

Posted 1/18/2014 in State

A former martial arts instructor pleaded guilty Friday to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials in a bizarre case in which authorities say he tried to frame a longtime enemy and Elvis impersonator who was briefly jailed in the case.

 

 

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