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A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Jackson library to be razed for green space near history museums

Apr. 19, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A public library that fell into disrepair will be torn down to make way for a new green space near two history museums that have become one of the top tourist attractions in Mississippi's capital city. The board of the state Department of Archives and History...

Mississippi legislators won't smooth the path this year to restore voting rights after some felonies

Apr. 19, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Kenneth Almons says he began a sentence in a Mississippi prison just two weeks after graduating from high school, and one of his felony convictions — for armed robbery — stripped away voting rights that he still has not regained decades later. Now 51,...

Archie Cooley, the college football coach whose innovative offense launched Jerry Rice, has died

Apr. 18, 2024 22:04 PM EDT

Archie Cooley, the innovative Black college football coach whose offense helped Jerry Rice become a star at Mississippi Valley State, has died, his family announced through the school Thursday. He was 84. “The MVSU Family sends our condolences to the Cooley Family,” the school...

Takeaways from AP's story on the BP oil spill medical settlement's shortcomings

Apr. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

When the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in 2010 and spewed many millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the disastrous spill damaged the economy, devastated the environment and required thousands of regular people to help clean it up. Those hired workers picked up tar balls...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 16, 2024. Editorial: Delta Must Unite On Regional Idea A Senate committee chairman’s reluctance to push hard for legislation to help the Delta’s hospitals and generally improve health-care delivery in the region was understandable. ...

Advocates push for full Medicaid expansion as Mississippi legislators enter negotiations

Apr. 16, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of advocates rallied for full Medicaid expansion Tuesday at the Mississippi Capitol as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a final plan that could extend health care coverage to tens of thousands of residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. ...

Civil rights attorney demands footage in fatal police chase, but city lawyer says none exists

Apr. 16, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Civil rights attorney Ben Crump demanded Tuesday that police in a small town in Mississippi release camera footage of a chase that ended in the death of a Black teenager, but the city attorney said the police department does not use cameras. “I have been...

Hancock Whitney: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 16, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Hancock Whitney Corporation (HWC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $108.6 million. The bank, based in Gulfport, Mississippi, said it had earnings of $1.24 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to...

Another suspect charged in 2023 quadruple homicide in northern Mississippi

Apr. 14, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in a quadruple homicide that occurred in northern Mississippi last year, authorities announced. Anthony Carter Jr., 20, of Tunica, Mississippi, has been charged in the November 2023 shooting and car crash deaths, the Tunica...