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Lawsuit: Ambulance wait a factor in Mississippi mom's death

Aug. 22, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Family members of a Mississippi woman who went into cardiac arrest and died after waiting about an hour for an ambulance are suing the county, city and ambulance service for negligence. The Clarion Ledger reports 63-year-old Elizabeth Neal began feeling the symptoms of congestive...

All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

Aug. 22, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak...

Mississippi man charged after 8 hurt as ATV wrecks in ditch

Aug. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BAILEY, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man faces felony charges after an all-terrain vehicle accident injured eight people Saturday night. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie tells The Meridian Star that an ATV with nine riders went into ditch in Bailey, with eight people treated at hospitals. Three were...

Security guard accused of shooting 2 at nightclub arrested

Aug. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi have arrested a security guard accused of shooting two patrons at the nightclub where he works. News outlets report 33-year-old Antonio Leon Terry opened fire at Freelons Restaurant Bar & Groove in Jackson early Saturday morning. Hinds County Sheriff's...

Jackson police: Driver shot to death after altercation

Aug. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi's capital city say the driver of a sport utility vehicle has been shot to death in an apparent roadway altercation. Jackson police say a vehicle ran off a major thoroughfare, Ridgewood Road, and crashed into a tree after someone opened fire from another vehicle...

4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Aug. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices...

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Aug. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

A Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state's poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a...

US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism

Aug. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacist ideology is helping fuel domestic terrorism in the United States, the head of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared in Jackson, Mississippi, for a forum about preventing violence against religious groups. The conversation...

Jackson trashes recycling, citing cost and market demand

Aug. 13, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest city will stop curbside recycling collections by month's end. Jackson Public Works Director Bob Miller tells the Clarion Ledger the program is indefinitely suspended, in part because China's demand for recycled materials has fallen. Officials say more than 300...

Foster backs Waller in GOP runoff for Mississippi governor

Aug. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The candidate eliminated from the Republican primary for Mississippi governor is endorsing former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. for the party nomination. State Rep. Robert Foster on Tuesday announced his support of Waller, who's competing with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves...