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Fumble recovery, late TD helps Texas A&M beat Ole Miss 24-17

Oct. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madubuike needed less than five minutes to turn two game-changing plays Saturday night that lifted the Aggies to a 24-17 comeback win over Mississippi. "I just tried to put myself in position to make big plays for my team, said Madubuike, who...

Mississippi student with Down syndrome wins homecoming king

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When he was 10 weeks old, Spencer Kirkpatrick — an ACCESS student at Mississippi State University — had open heart surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Then, some of Spencer's teachers told his father — Kevan Kirkpatrick — that...

Breast cancer recovery journey inspires Mt. Rainier ascent

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The first time, Beth Bowers climbed Mount Rainier because it was there. The second time, she climbed the Washington State icon because she was still here. An avid runner, cyclist and hiker, the 59-year-old Oxford woman decided to attempt the Mount Rainier climb as she was struggling...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old African...

Joe Burrow throws 4 TDs passes, No. 2 LSU routs MSU 36-13

Oct. 19, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Joe Burrow didn't necessarily show his best side Saturday. While being dragged to the ground by his pants during his third sack of the game, the LSU quarterback's rear end was briefly exposed. "I heard there was supposed to be a full moon in Starkville tonight," Burrow joked. The...

Robertson's 3 picks, Stanley's 212 yards lead La. Tech win

Oct. 19, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Amik Robertson intercepted three passes, J'Mar Smith threw for 325 yards with 212 of those yards going to Malik Stanley, and Louisiana Tech defeated Southern Mississippi 45-30 on Saturday. Smith completed 14 of 21 with one touchdown — a 56-yarder to Stanley — and an...

Salazar FG wins in OT as Jackson State rallies, 31-28

Oct. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Derrick Ponder passed for 194 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Adrian Salazar kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime as Jackson State rallied past Mississippi Valley State 31-28 on Saturday. Elvia Payton broke up a third-down pass in overtime, forcing the Delta Devils to...

Sheriff: Deputy kills carjacking suspect

Oct. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NATCHEZ , Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy shot and killed a carjacking suspect. The Natchez Democrat reports that the shooting happened Thursday. Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said Cameron L. Bennett was shot and killed by one of his deputies Thursday when Bennett tried to run the...

Tippah cooperative could be next in Mississippi for internet

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi electric cooperatives continue to move toward offering internet. Tippah Electric Power Association board members voted this month to create a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative's 13,500 members in Tippah, Benton, Union, Prentiss and Alcorn counties are now...