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Bodies found at Ole Miss

Thousands of bodies may be buried at the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus. They are former patients of a 19th century mental institution that once stood on a wooded area on the campus of Ole Miss. With plans in the works to build a new parking garage, it’s believed that up to 7,000 graves […]
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Legislators To Work On Road Funding

State lawmakers will head back to Jackson in less than a month to finish the state budget. Their work will include funding the Mississippi Department of Transportation. M-DOT’s commissioner says our roads and bridges are crumbling and has projected it will take about 400-million dollars per year over an eight year period to get infrastructure […]
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Lawsuit against officers targeting black people in Madison, Mississippi

A federal lawsuit says law enforcement officers in one majority-white Mississippi county are unfairly targeting black people for traffic stops and searches of homes and property without reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi sued the sheriff’s department in the Jackson suburb of Madison County. The suit seeks a court order […]
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Tiger dies from illness at the Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg Zoo is mourning the death of Cinta, a five-year-old Sumatran Tiger, who passed away from a sudden illness. Cinta and his twin brother, Kuasa, were born August 2, 2011 and have been on permanent loan from the Los Angeles Zoo since January 2014. The tigers have shared a habitat in Hattiesburg. Stephen Taylor, animal […]
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Federal student loan cancellation at for-profit Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood nearly 6,000 Mississippi students are eligible for federal student loan cancellation. Eligible students must have attended and used those loans at schools operated by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, Inc. including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and Wyotech. When a student’s federal loan is cancelled, the student […]
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Huge fire in Houston, Mississippi

An enormous fire today in Houston, Mississippi forced area schools to close early. Flames broke out early this morning at a storage facility. As firefighters worked to put out the blaze, residents were urged to close their doors and windows and turn their air conditioning off because of the toxic smoke. 2.2 million pounds of […]
4 weeks ago
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Proposals To Fund State Infrastructure

Mississippi house leaders are proposing new ideas to fund highways and bridges throughout the state. One is to let cities and counties set a local option fuel tax, if residents approve. Some legislators also hope to consider a multi-year transportation funding plan. The new house proposal includes 100 million dollars in bonds for roads and […]
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Speaker Gunn forms lottery study commission

During the 2017 regular legislative session discussions regarding a lottery escalated. At the end of the session, Speaker Philip Gunn indicated a willingness to form a committee to study the true ramifications of implementing a lottery in Mississippi. Today, the speaker held an organizational meeting with members and charged them with examining a series of […]
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Big cut in mental health services to impact Coast

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is eliminating 650 jobs because of state budget cuts, impacting our local communities and hospitals on the Coast. According to a Singing River Health Systems doctor on the state board of the DMH, the Coast’s mental health patients will see longer wait times for medical visits, drug treatment, and […]
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Confederate Monument Removal

Large groups of opponents and supporters of a confederate monument clashed at the statue in New Orleans Monday night. A large group of supporters of the statue gathered at the Jefferson Davis monument just before 9:30, and opponents showed up in response. Some of those gathered appeared to be armed. New Orleans police showed up […]