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2 years of trash in a jam jar: People striving to go 'zero-waste' say it's worth the effort

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:36

Living waste-free, or waste-free-ish, isn't as hard as you'd think. We spoke to zero wasters to see how people can get started.

       
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Democratic-controlled House kills articles of impeachment against Trump

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:58

The House voted to kill a measure seeking to impeach President Donald Trump – the first vote on such a measure since Democrats took the majority and since the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

       
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NCAA, Jackie Sherrill reach settlement in 15-year long case

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:50

"I'm relieved," Sherrill said after the announcement, "especially after all this time."

       
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Sister's photo in Mississippi Civil Rights museum

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:49

A teenage Dorothy Pitchford marched in a protest on the capitol in 1963. Over 50 years later, her sister saw her photo in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

       
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Florida officials play 'Baby Shark' on repeat to keep homeless people out of local park

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00

West Palm Beach, Florida officials are playing "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos," on loop overnight in an effort to ward homeless people away.

       
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Rankin School Board signs off on tax increase for teacher raises

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:49

The move comes as the state's third largest school districts works to offer teachers a more competitive salary.

       
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Mississippi police officer gets 30-day suspended jail sentence for hitting bartender

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:34

Hattiesburg police officer Cory Shumock was sentenced to 30 days in prison, which was suspended, and six months probation for hitting a bartender.

       
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Jackie Sherrill trial exposes role of informants in NCAA investigation

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:17

Sherrill's attorney noted the close connection between Ole Miss booster Julie Gibert and the lead NCAA investigator, Rich Johanningmeier.

       
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Justice Department ends probe of hush-money payments in final months of Donald Trump's campaign, judge says

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:47

A federal judge said prosecutors had concluded their investigations of possible campaign finance violations involving Michael Cohen.

       
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Hurricane Barry takes toll on cemetery

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:18

Heavy rain and flash flooding from Hurricane Barry caused above ground burial vaults at St. Helen's Cemetery in Franklin, La., to move.

       
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Debt free at 23: How this woman paid off $20K in loans in just one year

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:02

Paying with paper instead of plastic helped Kristy Epperson eliminate $20,000 in student loan and car loan debt in just one year.

       
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Tate Reeves often talks Trump and liberals. Now he's proposed some policies.

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:30

The candidate for governor has mostly focused on Trump and decried liberals. Now he's releasing several policy proposals.

       
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Victor Mason wants 4 more years as sheriff. Nine challengers say it's time for change

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:00

Victor Mason seeks 4 more years. Challengers say it's time for change

       
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Florida man attacks wife's lover with scissors and flees with his penis, police say

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:30

A Florida man allegedly cut off a man's penis months after catching him sleeping with his wife, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said.

       
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A Michigan man fell from a tree and was impaled by a stump. A group of runners rescued him

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:54

A 37-year-old man was found impaled on a stump around 8 a.m. Saturday after he fell from a tree about 6 p.m. Friday, MSU police said.

       
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Mississippi state representative candidate kills wife, self: report

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:34

The Marshall County sheriff said that a man entered Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp, Miss. and shot his wife before fatally shooting himself.

       
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California woman who went missing for four days says attacker chased her into backcountry

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:33

Sheryl Powell said a knife-wielding man chased her away from her campground, authorities didn't receive reports of suspicious people or activity.

       
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Grandson works to fix Hurricane Barry displaced family burial vaults

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:09

A Port Barre, Louisiana man restores the displaced burial vaults of his family, moved by the massive Hurricane Barry flood surge in Cypremort, La.

       
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He was convicted of murder but got a new trial. Here's what the jury decided this time.

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:56

The Mississippi Supreme Court threw out Charles Louie Kuebler's murder conviction in 2016 and ordered a new trial. The verdict came Tuesday.

       
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Brownies, rice crispy treats seized in 'dispensary party' bust in Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:23

Jackson police detained 15 people, five of whom were charged with possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

       
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