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Mississippi man gets nearly 20 years in prison for fraud

Posted 10/31/2018 in State

A Mississippi man was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 20 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million.



Lawyer in civil rights struggle, Michael Trister, dies at 77

Posted 10/31/2018 in State

A civil rights lawyer forced from a teaching post at the University of Mississippi in one of the last spasms of segregationist control at that Southern university in the 1960s has died.



Democrat Bartee: Improve education to boost US standing

Posted 10/31/2018 in State

A Mississippi candidate running an inexpensive U.S. Senate campaign says the nation needs to strengthen education to compete internationally.



Doctor to forfeit accounts, land in prison bribery scheme

Posted 10/30/2018 in State

A physician who bribed the former head of Mississippi's prison system is being ordered to forfeit bank accounts, brokerage accounts and land to pay a nearly $1.3 million court judgment for his ill-gotten gains.



Chaney: Two Mississippi hospitals end Medicare Advantage agreements

Posted 10/30/2018 in State

Two hospitals in Mississippi are ending Medicare Advantage agreements, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Monday.



Groups pump money into Mississippi US Senate race

Posted 10/29/2018 in State

Interest groups are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars into a special U.S. Senate election in Mississippi. It's pocket change compared to millions being spent in Texas and Florida, but enough to buy advertising and pay for get-out-the-vote efforts in the mostly rural state.



Senator open to debate in potential Mississippi runoff

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

A Mississippi Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate says she would not mind debating a Democratic challenger if they get into a runoff for the special election.



Emmett Till cousin: 'Hate is a luxury I can't afford'

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

Emmett Till's cousin says people should learn about the black teenager's brutal death that energized the civil rights movement. But the Rev. Wheeler Parker also says: "Hate is a luxury I can't afford."



Mississippi casinos win more in second month of legal sports betting

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state's second month of legal sports betting.



Ivanka Trump discusses child care at Mississippi event

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

Ivanka Trump says 1 in 3 American families spend at least 20 percent of their household income on child care.



Mississippi's state forester resigns after DUI arrest

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

Mississippi's state forester has resigned following an arrest for DUI.



Attorney: Man accused of shooting trooper is beaten in jail

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

An attorney for a Mississippi man charged with killing a state trooper says the man was beaten in jail.



Mississippi city judge displays flag without rebel symbol

Posted 10/26/2018 in State

A Mississippi judge says his courtroom now displays a proposed new state flag designed by an artist rather than the 124-year-old Mississippi banner that includes the Confederate battle emblem.



Ads pick up in Mississippi special election for US Senate

Posted 10/25/2018 in State

Candidates and political action committees are increasing advertising ahead of the crowded Nov. 6 special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi.



Democrat Wadkins targets Mississippi's Kelly on health care

Posted 10/25/2018 in State

Randy Wadkins, the Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Trent Kelly in north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, accuses Kelly of voting "just along party lines" while Kelly emphasizes his effort to build bipartisan bridges.



Sanctions upheld against band after questionable program

Posted 10/24/2018 in State

Sanctions against a Mississippi high school band were upheld Tuesday after a halftime program depicting police officers held at gunpoint was performed in a town where two officers were shot to death.



12 Mississippi driver's license stations closing Wednesday

Posted 10/23/2018 in State

Driver's license offices are closing for one day this week in 12 cities in northern and central Mississippi.



First new oil wells in years being drilled in Mississippi shale region

Posted 10/23/2018 in State

An Australian company is drilling new wells in an oil formation that straddles southwest Mississippi and southeast Louisiana, the first new wells drilled in about three years, after a crash in oil prices dried up activity.



Analysis: First achievement for special district? Get going

Posted 10/22/2018 in State

Mississippi was supposed to have a special district for troubled schools operating by now. But when, or if, the achievement school district will actually start is anyone's guess. A year after a search for a superintendent stalled out, the Mississippi Department of Education has yet to start looking again.



Computer switch tied to delays for some Mississippi car tags

Posted 10/22/2018 in State

Some Mississippi drivers say they are frustrated by delays in getting license plates. Lee County resident Norma Kolarik told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that she and her husband bought a car in May in Alcorn County. She said they couldn't get a tag until September, and even then it took help from a state lawmaker.



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