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Two arrested in platinum theft from plant

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says deputies have arrested an estranged couple in a 2007 theft of six pounds of platinum from the DuPont DeLisle plant.

 

 

Death row inmate denied post-conviction appeal

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied the post-conviction arguments of death row inmate Eric Moffett.

 

 

Hearing delayed on Mississippi Power Kemper plant costs

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed.

 

 

Gov. signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban

Posted 4/24/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

 

Pay increases, merit raises for Miss. teachers

Posted 4/23/2014 in State

Mississippi public schoolteachers can look forward to a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years on top of normal annual raises, with Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill Tuesday that he says he hopes will aid performance.

 

Yarber new Jackson mayor

Posted 4/23/2014 in State

Eight weeks after Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) died not even a year into his term, Councilman Tony Yarber will be sworn in as his successor.

 

 

Galloway seeks review of sentence

Posted 4/23/2014 in State

Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.

 

 

No bond for 2 teens in carjacking, kidnapping

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

A judge has denied bond to two teenagers accused of the rape, carjacking, and kidnapping of a 29-year-old woman.

 

 

Agent: Collecting evidence in can case

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper.

 

 

After prison fight, monitors call for change

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.

 

 

Trooper training school to begin in November

Posted 4/22/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant Monday signed into a law a bill that would spend $6.9 million to produce 60 new members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by May 2015.

 

 

Funding divides Cochran, McDaniel

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

How large a role should the federal government have in educating American children? It's a politically sensitive question dividing the Republicans in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race this year.

 

 

Tupelo Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

Posted 4/21/2014 in State

The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo.

 

 

Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

Vicksburg building up for National Register

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

State archivists have recommended the former Monte Carlo building in Vicksburg be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Lowndes man to be resentenced in cocaine case

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a Lowndes County man for sale of cocaine.

 

 

Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

 

 

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

 

 

Transportation leader Foxx pushes for highway funding

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

 

Nettleton officer kills man who allegedly shot two others dead

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

A verbal argument inside a vehicle Wednesday ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of a small northeast Mississippi town.

 

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