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2 National Guard members die in northeast Mississippi helicopter crash

Feb. 23, 2024 18:13 PM EST

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Two National Guard members died after a helicopter crashed Friday afternoon during a training flight in northeast Mississippi, officials said. The aircraft went down in a wooded area near Baldwyn, Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar told WTVA-TV. The site is...

Mississippi State plays LSU after Smith's 24-point performance

Feb. 23, 2024 04:02 AM EST

Mississippi State Bulldogs (18-8, 7-6 SEC) at LSU Tigers (14-12, 6-7 SEC) Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State takes on the LSU Tigers after Tolu Smith scored 24 points in Mississippi State's 83-71 victory over the Ole Miss...

Today in History: February 23, Mississippi grand jury declines new charges in Emmett Till killing

Feb. 23, 2024 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2024. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 2007, a Mississippi grand jury refused to bring any new charges in the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, the...

Who has the power to sue Brett Favre over welfare money? 1 Mississippi Republican sues another

Feb. 22, 2024 20:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Republican attorney general sued the Republican state auditor Thursday, saying the auditor is trying to usurp her authority over recovering interest on misspent welfare money from retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre — money that was supposed to help some of...

Mississippi might allow incarcerated people to sue prisons over transgender inmates

Feb. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill before Mississippi lawmakers might allow incarcerated people to sue jails and prisons if they encounter inmates from the opposite sex, such as those who are transgender, in restrooms or changing areas. State lawmakers advanced the proposal out of a...

A Mississippi university pauses its effort to remove 'Women' from its name

Feb. 22, 2024 16:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of Mississippi’s public universities is pausing its effort to switch to a name that doesn’t include the word “Women.” The president of Mississippi University for Women, Nora Miller, said in a statement Wednesday that students, alumni and others...

Smith scores 24, Mississippi State pulls away from rival Mississippi for 83-71 win

Feb. 21, 2024 23:53 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith III scored 24 points and Mississippi State turned back rival Mississippi 83-71 on Wednesday night to split the season series and break their tie in the SEC. The Rebels overcame a 12-point deficit in the first half and cut an 11-point deficit to...

Georgia has the nation's only Medicaid work requirement. Mississippi could be next

Feb. 21, 2024 18:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After years of refusing to expand Medicaid, some of Mississippi’s Republican leaders now say they are open to the policy — if they can require new enrollees to have a job. That approach could hinge on presidential politics and an ongoing legal battle in Georgia. ...

Extreme fog fueled 20-vehicle crash with 21 hurt on US 84 in southeastern Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — At least 21 people were injured in a massive multi-vehicle crash early Wednesday on U.S. Hwy 84 in southeastern Mississippi, fueled by extreme fog conditions, authorities said. No deaths were reported. The crash happened near the U.S. 84...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Feb. 21, 2024 17:40 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Keep An Eye On These Three Bills We’ll know in a couple of weeks, specifically by a March 5 deadline, how serious Mississippi lawmakers are about addressing the problems of unwanted pregnancies and holding...