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More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

Posted yesterday in State

A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized.

 

 

Analysis: Lawyers argue over abortion access in Mississippi

Posted 6/17/2019 in State

In 2015, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said: "I am as committed as ever to ending abortion in Mississippi."

 

 

Monument will honor civil rights activists in Mississippi

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Workers in Mississippi have started installing the foundation for a monument honoring civil rights activists who were arrested in 1965 and taken to a notorious prison where they were held several days without being put on trial.

 

 

Group's 2010 report warned on Mississippi mental health care

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Nine years before Mississippi's mental health system faced a trial over a federal lawsuit, a psychiatric association warned that the state's inadequate community mental health services were a "disaster in the making."

 

 

Change in private school money awards to clear waiting list

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

Mississippi education officials are changing how they give out money for students with disabilities to attend private schools, awarding money on a first-come, first-served basis instead of holding a lottery for some applicants.

 

 

Roger Penn, fried catfish chain founder, dies at 84

Posted 6/15/2019 in State

The founder of a string of Mississippi fried catfish joints has died at 84.

 

 

Testimony over Mississippi's mental health system continues

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

A county sheriff says he holds mentally ill people in jail because a community mental health center can't respond in time.

 

 

2 state workers suspended in wake of deadly child abuse case

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

Two workers with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services are on administrative leave over the death of a 4-year-old girl and the severe injuring of her younger sister.

 

 

July 2 runoff set in Mississippi Choctaw chief's race

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

A runoff election to become chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is set for July 2.

 

 

Family of officer's slain lover wants $5M from Oxford

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

An attorney for the family of a woman whose death has been blamed on a police officer is demanding $5 million from the city of Oxford, Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

Posted 6/13/2019 in State

Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that's been underwater since February, one of the state's U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen Mississippi River.

 

 

Mississippi sheriff admits guilt in corruption case, resigns

Posted 6/13/2019 in State

A north Mississippi sheriff pleaded guilty to four felony charges Wednesday and resigned from office, becoming the state's second sheriff in the last year to be deposed by criminal troubles.

 

 

Reeves holds $6.3M in Mississippi governor's race

Posted 6/13/2019 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has five times as much cash to spend in the final five months of the governor's race as his best-financed opponent, and he's already spending at a rapid clip.

 

 

California company to build and test rockets in Mississippi

Posted 6/13/2019 in State

A California rocket company announced Tuesday that it plans to build and test rockets at a NASA facility in Mississippi, part of its bid to use three-dimensional metal printing to reduce the complexity of rocket building.

 

 

New law: Charities using paid telemarketers must register

Posted 6/12/2019 in State

Officials on Monday reminded charities that hire telemarketers to seek new donors that they now have to register under Mississippi's no-call law.

 

 

Mississippi investigates shooting death of official's father

Posted 6/7/2019 in State

The father of Mississippi's agriculture commissioner has died, and authorities are investigating whether he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

 

 

'Pray for this county,' sheriff says after 2 wrecks kill 11

Posted 6/6/2019 in State

A Mississippi sheriff is asking for prayers for his community after two wrecks claimed 11 lives in his mostly rural county this week.

 

 

Mississippi challenges federal expert in mental health trial

Posted 6/6/2019 in State

A top expert testified Wednesday that his lasting image of Mississippi's current mental health care system is a room full of apparently overmedicated men, while a community mental health worker herself diagnosed with schizophrenia says she avoids state mental hospitals because she fears losing her freedom.

 

 

Mississippi authorities release names of 8 killed in crash

Posted 6/5/2019 in State

 

 

Former Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral

Posted 6/5/2019 in State

Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.

 

 

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