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3 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Missing teen's body found

Police discovered the body of a missing girl, and they say it was the suspect who led them to her body.

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4 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Man faces capital murder charge in girl's slaying

Thompson led police to Beard's body, which was found about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a wooded area off Darden Road, near Pocahontas, said Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance.

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12 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

To open carry or not to open carry

To open carry or not to open carry? That was the loaded question a year ago this weekend in Mississippi.

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The Mississippi Press

Closing arguments under way in Mississippi's fatal buttocks injection trial

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd listens to attorneys debate the admissibility of some evidence during the opening arguments of the depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud trial of Tracey Lynn Garner, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Newms360.com

Group files lawsuit for MAEP funding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court on Thursday demanding full funding of the state's schools.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Education Etc., Prentiss County, MS, Leake County, MS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Insurance News Net

Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court Decision On Beneficiaries

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against a couple who claimed they were due the proceeds from a critical illness policy in accordance with the wishes of the deceased policyholder.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi murder trial begins in fatal buttocks injection case

Tracey Lynn Garner looks around the courtroom of Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd as she sits at the defense table prior to her depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud trial Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS

Washington Times

Miss. officials: Second death from West Nile virus

The state Department of Health says Tuesday that the most recent death occurred in Madison County.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Yazoo County, MS, Rankin County, MS

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Horse trailer accident on I-20

TROOPERS SAY A WOMAN IN THE CAR LOST CONTROL CROSSED THE MEDIAN AND SLAMMED INTO THIS F250 TRAVELING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Coffee truck crashes

AS 16 WAPT'S TAMMY ESTWICK REPORTS -- THE CRASH BETWEEN TWO-BIG- RIGS -- LEFT THE INTERSTATE- LANES IMPASSABLE.

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Related Topix: Yazoo County, MS

New Albany Gazette

McDaniel files suit against Cochran over Republican senate run-off results

Chris McDaniel, Tea Party candidate for the U. S. Senate, made good on his promise to take his runoff loss to Thad Cochran to the courts this past Thursday.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Union County, MS, Ellisville, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for August 20.

SNELL FAMILIES VIA THE MISS. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESSGov. Phil Bryant holding his day-old grandson, Henry Stephen Snell, Tuesday in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Jackson, MS, Rankin County, MS

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Two more Mississippians infected with Mosquito borne illness

Two more people in Mississippi have the West Nile Virus. That was confirmed Monday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Mississippi State, MS, Rankin County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi coastal counties well-armed with military surplus, Hinds County even has a grenade launcher

Mississippi's coastal counties are well-armed with military surplus equipment and Hinds County even has a grenade launcher, according to a report and interactive map in the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Harrison County, MS, Jackson County, MS

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Hearing date set in McDaniel vs Cochran

Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Circuit Court Courtroom of the Jones County Courthouse in Laurel, in the matter of Chris McDaniel v.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Court ruling on Section 42 leaves taxpayers on hook for tax repayments

While some 14 Mississippi counties owe Section 42 housing developers millions in over-charged taxes, Hinds County's taxpayers are not exposed to such refunds as the tax assessor has levied assessments according to the state law.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Tax

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Briefs for August 14.

Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Pontotoc County, MS, Flowood, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Hinds County school bus crashes

INJURIES. LETS GET STRAIGHT OUT TO 16 WAPT'S MIKE PERCHIK WHO JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE ON NORRELL ROAD MIKE- WE WERE LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AND THE NEXT THING WE HEARD A BUNCH OF BUMPS AND WE WHEN LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW WE HAD HIT THE TREE AND EVERYBODY WAS ON THE GROUND LIVE IN HINDS COUNTY, MIKE PERCHICK 16 WAPT NEWS.

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The Mississippi Press

Some same-sex Mississippi couples record licenses, 4 rejected in Harrison County

In a move that's more symbolic than substantial, same-sex couples in seven Mississippi counties were allowed to file out-of-state marriage licenses into chancery court land records Wednesday, while couples were barred from filing documents in one coastal county.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Harrison County, MS

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