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Man dies after shot in fight over his dog attacking neighbor

Mar. 26, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has died after he got into an argument over a dog attack and his neighbor shot him. Jackson police say 38-year-old Richard Parker died Monday in a hospital sometime after the Saturday night shooting. Police say Parker's dog was injured after it attacked a neighbor....

'Raggedy' trailers moved as Mississippi land dispute eases

Mar. 26, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — A dispute may be ending after a south Mississippi landowner removed two trailers that a county supervisor called "raggedy." The Picayune Item reports landowner Mark Gibson moved the trailers. He had parked them just off Interstate 59 at the entrance to the Lake Hillsdale subdivision...

Mississippi Valley State fires Payne after 5 seasons

Mar. 25, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Valley State has fired coach Andre Payne after five seasons. The school announced Monday that it has decided not to renew Payne's contract. Payne was hired by the Delta Devils in 2014 and had a 31-132 record, including a 26-64 mark in the Southwestern Athletic...

Mississippi bank: Avenatti repaid loans in criminal case

Mar. 25, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A small Mississippi bank says it didn't lose money on loans made to Michael Avenatti. The lawyer, best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Monday on charges that he embezzled from a client and tried to extort millions from Nike. In a separate Los Angeles...

Speaker: Lawmakers eye $1,000 raise for Mississippi teachers

Mar. 25, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday that Mississippi public school teachers are likely to get a one-time raise of $1,000 in the coming year. Gunn made the statement after legislative leaders met Monday to increase their revenue outlook for the current budget year, as well as the...

Work begins on changes to Mississippi beach drain pipes

Mar. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Construction to overhaul beachfront drain pipes along the Mississippi Gulf Coast has begun. Work started recently on the first of a number of pipes to be replaced or removed in Harrison County using $5 million in offshore oil and gas revenue shared by the federal government, WLOX-TV...

Mississippi motorcyclist dies after hit by state trooper

Mar. 25, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi motorcyclist has died after he hit a sheriff's cruiser, was thrown onto the road, and was then hit by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle. Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Kervin Stewart says 19-year-old Justin Collins of Benton died in Yazoo City Sunday night...

Police seek man in shooting outside Mississippi banquet hall

Mar. 25, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Police in the Mississippi suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man accused of shooting and killing another man. Olive Branch police tell news outlets they're looking for 21-year-old Tyease Kiosh Lofton of Southaven. They think he shot Bryan Harris of Horn Lake...

1 dead, 1 critically injured in north Mississippi shooting

Mar. 25, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — One man is dead and another is critically wounded following a Sunday night shooting in north Mississippi. The Marshall County Coroner tells news outlets that 27-year-old Eldridge Balfour was found shot multiple times outside a house and died before he could be taken by...

Mississippi hotel owner says renovation to resume after loan

Mar. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a noted hotel in a Mississippi River town says renovations should resume within 100 days. Eola Hotel owner Robert Lubin tells The Natchez Democrat that he's seeking a loan to complete the next phase of the project. Work stopped on the project earlier this year after...