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Combs lifts Texas Southern past Jackson St. 77-65

Feb. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeremy Combs had a career-high 33 points plus 17 rebounds as Texas Southern topped Jackson State 77-65 on Monday night. Combs hit 8 of 10 shots. Jalyn Patterson had 17 points for Texas Southern (14-11, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive win....

Scott leads Mississippi Valley St. over Southern U. 70-59

Feb. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dante Scott had 27 points as Mississippi Valley State beat Southern 70-59 on Monday night. Scott hit 11 of 12 free throws. He added nine rebounds. Gregory Jones-Rollins had 13 points for Mississippi Valley State (5-22, 3-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Emmanuel Ejeh added 14...

Mississippi man shot and killed after standoff with police

Feb. 18, 2019 7:19 PM EST

PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was shot dead Monday by police after a standoff, with police saying he emerged from a house pointing a gun at officers. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said Pierre Woods, 31, died after the shooting in Pelahatchie, east of Jackson. Rankin County Sheriff Bryan...

New leaders at Mississippi utility roiled by complaints

Feb. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi water utility long roiled by member complaints has new leadership. WDAM-TV reports that Arnold Line Water Association's board and membership agreed last week on new leaders, with the new choices taking over immediately. Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton...

2 men recaptured after jail escape, could face more charges

Feb. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two south Mississippi men face additional criminal charges after they were recaptured following a jail escape. Local news outlets report 26-year-old Carlos Sibley and 29-year-old Donaven Harris were recaptured Saturday in Hattiesburg after escaping from the Forrest County jail...

Mississippi Gulf Coast city considers $45M harbor expansion

Feb. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is considering a $45 million expansion of its small craft harbor, aiming to better shelter it from storms. WLOX-TV reports Long Beach would like to expand its harbor 500 feet southward into the Mississippi Sound to provide better protection. Mayor...

Northeast Mississippi airport adds fourth daily flight

Feb. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi airport is adding a fourth daily flight to Atlanta. WTVA-TV reports a new early afternoon flight will begin on June 8 from Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus. The flight connects to Delta Air Lines' hub in Atlanta. The airport set a record for...

Mississippi offering drug addicts free help to get clean

Feb. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People addicted to narcotics in Mississippi can get free help to stop using the drugs through a statewide initiative. Angela Mallette, an outreach coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, said Stand Up Mississippi has received a $14 million grant to continue...

Tupelo schools near completion of $44 million in upgrades

Feb. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Officials with Mississippi's Tupelo school district say $44 million in upgrades to schools are mostly complete. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports renovations have been completed at two elementary schools. Work remains to be done on a tornado shelter and athletic center at...

Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

Feb. 17, 2019 11:26 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...