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Choctaw Indians plan for casino renovation, expansion

Posted 12/24/2013 in State

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will borrow up to $145 million to renovate the Silver Star Hotel and Casino, the Golden Moon Casino and possibly build a casino in the Red Water community.

 

 

Miss. gets grant to protect battlefield

Posted 12/24/2013 in State

The National Park Service has awarded a grant of $34,027 to the state of Mississippi for the purchase of about one acre of land at the Brice's Crossroads Battlefield.

 

 

2 killed in state as storm system passes

Posted 12/23/2013 in State

A severe storm system swept across Mississippi on Saturday, dumping more than an inch of rain and blowing down trees and power lines. Two deaths were blamed on the weather.

 

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

Posted 12/23/2013 in State

America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. It will extract oil.

 

Recycling doesn't need to be difficult, expensive

Posted 12/23/2013 in State

Some cities say recycling is just too expensive and difficult, particularly to get a large enough percentage of households to participate to make the program cost effective.

 

 

Miss. drug dealer wants sentence tossed

Posted 12/21/2013 in State

A Mississippi man described by authorities as a major drug dealer and former record label owner has asked a federal court to throw out his 90-year prison sentence on money laundering charges.

 

 

Blue Cross and HMA settle payment dispute

Posted 12/21/2013 in State

Mississippi's largest health insurer and its second-largest hospital operator have settled their dispute.

 

 

Woman charged in crash that killed deputy

Posted 12/21/2013 in State

A New Albany woman is charged in a car crash that killed a Union County sheriff's deputy.

 

 

Corinth woman enters guilty plea to passing phony money

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

A Booneville woman faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to passing a counterfeit bill at a supermarket in Corinth.

 

 

Alcorn State's president resigns amid probe

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

Alcorn State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned amid an investigation into university purchasing practices.

 

 

Three men charged in Ole Miss student killing

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

Sheriff's deputies have arrested three men in the killing of a University of Mississippi graduate student.

 

 

Miss. soldier killed in helicopter crash

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

The Department of Defense says a Mississippi soldier is among six soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.

 

2 kids kidnapped, one's throat cut in Miss.

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

A man lured two brothers, ages 5 and 8, from their yard in south Mississippi and took them to his camper trailer, where he sexually abused them and slashed the older boy's throat, authorities said Thursday.

 

Miss. Board of Education approves preschool grants

Posted 12/20/2013 in State

Mississippi education officials have awarded $2 million to 11 groups to provide preschool for 4-year-olds. It's Mississippi's first use of state money to pay for prekindergarten classes.

 

 

Woman charged with murder of burned infant

Posted 12/19/2013 in State

A Lumberton woman has been charged with murder after a burned infant was recovered.

 

 

Judge rules Smith unfit in murder-for-hire case

Posted 12/19/2013 in State

Doctors will keep monitoring the mental condition of Dr. Arnold Smith, but he won't face trial for now.

 

 

Top Bryant aide leaving to manage Cochran campaign

Posted 12/19/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's chief of staff is leaving to become campaign manager for Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Mississippi hospital joins UAB cancer network

Posted 12/18/2013 in State

Singing River Health System's Regional Center has joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network.

 

 

Jail contract awarded to Montgomery company

Posted 12/18/2013 in State

Jackson County has awarded a $27.6 million contract to Montgomery, Ala.-based Caddell Construction to build a new jail in Pascagoula.

 

 

Group recommends changes in Miss. criminal justice

Posted 12/18/2013 in State

Mississippi can improve its criminal justice system, and potentially save millions of dollars, by setting clearer sentencing laws, giving judges more discretion to order alternatives to prison and taking steps to ensure former inmates don't mess up, a study group says.

 

 

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