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Gov. Bryant Vetoes Bill

Governor Phil Bryant vetoed a criminal justice bill because of a typographical error that he says could have unintended consequences. House bill 1033 would have allowed employed parolees to schedule online interviews with probation officers instead of missing work. It also would have eliminated automatic prison time for failure to pay a fine. In vetoing […]
3 days ago
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Gov. Bryant Urges For Talks With Cuba

On a visit to Havana, Governor Phil Bryant, said President Donald Trump should start talks with Cuba. Bryant went to the island to scout trade opportunities for the Magnolia state. Governor Bryant met with Cuba’s trade minister and said he had found his trip “encouraging.” Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how President […]
4 days ago
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Missing Teen Found, Teacher Arrested

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation….50-year old Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were found in Northern California. Officials say Cummins has been arrested and Thomas is safe. The TBI says Cummins kidnapped Thomas. The two have been missing since March 13. Witnesses say Cummins was suspended after he and Thomas had been caught kissing […]
1 week ago
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Guardianship/Conservatorship Commission

The Supreme Court creates a commission to help better protect property and the lives of both children and adults. The Mississippi Commission on Guardianship and Conservatorship will develop recommendations to improve the way the courts protect children, vulnerable adults, and estates. The order was signed by Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. Waller stated: “the commission […]
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Supreme Court Rules On Execution Mississippi

Mississippi’s high court rules the state does not have to publicly disclose details of how it carries out executions. The state supreme court’s 7-2 decision dismisses a lawsuit that sought the release of Mississippi’s plans for executions and acquiring lethal drugs. In the lawsuit, the Roderick & Solange Macarthur Justice Center argued the Mississippi department […]
1 week ago
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Campaign Finance Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant signs a campaign finance reform bill into law. The new law will ban lawmakers and other elected officials from spending money for non-campaign purposes such as a mortgage payment, funerals, clothing, automobiles, tuition or undocumented loans. The proposal came after the associated press and the Clarion-ledger questioned campaign spending in 2016 reports. […]
1 week ago
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Mardi Gras Accident Update

The 25-year-old suspect in an accident that injured dozens of people watching a Mardi Gras Parade has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts against him. Neilson Rizzuto entered the pleas Wednesday to 27 separate counts, including hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious injury, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring and vehicular negligent injuring. Police say Rizzuto […]
2 weeks ago
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Alex Deaton faces charges in Kansas before returning to Mississippi

Multi-state crime spree suspect Alex Deaton’s cases in Rankin County will be presented to a grand jury this month, but District Attorney Michael Guest says that it will be a while before he stands trial in the Magnolia state. Guest says Kansas authorities have notified his office that they intended to bring Deaton to trial […]
2 weeks ago
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Trail Date Set For Bardwell’s Boyfriend

A trial date has been set for Pascagoula native Jessie Bardwell’s accused killer her then boyfriend, Jason Lowe. Jason Michael Lowe was indicted November 20-16 on one count of murder in the death of 27-year-old Jessie Bardwell. Her body was found near Lake Lavon, Texas back in May. Details of her murder remain a mystery […]
2 weeks ago
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Nissan Denies Breaking Labor Laws

Nissan motor company disputes federal claims of labor law violations at its Mississippi assembly plant. The national labor relations board added three new charges to a complaint against the Japanese automaker and a contract worker agency. Filed March 31, the board claims a supervisor illegally threatened the plant would close if the united auto workers […]