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A fired Mississippi Gulf Coast teacher is pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of contributing to the neglect of a child and one count of simple assault. April 26 ... School officials reportedly saw Nettles' and Raymond's behavior while going through the bus camera's footage to find something else.
Regional jails in Mississippi's prison system are no longer under lockdown, corrections officials announced Thursday. But they said movement at the other facilities, including the three state prisons, remains limited. The statewide lockdown came April 20 after incidents at the Marshall County Correctional ...

A passerby near the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience cultural complex downtown said she didn't know he was running for Senate until she heard it on the radio last week. Several local and state officials from Meridian and around the state said they were surprised he entered the race.
mississippi's second entry into automotive manufacturing already has 15 hundred folks working here. official word came this afternoon toyota is going to ... the story. yeah craig a very big deal for mississippi i spoke with some officials who hear the announcement and here's wheat they thought. worldwide .
Mississippi City Shutters Skate Park Until Vandal Turned In. A south Mississippi city says it's closing its skate park until it discovers who tried to break into a storage room. April 27, 2018, at ... Bubba Dossett, who owns a skate shop in neighboring Hattiesburg, says he thinks Petal officials are acting unfairly.
Over the course of its 23-year existence, the Double Decker Festival has featured a variety of styles in its promotional posters. Seen all over town on bulletins and buildings in the months, weeks and days leading up to the festival, past posters have included both modern and traditional takes on the iconic ...

The phenomenon of jailing large numbers of people before trial, often because they can't afford bail or a private lawyer, is widespread in Mississippi. A survey the MacArthur Justice Center released earlier this week – given first to The Associated Press – shows that more than one-third of all of those in jail ...
Officials in a rural Mississippi county say they have arrested seven people in connection with a shootout outside a gas station. April 25 ... Kemper County Sheriff James Moore tells WTOK-TV that the trouble in Scooba on Tuesday began with an earlier fight at the town's East Mississippi Community College.
This spring, we took the Mississippi Department of Corrections to court for the grave abuses and inhumane conditions they allowed at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a private prison in Meridian. No court decision will undo the harm done to the prisoners. But the court can require an end to the ...
In a story March 21 about a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, The Associated Press erroneously reported the end date of a term started by Republican Thad Cochran. The term expires in January 2021, not January 2020. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Mississippi agriculture official ...
Law enforcement officials have identified the man and woman involved in a fatal car accident Thursday morning. Kevin M. Hyatt, 54-year-old of Mobile, Ala., was the driver of the 2009 Honda Pilot, killing 31-year-old Ashley S. Killingsworth of Moss Point, and himself, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol ...
1. Promotion Description. This promotion is sponsored by Spanish Trail Lanes 2909 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier, MS 39553 (“Sponsor(s)”). The promotion begins at 12:00am on Monday, March 26, 2018 and ends at 11:59pm on Friday, April 6, 2018. Entries must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, April 6, ...
The state's governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the vacancy, three state Republicans told The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 20. Hyde-Smith, the state's agriculture commissioner, would become Mississippi's first female member of Congress and would serve until a special election on Nov.
A tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River near Chalmette last week, leading to an unsuccessful search for two of its crewmembers, has been located, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Conditions on the river, whose currents were stronger than usual as it crested last week, remain too ...
A third pediatric flu death this season in Mississippi was confirmed Tuesday by state health officials. The patient ... Including this reported death, there have been a total of 19 pediatric flu deaths reported in Mississippi since pediatric flu deaths became reportable in the 2007-2008 flu season. Nationwide, as ...
6. Two of the sources said Gov. Phil Bryant was expected to announce his selection of Hyde-Smith as early as Wednesday. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet official. Hyde-Smith is expected to be backed by the national and Mississippi GOP establishment ...
Aides spoke to Trump about the Mississippi race on Tuesday, the official said, and the President "expressed his desire to not weigh into the race at this time." The official added that ... White House officials declined to officially comment about Trump's view of the Mississippi race. Update: This story has been ...

