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Texas A&M bounces back from 1st loss with win over Miss St

Jan. 17, 2021 11:39 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 7 Texas A&M put its first loss of the season behind it in a big way with a 69-41 victory over No. 14 Mississippi State on Sunday. The Aggies (13-1, 4-1 SEC), coming off a 65-61 overtime loss at unranked LSU, scored the first five points against Mississippi State (8-4,...

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) congratulates goaltender Juuse Saros (74) after a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Richardson scores go-ahead goal as Preds beat Columbus 5-2

Jan. 16, 2021 11:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are showing scoring depth, good goaltending and an ability to finish. It's all part of why they're off to an undefeated start. Brad Richardson scored the go-ahead goal with 9 minutes left, and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Saturday night...

Crosby carries Alcorn St. past Mississippi Valley St. 71-59

Jan. 16, 2021 9:23 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby had 23 points as Alcorn State got past Mississippi Valley State 71-59 on Saturday. Crosby made 9 of 12 shots and had six rebounds for Alcorn State (1-6, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Treylan Smith had 18 points and Jerry Collins added 11 points for the Delta...

A chain blocks the sidewalk entrance to the front steps of the Maine State House, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. With the FBI warning of potential violence at all state capitols Sunday, Jan. 17, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.    (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Jan. 16, 2021 8:11 PM EST

A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protests planned for Sunday....

Southern Mississippi beats Middle Tennessee 64-59

Jan. 16, 2021 7:29 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tae Hardy and Tyler Stevenson each had 18 points as Southern Mississippi beat Middle Tennessee 64-59 on Saturday. LaDavius Draine added 12 points for Southern Miss (7-6, 3-3 Conference USA). Jalen Jordan had 14 points for the Blue Raiders (3-7, 1-3). DeAndre Dishman added 12...

Smith scores career-high 27 to lead Mississippi State 72-69

Jan. 16, 2021 6:44 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 72-69 victory over Florida on Saturday. The 6-foot-10 Smith was 11-of-13 shooting and posted his fifth double-double this season. His 6-11 frontline partner Abdul Abu added 11 points on...

Health fraud case: Mississippi pharmacy owner gets 18 years

Jan. 16, 2021 5:04 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi owner of pharmacies and pharmacy distributors has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay the government nearly $287.7 million for his part in what prosecutors described as a $510 million health care fraud involving high-priced pain cream. Wade...

Georgia beats Ole Miss for first SEC win of season 78-74

Jan. 16, 2021 3:21 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Tye Fagan scored 19 points, Shavir Wheeler added 18 points and nine assists and Georgia held off Mississippi 78-74 on Saturday to win its first conference game of the season and snap a four-game losing streak. Ole Miss (6-6, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) led almost the entire first half...

Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

Jan. 15, 2021 7:01 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday at a county courthouse, a Mississippi coroner said. Coroner Brian Switzer told the Sun Herald that one person died after the shooting at the Harrison County Courthouse in Biloxi. WLOX-TV reported that a security guard...

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker speak during a press conference Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District facility in Vicksburg, Miss. (Tim Reeves/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

Jan. 15, 2021 6:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the start of construction could be years away — if it happens at all. Conservation groups sued the...