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Mississippi autopsy confirms child's body in garbage bags

Sep. 17, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy confirms that remains found in garbage bags in a Mississippi basement belonged to a small child. Meridian police Chief Benny Dubose told The Meridian Star that the Friday autopsy at the state crime lab found a badly decomposed body with a broken rib on one side and cracked...

Ole Miss freshman Jerrion Ealy making immediate impact

Sep. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy flashes a grin when he's asked about how often defenders catch him from behind. "Never happened," Ealy replied when asked after the Rebels' 40-29 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. Then the freshman knocked on the wooden panel in front of him....

Mississippi researchers nurse, study rare injured whale

Sep. 17, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Veterinarians say a rare whale with shark bite wounds found stranded along the Mississippi coast is showing signs of improvement. News outlets report fishermen spotted the melon-headed whale Thursday near Cat Island. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies researchers say the juvenile...

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...

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...

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 AM 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 the vapor he inhaled wasn't CBD, a natural compound that marketers say can treat a range of ailments...

Adams helps Southern Miss hold on to beat Troy 47-42

Sep. 14, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jaylond Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards to help Southern Mississippi thwart Troy's come-back bid and secure a 47-42 victory on Saturday. Troy's Reggie Todd had just returned a kickoff 69 yards as the Trojans closed to 33-28 with 11:28 remaining in the fourth quarter. Adams answered on...

Ealy leads Ole Miss past Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Sep. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy had flashes of brilliance in preseason practice and in limited appearances in his first two games. The true freshman had that much-anticipated breakout performance Saturday in a 40-29 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Ealy turned in 273 all-purpose yards, including a 94-yard...

Ole Miss avoids upset bid by Southeastern Louisiana 40-29

Sep. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns and the Mississippi defense made a pair of game-saving stops on downs in the final six minutes as the Rebels defeated Southeastern Louisiana 40-29. Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and directed a pair of fourth quarter field goal drives that...