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Abrams tip-in at buzzer lifts Bama over No. 9 Mississippi St

Feb. 23, 2020 5:29 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — There hasn’t been much that’s separated Alabama from winning as many as 10 games in the Southeastern Conference. The Crimson Tide entered Mississippi State’s raucous Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday having lost four games by five points or fewer. This time, the...

US gas prices steady at $2.53 per gallon over past 2 weeks

Feb. 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline remained steady at $2.53 per gallon over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price at the pump averages 9 cents higher than it was a year ago. The highest average price...

Jackson caps Grambling comeback, beats Jackson State 63-61

Feb. 22, 2020 10:22 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — DeVante Jackson hit a pair of jumpers in the final minute to cap a Grambling State comeback and earn a 63-61 win over Jackson State on Saturday night. Venjie Wallis hit a jumper with 2:42 left to give Jackson State a 61-56 lead, but the Tigers did not score again. Ivy Smith Jr. hit 3...

Hot-shooting Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 87-75

Feb. 22, 2020 7:20 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Josh Nebo matched his a career high with 21 points, Savion Flagg added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Texas A&M had its best shooting performance of the season in an 87-75 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. Wendell Mitchell scored all 20 of his points in the...

This Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Hinds County Detention Center booking photograph shows former Mississippi Department of Human Services Director John Davis in Raymond, Miss. Davis and five other people were indicted and arrested for allegedly embezzling millions in federal money meant for the poor through an investigation by the Mississippi State Auditor's office. (Hinds County Detention Center via AP)

5 plead not guilty in welfare fraud case in Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2020 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Trial dates have been set for the former head of Mississippi's welfare agency and some of the other people charged with misusing money that was intended to help needy people in the nation's poorest state. Court records show former Department of Human Services director John Davis...

Jackson, No. 9 Mississippi State beat Auburn 92-85 in OT

Feb. 21, 2020 12:19 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State surged from behind after struggling most of the way, and Rickea Jackson took over in overtime. The freshman scored nine of her season-high 34 points in OT and the ninth-ranked Bulldogs rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Auburn 92-85 on Thursday night. Mississippi...

Jackson, Texas A&M rally past Crimson Tide 74-68

Feb. 19, 2020 10:43 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Buzz Williams told Quenton Jackson and the Aggies at Monday's practice that he'd get the starting nod against Alabama. Two days later, Jackson rewarded the decision and the logic behind it. He scored a season-high 20 points and made four straight free throws...

$90M settlement in lawsuit over water billing in Mississippi

Feb. 19, 2020 7:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is set to receive nearly $90 million after both sides agreed to settle Jackson's lawsuit against a private company over a water meter and billing system that has been fraught with problems. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced Wednesday that Siemens...

A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks lawman, observes the swirling Pearl River floodwaters drain from North Canton Club Circle in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2020. Officials have limited entry to the flooded neighborhoods as they have warned residents about the contamination of the receding waters and the swift currents. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Flooded Mississippi residents return to soggy, smelly homes

Feb. 19, 2020 6:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents returned to soggy, smelly homes Wednesday to begin cleaning up as floodwaters were receding around Mississippi's capital after days of misery but with more rain on the way. Nearly 300 homes and businesses were still without power in two counties, and Entergy utility company...

Shooting outside Mississippi hospital leaves 3 dead

Feb. 19, 2020 4:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man fatally shot his girlfriend and an unarmed security guard in a Mississippi hospital parking lot Wednesday before driving to a nearby cemetery and fatally shooting himself, police said. Theman,who was not identified, confronted and assaulted hospital employee Christina Davis,...