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Celebration of life for Kingston Frazier

Today, family and friends said goodbye to six-year-old Kingston Frazier, an innocent boy who was murdered on May 18th. His celebration of life ceremony started at noon at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Jackson. Hundreds of people were at the church to pay their respects to Kingston. The Friends of Fallen Riders Bike Club […]
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Mississippi Supreme Court ruling on lethal drugs

The Mississippi Supreme Court blocks a death row inmate’s appeal over the state’s planned use of a lethal injection drug. In an order Thursday, justices said Thomas Loden’s 2016 appeal over the sedative midazolam is moot because legislators this year rewrote a state law on death penalty drugs. The old law required an ultra-short acting […]
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State lottery study group

A study group will gather facts, but does not intend to make recommendations either for or against creating a state lottery. The announcement was made at the Mississippi House Lottery Study Working Group meeting. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery. Governor Phil Bryant has said legislators should consider starting one. Republican House […]
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Man locks disabled child in hot car in Columbus, MS

A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl’s mother. Thirty-one year-old Brandon Windham was arrested in Columbus after witnesses said he walked away from a car with a girl inside. Officials say the heat […]
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Uncertainty regarding education funding in Mississippi

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes cuts to the Department of Education, cuts that would eliminate the title II program which helps train, recruit and retrain teachers. It’s a program that Mississippi relies on and if eliminated it would mean a loss of about $31 million for the Magnolia State. This comes at a time […]
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Special session to focus on budget

The upcoming special session for the Mississippi Legislature will solely focus on dealing with the state budget. Previously there was speculation lawmakers could consider the idea of a lottery during next month’s special session. Governor Phil Bryant put an end to those rumors when he announced the session will focus on finishing the state budget. […]
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Epps sentencing to begin today

The sentencing phase begins today for former corrections commissioner Christopher Epps. This is for his participation in a bribery scandal a little over two years ago. After pleading guilty, Epps faces up to 23 years in prison and is forfeiting $1.7 million in assets. Back in February 2015, Epps pled guilty to taking nearly one […]
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NAACP calls on Rep. Karl Oliver to resign

The Mississippi NAACP is calling for the resignation of Republican State Representative Karl Oliver for his remarks saying Louisiana officials should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Oliver apologized Monday for the lynching remark he made Saturday in a Facebook post. Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson says the apology is not enough and Oliver should […]
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No state lottery discussion expected at special session

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he does not expect legislators to debate the creation of a state lottery during a special session next month. Governor Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers back to the capitol starting June 5th to finish writing a budget for the year that begins July 1st. They still need to set […]
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Gunman revealed in shooting of six-year-old

A sworn statement shows a Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a six-year-old boy told investigators that the boy was shot by another of the three suspects. We’re also learning that the six-year-old was shot multiple times. The statement was obtained by the Associated Press from a source with knowledge of the […]