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Hinds County District Attorney facing felony charges

The top prosecutor in Mississippi’s largest county is facing felony charges of stalking and robbery. Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith turned himself in for booking in neighboring Rankin County where he was indicted. The 46-year-old also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Multiple reports say Smith told reporters on his way into […]
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Mississippi soldier killed during training

A Mississippi Army National Guard soldier was killed and three others injured during training operations last night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Kyle Thomas of Amory, Mississippi was killed with the three injured in stable condition. The four soldiers are all assigned to the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in […]
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Four nursing programs put on notice in Mississippi

The College Board says four Mississippi schools must make improvements to their nursing programs. The most serious issue was reported at Alcorn State University where the school’s three year passing rate on the National Exam was just 58 percent which is well below the required 80 percent. Alcorn State has two years to fix that […]
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Woman held hostage in Lincoln County speaks out

The woman abducted by the accused killer in the Lincoln County shooting rampage talks about her ordeal. Lapeatra Stafford says she was with Willie Corey Godbolt for nearly three hours before she was able to escape. Godbolt is accused of killing his estranged wife and seven other family members over the weekend. Godbolt’s family says […]
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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. […]