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No. 10 Mississippi State routs Troy 122-82

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Despite another lopsided win where Mississippi State put up over 120 points, coach Vic Schaefer wasn’t happy. Only four of his players were on time for the afternoon shootaround and his team gave up way too many points in a 122-82 rout of Troy on Monday night. “Our...

Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Nov. 18, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an...

Mississippi road worker charged with fuel theft from county

Nov. 18, 2019 7:06 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi road worker has been arrested on charges of stealing county fuel and selling it on the black market. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department says former county road employee Jerry Glenn Morgan of Toomsuba is free on bond after being charged with...

Man pleads guilty to triple homicide in Mississippi

Nov. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EST

CARROLLTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who admitted killing his wife and two other people at a party pleaded guilty Monday. Michael Barnhill, 31, of Winona, pleaded guilty in Carroll County to three charges of first-degree murder and one charge of aggravated assault. Circuit Judge Joseph Loper...

Voting suit challenges Mississippi law on citizenship proof

Nov. 18, 2019 4:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. A Mississippi law enacted in 1924 requires...

Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Nov. 18, 2019 3:48 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by...

20-plus school bus batteries stolen in south Mississippi

Nov. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — More than 20 batteries have been stolen out of school buses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The thefts happened during the weekend and were discovered Monday morning at St. Martin Attendance Center near Ocean Springs. WLOX-TV reports Jackson County School District had to notify...

New Amazon center to create 500 jobs in north Mississippi

Nov. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EST

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Amazon plans to open a second fulfillment center in the northwest Mississippi town of Olive Branch. A statement issued Monday by Mississippi Development Authority says the facility will create 500 fulltime jobs in DeSoto County. The company plans to lease a 1 million-square-foot...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Woodard sends Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59

Nov. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Robert Woodard had career highs of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past New Orleans 82-59 on Sunday at Humphrey Coliseum. Woodard was one of four Bulldogs in double figures as Mississippi State (4-0) remained undefeated. Reggie Perry scored 14, while D.J Stewart...