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Justice Dept. still probing civil rights era police killings

Dec. 08, 2021 15:50 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Justice Department’s decision to close its investigation of Emmett Till’s slaying all but ended the possibility of new charges in the teen’s death 66 years ago, yet agents are still probing as many as 20 other civil rights cold cases, including the police...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. Dec. 2, 2021. Editorial: How Pa. can protect abortion rights no matter what the Supreme Court decides The future of abortion in Pennsylvania is going to be decided in 2022 — not only by nine U.S. Supreme Court justices but by millions of voters...

Michigan AP All-State football player of year: Nick Kopin

Dec. 07, 2021 20:31 PM EST

The 2021 Michigan Associated Press Division 7-8 All-State football team, which is selected by a statewide panel of nine sports writers in the state: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Nick Kopin, Hudson, Sr. ___ FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE ...

Jackson youth curfew to be topic of upcoming public hearing

Dec. 06, 2021 09:17 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson city councilman and others are exploring the idea of a curfew for youth as a way of curbing crime. Councilman Kenneth Stokes plans a Thursday evening public hearing for residents to provide input, WLBT-TV reported. ...

Analysis: Politicians split on questions of bodily autonomy

Dec. 05, 2021 17:19 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tate Reeves and several other Mississippi politicians make clear that they don't think the government should mandate vaccination against COVID-19. They take a different stance on bodily autonomy when it comes to a woman or girl deciding whether to have...

The Latest: Notre Dame, Oklahoma St to clash in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EST

The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern): 2:50 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame will face No. 9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a matchup of two teams that just missed the College Football Playoff....

Grieving parents in Mississippi find help in one another

Dec. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A support group for grieving parents founded six to seven years ago by Jacqueline Marsaw has resumed social gathering since COVID-19 and has added new members. It is not a club anyone wants to join, but it can help parents through the most...

'Coach Prime' leads Jackson State to SWAC championship

Dec. 04, 2021 22:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders checked the primary objective off his coaching to-do list with a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship, leading Jackson State to a 27-10 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. And Sanders' Tigers captured the title...

Jackson St. beats Prairie View A&M, 27-10 to win SWAC title

Dec. 04, 2021 20:05 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Isaiah Bolden returned a kick-off 91 yards and James Houston IV picked off a pass in the backfield and returned it five yards for a score as Jackson State broke open a tight game in the third quarter to beat Prairie View A&M 27-10, and win its first Southwestern...

Eyesore: Illegal trash dumps cause problems in Jackson

Dec. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An illegal dump site is filling up with tires, exacerbating blight in Mississippi's capital city. Residents tell WLBT-TV that they want officials to stop the problem. A vacant lot in the central part of Jackson has mounds of tires and bags of...