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Miami (Ohio) defeats Mississippi Valley State 79-67

Dec. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Bam Bowman had 20 points as Miami (Ohio) topped Mississippi Valley State 79-67 on Sunday. Dalonte Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (Ohio) (5-5), which ended its four-game losing streak. Josh Brewer added 12 points and eight rebounds. Dae Dae Grant had 10 points for the home...

Tyree leads Rebels past Middle Tennessee 82-64

Dec. 14, 2019 6:13 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A month ago, Breein Tyree’s play in Ole Miss’s season-opener was sluggish and scattered. Despite being a first-team SEC selection last year, Tyree scored only six points against Arkansas State, was 1 for 7 from behind the arc, and played only 25 minutes. “It...

Guatemalan cardinal to visit Mississippi after migrant raids

Dec. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests. The Rev. Roberto Mena, who pastors some Catholic churches in Mississippi affected by the raids, announced the visit Saturday. Pope Francis...

Carter leads Mississippi State 67-61 over Kansas State

Dec. 14, 2019 3:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With its top scorer being held in check, Mississippi State turned to its secondary players to record a 67-61 win over Kansas State on Saturday in the first game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic Tyson Carter scored 14 points, but struggled with his shot, making only 3 of 13 from the...

Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban

Dec. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

Mississippi's outgoing governor vowed Saturday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks. "We will sustain our efforts to fight for America’s unborn children," Republican Phil Bryant wrote on Twitter. “Mississippi will continue this mission to the United...

Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

Dec. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Courtruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said U.S. District Judge...

2 teens charged in crash that kills Mississippi constable

Dec. 13, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A prosecutor says two teenagers have been charged with murder in a wreck that killed a Mississippi law enforcement officer. Panola County Constable Raye Hawkins died Thursday when a pickup truck smashed into the vehicle he was driving in Batesville. Hawkins was responding to help...

Mississippi university honoring civil rights activist Dahmer

Dec. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is awarding an honorary degree to civil rights activist Ellie Dahmer, who worked alongside her husband to register African American voters during some of the most violent years of segregation. Vernon Dahmer was a farmer and shop owner and served...

Funeral home provides resting place for both pets and owners

Dec. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EST

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Losing a pet is hard, but one Mississippi funeral is offering a shared space for pet and pet owners to live for eternity. Natchez Trace Funeral Home said they are the first to own a columbarium where the ashes of a pet and their owner can be laid to rest side by side, WLBT-TV...

Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

Dec. 12, 2019 8:38 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.'s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt MH Property Management,...