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Man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart to be extradited

Sep. 13, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer won't fight extradition to face murder charges in his home state. Martez Abram appeared in court in Tennessee on Friday on a fugitive warrant. He waived extradition proceedings. The 39-year-old Abram was...

Dem seeks cash for 2020 challenge of Mississippi GOP senator

Sep. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020. Mike Espy said in a fundraising appeal Thursday that he can "work with others across party lines and labels." Espy served in the U.S. House...

Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim...

The Latest: Mississippi could see tough race for governor

Aug. 28, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's election (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Mississippi could have its toughest governor's race in a nearly generation between two politicians known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic...

The Latest: Hood says Reeves relies on 'labels,' not issues

Aug. 28, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local): 10 p.m. Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood says he will focus on issues going into the November general election. But he says he thinks newly elected Republican nominee Tate Reeves will just "throw...

Reeves wins Republican nomination for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 27, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT LIES AHEAD FOLLOWING OPIOID JUDGMENT Oklahoma's $572 million ruling against Johnson & Johnson will likely be followed by more trials and legal settlements. 2. IN MISSISSIPPI, CATHOLIC ABUSE CASES...

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Aug. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor. To advance to the Nov. 5...

Documents: Plant owners 'willfully' used ineligible workers

Aug. 9, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according...

The Latest: Mississippi plant sets job fair after raid

Aug. 9, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on immigration raids in Mississippi (all times local): 5:35 p.m. One of the Mississippi chicken processing plants caught in an immigration raid plans a job fair Monday. Illinois-based Koch (cook) Foods says it will be recruiting new workers for its Morton plant at a state...