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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to...

Mississippi man gets 30 months for COVID-related wire fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for wire fraud related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, federal authorities said. Court documents show Hancock County Sheriff's deputies arrested Trevon Evans, 25, of Kiln, on Aug. 3, 2020, in...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

'We've done our part': End of Roe brings answer to prayer

Jun. 24, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — There is a prayer Tanya Britton has said in the hazy first moments of morning and in the stillness of the night. She’s said it on her knees before her church’s gold tabernacle and slumped in the embrace of her living room sofa. The words have morphed, sometimes touching...

Mississippi regulators reach $300M settlement with Entergy

Jun. 23, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has reached a $300 million settlement with Entergy Mississippi, the state's largest electric utility. Some of the settlement will be used for $80 bill credits or cash payments to Entergy’s 461,000 customers. The...

DeLucia shuts out Arkansas, sends Rebels to 1st CWS finals

Jun. 23, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dylan DeLucia was really good in Mississippi's first College World Series game. He was great Wednesday in the biggest game, so far, in the program's 129-year history. DeLucia scattered four hits in his first shutout for Ole Miss, Kevin Graham's...

Dunn Utility adding 30 jobs with $23.3M New Albany expansion

Jun. 23, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — A company that makes reinforced concrete pipe will almost double its workforce with a $23.3 million expansion that will add 30 jobs, officials said. Dunn Utility Products, based in Byram, is expanding into the Enhance Mississippi Shell Building in New...

Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board appoints new director

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board announced Thursday that it has appointed Mark Smith as new executive director. Smith had served as the agency’s interim executive director since May, when he replaced Stacey Pickering. Pickering, a former...

Mississippi county to pay $2.75M in diabetic inmate's death

Jun. 23, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has agreed to a $2.75 million settlement in a federal lawsuit for the wrongful death of an insulin-dependent inmate held in the county jail. William Joel Dixon, 28, died in his jail cell at the George County Regional Correctional Facility...

Hogs hang on to beat Ole Miss, force 2nd CWS bracket final

Jun. 22, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zack Morris didn't get much done as the starter for Arkansas two nights earlier, but what a finisher he was Wednesday. Morris was called on after Mississippi loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the junior left-hander put down the...