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Tax ruling could lead to more money for Mississippi roads

Posted yesterday in State

Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying states can force online shoppers to pay sales taxes could produce a special legislative session in Mississippi to earmark new money for roads and bridges.



Mississippi gambling regulators approve sports betting rules

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi's state-regulated casinos could begin taking sports bets as soon as late July, after gambling regulators on Thursday approved rules regulating sports betting.



Mississippi man pleads guilty in killing of Catholic nuns

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi man admitted Thursday that he killed two Roman Catholic nuns, pleading guilty to murder in an agreement that avoided the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders.



Mississippi regulators could approve sports betting rules

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote Thursday on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting, clearing the way for sports books to open in the state's 28 casinos in July.



Woman ordered held on $50,000 bail in child's hot car death

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A judge is ordering a Mississippi woman held on $50,000 bail after she was charged with second-degree murder in the hot car death of her infant son.



Judge dismisses suit over Mississippi city flying state flag

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit that sought to block a Mississippi Gulf Coast city from flying the state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem.



Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

Posted 6/21/2018 in State

A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated.



Panel to survey Mississippi districts on testing practices

Posted 6/20/2018 in State

Before making recommendations about testing in Mississippi school districts, a panel wants to figure out what's actually happening.



Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death

Posted 6/20/2018 in State

The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges.



Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

Posted 6/19/2018 in State

A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care.



Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job

Posted 6/19/2018 in State

A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn.



Nurse practitioner pleads guilty in pharmacy fraud case

Posted 6/19/2018 in State

A nurse practitioner has pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal health insurer at a Mississippi clinic.



Analysis: GOP runoff candidates embrace Trump ideas

Posted 6/18/2018 in State

Two candidates in a Republican primary runoff for a congressional race in central Mississippi agree on many big issues, including their overall support for President Donald Trump.



Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

Posted 6/18/2018 in State

One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.



Black Caucus backs Baria in Dem primary runoff for US Senate

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary runoff for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat, but a caucus member who lost in the primary questioned the decision.



Hughes seeks to push past Guest in congressional GOP runoff

Posted 6/16/2018 in State

A candidate is aiming for a come-from-behind victory in a June 26 Republican primary runoff for a congressional seat in Mississippi.



3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.



Nearly 300 arrested in Mississippi crime reduction effort

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

Nearly 300 people have been arrested in Mississippi as part of a federal, state and local initiative to cut crime.



Automotive supplier expands manufacturing in Iuka

Posted 6/14/2018 in State

A German company that makes automotive parts is expanding in northern Mississippi.



Prosecutor: Mississippi man to plead guilty in nuns' deaths

Posted 6/13/2018 in State

A Mississippi prosecutor said Tuesday that a man charged with killing two nuns in 2016 will plead guilty as part of an agreement that removes the possibility of the death penalty.



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