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FILE - In this July 21, 2010, photo, employees leave the front gate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. An inmate at the Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Coroner: 2 new Mississippi inmate deaths were from beating

Jan. 21, 2020 7:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks, a coroner said. The state Department of Corrections on Tuesday confirmed the men died at Mississippi State Penitentiary...

Williams leads Prairie View past Jackson St. 74-60

Jan. 20, 2020 11:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Darius Williams had a season-high 27 points as Prairie View topped Jackson State 74-60 on Monday night. Williams hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and shot 11 for 13 from the line. Gerard Andrus had 11 points for Prairie View (8-10, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Faite Williams added 11...

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

National Team quarterback Reid Sinnett, left, of San Diego, holds the game trophy while National Team quarterback Nick Tiano, of Chattanooga, holds the MVP trophy following the team's Collegiate Bowl college football game against the American Team on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. The National Team won 30-20. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Tiano leads National to 30-20 win in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Tiano realizes he might have limited chances to show scouts he deserves a chance in the NFL. On Saturday, he was able to take advantage of his playing time. The Chattanooga quarterback threw for 135 yards and a touchdown en route to being selected the MVP of the NFLPA...

Texas Southern cures road woes, beats Jackson State 77-66

Jan. 18, 2020 9:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Yahuza Rasas had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Texas Southern (6-11, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which snapped its six-game road losing streak. Justin Hopkins added 12 points. Tyrik Armstrong had 10 points. Jonas James had 19 points for Jackson State (5-13, 2-3). Tristan...

Sheriff: Man shot postal worker in rural Mississippi

Jan. 17, 2020 8:25 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A postal worker in rural Mississippi was shot while delivering mail and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement, Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail told news outlets. The postal worker was taken Thursday to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where she was in...

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves reacts to a question during a news conference regarding his establishing a diverse group of experienced Mississippians to help with a nationwide search for a new Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) commissioner, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: Prison violence was a 'catastrophe'

Jan. 16, 2020 4:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with...

This combination photo of undated file photos released by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Roosevelt Holliman, left, who was beaten and stabbed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Jan. 2, 2020, and Denorris Howell, who was found dead in his cell on Jan. 3. More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, Jan. 14, saying understaffed prisons are

Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are 'plagued by violence'

Jan. 15, 2020 10:20 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions. The federal lawsuit follows an outbreak of violence that killed five inmates and...

Howard lifts Alcorn St. past Grambling St. 87-69

Jan. 13, 2020 11:18 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Maurice Howard scored 24 points and made eight assists, Deshaw Andrews added 18 points and Alcorn State beat Grambling 87-69 on Monday night. Troymain added 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Braves (6-9, 2-2 Southwest Athletic Conference), who made 13 of 31 3-pointers. Corey...

Griffin lifts Jackson St. past Alcorn St. 76-65

Jan. 11, 2020 9:27 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Roland Griffin had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Jackson State got past Alcorn State 76-65 on Saturday. Griffin hit 9 of 10 from the free throw line. He added six assists. Venjie Wallis had 13 points and three blocks for Jackson State (5-11, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference)....