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Testimony at Quinton Tillis trial: Dying woman named 'Eric'

Sep. 26, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Prosecutors in Mississippi insist they're trying the right man for an awful crime, the killing of a woman who was set on fire on a backroad. But the first day of the murder retrial of Quinton Tellis was dominated by emergency workers who said a dying Jessica Chambers told them...

Retrial begins for man accused in woman's burning death

Sep. 25, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinton Tellis is the man on trial for killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, but much of the first day's testimony focused on emergency workers' reports that Jessica Chambers told them an "Eric" had attacked her. That testimony came Tuesday after prosecutors tried to...

The Latest: Firefighters: Victim said 'Eric' set her ablaze

Sep. 25, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a trial (all times local): 6 p.m. Mississippi emergency workers say that a dying woman was hard to understand, but many say they heard her say that someone named Eric had set her on fire. At least six firefighters and paramedics testified Tuesday they heard Jessica...

Court won't reopen suit over '16 Mississippi police shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a request by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. He fled...

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

Sep. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist. Ed Meek last week requested his name be removed from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He did so...

Trump holding Mississippi rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in northern Mississippi, urging voters to support an appointed Republican senator who is on the ballot in November. The Trump campaign says Tuesday that the "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled Oct. 2 in Southaven, a heavily...

Rough loss to Kentucky humbles No. 23 Mississippi State

Sep. 25, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State suddenly has a lot bigger problems than former coach Dan Mullen coming to town. The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs and their fan base have been looking forward to Saturday's game against Florida for several months, ever since Mullen left Starkville after nine seasons to...

Ole Miss seeks improvement in second shot vs nation's elite

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

Mississippi gets its second shot in three weekends to beat a team that's ranked among the nation's top five programs. The Rebels hope this one goes better than the first one. Ole Miss (3-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) travels to face No. 5 LSU (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday, two weekends after getting crushed by No. 1...

SEC fines Kentucky $100,000 for violating access policy

Sep. 25, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has fined Kentucky $100,000 for violating its policy on access to the competition area following the Wildcats football upset victory over Mississippi State. The school was fined for a second offense, its first since a 2014 football game against South...

Jury selected in retrial over woman's burning death

Sep. 24, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the retrial of a man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, allowing testimony to begin Tuesday. Jurors couldn't reach a verdict last year in the first trial of Quinton Tellis, charged with capital murder in the 2014 death of Jessica...