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Authorities seek suspect in double homicide

Jan. 26, 2020 8:46 PM EST

EDWARDS, Miss. (AP) — Two people were killed Sunday in a shooting at an Edwards apartment complex that was reported to authorities by a child, authorities say. The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the deaths were reported Sunday morning after a child called authorities...

No. 9 Mississippi State routs Ole Miss 80-39

Jan. 26, 2020 8:17 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jessika Carter was a big reason that Mississippi State routed its rival again. She had 24 points and 11 rebounds in the No. 9 Bulldogs' 80-39 win over Ole Miss on Sunday. “Without an inside game we can’t win and we didn’t have that against South...

Inmate found dead at Mississippi prison

Jan. 26, 2020 7:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate was found dead in his one-man cell, the corrections department said Sunday, the latest fatality in the state's troubled prison system. Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging in his cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, according to a news release...

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, discusses the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 2021 state budget recommendation with reporters following a committee meeting in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which will be submitted for consideration by the Legislature when they meet next year. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Leadership team will shape the lawmaking process

Jan. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has completed one of his most consequential tasks of the four-year legislative term — choosing House committee members and leaders. The assignments were announced Thursday. They are crucial because committees get the first shot at deciding...

Postal worker dies after being shot during mail delivery

Jan. 26, 2020 4:03 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi postal worker who was shot while delivering mail last week has died, the postal inspector said. Sherry Ingold died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Friday night, Postal Inspector Tony Robinson told The Clarion Ledger. Ingold was shot in the...

Caleb Gann of the Autism Center of North Mississippi in Tupelo Mississippi on, Jan. 14, 2020, says his work with clients helps him see the world with a new set of eyes.

Children with autism help technician view things differently

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — “We see things differently but neither of us is wrong.” That’s how Caleb Gann sums up his relationship with the clients he works with at the Autism Center of North Mississippi in Tupelo. The 28-year-old Monroe County resident and soon-to-be father is a registered...

Tumor registrar collects cancer patient data, helps doctors

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her. The Columbus native is the sixth of eight children, a stepmother and fan of gardening, cooking and Mississippi State sports....

Texas Southern rolls past Mississippi Valley State, 80-67

Jan. 25, 2020 11:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Hopkins and Eden Ewing combined to score 35 points and grab 33 rebounds as Texas Southern earned its fifth Southwestern Athletic Conference win in six starts, downing Mississippi Valley State 80-67 Saturday in a game that was moved to the University of Houston. The game was played at...

Jarrett lifts Jackson St. past Grambling St. 71-53

Jan. 25, 2020 9:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tristan Jarrett had 20 points as Jackson State got past Grambling State 71-53 on Saturday. Jonas James had 13 points for Jackson State (6-14, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jayveous McKinnis added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Roland Griffin, whose 13 points per game entering the...

Crosby layup lifts Alcorn State past Alabama A&M, 59-58

Jan. 25, 2020 9:02 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby scored at the basket in the final minute to lift Alcorn State to a 59-58 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. Garrett Hicks put Alabama A&M in front on a jumper with 1:45 to go. Crosby missed a jumper and Kobe Wilson came down with the rebound and fed him...