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DA: Employee let tea party members into courthouse

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.



Miss. may have 1st case of mosquito-borne virus

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.



Deadly bat disease fungus found in Mississippi

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself has not been found there.



Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: Oil's thirst for water

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

It takes between 6 million and 11 million gallons of water to frack an oil well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation of southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana.



Nine of 15 community colleges to raise tuition

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.



KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave Jackson store

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons.



Southaven drug case going to grand jury

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

The case against a 20-year-old Memphis man, arrested during an undercover drug bust in Southaven in which another suspect was killed, is going to a DeSoto County grand jury.



Miss. sues credit-reporting firm, alleging errors

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Mississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness.


Freedom Summer: 50 years later

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.


Analysis: Holmes oversaw Miss. spy files' release

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Nearly two decades ago, Hank T. Holmes oversaw the release of records from the defunct Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a segregationist agency that spied on civil rights workers.



Gulfport man died in Biloxi shooting

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The Harrison County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed in a shooting at Biloxi apartment complex on Saturday night.



Man added to 'most wanted' list captured

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

A Chattanooga man recently added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list has been captured in Mississippi.



Man charged with burning son's house

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The father of a Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputy is charged with arson in a March 12 fire that destroyed his son's house.



Mississippi Prison Writes teaches Parchman inmates

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Picture students in a classroom, poring for weeks over Spoon Jackson, Eudora Welty, Langston Hughes and others.



Tea party questions Barbour's role in race

Posted 6/14/2014 in State

Haley Barbour almost certainly isn't running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican National Committee chief and influential Washington lobbyist is playing a prominent role in the state's battle for the GOP Senate nomination.



Protests aimed at Mississippi's New York picnic

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Opponents of a Mississippi law could be like ants at the state's annual New York picnic. Those protesting the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which takes effect July 1, say it could sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.



Surgery hurts Nunnelee's speech and mobility

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body.



Ex-Corinth school worker wins wrongful firing verdict

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

A former maintenance worker and bus driver has been awarded $100,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Corinth School District.



State: 513 voters lacked photo ID on June 3

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday that Mississippi's first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting.


Senate Republican leader helps raise $825K for Cochran

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is getting a campaign finance boost from the top Senate Republican, while tea party challenger Chris McDaniel continues telling voters that Cochran is failing to fight President Barack Obama's policies.


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