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Cochran: Use of wife's photo 'amateurish'

Posted 5/29/2014 in State

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said Wednesday he thinks it's "kind of amateurish" that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him.

 

 

Military recovers items from 1952 plane crash

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

After 62 years, the family of Claiborne Thigpen will receive some closure on his death. Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which had crashed in November of 1952.

 

 

Man arrested in JSU professor's slaying

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop says a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May 21 slaying Jackson State University professor Garrick Shelton.

 

 

Nephew kills Parchman prison warden at family gathering

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A prison system warden was shot and killed by her nephew at a family gathering in Holmes County.

 

 

Madison judge accused of racial slur

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A Madison County Justice Court judge faces accusations that he struck a mentally disabled man and used racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.

 

 

Senatobia furniture factory to close

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing.

 

Cochran says unauthorized photo incident 'bizarre'

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Friday that it's "unfortunate" and "sort of bizarre" that somebody photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and posted her image online in a political video against him.

 

No one injured in hot-fire engine test failure

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

 

 

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford more time to file briefs supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

 

Company pays Mississippi No Call fine

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

American Helping Hands Inc. has paid a $5,000 fine for violations of Mississippi's No Call Law.

 

Three more arrests in Sen. Cochran photo probe

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Investigators say a Mississippi tea party official and two other men arrested Thursday conspired with a conservative blogger to use photographs of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife to push allegations that the longtime Republican senator was involved in an inappropriate relationship with another woman.

 

Death of ex-deputy facing charges ruled suicide

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Authorities say a former Harrison County deputy jail warden facing trial on sex-crime charges has died in Hinds County and his death has been ruled a suicide.

 

Hearing set for blogger in Cochran photo flap

Posted 5/22/2014 in State

A conservative Mississippi blogger accused of taking an unauthorized photo of Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife and posting it online was to appear today in Madison city court.

 

Mississippi-based international case nets 16 arrests on fraud

Posted 5/21/2014 in State

Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court Tuesday.

 

 

Cochran children shocked mom's photo posted

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's adult children said Monday they were shocked someone apparently tried to use their mother's debilitating dementia for political purposes as their father seeks re-election in Mississippi.

 

 

Mississippi approves $8.4M for Common Core tests

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Board of Education has approved spending $8.4 million on standardized tests aligned with the new Common Core state standards.

 

 

Pardoned ex-prisoner pleads guild to manslaughter

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

One of the ex-prisoners who received a pardon from then-Gov. Haley Barbour has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he killed another man in an exchange of gunfire.

 

 

25 years for man in poisoned letters case

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

 

Obama to give Marine vet Medal of Honor

Posted 5/20/2014 in State

An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

 

LGBT group faces Miss. political hurdles

Posted 5/19/2014 in State

A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi's legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

 

 

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