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4 Mississippi judges tapped to help with backlog of cases

Sep. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford, Betty...

Dart, Judkins help No. 16 Mississippi beat Tulsa 35-27

Sep. 24, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Although consistency for four quarters continues to be a top priority for No. 16 Mississippi, the Rebels relied on a 28-point outburst in the second quarter to cruise to a win against Tulsa on Saturday. Jaxson Dart and Quinshon Judkins accounted for four...

Mississippi court: officer was reckless in pedestrian crash

Sep. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi's top appeals court has determined a police officer recklessly disregarded the safety of pedestrians in 2018 when he drove over the speed limit and crashed into a car. The Mississippi Court of Appeals issued the 5-4 ruling Tuesday, overturning a...

4-year sentence, $2.9 million payback in sorority theft

Sep. 18, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution for embezzling money from a Mississippi State University sorority. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Betty Jane Cadle,...

Arrests of UK anti-royal protesters spur free-speech debate

Sep. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a country famed for irreverence, some worry a new code of silence has taken hold. Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a handful of people in Britain have been detained by police for expressing — often bluntly — anti-monarchy views. A woman in...

Kiffin expects Ole Miss QB Luke Altmyer to be able to play

Sep. 12, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin said quarterback Luke Altmyer should be able to play against Georgia Tech, but he isn't saying who will start for the 20th-ranked Rebels. Altmyer sustained an upper-body injury in the second quarter of the game against Central...

No. 22 Mississippi starts fast, routs Central Arkansas 59-3

Sep. 10, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has a well-deserved reputation for developing explosive offensive units, but Central Arkansas coach Nathan Brown took a different approach after No. 22 Mississippi beat the Bears 59-3 on Saturday night. “We knew going in that...

North Mississippi district attorney John Champion dies

Sep. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — Longtime north Mississippi District Attorney John Champion died Sunday at his home in Senatobia, according to a funeral home. No cause of death was given for the 61-year-old. Appointed the chief prosecutor for a five-county circuit including...

Liz Truss: An heir to Thatcher intent on shaking up Britain

Sep. 05, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As a child, Liz Truss marched in demonstrations against Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As an adult, she came to admire Britain’s first female leader — and now she is about to enter No. 10 Downing St. with a Thatcherite zeal to transform the U.K. ...

USC transfer Dart helps No. 21 Mississippi beat Troy 28-10

Sep. 03, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Jaxson Dart thought about it. But the Mississippi quarterback did not want to get greedy in his debut performance. “I wanted to throw deep. I wanted to. It just wasn’t there,” said Dart after evaluating his performance as No. 21 Mississippi beat Troy...