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McDaniel: GOP should be 'purged' after Senate race

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday that other Republicans used "race-baiting" to hurt him in a U.S. Senate primary, and the GOP needs to be "purged" of people who use racially inflammatory campaign techniques against members of their own party.

 

 

Police recover Hood's stolen handgun

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

Jackson police have recovered a handgun stolen several weeks ago from the personal vehicle of Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

 

Jails rethink layout as female inmate numbers rise

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

When 13 women were arrested for prostitution in Tupelo in June the Lee County Jail had to act quickly to move temporary bedding into the women's detention area and create new spaces where female inmates could be housed.

 

Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead

Posted 7/18/2014 in State

A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.

 

Hate crime investigation grows in Mississippi

Posted 7/18/2014 in State

A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions. The most recent indictments -- two men and two women -- were made public Wednesday.

 

 

Man with gun threatens runners on Natchez Trace

Posted 7/18/2014 in State

Authorities say cross country runners training along the Natchez Trace have been threatened with a gun.

 

 

Justices: Conceal voters' birthdates on poll books

Posted 7/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit clerks must redact voters' birthdates before poll books are open for public inspection.

 

 

Four more indicted in attacks on blacks

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.

 

 

Bowling given chance to appeal sentence

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

 

 

Mom arrested for hiding meth in child's pants

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.

 

 

McDaniel expected to discuss campaign challenge

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Four guards eyed in Mississippi prison football fight

Posted 7/16/2014 in State

A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.

 

 

McDaniel asks state high court to open records

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

Blues Trail international marker unveiled

Posted 7/15/2014 in State

Mississippi's second international Blues Trail marker was unveiled Monday in Cahors, France.

 

Columbus native Murray crowned Miss Mississippi

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Feds, Mississippi in dispute over state waters

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government refuses to recognize the declaration, standing by a 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision that determined the offshore boundary for Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama was three miles out.

 

 

Arrest may have caused prison fight

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

A prison fight in which nine inmates were stabbed was related to an attempt to smuggle contraband into the Walnut Grove prison, says Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.

 

 

Hinds may get building bigger than Nissan

Posted 7/14/2014 in State

A notice from the governor's office to the Army Corps of Engineers indicates that an installation bigger than Nissan's is being considered for western Hinds County.

 

 

Miss. agrees to extradite suspect

Posted 7/12/2014 in State

The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

 

 

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV relapses

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -- and therefore is not cured.

 

 

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