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Ridgeland drive-by shooting victim dies, 15-year-old suspect arrested

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:24

Kendrell Miller was shot while standing on a basketball court in Ridgeland. He wasn't the intended victim of the shooting, according to police.

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Jackson's 50th homicide victim identified

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:50

The woman's body appeared to have been there for several hours

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Toddler drowns in canal at Mississippi RV park

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:38

A 2-year-old boy has drowned at an RV and recreational park in Mississippi.

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No right to cut off water: Jackson residents, business cite Siemens in suit against city

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:48

The lawsuit claims plaintiffs' water accounts should not be shut off given the city's admission of widespread billing issues against Siemens.

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A rip current at the beach can be deadly, but experts say you can escape by doing this

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:32

At least 100 people are killed by rip currents every year. Here's what you need to know about how to spot them and what to do if you're caught.

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Mississippi Air Force base major drowns onboard cruise ship

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:44

An Air Force major assigned to Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has drowned while on a cruise with his wife in the Caribbean.

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Mississippi official accused of DUI got special treatment, records show

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:29

Phone records show a county supervisor managed to avoid being booked into jail and got his DUI charge dropped after calling the local sheriff.

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Former ITT Tech students in Mississippi to get debt relief in CUSO settlement

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:50

The for-profit ITT Tech was accused of unfairly pushing students into CUSO loans.

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Cochran funeral flight flap: Wicker bumped from Shelby plane. Staffers demoted. Taxpayers pay

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:38

It also cost taxpayers, Politico reported, because a second flight, on a Navy jet, had to be arranged for Wicker and others

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Starving polar bear found in Russian city after traveling hundreds of miles

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:24

A starving polar bear was found this week in Norilsk, Russia, far from its usual hunting grounds.

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Joe Biden catches flak for recalling work with Miss. segregationist Sen. James O. Eastland

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:04

The Democratic presidential contender recalled a different time in the U.S. Senate, when he could even work with segregationist Southern lawmakers.

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Over 240 Jackson Public School District teachers' licenses affected by policy

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:50

Enforcement of the MDE policy will be a challenge for school districts, the JPS superintendent said.

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Judges recuse themselves from Jackson vs Siemens case

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:08

Two judges have recused themselves from hearing the city of Jackson's lawsuit against the Siemens company over a multimillion-dollar contract.

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2 dead, 3 hospitalized. Fentanyl overdoses over weekend hit this Miss. town hard

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00

The drugs contained fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl. "We want to make the public aware of how dangerous these substances are," police chief says.

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Mississippi officers remain on high alert week after shooting, riot in Memphis

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 03:00

Officers in Mississippi are still being urged to be "situationally aware" following last week's shooting and riot in Memphis.

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Alert: Don't swim in or eat fish from these bodies of water in Brandon

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:40

The advisory is being issued due to a discharge of wastewater while repairing a main sewer line.

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Yes, her name really is Dr. Marijuana Pepsi, and her story is amazing

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:30

Marijuana Pepsi's own scholarship – called the Marijuana Pepsi Scholarship, of course – will be given to a deserving first generation college student.

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Teen charged with Biloxi officer's killing giggles, burps during court hearing

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:36

Atkinson, the detective said, was within arm’s length of McKeithen when he pulled out a gun and started firing at the officer from behind.

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One of 2 men accused of swindling ministers started a charity for at-risk youths

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:26

Madison man, founder of Construction Ministries, and Hattiesburg man charged with felony false pretense and conspiracy.

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Puppies and nuclear reactors: HBO series draws attention to stray dogs of Chernobyl

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:04

HBO's miniseries, 'Chernobyl,' has drawn attention to a project to help stray dogs in the Chernobyl exclusion zone by the Clean Futures Fund.

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