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ACLU wants to file brief in same-sex divorce case

Posted 9/26/2014 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

 

Cochran team asks Miss. court to reject challenge

Posted 9/26/2014 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran are asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.

 

 

Confederate group seeks to stop Ole Miss changes

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

A Confederate history group is asking a court to block the University of Mississippi from changing Old South symbols on campus.

 

 

ACLU sues county over failure to indict inmates

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit, and a law professor said Wednesday that something similar could be happening elsewhere in the state.

 

 

2 Mississippi girls found in Louisiana

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

Two girls who were subject of an Amber Alert in Mississippi have been found safe in Slidell, Louisiana.

 

 

Cochran team preps arguments to Miss. high court

Posted 9/25/2014 in State

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys were preparing legal arguments trying to block a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.

 

 

Jackson school system joins funding lawsuit

Posted 9/24/2014 in State

Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding.

 

 

Pit bull attack leaves one man dead, one in custody

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

One man has died and another is in custody following a weekend dog attack in Benton County.

 

 

Miss. aims to apply for federal preschool grant

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program.

 

 

Outside group files briefs in Miss. Senate dispute

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

An Alabama-based group is filing legal arguments to support Chris McDaniel as he tries to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Production company owner buys Miss. Film Studios

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

The owner of a video production company has bought Mississippi Film Studios.

 

 

Court says state can discipline radiologist

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

Mississippi's Court of Appeals says the state Board of Medical Licensure can discipline a radiologist for making what a federal judge found to be thousands of "manufactured" lung disease diagnoses.

 

 

2 West Nile deaths in Lee and Coahoma counties

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.

 

Did McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing.

 

Miss. man held in La. after Amber Alert

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

Louisiana authorities say a 17-year-old male from south Mississippi has been arrested in northwest Louisiana and faces kidnapping charges in Mississippi.

 

 

Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants.

 

 

Mississippi adopts tests with emergency contract

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

The state Board of Education approved an emergency contract Thursday that means Mississippi's public school students will take multistate tests this year to evaluate student mastery of the Common Core state standards.

 

 

Group urges farmers market to accept EBT

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

Members of the Mayor's Health Council hope to work out a plan under which the Vicksburg farmers market can accept electronic benefits transactions as part of a plan to improve the health of Vicksburg residents.

 

 

McDaniel: Old case shows appeal not filed too late

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn.

 

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.

 

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