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42 West Nile virus cases in Mississippi so far this year

Posted 10/9/2018 in State

Two Mississippi counties are reporting new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 42 so far this year.



Analysis: Debates might aid voters, but candidates pass

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

If a debate in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race to fill out the unexpired term of the retired Thad Cochran had gone off as planned last Thursday at Millsaps College in Jackson, you might be reading more about the event in this space.



Monday, Tuesday are Mississippi voter registration deadlines

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

Monday is the deadline for people to register to vote in person in Mississippi for November's general election.



Lawsuit demands return of more than $16M from Ponzi scheme

Posted 10/8/2018 in State

A lawyer trying to recover money in a collapsed Ponzi scheme is suing three people who sold the investments, demanding they return more than $16 million in sales commissions.



Mississippi has Monday deadline to register new voters

Posted 10/6/2018 in State

Mississippi residents are facing a deadline if they want to cast ballots in the federal midterm election.



Debates unlikely in special US Senate race in Mississippi

Posted 10/6/2018 in State

Mississippi voters are unlikely to see their state's appointed U.S. senator in a face-to-face debate with her three challengers before next month's special election to fill the end of a six-year term.



Justices: Ruling stands on concealed guns in courthouses

Posted 10/6/2018 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its earlier ruling that judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses.



Letter: Name Ole Miss journalism school for black reporter

Posted 10/6/2018 in State

After a Facebook post by a prominent University of Mississippi donor was denounced as racist, some professors say the university should rename its journalism school for an African-American journalist who crusaded against lynching.



In Mississippi, 3 funerals in 2 days for slain law officers

Posted 10/5/2018 in State

Mourners gathered in two Mississippi communities Thursday at funerals for two law enforcement officers who were shot to death, a day after services were held for another slain officer.



4 Louisiana men indicted for prison bribery in Mississippi

Posted 10/5/2018 in State

Four Louisiana men have been indicted on charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips to give them lucrative jail contracts.



Dem running for Mississippi governor: Help 'least among us'

Posted 10/4/2018 in State

Mississippi's Democratic attorney general on Wednesday launched his 2019 campaign for governor of one of the poorest states in the nation, citing the biblical mandate to help the needy.



Governor gives medal as Mississippi city mourns dead officer

Posted 10/4/2018 in State

Mississippi's governor on Wednesday awarded a state medal to a slain police officer, as relatives and law enforcement personnel mourned his death.



Mississippi reaches 40 West Nile virus cases so far in 2018

Posted 10/4/2018 in State

Three central Mississippi counties are reporting four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 40 so far this year.



In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh

Posted 10/3/2018 in State

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.



Prosecutor mulls Louisiana trial after Mississippi hung jury

Posted 10/3/2018 in State

A Louisiana prosecutor says his office will confer with Mississippi counterparts before trying a man who has been accused of murder in both states.



Mississippi attorney general ramps up for 2019 governor race

Posted 10/3/2018 in State

The only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi says he will run for governor in 2019, setting up what could be the hardest-fought race for the state's top office since 2003.



BancorpSouth completes $152M purchase of Texas bank

Posted 10/3/2018 in State

A Mississippi bank has completed its purchase of a Texas bank for $152 million in cash and stock.



Second mistrial in case of Mississippi woman burned to death

Posted 10/2/2018 in State

A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn't reach a verdict.



Mississippi city: Vigil for 2 officers killed in shootout

Posted 10/2/2018 in State

Residents mourning two officers killed in a weekend shootout in a small Mississippi city left roses, balloons and American flags at police headquarters Sunday and held an evening vigil in their memory.



2 Mississippi officers die in shooting; suspect in custody

Posted 9/29/2018 in State

Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.



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