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Miss. House releases redistricting plan

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi House on Thursday released its own redistricting proposal, and the plan could come up for a vote in that chamber by Friday.

 

 

Miss. Senate sends 'bath salts' bill to governor

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

A bill outlawing toxic chemicals sold as bath salts, plant food and other products is headed to the Mississippi governor's desk.

 

 

Greenville woman held after child's body found in oven

Posted 3/2/2011 in State

A Greenville woman has been arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found in an oven.

 

 

Eat-and-run charge against Gary Collins dismissed

Posted 3/2/2011 in State

A judge has dismissed charges against actor Gary Collins for allegedly leaving a Biloxi restaurant without paying his bill.

 

Leaders optimistic about state economy

Posted 3/2/2011 in State

At their Columbus stop Tuesday, Mississippi Economic Council officers said they had seen more optimism about the economy here than possibly anywhere else in the state.

 

NAACP sues over redistricting in Miss. counties

Posted 3/1/2011 in State

Local branches of the NAACP have filed lawsuits that seek to extend election qualifying deadlines in more than a dozen Mississippi counties until voting boundaries can be redrawn based on new census information.

 

 

Preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Arkansas; felt in Mississippi

Posted 2/28/2011 in State

Residents across Arkansas and in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi reported on the U.S.G.S. website that they felt the quake.

 

 

Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Thursday was the deadline for the House and Senate to act on general bills filed in their own chamber.

 

 

Four die in north Miss. fire

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.

 

 

Ala. coated with snow, but few problems reported

Posted 2/10/2011 in State

The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4 inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.

 

 

New racially charged words at Univ. of Alabama

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Disparaging words about several ethnic and racial groups were written in chalk on a University of Alabama sidewalk, the school said Wednesday, the second time in less than a week officials have had to deal with such language.

 

North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.

 

Miss. Senate OKs two animal cruelty bills

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate passed two bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening the state's animal cruelty law by making it a felony to maliciously injure, torture or kill a cat or dog.

 

 

MSU proposes nursing program at Meridian campus

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Mississippi State University has asked the state College Board to approve a nursing program for its Meridian campus.

 

Students 'in shock' after deadly school bus accident

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

A tractor-trailer sideswiped a school bus then collided head-on with a second Tuesday, killing the trucker, a bus driver and a teacher and injuring at least 17 high school students along a rural highway bridge in northern Mississippi, authorities said.

 

Butch Brown ousted as MDOT director

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Within moments of taking office Tuesday, a new Mississippi transportation commissioner voted with one his colleagues to give embattled agency director Larry "Butch" Brown an ultimatum: Resign by Wednesday or be fired.

 

 

Ala. senator says 'empty clip' remark not violent

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

An Alabama legislator who told a Republican audience it was time to "empty the clip" when addressing illegal immigration said Tuesday he wasn't advocating violence, but others found his remarks frightening and reckless after a deadly Arizona rampage.

 

 

KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.

 

 

Senate OKs ban on texting while driving

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.

 

 

Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.

 

 

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