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Arkansas guard Desi Sills (3) tries to drive to the hoop against Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas cruises past Ole Miss 74-59 for 3rd straight win

Jan. 27, 2021 11:04 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — JD Notae scored 19 points to lead Arkansas to a 74-59 victory over Mississippi on Wednesday night for its third straight win. The Razorbacks closed the first half on a 10-4 surge for a 37-25 halftime advantage and led by double digits the rest of the way. A 12-2 run made it 53-33...

Businessman pleads guilty in illegal dumping of wastewater

Jan. 27, 2021 7:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi business owner pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the federal Clean Water Act after prosecutors said he took part in illegally dumping large amounts of untreated industrial waste into the Jackson sewer system. Andrew Walker, 70, owns Rebel High Velocity...

Mississippi businessman accused in scheme to hoard PPE

Jan. 27, 2021 7:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman has been indicted in a $1.8 million scheme to hoard personal protective equipment amid the pandemic and price gouging health care providers in critical need of the same. Kenneth Bryan Ritchey, 57, of Ocean Springs, the owner of a pharmaceutical wholesale...

Mississippi proposes allowing some student-athlete contracts

Jan. 27, 2021 6:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — College athletes in Mississippi would be able to earn money from their own name, image or likeness, under a bill that cleared a state House committee Wednesday. Senate Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Scott Bounds said all eight of Mississippi's public universities support...

Suspect believed connected to October homicide captured

Jan. 27, 2021 5:59 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A suspect wanted in a fatal shooting in Mississippi last year was captured Wednesday. The Vicksburg Police Department said its officers, in cooperation with deputies of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, executed a warrant at an address in the city shortly after 2 p.m. and...

Plan would expand computer science courses in Mississippi

Jan. 27, 2021 5:02 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools that don't already offer computer science courses would be required to start phasing them in, under a bill advancing at the Capitol. Senate Bill 2678 is called the Mississippi Computer Science and Cyber Education Equality Act. It passed the Senate Education...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 27, 2021 1:24 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 27 The Greenwood Commonwealth on the lack of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi: In his 2,200-word State of the State address Tuesday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves did not make a single mention of Medicaid or Medicaid expansion. Other than saying that...

Protesters call for video release in fatal police shooting

Jan. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A group of protesters gathered in front of a Mississippi courthouse demanding to see video of a deputy's fatal shooting of a man he said was threatening him with a knife. About 50 people including friends and family of the slain man demonstrated on Tuesday outside the Harrison County...

Mississippi man held in shooting of Alabama police officer

Jan. 27, 2021 8:25 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man was charged in a shooting that injured an Alabama police officer who was responding to a complaint about an armed man, authorities said. Devonte Lavon Farmer, 19, was being held on attempted murder charges in the confrontation, which occurred at an apartment...

Tennessee forward Olivier Nkamhoua dunks during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Pons leads No. 18 Tennessee past Mississippi State

Jan. 26, 2021 10:34 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even on a miserable shooting night, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is convinced the shots will fall sooner or later. The 18th-ranked Volunteers hit just 37% of their shots from the field — and 16% from 3-point — but still came away with a 56-53 win over Mississippi State...