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State Doctors Oppose Telemedicine

Doctors are taking to the state capitol today in opposition of a “Tele Medicine” house bill. Members of the Mississippi State Medical Association are rallying against the bill that would allow out-of-state physicians to diagnose and treat Mississippi patients exclusively via phone. State physicians fear that tele medicine cannot support adequate medical diagnoses and will […]
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Congress Honors Selma Marchers

On Wednesday civil rights activists “Reverend Frederick Reese” and representative “John Lewis” accepted congress’ highest civilian honor. They received the congressional gold medal on behalf of all of the foot soldiers who took part in the 1965 voting rights marches the men and women who walked peacefully from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama protesting their inability […]
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Bill On Vaccination Requirements

A bill that would let physician’s exempt children from Mississippi’s vaccination requirements is advancing in the state house. Under current law, the state health department must approve requests for vaccination exemptions. Top health officials want to keep it that way. But, a group of parents say *they*, not the state, should be able to decide […]
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Storm Continue

People along the east coast are hoping the ride is over after severe thunderstorms suspected of spawning tornados destroyed homes and knocked out power to thousands. Severe weather left our area and made its way up the east coast Wednesday leaving a path of destruction all the way to Pennsylvania. Three people died in Virginia […]
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State Money

A bill to use state money to pay for private school tuition or for home schooling is off the table, but Mississippi house members are keeping alive a plan that could allow students to transfer from poor-performing public school districts to higher rated ones.
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Capital Murder Indictment Issued

More than a year after a teenage girl was burned alive in North Mississippi; her family may now have some closure in her murder case. 27 year old “Quinton Tellis” has been indicted on capital murder charges in the 2014 death of then 19 year old Jessica Chambers. Tellis is accused of dousing chambers in […]
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Pass Christian Student

Two Mississippi students are top youth volunteers for this year’s “Prudential Spirit Of Community” awards and one is very local. Seventeen year old “Lindsey Meyer,” a senior at Pass Christian High School is receiving a one-thousand dollars award, *plus* a trip to Washington DC. The competition was out of 29-thousand young people across the country. […]
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Jackson Water Problems

The Mississippi State Department of Health says pregnant women and young children should not consume Jackson water straight from the tap because of concerns about lead levels. The department issued precautions Wednesday, weeks after releasing results of testing that showed elevated lead levels in water in some Jackson homes. The department’s director of health protection, […]
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No Redesign For State Flag

Mississippi legislators will not attempt to redesign the state flag that features the confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can’t reach consensus on removing the symbol. Yesterday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among hundreds of measures dying without debate. Some bills proposed redesigning the […]
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Teams Being Sent To Document Damage

Tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the gulf coast on Tuesday, mangling trailers at a RV park, ripping off roofs from buildings and killing at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi.   At least seven tornadoes hit southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The staff in a Slidell office took shelter because a tornado was […]