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Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

Posted 5/27/2015 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.



Sen. Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

Posted 5/26/2015 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran -- the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife -- has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.


Suicide third-leading cause of death among Miss. teens

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

On Thursday, Katrina Sunivelle, director of Contact Helpline in Columbus, spoke to volunteers and representatives of local organizations at On Common Ground: Building Partnerships through Networking, an event sponsored by Community Outreach.


College Board names Ole Miss provost as interim leader

Posted 5/22/2015 in State

The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15.


Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs."


Ole Miss aims to raise $1.5M to honor outgoing leader

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.


Mississippi hiker helps nab FBI most wanted

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A tip from a Mississippi resident led authorities to one of the FBI's most wanted criminals Saturday in Virginia.


Report: Nationwide, too many foster kids in group homes

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A national report published Tuesday finds that 57,000 of the 400,000 American children in the child welfare system live in group homes.



Florida pot advocate pulls support for Miss initiative

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi's petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election.



Jackson police say victim of robbery kills suspect

Posted 5/19/2015 in State

Police say a man who was the victim of a robbery has shot and killed one of the robbers.


Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. King, Little Milton and Howlin' Wolf performed for residents of this humble farming community looking to spice up their Saturday nights with dinner, dancing and maybe some drinks.


Community College Board taps finance chief as interim leader

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Deborah Gilbert will become the interim leader of Mississippi Community College Board.



Miss. Power files rate plans to pay for Kemper plant

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. filed three proposals Friday with the Public Service Commission seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.



Official: Gun used to kill 2 Hattiesburg officers found

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

The gun used to fatally shoot two Hattiesburg police officers has been found.


Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer.

Attorneys hope DNA tests will clear death row inmate

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope results of recent DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison.


Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.



Zinn, Kelly turn attention to election runoff

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

Democrat Walter Zinn got the most votes in a congressional special election in north Mississippi this week, and he and Republican Trent Kelly advanced to a June 2 runoff.



Another arrest made in shooting of 2 Hattiesburg officers

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

A fifth person was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of two Mississippi police officers last weekend.



Family accused of growing pot in Kiln

Posted 5/14/2015 in State

Hancock County narcotics agents said they've seized 22 marijuana plants growing outside a home in Kiln, and arrested a man, woman and their son.



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