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Tupelo police: Officer shot, killed man during fight

Posted 6/20/2016 in State

Police in Mississippi say an officer has shot and killed a man who fought and injured the officer and his police dog after being chased and hiding under a house.



Analysis: Miss. health care trust fund whittled away

Posted 6/20/2016 in State

It seems almost quaint now, the optimism that Mississippi legislators expressed in 1999 when they created a health care trust fund.



Miss. attorneys: LGBT law protects religious rights

Posted 6/20/2016 in State

State attorneys say a new Mississippi law that will let clerks recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a reasonable accommodation for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman.



Sen. Burton found innocent on 2nd offense DUI charge

Posted 6/18/2016 in State

The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been found innocent of a drunken driving charge.



Hood: Legislature can't take some special funds

Posted 6/17/2016 in State

Mississippi's attorney general says in newly issued opinions that the Legislature cannot legally "sweep" some special funds collected by state agencies -- including his own -- into the state's main account to plug holes in next year's budget.



Mississippi community college fees rise 7 percent on average

Posted 6/17/2016 in State

Tuition and required fees will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.



Planned Parenthood sues Mississippi over defunding law

Posted 6/16/2016 in State

Planned Parenthood is suing Mississippi over a new state law that will ban Medicaid from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortion.



State port trying to land its biggest tenant

Posted 6/16/2016 in State

The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant.



Judge to hear arguments Monday over HB 1523

Posted 6/16/2016 in State

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over challenges to a Mississippi law that could restrict access to same-sex marriage.



Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Miss. flag

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it.



Bryant among governors meeting with Trump

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.



Botulism traced to prison hooch sickens federal inmates

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

One of the largest American botulism outbreaks in decades is being blamed on inmate-brewed alcohol that sent 17 federal prisoners to hospitals in the past week.



Man held 11 years without trial will go to mental facility

Posted 6/14/2016 in State

A Mississippi man who has been jailed nearly 11 years without going to trial will be transferred to a state mental health facility, attorneys said Monday.



Second body of two missing workers recovered from gravel pit

Posted 6/11/2016 in State

Rescuers on Saturday recovered the body of a second man who disappeared in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi earlier this month.



Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in Capitol

Posted 6/10/2016 in State

House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate imagery from the House side of the Capitol complex.



Body of 1 of 2 missing workers found in gravel pit

Posted 6/10/2016 in State

Rescue crews found the body of one of two men missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi early Thursday and used their hands to dig through mud and slush to free him from a piece of heavy equipment, a state official said.



Director: Miss. Health Department expects more layoffs

Posted 6/9/2016 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health has already laid off some workers in recent months because of state spending constraints and will cut more jobs after the new budget year begins July 1, the department's director told lawmakers Wednesday.



Miss. prosecutor sets up civil rights unit

Posted 6/9/2016 in State

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says there's more work to be done to guarantee the rights of citizens in Mississippi and nationwide.



Gunn attorneys: No need to understand speed-reading of bills

Posted 6/8/2016 in State

Attorneys for the Mississippi House speaker say it doesn't matter that bills were read aloud at a superfast pace during a legislative dispute.



Miss. auditor being called up for National Guard duty

Posted 6/8/2016 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering is being called to active duty in the Mississippi Air National Guard.



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