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Man accused of building bomb to maim or kill ex-girlfriend

Jan. 22, 2020 8:58 AM EST

A Mississippi man is accused of creating an improvised explosive device in his home after watching internet videos about bomb making, prosecutors say. Brian Richard Sanders intended to maim or kill his ex-girlfriend, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wrote in a criminal...

Man charged with murder in shooting that killed 13-year-old

Jan. 22, 2020 7:13 AM EST

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged about a month after a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy in Mississippi. Antonio J. Mitchell, 27, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Zachary Bernard Bishop in Waynesboro, WDAM-TV reported. Police said Bishop was hit by a stray...

'Unluckiest guy:' Snake bites Mississippi hunter on head

Jan. 22, 2020 4:06 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head, a rare attack that had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America." Tyler Hardy of...

Mississippi forward KJ Buffen (5) is defended against by Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi (25) during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee wins 73-48 as Ole Miss suffers 6th straight loss

Jan. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee continued its recent surge by playing the stingy defense that has carried the Volunteers for much of the season. The slumping Mississippi Rebels certainly had no answers for it. John Fulkerson scored a career-high 18 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds as...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson, left, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, right, celebrate with the rest of their team after defeating Missouri 31-13 in an NCAA college football game in Columbia, Mo. Authorities say the death of Wilson, a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, is being investigated as a homicide. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson, File)

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

Jan. 21, 2020 8:31 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Birmingham police told news outlets that De'Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham home by...

FILE - In this July 21, 2010, photo, employees leave the front gate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss. An inmate at the Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Coroner: 2 new Mississippi inmate deaths were from beating

Jan. 21, 2020 7:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks, a coroner said. The state Department of Corrections on Tuesday confirmed the men died at Mississippi State Penitentiary...

This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity shows a Pascagoula map turtle. Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.   (Grover Brown/Center for Biological Diversity via AP)

Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana

Jan. 21, 2020 5:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle, which is found in the Pearl...

5 Mississippi men charged with murder in 2018 party killing

Jan. 21, 2020 2:31 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Five men in Mississippi have been indicted on murder charges in what authorities described as a deadly, gang-related home invasion during a 2018 Super Bowl party. The Sun Herald reported the men, scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, were Robert “S.J.” Jackson;...

College students scramble to exit bus fire in Mississippi

Jan. 21, 2020 12:46 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of college students had to scramble for safety after their charter bus returning from a fraternity event burst into flames on the side of a Mississippi highway. The bus was heading to Alabama on Sunday afternoon, carrying University of Alabama students who had attended a...

Cold air invades South, bringing below-freezing temperatures

Jan. 21, 2020 12:45 PM EST

A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open a warming shelter. In the north Georgia mountains, the temperatures were even chillier: A U.S. Forest...