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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Posted 1/12/2019 in State

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options -- or maybe even push the products off the market.



Sheriff: Girls accused of killing mom tried to run her over

Posted 1/10/2019 in State

Just days before her death, a Mississippi woman called deputies to her home for help with two daughters now accused of fatally shooting and stabbing their mother, officials said.



Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi

Posted 1/10/2019 in State

A company that makes wood pellets burned for fuel in overseas power plants is moving ahead with plans for a $140 million pellet mill and a $60 million ship-loading terminal on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.



Pioneering black Catholic bishop dies in Mississippi

Posted 1/10/2019 in State

The first black bishop to lead an American Catholic diocese in the 20th century has died in Mississippi.



Mississippi Legislature convenes, Burton leaves leadership

Posted 1/9/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers opened their election-year session Tuesday and a top senator resigned his leadership post amid questions about a second-offense drunken driving charge he faces.



Investigator: Footage shows man shooting Mississippi officers

Posted 1/9/2019 in State

A body camera recording shows a Mississippi man shot two small-town police officers at close range, an investigator testified Tuesday, with the suspect later saying "the cops were caught in my crossfire."



Mississippi criminal justice agenda could include re-entry, expungements

Posted 1/9/2019 in State

Lawmakers are promising changes to Mississippi's criminal justice system that could include support for prisoners to re-enter society, ways to wipe out records of past convictions and sentencing relief for prisoners convicted before an earlier round of changes.



Winter flood again rolls down Mississippi River

Posted 1/9/2019 in State

For the second time in three years, the lower Mississippi River is flooding in January. High water is moving downriver from the junction with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio crested over the weekend.



Mississippi seeing spread of flu, state health officer says

Posted 1/8/2019 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health says more cases of flu are being reported around the state.



Analysis: Guns and abortion could be election-year issues

Posted 1/7/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers have released few significant policy proposals as they prepare for their three-month session that begins Tuesday. This is an election year, and most of the 122 House members and 52 senators will put their names on the ballot to seek a new four-year term. A few lawmakers are retiring, and a few are pursuing statewide offices.



Mennonites aid tornado rebuilding in eastern Mississippi

Posted 1/7/2019 in State

Mennonite volunteers are helping rebuild homes in a Mississippi community damaged in a 2018 tornado. The Meridian Star reports that Mennonite Disaster Service arrived last week.



Suit settled in murder-for-hire case that led to shootout

Posted 1/5/2019 in State

A civil lawsuit filed by a Mississippi lawyer who was the target of what investigators called a failed murder-for-hire plot has been settled.



Pay, testing and safety among 2019 Mississippi school issues

Posted 1/5/2019 in State

A teacher pay raise will headline discussions over education legislation in Mississippi in 2019, but also expect debate on limiting testing, efforts to increase the number of teachers and ways to prevent school shootings.



Republican lt. governor enters Mississippi governor's race

Posted 1/4/2019 in State

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves entered the Mississippi governor's race Thursday, saying he wants to protect taxpayers and oppose the values of "Hollywood and Washington, D.C."



North Mississippi Health Services buys Amory hospital

Posted 1/3/2019 in State

A hospital is changing hands in northern Mississippi after its previous owner filed for bankruptcy.



Ole Miss to return most of $400K given by Ponzi convict

Posted 1/2/2019 in State

The University of Mississippi has agreed to return about $350,000 of the $400,000 its athletic foundation was given by a businessman who pleaded guilty to a $100 million Ponzi scheme.



Mississippi adding 'In God We Trust' on new license plate

Posted 1/2/2019 in State

Mississippi has a new standard license plate that includes the state seal with the phrase, "In God We Trust."



Mississippi town to vote on sales of wine and beer

Posted 1/2/2019 in State

A Mississippi town of nearly 1,900 will vote Jan. 15 on whether to allow beer and wine sales.



Jeff Davis's last home looking for executive director

Posted 1/2/2019 in State

The board of directors for Jefferson Davis's last home has hired a company to find a new executive director for the attraction in Mississippi.



10-year-old girl rescued after Itawamba standoff

Posted 12/31/2018 in State

A Mississippi sheriff says two men are dead and a 10-year-old girl has been rescued after a standoff that lasted more than 30 hours.



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