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Appeals court won't rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

Posted 1/18/2020 in State

A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi's law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is unconstitutional.



Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

Posted 1/18/2020 in State

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery.



Frozen food maker invests $27.3M, adding jobs in Mississippi

Posted 1/18/2020 in State

A frozen food manufacturer plans to invest $27.3 million in a project to increase capacity at its facility in north Mississippi.



Mississippi keeping history exam, despite calls to end it

Posted 1/18/2020 in State

Mississippi's state Board of Education is keeping the state's U.S. history exam, despite months of pressure from teachers and others to cut testing.



Senate panel OKs last bit of teacher pay for current year

Posted 1/18/2020 in State

Mississippi legislators are pushing ahead with a plan to pay the full cost for this year's teacher pay raise.



Mississippi governor: Prison violence was a 'catastrophe'

Posted 1/17/2020 in State

Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a "catastrophe" -- a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacant jobs and damaged facilities.



12-year sentence for jail phone is 'failure,' justice says

Posted 1/17/2020 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.



Mississippi: Wide search for new leader of troubled prisons

Posted 1/16/2020 in State

Mississippi will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacant jobs and damaged facilities.


Mississippi is inaugurating GOP's Tate Reeves as governor

Posted 1/14/2020 in State

Republican Tate Reeves is being inaugurated as the new governor of Mississippi on Tuesday, ascending to the state's highest office after serving the past eight years as lieutenant governor and the eight years before that as the elected state treasurer.

Analysis: Hosemann dives into role as lieutenant governor

Posted 1/13/2020 in State

Mississippi's new Republican lieutenant governor, Delbert Hosemann, has a reputation for working hard and expecting others around him to do the same.


Mississippi: Up to 40 deer tested had deadly brain disease

Posted 1/13/2020 in State

A deadly brain disease has been found in or is suspected in 40 Mississippi deer, and the state is asking hunters to continue providing samples through the deer season.



6 arrested in Mississippi inmate's escape from hospital

Posted 1/13/2020 in State

Police in Mississippi have arrested six people, including the father, mother and aunt of an inmate accused of escaping from a hospital this week, authorities confirmed to news outlets.



Bryant: Mississippi improved in 8 years of governorship

Posted 1/11/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is leaving office Tuesday after serving his limit of two terms. The Republican said he believes the state's economy is stronger, vulnerable children are better protected and students are showing stronger academic performance.



Mississippi will have Democratic primary for US Senate

Posted 1/11/2020 in State

Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming for a rematch of a U.S. Senate race that he lost to Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in 2018, in hopes of reversing the outcome.



Mississippi House passes bill to cover gap in teacher raise

Posted 1/11/2020 in State

The Mississippi House voted Thursday to pay the full cost for this year's teacher pay raise.



Mississippi, lacking guards, sends inmates to private prison

Posted 1/10/2020 in State

Mississippi's prison system signed a 90-day contract to shift 375 inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman to a nearby private lockup, saying it doesn't have the guards to safely keep the inmates in state custody in the wake of recent violence.



Mississippi moms question state as they bury slain inmates

Posted 1/9/2020 in State

Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle.



2 men accused of gluing winning numbers onto lotto ticket

Posted 1/8/2020 in State

Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it.



4 indicted, accused of helping police shooting suspect

Posted 1/8/2020 in State

Indictments have been issued against four men accused of trying to help a suspect escape after the fatal shooting of a Mississippi police officer.



Diabetic Mississippi man reunited with missing service dog

Posted 1/8/2020 in State

A Mississippi man with type 1 diabetes has been reunited with his missing service dog that was scared off by fireworks late last month.



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