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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop.

 

 

Disaster declaration for Mississippi areas in Oct. 26 storms

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

President Donald Trump on Friday approved a disaster declaration for parts of Mississippi affected by severe weather that hit in late October, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker's office said.

 

 

Parents sue Mississippi official over shared autopsy photos

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

Parents of a late 21-year-old Mississippi man are suing a city official they say invited the public to view autopsy photos of their son and discuss the case.

 

 

Business partner acquitted in $85M Mississippi Ponzi scheme

Posted less than 6 hours ago in State

The former business partner of a Mississippi man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million has been found not guilty of assisting in the crime.

 

 

Audit: Narcotics director improperly paid for comp time

Posted 12/6/2019 in State

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy was improperly paid for working extra hours and inappropriately used a clothing allowance that should not have been available to him, the state auditor's office said in a report released Thursday.

 

 

Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in first days

Posted 12/5/2019 in State

The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation.

 

 

2 Mississippi cities absorb security costs for Trump visits

Posted 12/5/2019 in State

Two Mississippi cities paid thousands of dollars to provide police protection when President Donald Trump attended rallies there in the past year.

 

 

Lockdown lifted at Jackson State after active shooter report

Posted 12/5/2019 in State

Jackson State University's campus was placed on lockdown Wednesday after someone was shot and wounded there, prompting an active shooter alert.

 

 

Slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer honored with statue

Posted 12/4/2019 in State

A statue of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer now sits outside the Forrest County Courthouse in Mississippi.

 

 

Bail hearing set for man tried 6 times on murder

Posted 12/4/2019 in State

A bail hearing has been set for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder.

 

 

Former Mississippi utility regulator Cochran dies at 78

Posted 12/3/2019 in State

Nielsen Cochran, a Republican who served 24 years as a utility regulator on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, died Monday.

 

 

Man pleads to accessory charge in killing of police officer

Posted 12/3/2019 in State

An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to helping another man who is charged in the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer.

 

Analysis: Auditor continues push on non-classroom spending

Posted 12/2/2019 in State

State Auditor Shad White is continuing his push to get Mississippi school districts to cut non-classroom spending.

 

University civil rights history class takes to streets

Posted 12/2/2019 in State

Mississippi streets became classrooms where civil rights activists and local historians were teachers for a university course about the civil rights movement, focusing on Mississippi.

 

 

Flu season takes off quickly in Deep South states

Posted 11/30/2019 in State

The flu season is off and running in the Deep South.

 

 

Mississippi fire department roiled by noose in locker

Posted 11/30/2019 in State

There's little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter's locker was a hangman's noose. But as with many things in America these days, there's deep disagreement about what it meant.

 

 

Company may soon bring scooters to Vicksburg

Posted 11/30/2019 in State

A new mode of transportation could soon be available in downtown Vicksburg.

 

 

Research ship name: Mississippi MD, civil rights activist

Posted 11/30/2019 in State

A new oceanographic research ship will be named for a Mississippi physician who filed one of the Deep South's first school desegregation lawsuits and led wade-ins to integrate a federally funded public beach.

 

 

Possible tornadoes strike parts of Mississippi, Louisiana

Posted 11/27/2019 in State

Residents in northeast Louisiana and central Mississippi were cutting up fallen pine trees and assessing damage Wednesday after apparent tornadoes hit the region.

 

 

Wiggins man is state lottery's first big winner

Posted 11/27/2019 in State

A 65-year-old Mississippi man is $2,000 richer, thanks to the Mississippi Lottery.

 

 

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