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Iranian national accused of making terroristic threats

Posted 8/31/2015 in State

Mississippi officials shut down Interstate 10 for about 3 hours after an Iranian national knocked a deputy to the ground and claimed his vehicle contained explosives.



Ole Miss groups discuss qualities sought in new chancellor

Posted 8/31/2015 in State

Students, staff and faculty members at the University of Mississippi are telling the state College Board that they want a new chancellor who can unify Ole Miss.



Judge is asked to block ban on adoption by gay couples

Posted 8/29/2015 in State

Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.



More than $1M raised for endowed chair honoring Jones

Posted 8/29/2015 in State

The University of Mississippi says more than $1 million has been raised for an endowed chair honoring outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.



Initiative would keep Confederate emblem on Miss. flag

Posted 8/27/2015 in State

Organizers of a new ballot initiative are seeking to keep the Confederate battle emblem on Mississippi's flag by putting the flag design into the state constitution.



Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states

Posted 8/27/2015 in State

The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.



Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.



Blues marker to honor musician 'Son' House

Posted 8/26/2015 in State

Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York.



Woman accused of kidnapping 3-year-old boy

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says a young woman is being charged with kidnapping after she was found with a missing 3-year-old boy.



Tupelo woman arrested for exploiting a vulnerable adult

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

A Tupelo woman has been indicted on charges of taking money from residents at an assistant living facility.



SeaPort agrees to remove Tupelo service

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo.



Camera shows Lumberton alderman stealing lighter

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. That person turned out to be a city alderman.



Two new West Nile virus cases confirmed in Mississippi

Posted 8/25/2015 in State

Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.


John Grisham talks politics at Mississippi Book Festival

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."


Under the Capitol dome: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

On Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip?


Unique properties lost to Katrina receiving markers

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.


Stolen gun to be returned to family of the late Gov. Fordice

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

icksburg police say a pistol engraved with the name of former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and seized in a Jackson drug raid had been stolen from a truck owned by a relative.



Contractor: Former Miss. prison leader sought bribes

Posted 8/22/2015 in State

One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.



Universities seek fresh multiyear bond deal with lawmakers

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi's eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect.



Southern Mississippi deputy shoots man armed with pistol

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

A southern Mississippi man is hospitalized after he called the sheriff's office, brandished a pistol at deputies and was shot multiple times when he refused to drop the gun, authorities said.



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