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Arizona shows off power in 9-3 victory over Ole Miss

Jun. 12, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Leadoff hitter Donta Williams went 3-for-5, hitting a home run his first time up and a three-run double his last, and Tony Bullard hit two solo homers and a triple as No. 5 overall seed Arizona showed off its power in rallying for a 9-3 victory over No. 12 seed...

First city in South Mississippi recognizes Pride Month

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — For the first time, the City of Ocean Springs has issued a proclamation recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. For LGBTQ people in Ocean Springs who remember the backlash to a pride march back in 1993, which organizers said was...

Researchers track bears’ movements in Mississippi

Jun. 12, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) — On June 2, Tom Lewis left his office at Liberty Insurance Agency to serve as guide for a group of bear hunters. In this case, the “hunters” were researchers from Mississippi State University involved in a regional project tracking the...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

Jun. 11, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from...

Mississippi has turned away hundreds of thousands of shots

Jun. 11, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Due to lagging demand for shots, Mississippi has not accepted new vaccine doses from the federal government for two weeks and has asked that well over three-quarters of a million doses the U.S. government set aside for the state be transferred elsewhere, officials say....

Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people in their homes and damaging cars and residences. Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and West...

Donuts lure black bear into trap after wandering into city

Jun. 11, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Doughnuts from a local store were the key to capturing a large black bear that had been spotted wandering near downtown Natchez — he couldn’t resist them, authorities said. Officers used doughnuts from The Donut Shop to lure the bear into a...

Northern Mississippi deluged with days of heavy rainfall

Jun. 10, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded homes, businesses and farmland in north Mississippi, washing out some roads and making travel dangerous. The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain fell in Tallahatchie County...

Mississippi Jane Doe found in 1991 identified 30 years later

Jun. 10, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A woman whose body was found 30 years ago in Mississippi has finally been identified thanks to DNA and the persistence of cold case investigators. Authorities found the woman's body on Feb. 1, 1991, in a swampy area of Ward Bayou in Vancleave in...