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Mississippi upholds life without parole for 4 killings

Jan. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal from a man convicted of killing four of his relatives when he was a teenager. Steven McGilberry was 16 when he used a baseball bat to bludgeon his stepfather, half-sister, mother and 3-year-old nephew to death at the...

Mississippi man who shot at deputies wounded by return fire

Jan. 28, 2020 2:21 PM EST

KILN, Miss. (AP) — A man who was wounded during a shootout with deputies in Mississippi was flown to a hospital on Monday night for his injuries, a sheriff's office confirmed. Hancock County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a home in Kiln around 7 p.m. for a disturbance call, Chief Deputy Jeremy...

Girl recognized for bravery during 2018 hostage situation

Jan. 28, 2020 6:55 AM EST

FULTON, Miss. (AP) — For 32 hours, 10-year-old Mikylah Blackburn was held hostage over a year ago by the man who authorities said killed her father. She has now been recognized for using her cellphone to communicate with officials, which a sheriff's office in Mississippi said saved the lives to two...

Andrews leads Alcorn St. past Alabama St. 63-60

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Troymain Crosby scored a go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left to play and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 63-60 on Monday night to win its fifth straight. Crosby hit his jumper for a 61-60 Braves' lead, then added two free...

Prairie View A&M cruises past Mississippi Valley St, 102-83

Jan. 27, 2020 11:55 PM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Antione Lister scored 30 points as Prairie View A&M cruised past Mississippi Valley State, 102-83 for its fourth straight Southwestern Conference victory Monday night. The Panthers built a 15-point lead by intermission and maintained it in a wild second half that featured a...

Many attendees of a rally at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, carried signs that protested conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. They called upon the administration to specifically close the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, where a number of deaths have occurred. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

Jan. 27, 2020 7:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have died in...

Mississippi newspaper upgrades printing press

Jan. 27, 2020 5:57 PM EST

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — At a time of increased financial stress for many U.S. newspapers, a Mississippi publication is taking the unusual step of investing in its printing press. The Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Mississippi reported that it has upgraded its press. The changes will allow the newspaper to add...

Authorities in Mississippi shoot suspect during search

Jan. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EST

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities shot a suspect Monday while trying to search a home in Clarksdale, Mississippi, sheriff's officials said. The Coahoma County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the home shortly after 6:30 a.m., the sheriff's office said in a news release posted on its...

Georgia coach Tom Crean speaks with Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Crean stays upbeat as Georgia takes 3-game skid to Missouri

Jan. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Just as Tom Crean hoped, Anthony Edwards has made an immediate impact at Georgia, leading the nation's freshmen in scoring and fulfilling his hype as a player on a fast track to the NBA. The remainder of Crean's plan for his second season as Georgia's coach hasn't followed form. The...

Inmate found dead in privately run prison in Mississippi

Jan. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate was found dead in his cell at a privately run prison in Mississippi over the weekend, among the latest inmate deaths in a state that's seen at least a dozen in the past month. Jermaine Tyler, 38, was found unresponsive Saturday in Marshall County Correctional Facility, said...