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Crews work to restore power in Miss. after storm

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Crews were working Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm.

 

 

Allain remembered as being undaunted by power

Posted 12/9/2013 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain was known for his quick wit, sharp analytical mind and willingness to challenge entrenched interests.

 

 

Lawmakers seek to avert cut in teacher pay

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.

 

 

Allain remembered at Mississippi Capitol service

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.

 

6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.

 

Former Southaven mayor's trial continued

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' trial on charges of embezzlement and false pretense has been rescheduled for a third time.

 

 

Freezing rain continues overnight in north Miss.

Posted 12/7/2013 in State

Parts of north Mississippi are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday into Sunday as a second wave of freezing rain moves into the region.

 

 

Mississippi AG office tries to clarify new gun law

Posted 12/6/2013 in State

Certain gun owners can carry concealed weapons even in areas where a local government has posted signs banning them, the attorney general's office said Thursday in an opinion aimed at clarifying Mississippi's gun laws.

 

 

Feds say Mississippi can delay high-stakes teacher evaluations

Posted 12/5/2013 in State

The federal government has granted Mississippi permission for a one-year delay in the use of evaluations to hire and fire teachers.

 

 

Teen convicted of killing over $4.74 in gas

Posted 12/5/2013 in State

Authorities say 18-year-old Bennie Lederric Beal has been convicted of fatally shooting a Jackson store owner over $4.74 worth of gas in 2011.

 

 

Top Miss. lawmakers release FY15 budget proposal

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

Top Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday released their state budget proposal for the coming year, and their plan is different from Gov. Phil Bryant's in several ways.

 

 

Hood's credit card lawsuit in jurisdiction dispute

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against six credit card insurers should be returned to state chancery court, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Monday.

 

 

City withholds incident report in Horhn DUI arrest

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

The city of Jackson is rejecting The Clarion-Ledger's request for the incident report following last month's arrest of state Sen. John Horhn on a DUI charge.

 

 

Ex-basketball player gets deal in kidnapping case

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A federal judge in Mississippi approved a plea agreement Tuesday allowing a 19-year-old former University of Alabama basketball player to avoid prosecution in a kidnapping case if he stays out of trouble for two years.

 

 

Memorial Friday, funeral Saturday for Allain

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A memorial service for former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain will be held Friday at the state Capitol in Jackson, and the funeral will be Saturday in Natchez.

 

Former Miss. Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday. He was 85.

 

Miss. judge refuses to grant gay couple's divorce

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer.

 

 

Arraignment set in Mississippi ricin letters case

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on a new charge.

 

 

Troopers work 167 collisions over holiday, 2 fatal

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents over the Thanksgiving holidays and investigated a total of 167 collisions that injured 36 people.

 

Criminal justice task force to meet

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

A criminal justice task force meets Wednesday to finalize its report on proposals to overhaul the state's corrections system and cut ballooning costs.

 

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