Latest Mississippi News

Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant...

Bell missing from historic church found, man arrested

Sep. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say they've recovered a bell reportedly stolen from a church on the National Register of Historic Places. The Oxford Eagle reports 33-year-old Michael Lippert was booked in the Lafayette County Detention Center and charged with grand larceny on Monday....

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Sep. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election. But, so...

Mississippi State's Stevens 'day to day' with shoulder issue

Sep. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State starting quarterback Tommy Stevens' status for its Southeastern Conference opener Saturday with Kentucky remains uncertain after a shoulder injury knocked him out of each of the Bulldogs' last two games. Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead described Stevens' situation...

$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Sep. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

EPES, Ala. (AP) — More than a century in the making, the 234-mile (376-kilometer) Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South. It hasn't worked out that way. Delayed for decades by...

Mayor says he plans to sue aldermen over gun ban, pay cuts

Sep. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor who brought a gun to a public hearing says he plans to file a lawsuit against the town's board of alderman. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Aberdeen Mayor Maurice Howard said Friday he plans to legally challenge a resolution the board passed to...

2 Mississippi men ordered to pay restitution to bank

Sep. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two northeast Mississippi men have been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution to a bank following their convictions on fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Debra Brown in Greenville also sentenced 53-year-old Max Miller of Saltillo (sal-TIL'-oh) on Friday to...

Mississippi reports additional west Nile virus cases

Sep. 16, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health says four more people were confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 13 cases. The department said Monday two of the new cases of the mosquito-borne illness are in Forrest County and the others are in Hinds and...

Vote set on alcohol sales in 1 of Mississippi's dry counties

Sep. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It could soon be possible to buy beer or liquor in part of one of Mississippi's last five dry counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday that referendums are set for Oct. 15 to allow alcohol sales in Booneville in Prentiss County. One measure would allow...

Reports: Mississippi man turns himself in fatal shooting

Sep. 16, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Local news stations say a 25-year-old Mississippi Delta man suspected in a fatal shooting has turned himself in to authorities. According to online jail records, Marquis Lane was booked into Tunica County jail Sunday night. Lane is accused in the slaying of 40-year-old James...