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MDE board backs gov.'s position on transgender bathrooms

Posted 5/25/2016 in State

Mississippi's Board of Education fell in line Tuesday with state Republican political leaders' opposition to federal guidance on transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms.



Miss. man released from jail in daughter's death

Posted 5/25/2016 in State

A Mississippi man whose daughter died after he left her in a hot car was released from jail without bail Tuesday, with the possibility that the second-degree murder charge against him could be reduced.



Miss. Highway Patrol plans holiday enforcement period

Posted 5/25/2016 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2016 Memorial Day Travel Enforcement Period on Friday at 6 p.m. and conclude Monday at midnight.



Attorney: Charge to be reduced in Miss. hot-car death

Posted 5/24/2016 in State

A defense attorney said Monday that he expects a Mississippi prosecutor to reduce the second-degree murder charge against a man arrested last week when his 8-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car.


MSU professor pens book on Shubuta lynchings

Posted 5/23/2016 in State

A Mississippi State University associate professor of history has released a new book chronicling events in a small Mississippi town that is home to a tragic monument to racial struggle.


Father charged with murder after 8-month-old dies in car

Posted 5/21/2016 in State

A father has been charged with second-degree murder after his 8-month-old daughter died in his overheated car in northern Mississippi, police said Friday.



Miss. police officer, lawyer among 19 facing immigration charges

Posted 5/20/2016 in State

A lawyer and a former Mississippi police officer are among 19 people indicted on charges that they committed visa or marriage fraud to allow Indian men to obtain legal status in the United States.



Sen. Burton's charge was for 2nd offense DUI

Posted 5/19/2016 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker's arrest last weekend was on a second-offense DUI charge.



Officials: 3 dead after train-truck collision

Posted 5/19/2016 in State

Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town.



Coroner names 4 Texans who died in Miss. plane crash

Posted 5/18/2016 in State

A plane that crashed in Mississippi dropped exhaust system parts on a runway as it was taking off, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said Tuesday.



As many as 4 in 10 gay men have HIV in some Southern cities

Posted 5/18/2016 in State

Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.



Authorities: 4 die in Tupelo small plane crash

Posted 5/17/2016 in State

Four people died Monday when a small plane crashed shortly after taking off from Tupelo Regional Airport in Mississippi.



Ex-firefighter indicted in slaying of Waffle House waitress

Posted 5/17/2016 in State

A Harrison County grand jury has indicted a former Biloxi firefighter on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of a waitress who had asked him not to smoke.



Miss. Senate leader Burton gets DUI charge

Posted 5/17/2016 in State

The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been charged with DUI after a one-vehicle wreck.



Under the Capitol Dome: Analysis: 2016 budget still grim, and 2017 looking ugly, too

Posted 5/16/2016 in State

The shortfall in Mississippi's state budget for the year starting July 1 is almost certainly more than the $57 million announced last week.



Prosecutor: Burning death suspect could return by summer

Posted 5/16/2016 in State

A north Mississippi prosecutor says the man accused of burning a 19-year-old woman to death could be back in Mississippi for trial by mid to late summer.



Tupelo cab driver shot in head, robbed, cab stolen

Posted 5/16/2016 in State

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says deputies are investigating the death of a cab driver who was shot in the head and robbed.



Bryant: Defy US guidance on transgender students

Posted 5/14/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that the state should defy new federal guidance that says public schools should make sure transgender students can use locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity.


Morocco delegation tours Lowndes Co. industry

Posted 5/14/2016 in State

A group of officials from Morocco stopped in Lowndes County lasted week to get a look at local industrial prowess.


Bryant signs bill to cut $415M in business and income taxes

Posted 5/14/2016 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday signed what may be the largest tax cut in Mississippi history, a measure that will reduce taxes by $415 million over the next 12 years.



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