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Choctaw County liable for jailing woman 96 days without seeing judge

Posted 12/3/2018 in State

There are two remaining questions left for a Mississippi woman who sued over being jailed 96 days without seeing a judge: Will the U.S. Supreme Court get involved, and if not, how much will she get paid?



Dem defeated in Mississippi Senate race could run in 2020

Posted 12/1/2018 in State

A Democrat who lost a contentious U.S. Senate runoff in Mississippi this week is preparing to run again in two years.



Suspected serial killer confesses to 5 Mississippi deaths

Posted 11/30/2018 in State

Five Mississippi homicides are linked to a man suspected in dozens of deaths. The FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program says Samuel Little has confessed to killings in Gulfport, Jackson and Pascagoula.



Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Posted 11/29/2018 in State

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state.



Pediatric pioneer and namesake of children's hospital dies

Posted 11/29/2018 in State

The namesake of the children's hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has died.


Divisive Senate race ends with Hyde-Smith win

Posted 11/28/2018 in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist.


Man dies before voting, wife returns to cast her ballot

Posted 11/28/2018 in State

A Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote Tuesday with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot in what election officials called a testament to her sense of civic responsibility.



Tests confirm Mississippi's third case of deer disease

Posted 11/28/2018 in State

Officials say a third case of a debilitating deer disease has been confirmed in Mississippi.



7 nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before Senate runoff

Posted 11/27/2018 in State

State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state's history of racist violence.



Last US Senate race of midterms up for vote in Mississippi

Posted 11/27/2018 in State

Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican Senate appointee backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House.



Trump sticks with old playbook in return to campaign trail

Posted 11/27/2018 in State

President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists," as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in GOP hands.



5 die in wrecks on Mississippi highways over Thanksgiving

Posted 11/27/2018 in State

Five people have died in wrecks on Mississippi highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period.



Teen charged in Black Friday mall shooting in Meridian

Posted 11/27/2018 in State

Bond is set at $50,000 for a teenager charged with shooting a man outside a Mississippi shopping mall while Black Friday sales were going on.


Absentee totals indicate strong runoff turnout

Posted 11/26/2018 in State

Despite an abbreviated window for absentee voting for Tuesday's general election runoff, the number of absentee voters who have cast ballots suggests a good turnout.

Lawmaker: Mississippi should lift voting burdens

Posted 11/26/2018 in State

A Mississippi state senator says he wants to find ways to remove burdens from the state's voting process, particularly for people who cast absentee ballots.


Mississippi senator banking on boost from Trump rallies

Posted 11/26/2018 in State

The final chapter of the 2018 midterms is nearing a close in Mississippi, where the prevalent themes of President Donald Trump and race have combined for a much closer contest than anyone expected in one of the country's most deeply conservative states.



Mississippi will seek to revive law on 15-week abortion ban

Posted 11/24/2018 in State

Mississippi's attorney general said Friday that he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States.



Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: Black turnout

Posted 11/24/2018 in State

The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive.



Mississippi congressman spends Thanksgiving with troops

Posted 11/24/2018 in State

Mississippi Congressman Trent Kelly says he was honored to help serve Thanksgiving Day lunch to the troops stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.



Shawn O'Hara, perennial candidate in Mississippi, dies at 60

Posted 11/24/2018 in State

A Mississippi man who ran dozens of eccentric and unsuccessful races for governor, U.S. senator and other offices under different party labels has died at age 60.



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