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Former Ole Miss student to serve 3 years for domestic violence. Kidnapping charge dropped

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:24

Sheldon Alston pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence and will serve time. He still faces a civil suit filed by his ex-girlfriend.

       
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Debate dodgers: Top Mississippi candidates avoid debates. Why?

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:12

Top candidates in the gubernatorial and attorney general races have skipped debates so far.

       
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith asks Trump for pumps to ease Mississippi flooding

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 08:40

As of Wednesday, the Mississippi River has been above flood stage at Vicksburg for 116 consecutive days.

       
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Homeless man who kidnapped good Samaritan gets 18 years

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:49

A homeless man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assaulting a good Samaritan on Mississippi Coast has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

       
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Environmental groups fear Memphis coal plant cleanup may put arsenic in Mississippi River

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:40

The plan calls for pumping millions of gallons of arsenic contaminated water into the Mississippi River, daily.

       
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Outlook for alligator nests, hatchlings appears grim in the south Delta due to flood

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 04:00

Alligator nest failure is expected to be as high as 90 percent and hatchlings will face significant challenges.

       
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Trafficking, embezzlement: Mississippi sheriff admits guilt. Prison next.

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 03:30

Prosecutors are recommending that Tim Mitchell, who had served as Webster County sheriff, spend 15 years in prison.

       
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NBA Finals Game 6, U.S. Open, Bonnaroo: 5 things to know Thursday

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 02:13

NBA Finals heads to Oakland as Warriors and Raptors go head-to-head in Game 6, golf's best tee off at the U.S. Open and more things to start your Thursday.

       
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Man suspected of setting fires at Louisiana black churches charged with federal hate crimes

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:17

The man suspected of setting fire to three churches in St. Landry Parish has been indicted on federal hate crime charges.

       
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A Muslim comic took on neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer and won $4.1 million judgment

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:04

A comic and radio host from New Jersey was awarded a $4.1 million judgment against a neo-Nazi website that falsely accused him of terrorism.

       
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Before returning to Italy, Amanda Knox pens essay on a 'surreal' life and 'involuntary' fame

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:51

Amanda Knox penned an essay on Medium before returning to Italy eight years after being released for wrongful murder conviction there.

       
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Alligator bites off piece of patrol car in Louisiana

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:51

Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.

       
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Alligators in Mississippi: Gallery

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:50

Alligators in Mississippi

       
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Iconic Northeast Jackson drugstore to close after 63 years of service

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:57

Beemon Drugs' owner Lester Hailey announced his store will be closing this month.

       
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Why are local businesses in the Siemens lawsuit? One business owner fires back

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:17

Jackson has included local minority-owned contractors in the Siemens lawsuit. Here's why and what one CEO has to say.

       
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DA 'looking into' Knox County detective's sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:15

Knox County Sheriff's Office detective Grayson Fritts made multiple references to his role in law enforcement during the hate-laced church sermon.

       
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Man who was shot and killed, driven from Gulfport to Hattiesburg, has been identified

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:25

A man who was driven from Gulfport to Hattiesburg after being fatally shot has been identified.

       
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California company to build and test rockets in Mississippi

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:33

The company will lease space from NASA at Stennis Space Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

       
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12-year-old Mississippi girl shot, killed by brother as children play with gun

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:27

Police say a north Mississippi girl was fatally shot by her brother while he and several children played with a gun.

       
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Hazlehurst woman faked daycare enrollment to get $75K in public money, auditor says

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:16

The Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Child Care & Preschool terminated her in 2018 and self-reported the alleged fraud, the auditor said.

       
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