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McDaniel shines in first start, Michigan eases by Minnesota

Dec. 08, 2022 23:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 19 points, freshman Dug McDaniel had 15 points and seven assists in his first start of the season and Michigan routed Minnesota 90-75 on Thursday night. Michigan made its first five 3-pointers, led 24-9 after the opening eight minutes and...

Avian influenza outbreak on rise in Mississippi

Dec. 08, 2022 19:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi wildlife regulators Thursday warned hunters to be on the lookout for sick and dead birds across the state and surrounding states as an apparent outbreak of avian influenza is underway. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, in a news...

White supremacy gang members sentenced to decades in prison

Dec. 08, 2022 18:57 PM EST

A top leader and another member of the white supremacy prison gang “Aryan Circle” have been sentenced to decades in prison for their part in several gang-related stabbings, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday. William Glenn Chunn, known as “Big Head,” was...

Q&A: How Ted Henifin plans to fix Jackson's water system

Dec. 08, 2022 14:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to help fix the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital has an expansive list of reforms on his plate. Over one year, Ted Henifin intends to make substantial progress on all of them. ...

Judge allows Mississippi execution amid inmates’ lawsuit

Dec. 08, 2022 10:36 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that he will not block Mississippi from carrying out with next week’s scheduled execution of an inmate who is suing the state over its use of three drugs for lethal injections. Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., 58, faces a Dec. 14 execution...

Study: Racial gap in grad rates drops again for bowl teams

Dec. 07, 2022 15:37 PM EST

The racial gap in graduation rates for this year’s bowl teams in college football has declined again, this time to the smallest difference in the history of a study examining the data. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida reported Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 07, 2022 13:47 PM EST

Columbus Dispatch. December 6, 2022. Editorial: Ethics Commission’s ruling is a blow to open government Mississippi has the appearance of a representative government. Legislators — 52 senators and 122 representatives — from all parts of the state...

No. 24 TCU eases by Jackson State 78-51 for 5th straight win

Dec. 06, 2022 23:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JaKobe Coles scored a career-high 21 points, Damion Baugh had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and No. 24 TCU beat Jackson State 78-51 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory. The Horned Frogs were without starters Mike Miles Jr. (18.2...

Mississippi grain company's ex-CEO indicted on fraud charges

Dec. 06, 2022 19:08 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The former leader of a Mississippi grain storage and processing company has been indicted on federal and state charges, more than a year after the company filed for bankruptcy, prosecutors said Tuesday. John R. Coleman, 46, of Greenwood, Mississippi, is the...

Hall of Famer Croom: 'Not enough progress' for Black coaches

Dec. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant. Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football...