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Shooting outside Mississippi hospital leaves 3 dead

Feb. 19, 2020 1:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman and an unarmed security guard in a Mississippi hospital parking lot Wednesday before driving to a nearby cemetery and fatally shooting himself, police said. The woman was in a relationship with the man, said police spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes. The two...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 19, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Feb. 18 The Greenwood Commonwealth on concerns about the accuracy and security of the upcoming census count: On the heels of worries about electronic voting comes another concern about computerizing another essential government function: the census. The U.S....

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)

Hundreds still without power as Mississippi flood recedes

Feb. 19, 2020 9:30 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of homes and businesses remained without power Wednesday as floodwaters receded around Mississippi's capital, and it was unclear when the lights will come back on. Residents in hard-hit areas near Jackson are being allowed to return back home as the Pearl River fell, but a...

Mississippi man sentenced in fatal shooting of bystander

Feb. 19, 2020 9:28 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced in the shooting death of a shipyard employee who was on his way home from work in 2018. Luis Soto Jr., 29, was ordered on Tuesday to spend 40 years in prison, news outlets reported. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, two counts of...

Defendant Willie Cory Godbolt, seated left of one of his attorneys, Katherine Poor, listens to his 12-year-old daughter's testimony on the third day of Godbolt's capital murder trial at the Pike County Courthouse in Magnolia, Miss. Godbolt, 37, is on trial, for the May 2017 shooting deaths of eight people in Brookhaven. (Donna Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP, Pool)

Witness says man on trial told her, 'I done shot the police'

Feb. 18, 2020 11:55 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — A witness testified Tuesday that a Mississippi man on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people showed up at her house the night of the killings and that he was carrying two rifles and told her that he had killed a sheriff's deputy. LaPeatra Stafford testified that Willie...

2 Alcorn State students fatally shot in Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 8:10 PM EST

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested in an off-campus shooting that killed two Alcorn State University students were killed and two others were wounded in an off-campus shooting late Monday. Mississippi authorities did not release the man's name but said he was arrested in Adams County on an...

This drone photo provided by Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. on Feb. 15, 2030, shows the landslide on Chalk bluff on the Tennessee River.  Authorities say two homes were destroyed when a hillside collapsed near a swollen river in western Tennessee. News outlets report no one was injured in the slide, which occurred along the Tennessee River near the Hardin County community of Savannah.(Melvin Martin /Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. via AP)

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 7:06 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on Tuesday, prolonging the misery for worried people who still can't get back in homes surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas were under a flash flood watch, as the National Weather Service said as...

Solar energy facility set to be built in north Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A renewable energy company will build a 200-megawatt solar facility in northeast Mississippi, under a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA awarded the contract to Florida-based Origis Energy, the Commercial Dispatch reported. Johan Vanhee, chief commercial and...

Big 2nd half carries Texas Southern past Grambling, 93-79

Feb. 17, 2020 11:48 PM EST

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Tyrik Armstrong and Justin Hopkins scored 21 points apiece as Texas Southern defeated Grambling State 93-79 on Monday night. Yahuza Rasas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Texas Southern (12-13, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory....

Burns leads Southern over Mississippi Valley St. 95-62

Feb. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Damiree Burns scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 95-62 on Monday night for its sixth consecutive home victory.. Micah Bradford scored 16 points with six assists and Darius Williams added 11 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks for the...