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Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

Posted 10/22/2016 in State

A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband -- and suspected in the death of her third -- has been formally sentenced to life in prison.



Planned Parenthood wins suit to block Mississippi law

Posted 10/21/2016 in State

A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned the state's Medicaid program from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortions.



Move along, Bozo: Miss. county bans clowns for now

Posted 10/21/2016 in State

A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.



Judge: Shumpert civil suit against Tupelo can move forward

Posted 10/19/2016 in State



4 new West Nile virus cases bring Miss. total to 30

Posted 10/18/2016 in State

Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year.



Memo: Inmate transferred for writing letter to newspaper

Posted 10/15/2016 in State

A Department of Corrections memo shows an inmate was transferred to a separate unit inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for writing a newspaper letter that criticized Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher.



Bryant, other top Miss. Republicans stick with Trump

Posted 10/15/2016 in State

Several top Republicans in Mississippi are standing by presidential nominee Donald Trump as he denies accusations that he groped and kissed some women against their will.



Petitions fail to strip Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag

Posted 10/15/2016 in State

An effort to erase the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi's flag has failed because sponsors didn't collect enough signatures to put an initiative on the 2018 ballot.



Kemper plant makes power with gas from coal for first time

Posted 10/13/2016 in State

Mississippi Power Co. says that the power plant it's building in Kemper County has generated electricity using gas produced from coal for the first time.



Revamp of Mississippi education funding formula proposed

Posted 10/12/2016 in State

Mississippi's Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday that they want to rewrite the state's nearly 20-year-old education funding formula to put more money into the classroom and less into administrative expenses.



Feds: Louisville should repay tornado recovery grant

Posted 10/12/2016 in State

A division of the federal government says the city of Louisville should repay a $25.4 million grant awarded for recovery from a 2014 tornado.



Analysis: Mississippi death penalty stalls as lawyers battle

Posted 10/11/2016 in State

With sprawling litigation over Mississippi's use of execution drugs now scheduled to stretch into 2017, the state could go five years without executing a death row inmate.



Bryant sticks with Trump after remarks

Posted 10/10/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Donald Trump's remarks about women are unacceptable but stopped short of withdrawing support for the GOP presidential nominee's White House bid.



Judge removed from cases defends slowness of his court

Posted 10/8/2016 in State

A judge defended complaints that he's been moving too slowly after having two cases taken from him, including a long-running lawsuit that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed against Entergy Corp. and assigned to another judge.



Ex-state worker, 1 other face federal felony meth charges

Posted 10/8/2016 in State

A former employee at the state Department of Marine Resources and another person face federal charges of meth distribution in Jackson County.



Teacher faces inquiry after video shows her dragging student

Posted 10/8/2016 in State

A Mississippi teacher faces investigations after a video shows her dragging a student by the hair at Greenville High School.



Mississippi budget request: Spend money to find tax cheaters

Posted 10/8/2016 in State

Mississippi agency directors are requesting more money to maintain public buildings, defend the state in lawsuits and hire investigators to find tax cheaters.



Senators ask DOJ to intervene over voter deadlines

Posted 10/7/2016 in State

Two Democratic senators on Wednesday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that 10 states do not violate federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election.



Officers on paid leave after child left in patrol car dies

Posted 10/4/2016 in State

Two police officers in Mississippi are on paid leave after a 3-year-old daughter of one of the officers died unattended in a patrol car.



Bryant says he's open to lottery discussion

Posted 10/4/2016 in State



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