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Hood's credit card lawsuit in jurisdiction dispute

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against six credit card insurers should be returned to state chancery court, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Monday.

 

 

City withholds incident report in Horhn DUI arrest

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

The city of Jackson is rejecting The Clarion-Ledger's request for the incident report following last month's arrest of state Sen. John Horhn on a DUI charge.

 

 

Ex-basketball player gets deal in kidnapping case

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A federal judge in Mississippi approved a plea agreement Tuesday allowing a 19-year-old former University of Alabama basketball player to avoid prosecution in a kidnapping case if he stays out of trouble for two years.

 

 

Memorial Friday, funeral Saturday for Allain

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A memorial service for former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain will be held Friday at the state Capitol in Jackson, and the funeral will be Saturday in Natchez.

 

Former Miss. Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday. He was 85.

 

Miss. judge refuses to grant gay couple's divorce

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer.

 

 

Arraignment set in Mississippi ricin letters case

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on a new charge.

 

 

Troopers work 167 collisions over holiday, 2 fatal

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents over the Thanksgiving holidays and investigated a total of 167 collisions that injured 36 people.

 

Criminal justice task force to meet

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

A criminal justice task force meets Wednesday to finalize its report on proposals to overhaul the state's corrections system and cut ballooning costs.

 

Online petition: Stop Jackson bloodless bullfight

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

The man behind two new events celebrating Jackson's Hispanic population has brought controversy with the third. An online petition to cancel the Mississippi Bullfighting Exhibition scheduled Dec. 7 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center had nearly 7,900 signatures by midday Saturday.

 

 

Officials looking at taxes on Nissan plant

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year.

 

 

Group: Miss. should do better to help vendors

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

It's too hard for companies to track down information on how to sell goods and services to state government and Mississippi should make it easier to do business with the state, a legislative watchdog group said.

 

Bryant proposes $4.4M to Mississippi hospitals

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing the state give Mississippi hospitals $4.4 million to offset an expected loss of federal funds due to the Affordable Care Act.

 

Kidd asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear petition

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

John Ray Kidd, a Pontotoc County man convicted of sexual assault in an attack on a woman who had accepted a ride home from him, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to his post-conviction arguments for a new trial.

 

 

Two state prisons get new supes

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

New superintendents have taken over the leadership of two Mississippi state prisons.

 

In some states, gays fight for right to divorce

Posted 11/30/2013 in State

Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce.

 

Details in Brookhaven burned body case emerge

Posted 11/30/2013 in State

Lincoln County officials say a McComb man whose burned body was found on a secluded Brookhaven street on Oct. 30 was shot at least twice.

 

 

Mississippi's last living daughter of Confederate soldier dies

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

Mildred Belle Martin Barron, regarded as Mississippi's last living daughter of a Confederate soldier, died Tuesday at her Amite County home after suffering a stroke. She was 106.

 

 

FAA wants man's tower operator papers

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The Federal Aviation Administration has asked a federal judge to force a Tupelo man to surrender his control tower operator's certificate after he allegedly tested positive for marijuana.

 

 

Natchez looking into city cemetery maintenance

Posted 11/29/2013 in State

The city of Natchez is going to gather information about the cost of a grass-cutting contract for the city cemetery.

 

 

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