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Preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Arkansas; felt in Mississippi

Posted 2/28/2011 in State

Residents across Arkansas and in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi reported on the U.S.G.S. website that they felt the quake.



Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Thursday was the deadline for the House and Senate to act on general bills filed in their own chamber.



Four die in north Miss. fire

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.



Ala. coated with snow, but few problems reported

Posted 2/10/2011 in State

The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4 inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.



New racially charged words at Univ. of Alabama

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Disparaging words about several ethnic and racial groups were written in chalk on a University of Alabama sidewalk, the school said Wednesday, the second time in less than a week officials have had to deal with such language.


North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.


Miss. Senate OKs two animal cruelty bills

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate passed two bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening the state's animal cruelty law by making it a felony to maliciously injure, torture or kill a cat or dog.



MSU proposes nursing program at Meridian campus

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Mississippi State University has asked the state College Board to approve a nursing program for its Meridian campus.


Students 'in shock' after deadly school bus accident

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

A tractor-trailer sideswiped a school bus then collided head-on with a second Tuesday, killing the trucker, a bus driver and a teacher and injuring at least 17 high school students along a rural highway bridge in northern Mississippi, authorities said.


Butch Brown ousted as MDOT director

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Within moments of taking office Tuesday, a new Mississippi transportation commissioner voted with one his colleagues to give embattled agency director Larry "Butch" Brown an ultimatum: Resign by Wednesday or be fired.



Ala. senator says 'empty clip' remark not violent

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

An Alabama legislator who told a Republican audience it was time to "empty the clip" when addressing illegal immigration said Tuesday he wasn't advocating violence, but others found his remarks frightening and reckless after a deadly Arizona rampage.



KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.



Senate OKs ban on texting while driving

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.



Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.



Miss. Senate reconsiders, passes deer breeding bill

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and passed a bill that would allow genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in the state.



Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for budget and revenue bills.



Carcasses of 50 animals found dumped in creek

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Authorities are trying to find out who dumped the carcasses of nearly 50 dogs and several cats in a creek in north Mississippi.


Starkville's Tagert wins transportation commission runoff

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Mike Tagert has defeated John Caldwell Sr. in Tuesday's runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.


Ala. deaths from tree stand falls at all-time high

Posted 1/31/2011 in State

Alabama authorities say the state has recorded its highest number of deaths from hunters falling from tree stands.


Barbour juggles White House hopes, state's past

Posted 1/29/2011 in State

Haley Barbour's folksy style and savvy leadership have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet the 63-year-old has shown a penchant for airbrushing his state's segregationist past.


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