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Falling branch kills boy in Tupelo

Posted 6/15/2015 in State

Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.

 

 

Man accused of threatening USDA agent with metal pipe

Posted 6/13/2015 in State

A grand jury will review a complaint that a Perkinston man threatened a federal agent with a metal pipe when the agent visited the man's farm headquarters.

 

 

Funds: Most Miss. incumbents ahead of challengers

Posted 6/12/2015 in State

Most of Mississippi's statewide elected officials are raising and spending more campaign cash than their challengers, according to finance reports filed before a Wednesday deadline.

 

 

Miss. 1 of 2 states where economy shrank in 2014

Posted 6/11/2015 in State

Tepid growth in jobs, income and certain taxes had suggested Mississippi's economy wasn't growing very fast in recent years. But new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the state's economy was actually in recession in 2013 and 2014.

 

 

Parents urged to submit voucher applications quickly

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.

 

 

Rep. Kelly sworn in as new House member

Posted 6/10/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.

 

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy for taping Cochran's wife

Posted 6/9/2015 in State

A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

 

Bribery sentencing delayed indefinitely for Epps, McCrory

Posted 6/9/2015 in State

Sentencings for former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory have been delayed.

 

 

Analysis: Local governments among losers from prison reform

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Should Mississippi gear its prison policy to produce free inmate labor for local governments?

 

 

McCullough starts today as head of MDA

Posted 6/8/2015 in State

Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.

 

 

Miss. senators attack carbon dioxide limits

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Mississippi's Republican senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.

 

 

Bryant chooses successor for Kelly as DA

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.

 

Death row inmate challenges evidence in new trial bid

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.

 

Mississippi denied $290K seized in 2013 drug raid

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.

 

 

Jones to research obesity at UMMC

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Although University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones didn't get his contract renewed, he won't be going far.

 

 

Pit bull attacks 12-year-old Tupelo boy

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Police say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.

 

 

School official presses charges for cheering at graduation

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Ursula Miller knew that when she shouted her niece's name after she received her diploma at a north Mississippi high school graduation, she would probably be asked to leave the arena.

 

 

Counties push to continue programs that provide inmate labor

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs, county officials and others said at a Wednesday news conference that a future without free inmate labor will be one of higher taxes, uncollected garbage, littered highways, unpainted government buildings and unrepaired patrol cars.

 

 

Kemper opponent: Not so fast on Mississippi Power rate hikes

Posted 6/4/2015 in State

Regulators should block rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant until all the mandates of a state Supreme Court decision are fulfilled, Hattiesburg oilman Tommy Blanton says.

 

Republicans hold north Miss. House seat

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.

 

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