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Retrial begins for man accused in woman's burning death

Sep. 25, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinton Tellis is the man on trial for killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, but much of the first day's testimony focused on emergency workers' reports that Jessica Chambers told them an "Eric" had attacked her. That testimony came Tuesday after prosecutors tried to...

Men plead guilty to harboring illegal workers at restaurant

Sep. 25, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi residents and their company are pleading guilty to harboring illegal workers at a restaurant. Entering pleas Tuesday to illegally harboring immigrants were 61-year-old Guo Guang Lin, 35-year-old Cheng Lin and their company, Lin's China Buffet of Meridian. U.S. District...

The Latest: Firefighters: Victim said 'Eric' set her ablaze

Sep. 25, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a trial (all times local): 6 p.m. Mississippi emergency workers say that a dying woman was hard to understand, but many say they heard her say that someone named Eric had set her on fire. At least six firefighters and paramedics testified Tuesday they heard Jessica...

Court won't reopen suit over '16 Mississippi police shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a request by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. He fled...

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

Sep. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist. Ed Meek last week requested his name be removed from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He did so...

Trump holding Mississippi rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in northern Mississippi, urging voters to support an appointed Republican senator who is on the ballot in November. The Trump campaign says Tuesday that the "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled Oct. 2 in Southaven, a heavily...

Rough loss to Kentucky humbles No. 23 Mississippi State

Sep. 25, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State suddenly has a lot bigger problems than former coach Dan Mullen coming to town. The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs and their fan base have been looking forward to Saturday's game against Florida for several months, ever since Mullen left Starkville after nine seasons to...

Mississippi GOP senators: Dems trying to smear Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators are expressing continued support of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith issued statements Monday saying they think Democrats are unfairly trying to damage the reputation of Kavanaugh, who is a...

Mississippi Choctaw tribe receives grant to buy buses

Sep. 25, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is receiving federal money to replace some buses. The tribe is getting $857,700. The money is part of a $366 million grant program announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The tribe is the only group in Mississippi...

Wheel equipment maker to spend $8 million to expand, hire 60

Sep. 25, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — A manufacturer of wheel alignment and balancing systems will spend $8 million to expand a Mississippi plant, hiring 60 new workers. Hunter Engineering of Bridgeton, Missouri, announced the expansion Tuesday at its Durant plant, which now employs 192. Hunter's city-owned building will...