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Mississippi law will ban shackling inmates during childbirth

Apr. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will join a growing number of states and the federal government in banning the use of restraints on women giving birth in a jail or prison. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday signed House Bill 196, the “Dignity for Incarcerated...

Alabama lawmakers vote to ban trans girls from female teams

Apr. 15, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams. The Republican-dominated Alabama Legislature on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from...

Mississippi ends license requirements for some beauty jobs

Apr. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi no longer requires professional licenses for people who offer low-risk beauty services, a change that will save residents thousands of dollars and hours of time spent on training. House Bill 1312 was signed by...

Mississippi seeks federal disaster aid after winter storms

Apr. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Gov. Tate Reeves'...

Mississippi shuffles 2 high-level jobs in prison system

Apr. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi corrections commissioner announced two changes for high-level jobs in the state prison system on Wednesday. Commissioner Burl Cain said he is appointing Marc McClure as the new superintendent of Central Mississippi Correctional...

Mississippi deputy dies in crash while responding to call

Apr. 11, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

PRENTISS, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi sheriff's deputy died after he lost control of a police vehicle while responding to a call. Deputy Pat Barnes died Saturday, said Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Ron Strickland. Strickland said Barnes was...

Mississippi law will ban sale of real or fake human urine

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi law will set penalties for selling, marketing or giving away real human urine or fake urine to try to produce clean results on drug tests. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2569 on Friday, and it will become law July...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predominantly white schools. Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state...

Natchez State Park named for former state Sen. Bob Dearing

Apr. 07, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Natchez State Park has a new name. Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill renaming the park in recognition of former state Sen. Robert Dearing of Natchez, who died July 30 at the age of 85. The park is now the Bob M. Dearing Natchez State...

Mississippi receiving $29.7M from CDC for vaccinations

Apr. 06, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss, (AP) — Mississippi is receiving about $29.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support coronavirus vaccination efforts. The award is part of $3 billion in coronavirus relief funding approved by Congress to bolster...