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Tornado damages homes in Mississippi; no injuries reported

Jun. 18, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters say a tornado caused some damage in Hinds County — a somewhat uncommon storm for June in central Mississippi. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister struck Monday near Raymond, Mississippi. No injuries were reported. The weather service's Jackson office...

Police: 2 men arrested in 2014 killing in Mississippi

Jun. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police have arrested two men in connection with a 2014 killing in Mississippi. News outlets report 28-year-old Jonathan Beasley and 28-year-old Robert Hurst were charged with murder Monday in the death of 26-year-old James McAllister. McAllister was shot in January 2014. Robbery was...

2 Mississippi judges recuse themselves from Siemens case

Jun. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two judges have recused themselves from hearing the city of Jackson's lawsuit against the Siemens company over a multimillion-dollar contract. WAPT-TV says Judge Tomie Green cited prior official and governmental relationships with both plaintiffs and defendants. Judge Adrienne Wooten...

Listening session this week in search for Ole Miss leader

Jun. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Two listening sessions are set for the search for a new University of Mississippi leader, with the first coming Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and the second on Sept. 5 on the Oxford campus. A 39-member search advisory committee of faculty, staff,...

Testimony over Mississippi's mental health system continues

Jun. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county sheriff says he holds mentally ill people in jail because a community mental health center can't respond in time. A woman says her cousin would like to live closer to his hometown in the Mississippi Delta but hasn't been able to find a place. A father says his daughter has...

7-year-old dies after somebody shoots into father's home

Jun. 13, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A 7-year-old child in Mississippi has died after being struck by at least one bullet when somebody shot into his father's home. The Lincoln County deputy coroner, Ricky Alford, says Quantavious Allen Jr. died Wednesday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in...

Mississippi's capital city sues company over water billing

Jun. 12, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is suing the German company it hired to overhaul its water billing system, saying the company orchestrated "massive fraud" and failed to deliver on promises of saving the city $120 million. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the city of Jackson seeks more than $225...

Republican Reeves holds $6.3M in Mississippi governor's race

Jun. 10, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has five times as much cash to spend in the final five months of the governor's race as his best-financed opponent, and he's already spending at a rapid clip. Reports filed Monday show Reeves continues to lead all candidates in fundraising, with $6.3...

A look at Mississippi candidates' campaign finance filings

Jun. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi candidates had a Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports to show how much money they had raised and spent through the end of May. This is a brief look at reports for top offices: GOVERNOR Republican — Tate Reeves of Flowood: Raised $566,437 in May and $1.6...

Mom, boyfriend charged as 1 child dies, another is injured

Jun. 7, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Police have charged a Mississippi mother and her boyfriend after the woman's 4-year-old daughter died and her 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized with injuries. Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said at a news conference Friday that the children suffered "severe beatings." He...