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Man added to 'most wanted' list captured

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

A Chattanooga man recently added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list has been captured in Mississippi.



Man charged with burning son's house

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The father of a Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputy is charged with arson in a March 12 fire that destroyed his son's house.



Mississippi Prison Writes teaches Parchman inmates

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Picture students in a classroom, poring for weeks over Spoon Jackson, Eudora Welty, Langston Hughes and others.



Tea party questions Barbour's role in race

Posted 6/14/2014 in State

Haley Barbour almost certainly isn't running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican National Committee chief and influential Washington lobbyist is playing a prominent role in the state's battle for the GOP Senate nomination.



Protests aimed at Mississippi's New York picnic

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Opponents of a Mississippi law could be like ants at the state's annual New York picnic. Those protesting the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which takes effect July 1, say it could sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.



Surgery hurts Nunnelee's speech and mobility

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

Brain surgery on a Republican congressman from north Mississippi has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body.



Ex-Corinth school worker wins wrongful firing verdict

Posted 6/13/2014 in State

A former maintenance worker and bus driver has been awarded $100,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Corinth School District.



State: 513 voters lacked photo ID on June 3

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday that Mississippi's first election requiring photo identification reinforces his belief that the state no longer needs federal oversight to handle elections and redistricting.


Senate Republican leader helps raise $825K for Cochran

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

Six-term incumbent Thad Cochran is getting a campaign finance boost from the top Senate Republican, while tea party challenger Chris McDaniel continues telling voters that Cochran is failing to fight President Barack Obama's policies.


Jury finds ex-mayor of Southaven guilty

Posted 6/12/2014 in State

A DeSoto County jury Wednesday found former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis guilty in an embezzlement case.



Cochran and McDaniel target each other on spending

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

In perhaps his most aggressive comments yet as he fights for a seventh term, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran declared Tuesday that it would be "dangerous" for Mississippi to elect challenger Chris McDaniel. McDaniel, in turn, accused Cochran of spending "recklessly."



Man loses appeal of carjacking conviction

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Bernard Hayes III of a carjacking at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Gulfport.



Miss. man pleads not guilty to smuggling car, wire fraud

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

An Ocean Springs man has pleaded not guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a smuggling charge in a federal case that alleges he illegally imported a car made in Japan.



State trade mission to Southeast Asia

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Southeast Asia from Aug. 25-29.



Thunderstorms down trees, knock out power

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Thunderstorms pushing across Mississippi have produced high winds and hail, but Oxford appears to have dodged a tornado warning and ominous looking clouds with no damage.



Family: Nunnelee's brain surgery went well

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is recovering from brain surgery.



Miss. Senate candidates focus on debt, farmers

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised Monday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers.



Ron Paul backs tea party challenger

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel's effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term.



VA: 45-day average wait for first-time visits in Miss.

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Patients seeking care through the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical center in Jackson are waiting an average of 45 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor, according to a wide-ranging audit released Monday.



Police: Tourist turned tables on would-be robber

Posted 6/9/2014 in State

New Orleans police say that when a would-be robber put a Mississippi tourist into a headlock, the man broke free, punched him and held him for police.



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