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Sheriff: Police officer kills man who killed woman in store

Posted 9/20/2019 in State

A sheriff in northeast Mississippi says a police officer has shot and killed a man who had just killed a woman in a small-town convenience store.



Man tried 6 times for murder seeks bail, end to charges

Posted 9/20/2019 in State

A Mississippi man who's been tried six times for murder asked a judge to free him on bail and throw out the charges against him in motions filed Thursday in state court.



Mississippi sheriff sets policies amid racial profiling suit

Posted 9/20/2019 in State

A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say.



Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Posted 9/18/2019 in State

The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating.



Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters

Posted 9/18/2019 in State

Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi's public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt.



Mississippi reports additional West Nile virus cases

Posted 9/18/2019 in State

The Mississippi Department of Health says four more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 13 cases.



Vote set on alcohol sales in 1 of Mississippi's dry counties

Posted 9/18/2019 in State

It could soon be possible to buy beer or liquor in part of one of Mississippi's last five dry counties.


Analysis: Lt. governor hopefuls open to Medicaid expansion

Posted 9/16/2019 in State

The two candidates running for Mississippi lieutenant governor engaged in a civil discussion about Medicaid expansion and other issues during a televised statewide debate.


Mississippi officials find spiked CBD sold in the state

Posted 9/16/2019 in State

Concerned about illegal drugs, Mississippi authorities took an interest in vape shops and gas stations selling products including the cannabis extract CBD.



Mississippi veterans can get free dental care this month

Posted 9/16/2019 in State

Most veterans do not get dental care through the Veterans Administration unless they're 100 percent disabled, have a service-related mouth injury or were a prisoner of war.



Dem seeks cash for 2020 challenge of Miss. GOP senator

Posted 9/14/2019 in State

A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020.



Agency seeks to shorten lines at driver's license offices

Posted 9/14/2019 in State

The head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety told lawmakers Friday that his agency is working to reduce long waiting times at driver's license offices.



2 city ex-workers say they were fired because they are white

Posted 9/14/2019 in State

Two former employees of a southwest Mississippi city are pursuing legal action, claiming black officials fired them because they were white.



Auditor calls to abolish Blues Commission, cites misspending

Posted 9/14/2019 in State

Mississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state's Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to the nonprofit Mississippi Blues Foundation.



Reeves camp says Hood report on road project is 'deceptive'

Posted 9/13/2019 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' campaign said Thursday that an investigative report about him that was published by his rival in the Mississippi governor's race, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, is "deceptive."



Lt. governor candidates both advocate teacher pay raises

Posted 9/13/2019 in State

Both candidates for Mississippi lieutenant governor say they will push to increase teacher pay and to make the operation of the state Senate more transparent.



Court hearing for man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart

Posted 9/13/2019 in State

A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer faces a scheduled court hearing in Tennessee.



Hood: Reeves improperly pushed frontage road project

Posted 9/12/2019 in State

Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year's governor's race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves' neighborhood.



Mississippi Lottery Corp. chooses ad and marketing firm

Posted 9/12/2019 in State

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. has chosen a Jackson-based firm to handle advertising and marketing.



Mississippi probes possible Hepatitis A exposure

Posted 9/12/2019 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker that could have led to possible exposure for customers.



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