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Prayer, and bracelet, void Mississippi speeding ticket

Posted 9/5/2015 in State

A Mississippi state trooper says he voided a $200 speeding ticket because the driver expressed concern for police safety.



Law enforcement beefs up patrols for Labor Day

Posted 9/4/2015 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have all state troopers on duty for the Labor Day weekend.



$50.6M in federal aid to extend fast Internet in Miss.

Posted 9/4/2015 in State

Three telecommunications companies are getting $51.5 million to expand fast Internet service in rural parts of Mississippi that currently don't have access.



State's sales tax holiday for guns, hunting gear to begin

Posted 9/3/2015 in State

Mississippi businesses are preparing for the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend.


No charges expected in MSU lockdown

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday.


Gautier votes unanimously to keep state flag flying

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

he Gautier City Council has voted unanimously to keep the Mississippi state flag flying at the Veterans Tribute Tower display at City Hall.



Miss. veteran recognized for service in Vietnam

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

A Mississippi veteran is receiving medals to recognize his military service in Vietnam, more than 45 years after he was wounded in combat.



Kemper power plant overruns climb another $25M

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $25 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.3 billion.



Contractor gets 10 years for exploiting vulnerable person

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

An Ocean Springs contractor gets prison time after pleading guilty to felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.



Immigrants sue 2 Mississippi companies over work issues

Posted 9/2/2015 in State

Six immigrants are suing two Mississippi companies, saying the firms misled them about wages they would be paid to work in landscaping jobs under contracts with the state Department of Transportation.



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.



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