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Mississippi giving away alarms to try to reduce fire deaths

Posted 5/18/2019 in State

The Mississippi Fire Marshal's office is giving away smoke alarms to try to reduce fire deaths.



Trustees start search for new University of Mississippi head

Posted 5/18/2019 in State

The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi.



Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

Posted 5/18/2019 in State

A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues.



Ole Miss professor slammed over political tweet gets tenure

Posted 5/17/2019 in State

A University of Mississippi sociology professor criticized for encouraging "acts of aggression" against Republican politicians was granted tenure by a divided College Board on Thursday.



Medicaid reform: Will GOP embrace expansion by another name?

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

Call it Medicaid reform, not Medicaid expansion.



Judge rejects Mississippi effort to quash mental health lawsuit

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

A federal judge is rejecting attempts by Mississippi officials to throw out a federal government lawsuit challenging how the state runs its mental health system.



Mississippi assistant principal accused of sex with student

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

An assistant principal at a Mississippi high school faces statutory rape charges.



Hundreds throng funeral for slain Mississippi police officer

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

A Mississippi police officer who was shot to death on duty was "a good cop" who took pride in his job, the mayor of Biloxi said Monday at the officer's funeral.



Mississippi sheriff stops putting inmate photos on website

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

A Mississippi county sheriff's office has stopped publishing inmate mug shots on its website.



Activist who was first black woman mayor in Mississippi dies

Posted 5/15/2019 in State

An outspoken civil rights activist who was born to sharecroppers in the segregated American South and rose to become the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in Mississippi has died.



Analysis: Mississippi budget improving this election year

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

Mississippi is enjoying more robust tax collections in the current budget year than in the last one, which is a reflection of a healthier economy.



1 in 3 Mississippi school districts report testing problems

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

About one-third of Mississippi school districts reported problems Friday with the electronic system that students use to take statewide math and English-language arts tests.



Fifth man charged with link to Mississippi officer's killing

Posted 5/13/2019 in State

A fifth person has been arrested on charges stemming from the slaying of a Mississippi police officer outside his police station.



GOP lt. governor raises most for Mississippi governor's race

Posted 5/11/2019 in State

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves continues to have the strongest fundraising effort among the candidates running for Mississippi governor, according to new finance reports filed Friday.



Mississippi: Police hunt killer of officer outside station

Posted 5/6/2019 in State

Police in Mississippi are looking for a gunman who approached a uniformed officer outside a Biloxi police station and shot him dead.



Analysis: Decisions on Mississippi Power face new PSC officials

Posted 5/6/2019 in State

Public Service Commissioner is the hardest job that few people are thinking about in Mississippi's crowded election year.



Twister topples Rhode Island's war statue in Mississippi

Posted 5/6/2019 in State

A recent tornado in Mississippi damaged one of the monuments dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War.



Mississippi officials: Nobody caught measles from traveler

Posted 5/4/2019 in State

Officials say a traveler with measles who visited Mississippi last month did not infect anyone in the state.



Civil rights-era photographer donates camera to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Posted 5/4/2019 in State

A photographer who captured iconic images of black students challenging segregation is donating his camera to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.



Investigators: Mississippi man has millions of child sex images

Posted 5/4/2019 in State

Investigators say a north Mississippi man they arrested on child pornography charges has millions of images of minors.



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