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Only Miss. abortion clinic gets license reprieve

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic.

 

 

Police: Suspect, officer struggled for several minutes before shooting

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

Two detectives tried for three or four minutes to restrain a murder suspect they had been questioning before the suspect wrestled away a gun, fatally shot one of the detectives and then committed suicide, officials said Monday.

 

 

Woman sentenced in cooking oil death

Posted 4/16/2013 in State

 

 

Corporal punishment declining

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Fetal homicide laws not consistent

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

 

Law adds wild hogs to population control program

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

 

 

Rock and soul songwriter George Jackson dies at 68

Posted 4/15/2013 in State

Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68.

 

 

Ohio man admits making more than 100 bomb threats

Posted 4/12/2013 in State

 

Faulkner heirlooms going to auction in New York

Posted 4/11/2013 in State

Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York -- an event to whet the appetites of scholars ahead of a June auction.

 

Road workers find 66 unmarked graves

Posted 4/11/2013 in State

Workers building a road at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have found 66 unidentified graves.

 

 

Device to scare birds causes lockdown

Posted 4/11/2013 in State

After a report of gunfire, Air National Guard officials locked down a Mississippi base on Wednesday, but the noise thought to be shots turned out to be a device used to scare birds away from an airport runway, authorities said.

 

 

Dogfight investigation yields cash, weapons

Posted 4/11/2013 in State

 

 

Education focus shifts to implementation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

If 2013 was the education session for Mississippi's Legislature, it will be followed by the implementation season. State leaders will have to create structures to authorize charter schools and fund prekindergarten programs. Literacy coaches will have to be hired to implement a new focus on reading grades K-3, along with training for thousands of teachers.

 

 

Coroner: Man shot self twice after killing officer

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

The murder suspect who killed a detective at police headquarters in Mississippi's capital city last week shot himself twice in the head after shooting the officer four times, the coroner said Tuesday.

 

 

MDOC deals with budget problems

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

First West Nile case reported for 2013

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Miss. set to add terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.

 

 

Man uses feces to hid pot-growing operation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Analysis: Legislature often like extended family

Posted 4/8/2013 in State

It was a poignant bookend to the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature -- the passing of a House of Representatives seat from father to surviving son.

 

 

Analysis: 2013 session mixes substance, silliness

Posted 4/6/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers approved substantial public policy changes during their 2013 session, with an emphasis on trying new approaches to public education.

 

 

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