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Trial delayed for dad in baby's hot car death

Posted 8/13/2016 in State

A manslaughter trial is delayed until January for a Mississippi man charged in the hot-car death of his baby.

 

 

Miss. freezes after-school program funding

Posted 8/13/2016 in State

Funding for after-school programs serving 29,000 students across Mississippi has been frozen after the state Department of Education announced federal money that pays for them has been mishandled.

 

 

Mississippi gay marriage law remains blocked during appeal

Posted 8/13/2016 in State

Mississippi's law on religious objections to same-sex marriage will remain blocked while the governor appeals a judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

 

Young sentenced to 12 years for attempting to join ISIS

Posted 8/12/2016 in State

OXFORD--Jaelyn Delshaun Young was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and 15 years of supervised release in federal court on Thursday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.

 

Justice Department sues Mississippi over mental health care

Posted 8/12/2016 in State

The U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi on Thursday, saying the state is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by "unnecessarily and illegally" making mentally ill people go into state-run psychiatric hospitals.

 

 

Miss. homeland security director retires after lawsuit

Posted 8/12/2016 in State

The director of Mississippi's Office of Homeland Security, Rusty Barnes, has retired months after an employee said in a lawsuit that Barnes wouldn't promote her because she's a woman.

 

 

Man pleads guilty in slayings of 2 Hattiesburg officers

Posted 8/12/2016 in State

A Hattiesburg man accused in the 2015 slayings of Hattiesburg Police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate pleaded guilty Thursday in Forrest County Circuit Court.

 

 

White mother in Miss. not indicted in hot car death

Posted 8/12/2016 in State

A central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May, a prosecutor said Thursday.

 

 

Mother of hot-car death victim fights charges against father

Posted 8/11/2016 in State

The mother of an 8-month-old girl who died in her boyfriend's hot car May 19 in northern Mississippi is asking prosecutors to dismiss charges against the father.

 

 

Beth Ann Fennelly chosen as Mississippi's new poet laureate

Posted 8/11/2016 in State

Mississippi's new poet laureate says her mission is to "get poetry in front of as many Mississippians as possible."

 

 

Electric car maker misses debt payment to Mississippi

Posted 8/10/2016 in State

Electric car maker GreenTech Automotive, which once planned to build 250,000 cars a year and invest $2 billion in an impoverished corner of Mississippi's Delta region, has missed a debt payment to the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Kemper power plant to cost $43M more

Posted 8/9/2016 in State

Mississippi Power Co. said Monday that it will take at least another month to finish the multibillion dollar power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing the completion date back to Oct. 31 from Sept. 30.

 

 

State senator's assault case put off; explanations differ

Posted 8/6/2016 in State

The aggravated assault case against a Mississippi state senator has been postponed, with each side giving a different reason.

 

 

State approves rate jump for 1 of 2 health exchange insurers

Posted 8/5/2016 in State

Mississippi's insurance commissioner has approved a rate increase of 43 percent, on average, for one of two health insurers selling policies on the health exchange created under the federal health care overhaul.

 

 

National Guard shuts 4 Mississippi armories, may close more

Posted 8/5/2016 in State

The Mississippi Army National Guard announced Wednesday that it will close four armories as it cuts the size of its force, and more could be closing in the future.

 

 

ACLU calls for release of report on Tupelo police shooting

Posted 8/5/2016 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is demanding the release of a police report on the death of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Tupelo police officer following a traffic stop.

 

 

Serviceman's widow will be reunited with POW bracelet

Posted 8/4/2016 in State

An old prisoner-of-war bracelet recovered near Corinth last week will be reunited with the family of an Air Force serviceman who was declared missing in action in 1972.

 

 

Mississippi settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Posted 8/3/2016 in State

A federal lawsuit against the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics that alleged female employees have been subjected to a pattern of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment has been settled.

 

 

Lawyers: $16.5M settlement for exonerated men

Posted 8/3/2016 in State

A $16.5 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that claims three men were imprisoned for decades because they were forced to confess to a crime they did not commit, lawyers said.

 

 

Grand jury doesn't indict Tupelo officer in shooting

Posted 8/2/2016 in State

Grand jurors on Monday cleared a northeast Mississippi police officer of wrongdoing in a June 18 shooting that left a man dead, but relatives rejected that finding, saying they're looking to a federal investigation and a civil lawsuit for justice.

 

 

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