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Reward offered in slaying of Memphis executive, Ole Miss grad Glenn Cofield

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 07:36

Following the shooting death of Glenn Cofield in Memphis, Crime Stoppers announced reward funds for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.

       
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Worse than BP oil spill: Freshwater damage from flooding, spillway release hits Miss. hard

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:00

"Ecologically, we're seeing a lot more sustained damage than the BP oil spill," expert says of impact of freshwater diversion to Mississippi waters.

       
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Suspected child abuse: Here's what happens after a report is made

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:00

Fewer children are being removed from homes in Mississippi following reports of suspected abuse. Here's why and how the process works.

       
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Child abuse reports preceded fatal beating: Here's what the state did and didn't do

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:55

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services closed its case into abuse allegations June 4. Armani Hill died June 5.

       
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Rejected license plates: These car tags were too vulgar to be seen on Mississippi roads

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 03:50

There's a reason you don't see vulgar license plates on Mississippi roads. But that doesn't mean people don't apply for them. So, what were they?

       
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Team USA opens Women's World Cup campaign, E3 2019: 5 things to know Tuesday

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 02:31

Team USA begins its quest at the 2019 Women's World Cup, video game fans flock Los Angeles at E3 and more things to start your Tuesday morning.

       
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Rejected Mississippi license plates: 2018

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 22:08

The state DMV rejected 26 personalized license plates in 2018. Here's what they would have looked like.

       
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Homicide victim's family wants the city of Oxford, police department to pay $5M in damages

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:37

Former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne, 38, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Dominique Clayton, 32.

       
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Caught on camera: Mississippi mayor, deputy involved in fight

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:33

The mayor of a small Mississippi town and a sheriff's deputy get involved in a fight that is captured on video.

       
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Hattiesburg woman shoots man, takes him on drive until he dies

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:29

Police said the suspect shot the man then drove 60 miles to Hattiesburg.

       
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Memphis executive, Ole Miss grad Glenn Cofield shot and killed

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:10

Cofield grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, graduated from Ole Miss and had lived in Memphis for years, his brother said.

       
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Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in the Gulf of Mexico this summer

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:09

The Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' – a region of oxygen-depleted water that's harmful to sea life – will be the second-largest on record this summer.

       
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A mom stormed into school to confront her kid's bullies. She was arrested.

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:05

Jamie Rathburn apologizes for how she handled her son's alleged bullies, but she remains frustrated with the Greenville County school system's answers

       
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Death of Jackson rapper Lil Lonnie: 3rd suspect arrested in Texas

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:54

Marshun Carr, 18, was extradited to Mississippi last week and is charged with murder, the Jackson Police Department announced Monday morning.

       
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Body donations are on the rise in Arizona. But what's really happening in the booming cadaver industry?

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:52

Donating one's body to science is an increasingly popular end-of-life option, but how a business or program uses a body can vary.

       
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Update: 2 Mississippi murder suspects who had escaped caught

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:49

Both men were caught Monday, said Holmes County Sheriff Willie March.

       
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Eye transplants? Researchers 3D-print first human cornea in U.S., paving way for advancements

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:16

The scientific breakthrough could lead to far-reaching advancements, from transplants to testing of new cornea-relief products.

       
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Steve Harvey invites Jackson gospel group to his talk show

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:58

Four Washington of Jackson, a gospel singing group made of four siblings were invited to The Steve Harvey Show after he saw their viral video.

       
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Debate over women's roles breaks out on eve of Southern Baptist meeting

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:30

Beth Moore, Al Mohler and others are at the center of a debate about women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention.

       
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Man found dead after shots fired into apartment in Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:17

The victim made his way outside and died after bullets ripped through his apartment on Monday.

       
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