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2 men accused of using stolen U-Haul to steal motorcycles

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:44:45 GMT2017-02-23T11:44:45Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Police say two men are accused of using a stolen U-Haul truck to steal motorcycles from a Biloxi business....

Teens accused of planning to throw phones over prison fence

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:03:54 GMT2017-02-23T10:03:54Z

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say two teenagers were planning to throw bags of contraband - including cash, cocaine and dozens of cellphones - over security fences for inmates inside a southeastern Mississippi prison....

Curbside recycling to end April 1 in Adams County

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:46:35 GMT2017-02-23T09:46:35Z

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) -- Curbside recycling will end in Adams County effective April 1, but county supervisors hope to offer residents recycling bins at two convenience stations as an alternative....

Immigration raids conducted at Mississippi restaurants

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:50:30 GMT2017-02-23T01:50:30Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Federal authorities have raided multiple restaurants in Mississippi as part of an immigration check....

Jackson Public Schools suspend superintendent search

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:13:47 GMT2017-02-23T01:13:47Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson Public Schools officials have suspended its search for the next leader of the state's second largest school district....

Natural gas could cost less than coal for Kemper plant

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:58:24 GMT2017-02-22T23:58:24Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Power Co. says the power plant it's building in Kemper County will be cheaper to run on natural gas than on its planned fuel of lignite coal unless gas prices are high....

Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:46:13 GMT2017-02-22T23:46:13Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years....

Mississippi Economic Council president retiring in June

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:30:47 GMT2017-02-22T23:30:47Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The head of the Mississippi Economic Council is retiring in June, and a current staff member has been named interim president and chief executive officer, the organization said Wednesday....

Sheriff: Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:28:39 GMT2017-02-22T22:28:39Z

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down....

Ambulance driver killed in head-on crash with big rig

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:24:29 GMT2017-02-22T21:24:29Z

VAN VLEET, Miss. (AP) -- An ambulance driver is dead after a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler in Chickasaw County....

Death in Mississippi: Man held in quadruple slaying

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:20:24 GMT2017-02-22T19:20:24Z

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday....

Bryant taps Treadway to fill vacancy for DeSoto County judge

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:19:51 GMT2017-02-22T16:19:51Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new DeSoto County judge to fill a vacancy created by another of his recent appointments....

Trial set for Mississippi ex-deputy charged with sex crime

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:27:50 GMT2017-02-22T13:27:50Z

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) -- A judge has scheduled a trial date for a former Mississippi sheriff's deputy charged with having sex with an inmate in a county jail....

Emergency declared as Jackson water outage looms

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:21:38 GMT2017-02-22T12:21:38Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Hinds County officials have declared a state of emergency, warning that some Jackson residents could be without water for about three days next month....

Mississippi Highway 15 expansion project ahead of schedule

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:57:09 GMT2017-02-22T09:57:09Z

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) -- Work to expand a portion of Mississippi Highway 15 to four lanes is running ahead of schedule but it will still be a few years before motorists can enjoy it....

Tyree, Saiz help Ole Miss beat Mississippi St 87-82 in OT

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:38:27 GMT2017-02-22T05:38:27Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Breein Tyree had 24 points and Sebastian Saiz added 23 points and 10 rebounds as Ole Miss outlasted Mississippi State 87-82 in overtime on Tuesday night....

Bill with cigarette and gas tax provisions is killed

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:16:14 GMT2017-02-22T00:16:14Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi House leader reversed course Tuesday and blocked a bill that could have led to higher gasoline and cigarette taxes....

The Latest: Bill with gas and cigarette tax provisions dies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:20:01 GMT2017-02-21T23:20:01Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on tax and bond proposals in the Mississippi Legislature (all times local):...

Shifting load kills Mississippi truck driver

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:21:52 GMT2017-02-21T21:21:52Z

BOGALUSA, La. (AP) -- State police in Louisiana say a log truck driver from Mississippi was killed when he applied his brakes to avoid a collision and the load on his truck shifted, crashing into the cab....

Mississippi governor orders another round of budget cuts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:05:18 GMT2017-02-21T20:05:18Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is making the third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July, and the fifth round in the past 14 months....