Surrounded by law enforcement officers, emergency personnel and first responders, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the "Back the Badge Act," which adds law-enforcement officials, firefighters and emergency personnel as protected classes under Mississippi's...
3/24/2017
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Who knew seeing a mechanical shrimp peeler for the first time would lead a young engineering student to put men on Mars? Thirty years ago, Natchez native Cynthia "Tia" Kaiser Ferguson sat through a freshman engineering course at...
3/24/2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. The Thursday letter to Majority Leader Mitch...
3/24/2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As budget writers try to stretch Mississippi's cash to cover its needs, Attorney General Jim Hood is chipping in $34.4 million. The Democratic attorney general announced Thursday that he had deposited the winnings from lawsuits...
3/24/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and...
3/24/2017
Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory suffers. Holland says he knows it will get worse, but says he will try serve...
3/24/2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. has declined to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant after a March 4 pro-union rally headlined by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott...
3/24/2017
Good morning! After Republicans were unable to garner enough support for a vote on Thursday, President Trump says they need to vote today on whether to repeal or replace Obamacare -- or he's moving on. We'll have a look at what happened yesterday and a...
3/24/2017
The coroner confirms two people were killed in a house fire in Meridian Thursday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. at a home in the 5800 block of Mosby Road.
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3/23/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The...
3/23/2017
Cellphone video, involving JPD officers reportedly in a volatile confrontation with residents, is making the rounds on social media. It all began after a traffic stop on Lyndon B. Johnson Drive around 5:30 Wednesday evening.
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3/23/2017
If signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant, Senate Bill 2689 would ban any local or state elected official from using their campaign money for personal use. This would, also, include any candidate who ran for the office and got over $200 in...
3/23/2017
There may not have been any NFL game in the 1980s more important than the 1982 NFC Championship Game. The game was a turning point in the fortunes of both the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas built a dynasty in the 1970s that continued...
3/23/2017
If you contribute to a political campaign you probably expect that money to be used to help elect that person to office. However, in Mississippi, politicians could use the money for non-campaign purposes such as a mortgage payment, funerals, clothing,...
3/23/2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elected officials in Mississippi would no longer be able to use campaign money to subsidize their lifestyles or build retirement nest eggs under a bill likely to become law. Senators sent Senate Bill 2689 to Gov. Phil Bryant on...
3/23/2017
Tyree says that at 9:30 p.m., a black male wearing dark colored clothing and armed with a handgun, with his face partially covered, fired a shot in the Family Dollar on Siwell Road and Raymond Road.
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3/23/2017
According to MDOT, an 18-wheeler wreck possibly involving two other cars is causing major delays on I-55. The wreck is at mile marker 64 in Gallman going southbound. There are injuries, but we don't know to what extent yet.
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3/23/2017
The Yazoo County Sheriff's Department and fire officials say their investigation points to arson from the wildfire. They are developing leads in the case and so far, no arrests have been made.
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3/22/2017
The bill would ban lawmakers and other elected officials from spending money for non-campaign purposes such as a mortgage payment, funerals, clothing, automobiles, tuition or undocumented loans.
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3/22/2017
It's coming down to the wire for final decisions at the State Capitol. But there's still major issues left to be handled. With a dozen days left, there are billions of dollars in budget decisions to be made.
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3/22/2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in southern Mississippi is temporarily blocked from taking on new civil court cases because of a backlog of pending cases. An order signed March 3 by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola directs court clerks to...
3/22/2017
If your bracket isn't busted after the first weekend of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, feel free to rub it in with the rest of us. It didn't take long for mine to get blown to bits over the first two days. Thursday, March 23 College basketball...
3/22/2017
An absentee headliner wasn't exactly how Jackson natives Mitch Draper and Jonathan Nixon planned to launch their new monthly event series, the FLVSH BVNG! Art & Music Showcase, in January. Houston, Texas-based deejay LUZCID was scheduled to perform but...
3/22/2017
When brainstorming names for her new restaurant, Candice Brewster kept coming back to one word: taste. Her reasoning was that if the food doesn't taste good, nothing else matters. The Flowood native, who is owner and head chef, opened Taste Bistro &...
3/22/2017
Richard Jordan, then 29, needed money, so he drove to Gulfport, Miss., looking for it back in 1976. There, he called the Gulf National Bank, asked to speak with a loan officer and was directed to Charles Marter. Once he had Marter's name, Mississippi...
3/22/2017
When I joined with other Mississippi leaders for the “Take It Down America” rally last year, I had high hopes for Mississippi. Perhaps I was blinded by idealism, but I honestly and truly believed that our state would do the right thing if we brought...
3/22/2017