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Gov. John Kasich to campaign in Gulfport

Posted 2/18/2016 in State

Ohio Gov. John Kasich brings his bid for the GOP presidential nomination to Gulfport next week.



New charges filed in wounding of a Miss. officer

Posted 2/18/2016 in State

Clarksdale police have filed new charges against the two men who they say were involved in the wounding of a Clarksdale police officer and robbery of a grocery store.



House bill seeks to raise bar for passing third-grade reading test

Posted 2/18/2016 in State

More Mississippi third-graders could be in danger of flunking for low reading skills if a bill passed by a House committee Tuesday becomes law.



Miss. bill would let church members carry guns

Posted 2/18/2016 in State

Houses of worship could designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns to protect the congregation under a bill advancing at the Mississippi Capitol.



Miss. mulls 'see something, say something' terror bill

Posted 2/18/2016 in State

People would be immune from civil or criminal penalties in Mississippi for making good-faith reports to law enforcement officers if they suspect others are planning terroristic acts, under a bill advancing in the Legislature.



Officer remains critical after weekend shooting

Posted 2/17/2016 in State

A Clarksdale police officer remains in critical condition following a weekend shooting.



Bill: Raise Mississippi officials' expense pay to $150 a day

Posted 2/17/2016 in State

The Mississippi House has approved plans to triple the per diems paid to some state and local officials for attending meetings. At least one proponent says the current amount, $40, has not changed in 36 years.



19-year-old charged in shooting of Clarksdale officer

Posted 2/16/2016 in State

Police charged a 19-year-old man on Monday in the weekend shooting of a Clarksdale police officer.



Another man accused of bribing Epps over prison contracts

Posted 2/16/2016 in State

Another man has been charged with bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, authorities have announced.



Transgender man accused of assaulting transgender minor

Posted 2/16/2016 in State

A George County grand jury has indicted a transgender man on assault charges and sex crimes against a transgender minor.



Under the Capitol Dome: Analysis: Bills seek to micromanage Mississippians' lives

Posted 2/15/2016 in State

Mississippi legislators have filed more than 2,000 bills this year, and the first culling will take place by Feb. 23, the deadline for House and Senate committees to consider general bills filed in their own chamber.



Miss. officer shot in face; police questioning suspect

Posted 2/15/2016 in State

A man believed to have shot a northwest Mississippi police officer point-blank in the face and a man believed to have joined him in an earlier robbery were being questioned Sunday by police, Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said.


Chism pushes 'scarlet letter' DUI tag forward

Posted 2/13/2016 in State

District 37 Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, has tough words for critics of his bill that would force people convicted of two or more driving under the influence charges to display a special license plate noting their past crimes: Those drivers should deal with the consequences of their actions and change their behavior.


Vote to remove state flag in McComb fails

Posted 2/12/2016 in State

A McComb selectman's motion to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city buildings because of its Confederate battle emblem has failed.



Puppy's collar likely caused Gulfport home's explosion

Posted 2/12/2016 in State

Blame the dog. That's the conclusion fire investigators have reached regarding Wednesday's gas explosion at a home in Gulfport.



Miss. Senate advances bill for elected supervisors

Posted 2/12/2016 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents -- an issue that has been debated for many years.



White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

Posted 2/12/2016 in State

Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.



Appeals court tosses order blocking Mississippi executions

Posted 2/11/2016 in State

An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.



Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

Posted 2/11/2016 in State

Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.



Chicago man sues to try to get on Miss. primary ballot

Posted 2/11/2016 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering a challenge by a Chicago businessman who's trying to get listed on the state's March 8 Democratic primary ballot for president.



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