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Stories with place: Mississippi
  • Cochran tops McDaniel in 2014 campaign fundraising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:35 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

  • Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:46 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

  • State probes complaint alleging misuse of inmates 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:59 pm
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating a complaint alleging the misuse of state inmate workers who reportedly set up a tent for a wedding at the Great Southern Golf Course.

  • Davenport expects minor Mississippi flooding 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
  • DAVENPORT, Iowa - Heavy weekend rains are expected to swell the Mississippi River in Davenport to just above flood stage, but no serious problems are expected.

  • Chaney files motion to drop flood insurance suit 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:35 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Insurance will drop a lawsuit filed in 2013 against the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • Reward raised in Picayune death investigation 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:20 pm
  • PICAYUNE, Mississippi - A reward for information in the 2013 fatal shooting of Kema Dione Keys has been raised to $5,000 by Picayune police and the Pearl River County Crime Stoppers.

  • New Highway 6 slated for mid-June opening 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:04 pm
  • TUPELO, Mississippi - An almost-finished ribbon of pavement to provide an uninterrupted four-lane link from U.S. Highway 45 in Tupelo to Interstate 55 in Batesville is projected to open in mid-June.

  • Correction: Benoit Schools story 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:35 pm
  • BENOIT, Mississippi - In an April 14 story about the Benoit school system, The Associated Press erroneously reported the former superintendent and three other ex-employees have been asked to repay $109,681 in allegedly misused grant money. The story was based on outdated information given to and reported by The Bolivar Commercial newspaper in Cleveland, Mississippi The state auditor's office said Tuesday all of those involved were exonerated of all allegations in 2008.

  • Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:14 pm
  • GAUTIER, Mississippi - A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, leaving about a dozen damaged or destroyed RV trailers at one campground Tuesday amid downed trees and power lines.

  • Simpson County schools get $500K health grant 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:01 pm
  • MENDENHALL, Mississippi - The Simpson County school district is among 67 nationwide receiving grants to promote physical activity and nutrition programs.

  • Heavy rains in north-central, central south Miss. 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:58 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Upward of five inches of rain fell overnight Tuesday in areas of north-central, central and south Mississippi, raising concerns of more moderate flooding along rivers and tributaries.

  • Meth conviction stands in Miss. case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:16 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court has rejected arguments from a Mississippi man that his 20-year sentence for drug-trafficking was too harsh.

  • Hap Owen dies at the age of 94 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:43 am
  • MADISON, Mississippi - A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday for Harry D. "Hap" Owen Sr., the former executive vice president of Ergon Inc. and one-time leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.

  • Biloxi comfort station to open May 1 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:17 am
  • BILOXI, Mississippi - Biloxi's beachside comfort station is now scheduled to be completed May 1.

  • Gulfport and Biloxi decide to end annexation wars 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:14 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - The cities of Biloxi and Gulfport have agreed they will not try to annex property within three miles of each other's boundaries through June 2017, when the terms of current officeholders end.

  • Doctor accused in pill ring wants separate trial 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:08 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Georgia doctor charged with involvement in a prescription drug ring wants a separate trial from other defendants.

  • Olive Branch man killed; police seek suspect 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:16 am
  • OLIVE BRANCH, Mississippi - Police say a 26-year-old man was shot and killed outside a house in Olive Branch.

  • Inmate now faces charge of spill fraud 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:04 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - Federal authorities say a 40-year-old man has been indicted on fraud charges involving more than $47,000 he received in oil-spill recovery money.

  • Man shot at Gulfport apartment complex 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:41 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - Gulfport police are investigating a shooting that left a 21-year-old man dead.

  • Ex-worker charged with filing bad time records 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:55 am
  • PICAYUNE, Mississippi - A former employee with the city of Picayune has been arrested for lying on time records filed to so he would paid for work he didn't do.

  • Keesler plans more moves in metro Jackson market 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:31 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Keesler Federal Credit Union, a $2.1 billion member institution, has acquired Mississippi Department of Transportation Federal Credit Union.

  • Saltillo man pleads guilty to child pornography charges 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:20 am
  • ABERDEEN, Mississippi - A 19-year-old Saltillo man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession of child pornography.

  • New mayor's election in Drew 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:10 am
  • DREW, Mississippi - Three candidates will be on the ballot Tuesday in a new election for mayor of Drew.

  • EMSH to break ground on $14M project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:04 am
  • MERIDIAN, Mississippi - A groundbreaking, a building dedication, and the closing of three buildings will mark progress later this week at the East Mississippi State Hospital.

  • MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:31 pm
  • TUPELO, Mississippi - Public officials' text messages about government business are public records, the Mississippi Ethics Commission says.