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Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi

Posted 11/25/2019 in State

Mississippi residents don't have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore.


Mississippi Lottery gears up for its first ticket sales

Posted 11/23/2019 in State

Mississippi residents have been driving to Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee for years to buy lottery tickets. They will soon be able to spend that money closer to home.



Teen indicted in May slaying of Biloxi police officer

Posted 11/23/2019 in State

A teenager has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the May shooting of a Biloxi police officer.



Earthquake rattles Mississippi at 2.3 magnitude

Posted 11/22/2019 in State

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Mississippi.



Bus driver gets 30 years for sexually abusing second-grader

Posted 11/22/2019 in State

A former Mississippi school bus driver has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing an 8-year-old passenger.



Man pleads guilty to killing his own mother on Mother's Day

Posted 11/22/2019 in State

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his own mother on Mother's Day 2017.



Historic designation considered for iconic Jackson hotel

Posted 11/21/2019 in State

A hotel that was a gathering spot for Mississippi lawmakers and lobbyists may be saved from demolition if it can become a historic landmark.



B.B. King Museum expanding to add space for his vehicles

Posted 11/21/2019 in State

Work is starting on a $2.5 million expansion of a Mississippi Delta museum dedicated to a native son who became a blues legend.



Report: Mississippi laws cause 'extreme' prison sentences

Posted 11/20/2019 in State

Mississippi's habitual offender laws are causing "extreme" prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy group founded by technology and business executives.



Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Posted 11/20/2019 in State

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries.



Man pleads guilty to triple homicide in Mississippi

Posted 11/20/2019 in State

A Mississippi man who admitted killing his wife and two other people at a party pleaded guilty Monday.



Voting suit challenges Mississippi law on citizenship proof

Posted 11/20/2019 in State

A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.



Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Posted 11/19/2019 in State

Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year.



Analysis: McCoy leaves legacy of roads, schools, service

Posted 11/18/2019 in State

Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy died last week, but his legislative work remains visible in the form of four-lane highways in rural areas and schools that are better funded and better equipped than they once were on track to be.



Trial goes to larger courtroom for man charged in 8 killings

Posted 11/18/2019 in State

A Mississippi judge is moving the trial of a man charged with killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people.



Ailing ex-telecom executive Ebbers seeks release from prison

Posted 11/16/2019 in State

A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be released as his health deteriorates.



Remains of long-missing Korean War soldier coming home to Mississippi

Posted 11/16/2019 in State

A Mississippi family will hold a funeral next month for a soldier who died during the Korean War.



Bitter cold sets new record low temperatures in South

Posted 11/14/2019 in State

A blast of bitterly cold weather has set new records in the Deep South, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday.



Navy to name ship after the late Sen. Cochran of Mississippi

Posted 11/14/2019 in State

The Navy will name a ship after the late Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who was a Navy veteran.



Miss. democrats evaluating election losses

Posted 11/11/2019 in State

Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party's strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year's general election.



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