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Mississippi weighs easing restrictions on public hospitals

Feb. 03, 2023 14:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to ease some restrictions on community-owned hospitals by letting them consolidate or collaborate with health care facilities outside their current service areas. Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane, of Sumrall, said the bill is...

Mississippi police arrest protesters after city hall dispute

Feb. 03, 2023 14:32 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Five people have been arrested following a confrontation between police and protesters in a south Mississippi city over the October death of a Black teenager who was shot by police. The arrest followed protests Thursday at a city building in Gulfport, where...

Reese rescues No. 3 LSU in 82-77 OT win over Georgia

Feb. 03, 2023 00:09 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Angel Reese showed little interest in celebrating after extending her LSU-record double-double streak to help the third-ranked Tigers maintain their unblemished record. She wasn't all that pleased with how she or her team played. Reese had 23...

UAB beats No. 19 FAU, ending nation-best 20-game win streak

Feb. 02, 2023 22:18 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Eric Gaines, Jordan “Jelly” Walker and UAB figured out a way to end the nation's longest winning streak. Gaines scored 21 points, Walker returned from an injury with 13 points and six assists and the Blazers ended No. 19 Florida Atlantic's 20-game...

Ewing caddie for a week to see Pebble ahead of Women's Open

Feb. 02, 2023 19:55 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The two-month break in the LPGA Tour's domestic schedule worked out beautifully for Ally Ewing, who is at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in a different role. She's a caddie. Her father-in-law is Dallas businessman Fin Ewing, a regular...

Doctor, GOP governor clash over private Medicaid discussion

Feb. 02, 2023 17:53 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said in a private conversation that expanding Medicaid to people working low-wage jobs would be in the best interest of the state, but that he refuses to support the policy for political reasons, a former chancellor of the...

Brown's near perfect shooting effort sends Missouri past LSU

Feb. 01, 2023 23:51 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting and Noah Carter scored 14 points and Missouri won its third straight, beating LSU 87-77 on Wednesday night. Brown tied his career high with 10-made shots having accomplished the feat twice before. Reserve...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 01, 2023 19:49 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 28, 2023. Editorial: A Unanimous Medicaid Vote It may not change anything, but Mississippi House Republicans who are dead-set against any form of Medicaid expansion now have a bit of cover if they wish to reconsider. As...

Will Smith is star attraction at college's 'Will Smith Day'

Feb. 01, 2023 17:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college celebrated “Will Smith Day” with none other than Will Smith. The actor and entertainer visited Tougaloo College, a historically Black college, on Jan. 31 to speak with mass communication and performing arts students, WAPT-TV reported....

Senator: Pet insurance bill isn't 'ruff' to understand

Feb. 01, 2023 16:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More Mississippi dogs, cats, reptiles and birds may soon be insured against costly medical bills thanks to legislation that passed in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 2228, by Sen. Walter Michel, a Republican from Ridgeland, would create “a...