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Arkansas, Mississippi State hope transfers boost QB play

Jul. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Two Southeastern Conference Western Division programs hope transfer quarterbacks can give them a boost in the standings. Mississippi State brought in Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens to compete for the starting job with Keytaon Thompson. Arkansas added two graduate transfers...

Mississippi ACLU asks cities to repeal panhandling penalties

Jul. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is asking 16 cities in the state to eliminate local laws that penalize panhandling. The organization said in a news release Wednesday that the request is part of a national effort that includes work by the National Law Center on...

The Latest: Muschamp says this is his best Gamecocks team

Jul. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Will Muschamp believes this will be his best South Carolina team. If so, the Gamecocks might be able to reverse a trend of futility against ranked teams. Muschamp is 1-10 against Top 25 opponents with the Gamecocks over the past...

Report: No unusual sounds just before small plane crashed

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A witness heard no unusual sounds from the engine of a small airplane just before the plane crashed onto a golf course this month in northern Mississippi. That's according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The 18-year-old pilot, Lake...

Candidate backtracks after saying office is 'a man's job'

Jul. 17, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic man running for office in Mississippi says he wasn't criticizing all women — just one — when he said being county supervisor is "a man's job." Malcolm Johnson told WAPT-TV Tuesday that he's not against women being supervisors, and "not even against women...

Parks in a Mississippi city will get security cameras

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Three parks in a Mississippi city will soon be outfitted with security cameras. Meridian City Chief Administrative Officer Richie McAlister told The Meridian Star the cameras cost about $83,000 and will be covered by a drug seizure fund. The Meridian City Council approved a five-year...

Weed laced snacks seized at dispensary party in Mississippi

Jul. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say they've confiscated several baggies filled with marijuana-infused snacks at a "dispensary party." News outlets reports Jackson police arrested five people for possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Spokesman Sam Brown...

Mississippi man retried on murder charge, is convicted again

Jul. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been convicted for the second time in the killing of a woman while she slept in his apartment. A Hinds County jury on Tuesday found 35-year-old old Charles "Louie" Kuebler guilty of murder. Prosecutors say he shot 28-year-old Tamra Stuckey to death June 30, 2010,...

Sheriff: Mississippi candidate fatally shoots wife and self

Jul. 16, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

POTTS CAMP, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say a man running for the Mississippi House has taken his own life after shooting his wife to death at a medical clinic where she was a receptionist. Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says the shootings happened Tuesday at Williams Medical Clinic in Potts Camp,...

Mississippi: Election lawsuit is not about voting rights

Jul. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights. The election-year lawsuit was filed May 30 in federal court by four black plaintiffs with...