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The governor of Mississippi appointed state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith on Wednesday to succeed fellow Republican Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. Cochran, who is 80, is stepping down April 1 because of poor health. Hyde-Smith, 58, would be the first ...
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The governor of Mississippi has appointed state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed fellow Republican Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress once Cochran resigns April 1. She will ...
One of the other people being honored Friday for civil rights work is Rita Schwerner Bender, who demanded answers from Mississippi officials after her first husband, Michael Schwerner, and two other activists, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were killed outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 ...
The other honorees Friday were U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who was deeply involved in voter registration and other civil rights activities in Mississippi and across the South starting in the early 1960s; Rita Schwerner Bender, who demanded answers from Mississippi officials after her first husband, ...
In discussing the case of missing teenager Ashton Talley, officials said the two were in custody in Pierce County, Washington, which is in the Tacoma area. ... According to a media release from Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff''s Department, Mississippi County authorities had asked for ...
When WMC Action News 5 is not airing a live newscast or live breaking news, you will see replays of the most recent newscasts in the above video player. Ashton Talley (Source: family). LUXORA, AR (WMC) -. Mississippi County Sheriff's Department held a press conference Friday night about a missing ...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Two car bomb explosions killed at least six people and wounded 43 others including civilians on Saturday in Yemen's southern city of Aden, security officials and witnesses said, in an attack claimed later by the extremist Islamic State group. The first targeted an anti-terrorism military ...
Mississippi Officials Seek Family of Dead Man Found at Home. Pike County officials are seeking the relatives of a man found dead in his home last weekend. Feb. ... Authorities say Charles Markase was found dead Friday afternoon after a mail carrier reported mail and newspapers piling up at his house in ...
Senatobia High School and Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia were both put on lockdown Friday after threats were made against them. Seminary High School was on lockdown briefly on Friday after a threat, according to WDAM. Choctaw County authorities took a report from a ...
While the Mississippi Public Service Commission is known for regulating utilities, it also works behind the scenes to improve how utility companies operate in the state. One of its newest initiatives, introduced last year by Chairman Brandon Presley, will encourage utility companies operating in the state to ...
The State of Mississippi on Wednesday awarded a tax break worth up to $6 million for a hotel project involving the Trump family business, a public ... state and local officials, including an aide to Mississippi's governor, Phil Bryant, in emails with the subject line “Trump Hotels Coming to the Mississippi Delta.
Mississippi's preliminary opioid overdose death numbers show a 79 percent increase from 2016 to 2017. ... As the war on opioids has progressed in Mississippi, officials have often referenced Ohio in comparison, saying Mississippi's trends are a few years behind ... Official 2017 numbers are not available.
The threat was unfounded, officials said in a Facebook post Wednesday. The reported threat is among at least five complaints of possible danger reported at South Mississippi schools since a fatal school shooting in Florida on Feb. 14. Some of the threats came from social media posts while some school ...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Officials are questioning a Mississippi Delta teenager in connection with a Saturday fatal shooting. The Greenwood Commonwealth reported Tuesday that Leflore County authorities picked up the 18-year-old suspect following a nighttime shooting at Brazil Homes. The suspect ...
NATCHEZ — Officials say a threat reported at Natchez High School was unfounded and that the clamor early Tuesday morning was caused in part by a ... More than a dozen police vehicles from the sheriff's office, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Natchez Police Department arrived on the scene to assess ...
Officials in one Mississippi city are voting to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it. Pontotoc ... A white man who had posed in photos glorifying the rebel flag was sentenced to death in the fatal shootings, which authorities contend were racially motivated.
The Canton mayor and board of alderman are paying tribute to the Florida shooting victims this evening. Advertisement. Students create modified car for boy born with rare disorder. Loading more articles... Advertisement. Students create modified car for boy born with rare disorder. Share. Shares.
Another person has been arrested in connection with the death of a Mississippi man whose body was found at what authorities say was a phony accident scene. Jan. 3, 2018, at 7:39 p.m. ... But officials told local media detectives believe Scruggs was killed somewhere else. Two Jackson men also have been arrested in ...
Alabama has an official State Bible. But it's not like there's much competition. You would think Mississippi, with its rich literary history, would make the State Book something written by a native son. Maybe William Faulkner or Richard Wright. Nope. They're going with the Christian Bible. (Take that, Jews.).
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a wanted suspect accused in a Dec. 2 staged death in Yazoo County. Stephanie Denise Ward, 42, ... Ward was arrested on Dunbarton Drive in Jackson, Strain said. The death of Scruggs was staged to look like an ATV accident, authorities have said.
Authorities say a woman suspected of robbing seven banks in Arizona over a three-month span this year has been arrested in Mississippi. Jan. ... FBI officials in Phoenix announced Wednesday that 33-year-old Miranda Maloney was taken into custody late last month by FBI agents and Gulfport, Mississippi ...
Police were called to the home of Todd King twice, Monday evening and again early Tuesday morning when he was arrested and charged. King is the Community Corrections Director for the Mississippi Department Of Corrections. Lt. Brian McGairty of the Pearl Police Department says there was no ...
A bill proposed for the 2018 Mississippi legislative session seeks to add official legal protection to religious monuments and symbols on public grounds and strengthen penalties for removing or destroying monuments to the Confederacy. State Rep. William Tracy Arnold, a Republican from Booneville in the ...
The Lawrence County homicide suspect who led authorities on a two-week manhunt and then apparently committed suicide on Monday appears not to ... Officials with the MBI, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, and local agencies had been on the hunt for ...
Officials Investigate Brain Tumor That Killed 3 Children. Mississippi officials say an investigation is ongoing to determine if children in one city are more at risk for developing a rare and deadly brain tumor. Officials investigate brain tumor that. Dec. 12, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.. Officials Investigate Brain Tumor That Killed 3 Children ...
Bennight says he found it alarming, but really felt disappointed when he heard about this statement from the FBI, saying that a person who knew Nikolas Cruz contacted the authorities, informing investigators about Cruz purchasing a gun and his desire to kill people just weeks ago. "The thing about my ...
(AP) — Taxpayer money is being wasted because of registered voters who don't bother to cast ballots, a local election official in Mississippi ...
Otherwise, the incident is investigated by federal authorities. Merrill said he is increasing officer patrols in residential areas and that if anyone in ...
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are seeking information about the slaying of a Mississippi man whose body was found in New Orleans.
Nathan Hendricks, 46, of Hermann, MO, was arrested Monday in Gulfport, MS, by a combination of federal and local law enforcement. (Gulfport ...
Hancock County, Miss., authorities say Terry Smith, left, and Carl Smith, right, confessed on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to killing Philip Whitaker, ...
The Clayton County Sheriff's Office says they've found a car in the bottom of the Mississippi River near Marquette. Now, they're asking the ...
Authorities are searching for a homicide suspect who escaped a north Mississippi jail early Sunday morning. Antoine Adams, who is originally ...


 

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