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VA: 45-day average wait for first-time visits in Miss.

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Patients seeking care through the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical center in Jackson are waiting an average of 45 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor, according to a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

 

 

Police: Tourist turned tables on would-be robber

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

New Orleans police say that when a would-be robber put a Mississippi tourist into a headlock, the man broke free, punched him and held him for police.

 

 

Hinds DA to investigate courthouse lock-in

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

The Hinds County District Attorney's office will investigate how a staffer for state Sen. Chris McDaniel's U.S. Senate campaign and two other McDaniel supporters got locked in the county courthouse after Tuesday's primary election.

 

 

Emergency grant: Job help for tornado losses

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

A federal grant is helping workers who lost jobs because of the April 28 tornadoes -- and more can be hired.

 

 

Senate race: McDaniel's school plan targeted

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers.

 

 

Drivers begin seeing flashing yellow arrows

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi motorists will increasingly see flashing yellow arrows when they want to make a left turn.

 

 

No charges filed in Hinds courthouse incident

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

No charges will be filed against a tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary after they became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes.

 

Hood leads national AG group

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

 

Prison system seeks contract for transition beds

Posted 6/7/2014 in State

Mississippi's prison system has turned to a contractor to expand services for people released from prisons, after the town of Walnut Grove blocked the state's attempt to open its own transition center.

 

 

Mississippi soldier remembers D-Day

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

All Jim Livaudais has left from his service with the 82nd Airborne are his garrison cap, his decorations displayed in a shadow box and a few photos of him in uniform.

 

Tea party allies divvy up help for Miss. candidate

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

National tea party groups are divvying up the nuts and bolts of campaigning as they rush to boost Republican Chris McDaniel's effort to deny Sen. Thad Cochran a seventh term representing Mississippi.

Nunnelee to have brain surgery Monday

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain.

 

Feds OK 1-year grace period on school grades

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Mississippi schools will get a one-year grace period in the state's school and district rating system as they move to a new curriculum.

 

 

Department of Transportation worker dies in accident

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

The Highway Patrol says a Mississippi Department of Transportation worker has died in a two-vehicle accident near Shaw in Bolivar County.

 

 

New K-9 unit targets contraband at 4 Miss. prisons

Posted 6/6/2014 in State

Management & Training Corporation, which operates four prisons in Mississippi, will use dogs to combat contraband entering its facilities.

 

Miss. faces 3-week slog in bitter Senate race

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Mississippi voters already weary of the ugliest campaign in a generation are bracing for another three weeks of tear-down-your-opponent politicking.

 

Tea party leader, two others, trapped in Hinds courthouse

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

A tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said.

 

 

Some black Miss. Dems supported GOP's Cochran

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Black Mississippians who may usually vote Democratic are trying to swing a primary victory toward six-term incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran by casting ballots in their state's GOP primary.

 

 

Palazzo beats Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/5/2014 in State

Steven Palazzo has won the Republican nomination in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.

 

GOP runoff likely: McDaniel's lead not enough to claim primary win

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

 

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