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Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

Dec. 06, 2021 22:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. The...

Man admits to another killing just before execution

Dec. 06, 2021 18:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who was executed in Mississippi last month for killing his estranged wife admitted to another killing, and his confession could resolve a 2007 cold case, a prosecutor said Monday. Before his execution on Nov. 17, David Neal Cox told his attorneys he...

Kansas to get $27.6M from firm investigated over drug costs

Dec. 06, 2021 17:58 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will receive nearly $27.6 million from a legal settlement with the company that manages prescription costs for its Medicaid program, after an investigation into whether the company had overcharged the state, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. ...

Mississippi confirms its 1st case of COVID omicron variant

Dec. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials said Monday that the state's first case of omicron variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed. The state Health Department said the case was in a fully vaccinated person who recently traveled to New York. The person was not...

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. ...

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

Dec. 05, 2021 20:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides...

Sugar Bowl pits No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss

Dec. 05, 2021 18:47 PM EST

SUGAR BOWL No. 6 Baylor (11-2, Big 12) vs No. 8 Mississippi (10-2, SEC), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. LOCATION: New Orleans. TOP PLAYERS Baylor: RB Abram Smith, 1,429 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns. ...

Sugar Bowl matches No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Mississippi

Dec. 05, 2021 18:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Big 12 champion Baylor and No. 8 Mississippi, which finished second behind Alabama in the SEC West, will conclude their seasons against one another in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. “It's a good contrast in styles," Baylor coach Dave Aranda, who...

Willis' 3 keeps Minnesota unbeaten, tops Mississippi State

Dec. 05, 2021 17:30 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss (AP) — Payton Willis hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to retake the lead and added two free throws as Minnesota remained undefeated with an 81-76 win over Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon. Mississippi State never led and trailed by 14 midway...

Mississippi State to face Texas Tech in Liberty Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:29 PM EST

Mississippi St. (7-5, SEC) vs Texas Tech (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. ET LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee. TOP PLAYERS Mississippi St: Quarterback Will Rogers, just a sophomore, leads the country in completions and completion...