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Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.



South Carolina firm plans $2M Mississippi branch, hiring 20

Posted earlier today in State

A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi's Delta region, hiring 20 people.



Mississippi lawmakers pass bill requiring school shooter drills

Posted earlier today in State

Lawmakers on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings, including mandatory twice-yearly active shooter drills and a threat-reporting mechanism to be monitored by the state Department or Public Safety.



Research on emergency medical internet set for Mississippi

Posted earlier today in State

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will conduct research with a federal group to improve how emergency workers use mobile internet to provide medical care in rural areas.



Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.



Mississippi lottery could start selling tickets in late 2019

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year, a board member for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Monday.



Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the best way to begin a "national, full-blown conversation" on the issue.



Ex-officer says she had sex while child was dying in hot car

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer told a judge Monday that she had sex with her supervisor and then fell asleep while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car.



Bishop in Mississippi: 'deeply sorry' for clergy sex abuse

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

A Catholic diocese in Mississippi is releasing names of clergy members it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.



Federal agency probes worker death at Mississippi plant

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

The U.S. Department of Labor says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at a Mississippi manufacturing facility.



Mississippi to build facility for medically fragile children

Posted 3/19/2019 in State

A new law says Mississippi can borrow money to build a long-term care facility for children with complex medical conditions.



Analysis: Mississippi lawmakers seek early exit to session

Posted 3/18/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are aiming for an early end to their scheduled 90-day session.



Gov. Bryant called 'despicable' for ignoring black rep

Posted 3/16/2019 in State

The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said Mississippi's governor is "clearly despicable" for not acknowledging work by the state's only black congressman to get the home of a slain civil rights leader named a national monument.



Judge grants extension of settlement talks in soybean suit

Posted 3/16/2019 in State

A federal judge has approved an extension of settlement talks in a lawsuit claiming a soybean seed company purposely sold faulty seeds to black farmers in Mississippi.



Former boyfriend of burned woman fatally shot

Posted 3/16/2019 in State

Someone fatally shot the former boyfriend of a Mississippi woman who was burned to death, and investigators are questioning a suspect, authorities said Friday.



Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Posted 3/15/2019 in State

Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument.



3 more cases of chronic wasting disease found in Mississippi

Posted 3/15/2019 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks says three more cases of chronic wasting disease have been confirmed.



Teacher pay, abortion restriction among surviving bills

Posted 3/14/2019 in State

Wednesday was the deadline for the Mississippi House and Senate to act on general bills that originated in the other chamber.



Small-engine maker moving work from Wisconsin to Mississippi

Posted 3/14/2019 in State

A maker of small engines is consolidating operations from Wisconsin to Mississippi, with plans to hire 250 people there over the next two years.



Unveiled tourism slogan touts Mississippi's 'Secret Coast'

Posted 3/14/2019 in State

Officials say the tourism group promoting southern Mississippi has a new name and slogan.



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