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Another outage at Mississippi nuclear plant raises concerns

Dec. 18, 2018 9:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another unplanned outage at Mississippi's Grand Gulf nuclear power plant is adding to regulators' concerns over reliability problems at the largest single-unit nuclear power plant in the United States. The move is also heightening scrutiny over whether problems at Entergy Corp.'s...

Mississippi man charged months after 2 officers were killed

Dec. 18, 2018 7:14 PM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the September shooting deaths of two police officers. The Daily Leader reports 26-year-old Marquis Aaron Flowers appeared Tuesday in Brookhaven City Court and was charged in the killings of Brookhaven officers Zach Moak and...

Tree-lighting ceremony honors crime victims in Mississippi

Dec. 18, 2018 6:53 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Christmas tree in a Mississippi government building has been decorated to honor crime victims. Attorney General Jim Hood and Gov. Phil Bryant spoke to more than 100 people Tuesday at a tree-lighting ceremony in the Gartin building, near the state Capitol in Jackson. "My prayer is...

Ex-death row inmate in Mississippi resentenced in baby death

Dec. 18, 2018 6:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that a Mississippi man should spend the rest of his life in prison after the state Supreme Court ordered a review of evidence that he shook an infant to death. Adams County Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson resentenced Jeffrey Havard to life in prison without parole....

Jackson receives $1M grant for bus route improvements

Dec. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is receiving a $1 million federal grant to improve a bus line. The Federal Transit Administration announced grants Tuesday to several U.S. communities that are developing new mass transit systems, or expanding ones already in place. Jackson is receiving...

To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

Dec. 18, 2018 2:56 PM EST

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr....

Teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months

Dec. 18, 2018 6:01 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen is jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts is charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton's Dec. 7 death....

Dogs credited with finding woman who crashed into ravine

Dec. 18, 2018 5:13 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Several dogs in Vicksburg, Mississippi, are credited with finding a woman who had crashed into a ravine and been reported missing. The Vicksburg Post reported Monday that Blackie, Spottie and a third dog heard 76-year-old Corrine Palmer crying for help early Friday. Warren County...

Uniform maker to move, investing $2.4M and adding 125 jobs

Dec. 17, 2018 7:06 PM EST

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A maker of public safety uniforms and protective wear will relocate in north Mississippi, investing $2.4 million and hiring 125 people. Boston-based Blauer Manufacturing Co. currently employs about 150 people in Oxford, but says demand for its products is increasing. The company...

Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban

Dec. 17, 2018 6:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is trying to revive one the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. The state's Democratic attorney general, Jim Hood, filed a notice of appeal Monday in support of a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. The law was signed in March by...