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Seniors were sold reverse mortgages. Now they face foreclosure. How does Mississippi fare?

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:11

Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed.

       
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UPS chief says raise gas tax for roads. Where do Mississippi governor candidates stand?

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:28

But Gov. Phil Bryant and several Republican candidates vying for the governor's mansion later this year don't agree.

       
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Southern Baptists approve changes aimed at expelling churches that don't address sexual abuse

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:40

The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, held its annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.

       
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Mississippi police officer dragged while trying to turn off suspect's car

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:43

Authorities say a Mississippi police officer was dragged a short distance by a driver who took off from a driveway.

       
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In nearly 100-degree heat, migrants still packed outside in camp at international bridge

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:28

Faced with influx of immigrants, Border Patrol holds migrants at outdoor makeshift shelter near Paso del Norte for weeks without cots or showers.

       
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'Tragic loss of human potential': 3 years since 49 people massacred at Pulse, this is how the community is healing

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 05:11

Brevard County residents will recall the lives lost during the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando three years ago

       
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Charities 'can no longer fly under the radar': New state law cracks down on telemarketing

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 04:00

Charities and companies soliciting donations for them must register and pay fees in Mississippi. Charities previously were exempt.

       
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Pulse nightclub shooting, Stanley Cup Final, O.J. Simpson : 5 things to know Wednesday

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 02:51

Remembering the Pulse nightclub shooting, Stanley Cup Final heads to a Game 7 and more things to start your Wednesday morning.

       
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Jackson sues Siemens for more than $225M over water billing, system issues

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 17:30

After years of water billing issues, the city of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Siemens over the city's $91 million contract with the company.

       
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'Action taken' against Mississippi social workers in fatal child abuse case

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 16:53

MDCPS received two reports of alleged child abuse but didn't begin to investigate until days after its mandated 24-hour time frame.

       
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Man charged in May murder in Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:32

A teenager has been charged with murder in a May shooting death, the Jackson Police Dept. announced Tuesday.

       
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Mississippi man charged with inappropriate relations with 2 children

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:22

The suspect could get up to 60 years in prison if he is convicted.

       
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Report: Mississippi foster care children still abused, neglected. Feds may take over

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:14

State faces having a court-appointed receiver to run child welfare system

       
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Fast-food worker in Oxford fired after racist incident with customer

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:51

Lex Washington drove thru a fast-food restaurant in Oxford. When she saw how she had been described on the receipt, she felt "racially ridiculed."

       
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'Our family is sick': Sex abuse survivors call on Southern Baptists to move beyond words to action

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:46

Abuse survivors, including Beth Moore and Rachael Denhollander, spoke to Southern Baptists on an ERLC panel Monday night.

       
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A son sues a company for $1 million — and the return of his dad's frozen head

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:18

Laurence Pilgeram directed Alcor Life Extension Foundation to preserve his body after his death but how his remains were handled is now in dispute.

       
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Mississippi police accused of planting evidence, beating man

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:53

Greenwood police officers are accused of beating a man, repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun and planting evidence to create a reason for his arrest.

       
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We're looking hard at how Mississippi spends millions on education

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:03

Here's what the Clarion Ledger has found about how state lawmakers and officials are spending your tax dollars.

       
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Mississippi elections: How much campaign cash did candidates raise in May?

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 08:56

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, running for governor, raised more than anyone else in the race last month.

       
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Helicopter crash pilot 'tried to land on the building to save people on the ground,' airport manager says

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 08:05

The pilot who died in Monday's helicopter crash, Timothy McCormack, was a 15-year veteran of the skies and volunteer firefighter.

       
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