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Hattiesburg Police: Two flamingos die after bungled fraternity prank

Posted 10/10/2014 in State

Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

 

 

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR's technology.

 

 

Hosemann: Fewer than 900 crossover votes in June

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Fewer than 900 Mississippi voters might have cast a ballot in one party's primary June 3 and then improperly crossed over to vote in other party's runoff three weeks later.

 

Judge: Doctor unfit to stand trial

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A judge on Wednesday ruled a Greenwood doctor unfit to stand trial for his alleged role in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill a local attorney.

 

Perry seeks unlimited natural gas and oil exports

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia's control of European natural gas supplies.

 

 

Health advocates decry lack of Medicaid expansion

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Groups supporting low-income Mississippi residents said Tuesday that elected officials are ignoring 300,000 people and refusing billions of federal dollars by choosing not to expand Medicaid in one of the poorest states in the nation.

 

 

Hood asks judge to throw out school funding suit

Posted 10/8/2014 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 21 school districts that argues Mississippi owes them $230 million in education aid and demands an end to future shortfalls.

 

 

Miss. renews water-rights battle with Memphis

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Mississippi officials are renewing allegations that Memphis is stealing water from the state.

 

 

Amendment backers say enough voters have signed

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with 16 boxes and drove to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office Monday.

 

 

Greenwood doctor faces civil lawsuit

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

A judge will decide if mental examination records of a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case can be used in a civil trial.

 

 

Long Beach massage therapist arrested

Posted 10/7/2014 in State

 

Rebels stun Crimson Tide

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Epic. Momentous. Resilient. All of these words, and more, could be used to describe the scene in Oxford.

 

Tagert urges consideration of fuel tax increase

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Friday that Mississippi must consider a fuel tax increases to maintain roads and bridges.

 

 

Enrollment increasing in Miss. Medicaid and CHIP

Posted 10/4/2014 in State

Mississippi's Medicaid enrollment has grown since January, even as top elected officials continue to oppose expanding the program.

 

 

Dept. of Public Safety seeks bigger budget

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is requesting a $46 million budget boost in the coming year.

 

 

Baptist Memorial layoffs affect Mississippi

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Baptist Memorial Healthcare is laying off workers at its Booneville and New Albany hospitals in Mississippi in cost reduction plan.

 

 

Again, costs rise and completion delayed at Kemper plant

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Southern Co. said Thursday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion

 

 

Miss. high court hears GOP Senate primary dispute

Posted 10/3/2014 in State

Attorneys for six-term Sen. Thad Cochran told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday that a challenger waited too long to file a lawsuit seeking to overturn Cochran's victory in the June 24 Republican primary runoff.

 

 

Tourism officials seek bigger promo budget

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.

 

 

Mississippi colleges and universities seek more money

Posted 10/2/2014 in State

The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.

 

 

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