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2 West Nile deaths in Lee and Coahoma counties

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.

 

Did McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing.

 

Miss. man held in La. after Amber Alert

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

Louisiana authorities say a 17-year-old male from south Mississippi has been arrested in northwest Louisiana and faces kidnapping charges in Mississippi.

 

 

Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants

Posted 9/22/2014 in State

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says airstrikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State group militants.

 

 

Mississippi adopts tests with emergency contract

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

The state Board of Education approved an emergency contract Thursday that means Mississippi's public school students will take multistate tests this year to evaluate student mastery of the Common Core state standards.

 

 

Group urges farmers market to accept EBT

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

Members of the Mayor's Health Council hope to work out a plan under which the Vicksburg farmers market can accept electronic benefits transactions as part of a plan to improve the health of Vicksburg residents.

 

 

McDaniel: Old case shows appeal not filed too late

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn.

 

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.

 

Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

 

 

Mother reports coach for inappropriate texts

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

A Jackson high school has parted ways with a soccer coach after a mother complained he sent inappropriate texts to her 14-year-old daughter.

 

 

DNA links man to 2004 Brookhaven killing

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

After two other men were arrested and let go, DNA results have linked a man jailed in Texas to a 2004 murder in Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex divorce case

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

 

Childers: Cochran wrong on women's pay legislation

Posted 9/17/2014 in State

Democratic former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said Tuesday that if he's elected to the Senate, he will support a bill requiring employers to pay women and men the same amount for doing the same jobs.

 

Texan gets 5 years for crystal meth possession in Miss.

Posted 9/17/2014 in State

A 26-year-old Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for travelling with seven pounds of crystal meth hidden in the drive shaft of her vehicle.

 

 

Winston coroner puts burglars in bull's-eye

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory said he wasn't trying to drum up business with a Facebook post Saturday, but he's fed up with a rash of burglaries around Louisville.

 

 

5 more districts join school funding lawsuit

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding.

 

 

Ex-teacher indicted in Gulfport molestation case

Posted 9/16/2014 in State

A former south Mississippi teacher has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the alleged molestation of students over a period of four decades.

 

 

Income tax collections driving Miss. revenue

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor's report that says that such states may be particularly susceptible to an ever-widening income gap dragging down state tax revenues.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Uber is under pressure globally -- including Mississippi

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

A rising and enterprising international car service finds itself at the intersection of civics and technology. In Mississippi and elsewhere, this means the company has been and continues to be in trouble with the law, too.

 

 

Bryant distrust on government refugee program

Posted 9/15/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant's distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again.

 

 

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