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Roll call on House bill to rewrite school funding formula

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:33:16 GMT2018-01-18T02:33:16Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Mississippi House voted 66-54 Wednesday to pass a bill that would rewrite the state's public school funding formula. A yes vote was to approve the bill, while a no vote opposed that action. Voting yes were 64 Republicans and two Democrats. Voting no were nine Republicans and 45 Democrats. One Democrat did not vote....

Mississippi House advances new public school funding formula

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:03:15 GMT2018-01-18T02:03:15Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi House members chose Republicans vision of practicality and transparency in education funding Wednesday over Democrats' aims for more money and more equitable treatment of poor students....

3 Republicans now in race for US House seat in Mississippi

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:40:56 GMT2018-01-17T23:40:56Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Three Republicans have now qualified to run for an open congressional seat in Mississippi....

Hattiesburg Police to get pay raises this spring

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:22:27 GMT2018-01-17T22:22:27Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Members of the Hattiesburg Police Department will see a pay raise this spring....

Davis leads Texas A&M past Mississippi 71-69

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:15:48 GMT2018-01-17T05:15:48Z

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy offered up a concise invocation when Mississippi's Breein Tyree tossed up a 3-point attempt from the left of the top of the key late Tuesday night in Reed Arena....

Mississippi State rolls to 80-62 victory over Vanderbilt

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:55:56 GMT2018-01-17T02:55:56Z

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Quinndary Weatherspoon had 19 points and Aric Holman added 18 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to an 80-62 win over Vanderbilt on Tuesday at Humphrey Coliseum....

Search to continue for small plane in northeast Nevada

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:31:31 GMT2018-01-16T23:31:31Z

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- An official says a search will continue near a mountain range in northeast Nevada for a twin-engine plane missing since the pilot reported trouble during icy and gusty weather last week....

In Maryland, opposition to offshore drilling is bipartisan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:22:36 GMT2018-01-16T23:22:36Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Environmental groups opposed to allowing offshore drilling near the Maryland coast picked up bipartisan support Tuesday ahead of an open house by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management....

Rates to rise for 2 Mississippi electrical utilities

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:01:30 GMT2018-01-16T20:01:30Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Customers of Mississippi's two privately owned electrical utilities will see higher rates starting in February....

3 Mississippi insurers broaden coverage for autism services

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:38 GMT2018-01-16T17:42:38Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders....

Mississippi Senate votes to reserve BP spill money for coast

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:47:31 GMT2018-01-16T16:47:31Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Mississippi Senate is advancing a plan to reserve oil spill settlement money for use on projects along the Gulf Coast....

Jefferson lifts Jackson State past Prairie View A&M 79-71

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:23:50 GMT2018-01-16T05:23:50Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jeremiah Jefferson poured in nine 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, both career highs, to lead Jackson State to a 79-71 win over Prairie View A&M on Monday night....

Supervisor says lobbyist made vulgar remark at social event

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:06:17 GMT2018-01-15T20:06:17Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A county official in Mississippi says a longtime lobbyist made a crude sexual remark to her in front of other officials at a social event....

Police arrest man for drug possession, hiding drugs in body

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:57:06 GMT2018-01-15T19:57:06Z

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) -- A man has been arrested after police southern Mississippi found several drugs in his car and hidden in his body....

Man arrested in connection to domestic assault incident

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:37:33 GMT2018-01-15T19:37:33Z

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A man has been arrested in connection to a domestic assault incident in southwest Mississippi....

She went from homeless to the best server in metro Jackson

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:02:25 GMT2018-01-15T06:02:25Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Waiting tables helped save Stacey Spiehler's life....

Greenville cuts spending 3 months into city's budget year

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:49:34 GMT2018-01-14T16:49:34Z

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A city in Mississippi is cutting expenses only three months after the start of the budget year....

Pearl River County will merge 2 elementary schools into 1

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:07:50 GMT2018-01-14T16:07:50Z

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) -- A school district in south Mississippi is preparing to combine two elementary schools into one....

Judge's order details suicide before corporate scandal bust

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:02:27 GMT2018-01-14T06:02:27Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Michaela Hill knew what her boss was doing at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources was wrong....

1st in family to go to college: 'I didn't know what to do'

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:02:20 GMT2018-01-14T06:02:20Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Southern Miss sophomore Brandon Rue is doing something no one else in his family has ever done - he's going to college. Rue, like a majority of students at the University of Southern Mississippi, is a first-generation college student. Because of that distinction, he has found college a little more difficult than students whose parents have college degrees....