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Death of ex-deputy facing charges ruled suicide

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Authorities say a former Harrison County deputy jail warden facing trial on sex-crime charges has died in Hinds County and his death has been ruled a suicide.

 

Hearing set for blogger in Cochran photo flap

Posted 5/22/2014 in State

A conservative Mississippi blogger accused of taking an unauthorized photo of Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife and posting it online was to appear today in Madison city court.

 

Mississippi-based international case nets 16 arrests on fraud

Posted 5/21/2014 in State

Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court Tuesday.

 

 

Cochran children shocked mom's photo posted

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's adult children said Monday they were shocked someone apparently tried to use their mother's debilitating dementia for political purposes as their father seeks re-election in Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi approves $8.4M for Common Core tests

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Board of Education has approved spending $8.4 million on standardized tests aligned with the new Common Core state standards.

 

 

Pardoned ex-prisoner pleads guild to manslaughter

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

One of the ex-prisoners who received a pardon from then-Gov. Haley Barbour has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he killed another man in an exchange of gunfire.

 

 

25 years for man in poisoned letters case

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

 

Obama to give Marine vet Medal of Honor

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

 

LGBT group faces Miss. political hurdles

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi's legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

 

 

$100K bond for man accused of exploiting Cochran's wife

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A magistrate in Mississippi has scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission.

 

Man accused of exploiting Sen. Cochran's ill wife

Posted 5/17/2014 in State

Authorities say a conservative Mississippi blogger went into a nursing home, photographed the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission and posted an image online as part of an anti-Cochran video.

 

Salvation Army wedding ring winners marry

Posted 5/17/2014 in State

The altar was draped in burlap and the wedding cake was decorated with burlap roses as Angel White married Charles Morris on Saturday, giving thanks to an anonymous woman who put their wedding rings into a Salvation Army kettle back in November.

 

 

Oxford teacher sentenced in child pornography case

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

A 24-year-old Mooreville man will spend 30 months in federal prison on charges he enticed a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 

 

Curtis says ricin poisoning accusations still sting him

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

More than a year after Paul Kevin Curtis was arrested and then abruptly turned loose on charges of sending poisoned letters to the president, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, he says he just wants to return to being an entertainer.

 

 

Development Authority going to Israel

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Representatives from the Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Israel in the fall.

 

 

Senate campaigns accuse each other of distortion

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

Republican primary challenger Chris McDaniel said Thursday that longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is "one of the biggest spenders in Washington" and is out of touch with Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi likely to rework school rating system

Posted 5/16/2014 in State

After resistance from district superintendents, the Mississippi Board of Education is likely to again rework its rating system for high schools and districts.

 

 

'Personhood' amendment won't be on '15 ballot

Posted 5/15/2014 in State

Mississippians will not vote on a new ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

 

Miss. charter school board sets public hearings

Posted 5/14/2014 in State

Three Mississippi communities will get their say on proposals to open charter schools. The Charter School Authorizer Board voted Thursday to set public hearings on May 20 in Columbus, May 21 in Jackson and May 22 in Natchez.

 

 

Poison-letters defendant Dutschke wants to withdraw guilty plea

Posted 5/14/2014 in State

James Everett Dutschke is not going easily.

 

 

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