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Mississippi group will study lottery but not take a stand

Posted 5/26/2017 in State

A study group will gather facts about lotteries in other states but won't make a recommendation either for or against creating a game of chance in Mississippi, its leader says.

 

 

Former Mississippi prison chief sentenced to nearly 20 years

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 million in bribes.

 

 

Services planned for boy, 6, shot after car theft

Posted 5/25/2017 in State

Services have been set for a 6-year-old boy shot to death after a car theft outside a Jackson grocery store.

 

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

 

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

 

 

Gov. Bryant: No lottery in special session

Posted 5/24/2017 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won't ask lawmakers to consider a lottery during a special session next month.

 

 

Judge denies bail for three in child's shooting death

Posted 5/23/2017 in State

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.

 

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

Posted 5/23/2017 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

 

First court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of 6-year-old

Posted 5/22/2017 in State

Three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy are expected to make initial court appearances.

 

 

Analysis: Can lawmakers ignore the law? Attorney general says so

Posted 5/22/2017 in State

Few political observers think former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has much chance of winning his lawsuit trying to force the Legislature to spend the full amount demanded by Mississippi's school funding formula.

 

 

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Miss. boy

Posted 5/20/2017 in State

A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator's sworn statement.

 

 

Lawmakers sue, challenging Bryant's budget cut power

Posted 5/20/2017 in State

Two Mississippi legislators are suing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and others, saying a state law allowing governors to make midyear budget cuts is unconstitutional.

 

 

Official: Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests

Posted 5/19/2017 in State

Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead Thursday in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said.

 

 

US prosecutors: No charges in Tupelo police shooting

Posted 5/17/2017 in State

Federal prosecutors won't seek civil rights charges against a white Mississippi police officer in the June 2016 fatal shooting of a black man following a foot chase.

 

 

NAACP: Move tourney from Mississippi because of rebel flag

Posted 5/17/2017 in State

A civil rights group is asking the NCAA to move a regional softball tournament out of Mississippi because the state flag contains the Confederate battle emblem.

 

 

Woman convicted of killing 2 officers is denied new trial

Posted 5/17/2017 in State

A judge has denied a request for a new trial of a Mississippi woman convicted in connection with the slaying of two Hattiesburg police officers.

 

 

Man gets 49 years for anti-transgender hate crime killing

Posted 5/16/2017 in State

A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman.

 

 

Mississippi-based troops deploying to Kosovo

Posted 5/13/2017 in State

About 130 soldiers of the Tupelo-based 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment are deploying for about 10 months in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

 

 

Mississippi judge blocks order closing payday lender

Posted 5/13/2017 in State

 

 

Mississippi business recalls meat, poultry frozen products

Posted 5/13/2017 in State

A Mississippi-based business is recalling about 130,000 pounds of meat and poultry frozen entree products due to bacterial contamination.

 

 

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