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Mississippi man accused of destroying statue of pagan idol at Iowa state Capitol takes plea deal

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in return for prosecutors dropping a felony hate crime count. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional and legislative...

Growing publisher buying 10 newspapers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi

May. 24, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A rapidly growing publisher is buying 10 newspapers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi from a company owned by Alabama's public pension fund. Carpenter Media Group said Thursday that it's buying the newspapers from CNHI. No price was...

Diaz, Thompson lead Vanderbilt to 4-3 victory over Mississippi State at SEC Tournament

May. 24, 2024 01:48 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Davis Diaz gave Vanderbilt the lead for good with a two-run single in the third inning and JD Thompson pitched six strong innings to lead the eighth-seeded Commodores to a 4-3 victory over No. 5 seed Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday...

Closed casino hotels in Mississippi could house unaccompanied migrant children

May. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

TUNICA RESORTS, Miss. (AP) — Officials are considering a proposal to house unaccompanied migrant children at two former casino hotels in northwest Mississippi, an idea that has drawn opposition including from the local sheriff who said the county lacks resources to accommodate the plan. ...

FBI agents raided the office and business of a Mississippi prosecutor, but no one is saying why

May. 22, 2024 21:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The FBI on Wednesday raided a local prosecutor's office and business in Mississippi's capital city, although officials declined to say whether Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens is suspected of wrongdoing. FBI agents spent hours searching a cigar bar...

National Folk Festival to be held in Mississippi's capital from 2025 through 2027

May. 22, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has been tapped to host the National Folk Festival from 2025 through 2027. The free, three-day festival is set to be held in downtown Jackson during the second week of November in each of those years and will feature music, art,...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 22, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. May 17, 2024. Editorial: Reading scores will rise dramatically before end of summer In May 2015, those who follow public education in Mississippi were introduced to a useful new spelling word: chill. That was the word from educators...

Connor Hujsak's walkoff home run lifts Mississippi State over Mississippi at SEC Tournament

May. 22, 2024 02:18 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Connor Hujsak belted a two-run home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Mississippi State to a dramatic 2-1 victory over rival Mississippi on Tuesday night in the SEC Tournament. David Mershon drew a walk to leadoff walk and reached third...

Mississippi's 2024 recreational red snapper season opens Friday

May. 21, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Private recreational anglers and for-hire vessels get their chance at red snapper beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday when the 2024 season opens in Mississippi, state regulators said Tuesday. Anglers landing in Mississippi may harvest two red snapper per person, per...

Mississippi woman pleads guilty to stealing government funds

May. 21, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally taking unemployment benefits, authorities said Tuesday. Misty Burgess, of Plantersville, entered the plea to one count of theft of government funds in U.S. District Court for the Northern...