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Morgan Freeman unhurt after plane's forced landing

Posted 12/7/2015 in State

A plane carrying actor Morgan Freeman and his pilot blew a tire on takeoff from a Mississippi airport and made an emergency landing in which its landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway, authorities said. No one was injured.

 

 

Chief: Wife accused of shooting Natchez police officer

Posted 12/7/2015 in State

Natchez Police Chief Daniel White says an officer has been shot and the officer's wife is accused.

 

 

Nissan charged with violating labor laws at Miss. unit

Posted 12/5/2015 in State

The National Labor Relations Board is charging Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency with violating workers' rights at the company's Mississippi plant.

 

 

Mississippi tries to balance utility worries in solar rules

Posted 12/4/2015 in State

The sun will rise on residential solar panels in Mississippi, but it's unclear how bright their future will be.

 

 

Tupelo council approves purchase of 75 body cameras

Posted 12/3/2015 in State

The Tupelo City Council has approved the purchase of 75 body cameras at a total cost of around $60,000.

 

 

Autopsy finds man died of 'LSD toxicity' in police custody

Posted 12/2/2015 in State

A medical examiner's autopsy reports that a Tennessee man died of accidental "complications of LSD toxicity" in police custody earlier this year in Mississippi.

 

 

Divorce granted to Miss. same-sex couple

Posted 12/2/2015 in State

Two years after their divorce filing got entangled in Mississippi's efforts to prevent same-sex marriage, a judge Tuesday dissolved the legal union of Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon.

 

 

Kemper power plant overruns climb another $62M

Posted 12/2/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $62 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.5 billion.

 

 

"Chicken Soup for the Soul" to film in Mississippi

Posted 12/2/2015 in State

Chicken Soup for the Soul" is coming to the small screen.

 

 

Waffle House shooter makes court appearance

Posted 12/1/2015 in State

A 45-year-old Biloxi man accused in the shooting death of a Waffle House server after she told him not to smoke made his first court appearance and asked about the death penalty.

 

 

Newly elected Miss. lawmakers bringing wide range of experience to the Capitol

Posted 11/30/2015 in State

Roughly 20 percent of Mississippi legislative seats will turn over to a different person when the four-year term begins in January, with new members bringing fresh perspectives.

 

 

Police: Man in Waffle House kills employee

Posted 11/28/2015 in State

A customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed an employee at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi on Friday after she asked him not to smoke, police said.

 

 

Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees

Posted 11/27/2015 in State

Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, say they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. man accused of attacking parents over fast food

Posted 11/27/2015 in State

Authorities say a man faces charges in Louisiana accusing him of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him.

 

 

Ole Miss to demolish historic Faulkner landmark

Posted 11/27/2015 in State

Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel "As I Lay Dying" -- but where in the building did he do it?

 

 

'Cable guy' trademark suit against Giterdone gas station

Posted 11/27/2015 in State

The company that owns trademark and merchandising rights for Larry the Cable Guy says the Giterdone convenience store in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is violating the trademark on the catchphrase Git-R-Done.

 

 

Reward offered for info about dogs sealed in aquarium

Posted 11/27/2015 in State

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward to help find those responsible for sealing two dogs inside an aquarium case and abandoning them.

 

 

Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case

Posted 11/25/2015 in State

The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve in Alaska.

 

 

Officer suspended during probe of incident at Ole Miss game

Posted 11/24/2015 in State

A New Albany police officer has been suspended with pay during an investigation about whether he punched a spectator at Saturday's Ole Miss-LSU football game.

 

Homeless population continues to decline

Posted 11/21/2015 in State

The U.S. appears to be winning the war on homelessness.

 

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