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Now you can get weed delivered to you anywhere in California, even in cities that ban pot

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:58

The rule could invite legal challenge from California cities and counties that have banned weed deliveries.

        
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Mississippi Department of Revenue deletes Robert E. Lee tweet after backlash

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:18

Twitter users were upset with the Mississippi Department of Revenue, but the confederate general's birthday is a state holiday in Mississippi.

        
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Jackson to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with parade, march

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:12

All the events are free to the public.

        
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Alabama man arrested in Lamar County with cocaine, gun

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:42

A traffic stop in Lamar County led to the arrest of an Alabama man after deputies found 3 kilograms of cocaine in the man's vehicle.

        
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CL NOW! Nissan cutting jobs, 4 homicides in a day, 101-year-old hunter, Police brutality?

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:14

Good afternoon. Today is Thursday, January 17, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.

        
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DPS wanted to fire some officers. This state agency reversed those decisions — and more

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:05

Director of Public Safety Director Marshall Fisher spoke to lawmakers again, asking for more authority to fire officers.

        
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Father and son charged in recent copper thefts at Forrest County power stations

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:55

A father and son were arrested for allegedly stealing copper from at least two power substations in Forrest County.

        
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Shooter was trying to kill self, Mississippi University for Women president says

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:36

A Mississippi university president says a man who fired a gun and wounded himself on campus earlier this month was trying to kill himself.

        
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Two deer in one shot: She's a 101-year-old hunter and she's still going strong

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:28

"I waited and got a good sight on it," Bertha Vickers said. "I fired five times and it snapped five times."

        
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Divers in Hawaii may have been swimming with biggest great white shark on record

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:41

Divers in Hawaii spotted several giant great white sharks off the coast of Oahu, including possibly one of the largest on record named Deep Blue.

        
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Update: Nissan expected to cut up to 700 contract workers at Canton plant and is offering buyouts

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:02

About 700 workers could be affected.

        
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What to know about Jackson's four Wednesday homicides, including victim IDs

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:12

The Jackson Police Department has identified one of four people killed in separate fatal shootings on Wednesday.

        
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MDOC wants to be less transparent and needs Legislature's help for it to happen, commissioner says

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:05

Mississippi's prison system, recently rocked by corruption and scandal, wants to be allowed more secrecy.

        
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Jackson councilman will run a 'military-style' campaign for public service commissioner

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:28

"After much prayer and deliberation, I filed papers to become your Public Service Commissioner for the Central District," Stamps said.

        
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Fatal shooting in Rankin County

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:50

The Rankin County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Wednesday.

        
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8 arrested after overnight drug, weapons sting in Hattiesburg

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:02

Eight people were charged with various crimes after a multi-agency operation Wednesday in Hattiesburg.

        
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A woman had a stroke next to one of Wisconsin's best hospitals. But her ambulance was turned away - and she died

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:58

Tiffany Tate collapsed next to a hospital closed to ambulances. This little-known "ambulance diversion" policy has been shown to endanger patients.

        
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4 homicides in 1 day: 2 men dead after shootout in Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:43

The City of Jackson has seen a total of ten homicides in 2019 so far with four homicides on Wednesday alone.

        
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Hedge fund’s ambition to dominate newspaper industry raises fear of a local news 'death spiral'

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:43

As Digital First Media makes hostile bid for newspaper industry dominance, here's how its ownership of the Denver Post has fared

        
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Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Jan. 17

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:43

Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Jan. 17

        
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