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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 16, 2024. Editorial: Delta Must Unite On Regional Idea A Senate committee chairman’s reluctance to push hard for legislation to help the Delta’s hospitals and generally improve health-care delivery in the region was understandable. ...

Advocates push for full Medicaid expansion as Mississippi legislators enter negotiations

Apr. 16, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of advocates rallied for full Medicaid expansion Tuesday at the Mississippi Capitol as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a final plan that could extend health care coverage to tens of thousands of residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. ...

Civil rights attorney demands footage in fatal police chase, but city lawyer says none exists

Apr. 16, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil rights attorney Ben Crump demanded Tuesday that police in a small town in Mississippi release camera footage of a chase that ended in the death of a Black teenager, but the city attorney said the police department does not use cameras. “I have been...

Hancock Whitney: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 16, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Hancock Whitney Corporation (HWC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $108.6 million. The bank, based in Gulfport, Mississippi, said it had earnings of $1.24 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to...

Another suspect charged in 2023 quadruple homicide in northern Mississippi

Apr. 14, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in a quadruple homicide that occurred in northern Mississippi last year, authorities announced. Anthony Carter Jr., 20, of Tunica, Mississippi, has been charged in the November 2023 shooting and car crash deaths, the Tunica...

Ex-police officer, facing charges in a Mississippi slaying after a chase into Louisiana, denied bond

Apr. 12, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer arrested in connection with a Mississippi slaying after leading law enforcement agencies on a chase into Louisiana was denied bond during a court hearing Friday. Marcus Johnson, 33, faces a murder charge in the death of 25-year-old...

Clemson coach Shawn Poppie adds Mississippi's Chris Ayers as associate head coach

Apr. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Shawn Poppie is adding Mississippi women's basketball coach Chris Ayers to his staff. Poppie said Friday that Ayers, who spent the past six years with the Rebels, would be his associate head coach. Ayers helped Mississippi to the...

Mississippi bill would limit where transgender people can use bathrooms in public buildings

Apr. 10, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday in favor of a measure that would restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings, including university dormitories. The bill, which now goes back to the...

Storms bring floods and damaging wind across the South; 1 dead in Mississippi

Apr. 10, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Severe storms blamed for a death in Mississippi spawned a tornado that demolished buildings in one Louisiana city Wednesday while inundating streets in low-lying New Orleans with hours of steady rain that snarled traffic and strained the city’s antiquated drainage system. ...

6 former Mississippi law officers sentenced in state court for torture of 2 Black men

Apr. 10, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Already sentenced to many years in federal prison, six white former Mississippi law enforcement officers who pleaded guilty to a long list of state and federal charges for torturing two Black men were sentenced Wednesday in state court. The state sentences...