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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...

Transgender girl faces discrimination from a Mississippi school's dress code, ACLU says

May. 16, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A transgender girl from Mississippi’s Gulf Coast who wanted to wear a dress to a regional band event was discriminated against when her school insisted she follow a dress code based on her sex assigned at birth, according to a new civil rights complaint. The...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 15, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 14, 2024. Editorial: More Feedback Prior To Parole The Mississippi Legislature was unable to agree on several prominent bills this year: expanding Medicaid, a ballot initiative procedure, restoration of voting rights to non-violent felons...

Today in History: May 15, new state of Israel attacked by 5 nations

May. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 136th day of 2024. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1948, hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan,...

Mississippi man suspected of killing mother, 2 sisters is fatally shot by state troopers in Arizona

May. 14, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

MORENCI, Ariz. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting three family members in Mississippi has been killed in a shootout with Arizona state troopers, according to authorities. Ivory James Welch III, 54, was wanted in connection with the deaths of his 76-year-old mother and two...