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Mississippi hiker helps nab FBI most wanted

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A tip from a Mississippi resident led authorities to one of the FBI's most wanted criminals Saturday in Virginia.


Report: Nationwide, too many foster kids in group homes

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A national report published Tuesday finds that 57,000 of the 400,000 American children in the child welfare system live in group homes.



Florida pot advocate pulls support for Miss initiative

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi's petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.



Jackson police say victim of robbery kills suspect

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

Police say a man who was the victim of a robbery has shot and killed one of the robbers.


Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf performed for residents of this humble farming community looking to spice up their Saturday nights with dinner, dancing and maybe some drinks.


Community College Board taps finance chief as interim leader

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Deborah Gilbert will become the interim leader of Mississippi Community College Board.



Miss. Power files rate plans to pay for Kemper plant

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. filed three proposals Friday with the Public Service Commission seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.



Official: Gun used to kill 2 Hattiesburg officers found

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

The gun used to fatally shoot two Hattiesburg police officers has been found.


Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer.

Attorneys hope DNA tests will clear death row inmate

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope results of recent DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison.


Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.



Zinn, Kelly turn attention to election runoff

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

Democrat Walter Zinn got the most votes in a congressional special election in north Mississippi this week, and he and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff.



Another arrest made in shooting of 2 Hattiesburg officers

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

A fifth person was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend.



Family accused of growing pot in Kiln

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

Hancock County narcotics agents said they've seized 22 marijuana plants growing outside a home in Kiln, and arrested a man, woman and their son.



2 more sought for questioning in police shooting

Posted 5/13/2015 in State

Authorities said late Tuesday that they want to question two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend.



Dem Slater criticizes Gov. Bryant on Medicaid, education

Posted 5/13/2015 in State

Vicki Slater, one of the Democrats running for Mississippi governor, said Tuesday that she wants to do two things Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has not done: fully fund a state education budget formula and expand Medicaid as allowed by a federal health law.


1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Posted 5/13/2015 in State

Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election.

Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem

Posted 5/12/2015 in State

Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head.


Subway employee fired for posts celebrating police deaths

Posted 5/12/2015 in State

A Mississippi Subway restaurant employee has been fired after posting a photo on Facebook that appeared to show her in uniform celebrating the killing of two police officers in Hattiesburg.


Hattiesburg mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

Posted 5/11/2015 in State

With lowered flags and prayers, Hattiesburg is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance today.


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