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Judge holding bond hearing for man tried 6 times in killings

Dec. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is being asked Monday to set bond for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times in the same quadruple murder case. Curtis Flowers, 49, is scheduled to appear in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Winona. That is the town where four employees of the Tardy Furniture store...

Mississippi board sells porcelain princess to draw interest

Dec. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi board working to build an arts pavilion is hoping to raise awareness for the plan by selling a princess — or at least a replica of one. The board of directors of the proposed Mississippi International Arts Pavilion in Vicksburg is selling reproductions of the...

Miami (Ohio) defeats Mississippi Valley State 79-67

Dec. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Bam Bowman had 20 points as Miami (Ohio) topped Mississippi Valley State 79-67 on Sunday. Dalonte Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (Ohio) (5-5), which ended its four-game losing streak. Josh Brewer added 12 points and eight rebounds. Dae Dae Grant had 10 points for the home...

Analysis: Defeated lawmaker questions validity of election

Dec. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A one-term state lawmaker in Mississippi is contesting her narrow loss in the general election, saying she believes voting irregularities raise questions about the fairness of the election process. Republican Ashley Henley has filed a petition asking the House of Representatives to...

3 children killed in Mississippi car crash with 18-wheeler

Dec. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol was investigating a vehicle collision that killed three children and injured three others Saturday night on Interstate 55. News outlets report that a 1-year-old girl, 6-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl sitting in the back seat of a car were killed in the...

After 52 years, woman finds photo of father she never met

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Stacey Pflaum knew her father's name was John Richard Hubbard. She knew he was a sergeant major in the Army, but until recently never knew what her father looked like. Her father, from Windsor Locks, Connecticut, died in Vietnam before she was born. "My mother was pregnant with me...

Full circle: Wax leaves corporate world for familiar place

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — For most of her adult life, Patricia Wax has known nothing but giving her all to her job. She carved out a career at McDonald’s for 36 years, rising to an area supervisor before stepping away in August. That long career didn’t exactly get off to an auspicious start,...

Tyree leads Rebels past Middle Tennessee 82-64

Dec. 14, 2019 6:13 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A month ago, Breein Tyree’s play in Ole Miss’s season-opener was sluggish and scattered. Despite being a first-team SEC selection last year, Tyree scored only six points against Arkansas State, was 1 for 7 from behind the arc, and played only 25 minutes. “It...

Guatemalan cardinal to visit Mississippi after migrant raids

Dec. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Guatemalan cardinal who advocates for migrants will visit Mississippi following immigration raids last summer that prompted 680 arrests. The Rev. Roberto Mena, who pastors some Catholic churches in Mississippi affected by the raids, announced the visit Saturday. Pope Francis...

Carter leads Mississippi State 67-61 over Kansas State

Dec. 14, 2019 3:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With its top scorer being held in check, Mississippi State turned to its secondary players to record a 67-61 win over Kansas State on Saturday in the first game of the Never Forget Tribute Classic Tyson Carter scored 14 points, but struggled with his shot, making only 3 of 13 from the...