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Glass with 7 TDs, leads Alabama A&M over Jackson State 52-43

Apr. 10, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Aqeel Glass threw six touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Alabama A&M to a 52-43 victory over Jackson State on Saturday. It was Alabama A&M’s first game since March 6, a 31-7 win over South Carolina State. The Bulldogs’...

Nettles with 5 TDs, leads Alabama State over MVSU 42-17

Apr. 10, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Nettles threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading Alabama State to a 42-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Alabama State (3-2, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won 11 straight against...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across Southern states early Saturday, leaving at least one dead in Louisiana, bringing down trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on a coastal Alabama city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

'Key Up for Kindergarten' set to aid transition to school

Apr. 10, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Some north Mississippi children will get a summertime prep course on what to expect in the coming school year. Lee County School District is starting a three-week “Key Up for Kindergarten” program. Children will attend...

Party animals: Hattiesburg zoo reopens some activities

Apr. 10, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi zoo is again booking birthday parties and overnight camping adventures, a year after those activities were halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hattiesburg Zoo has birthday party openings on Saturdays and Sundays,...

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...

Mobile vaccination aims to reach older Mississippi adults

Apr. 10, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was getting to the vaccine. For Murry and other homebound older adults in Clarksdale, a rural community without robust public...

Calculating success: Mississippi brothers solve fishing woes

Apr. 10, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Dan Shell IV and his brother William went into isolation and quarantine at their home in Oxford, they needed an outlet and that outlet became them sitting on a lake and fishing. The activity was not only practicing social distancing, but it...

A love of small spaces: Vicksburg native builds tiny house

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Ever since he was a little boy, David Osburn has had big plans for a tiny house. When he was 12, the Vicksburg native sketched out his first plan to turn an old school bus into a small home. By age 13 or 14 he was refining the blueprints and...