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Yesterday | WAPT-TV Jackson

Supervisors discuss new jail

AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE JAIL. ONE SUPERVISORS TOLD US IT'S TIME TO MOVE FOWARD WITH A NEW FACILITY.

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Related Topix: Hinds County, MS

Monday | Sunherald.com

Miss. trooper training school to begin in November

Gov. Phil Bryant Monday signed into a law a bill that would spend $6.9 million to produce 60 new members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol by May 2015.

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Monday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Appeal denied in molestation case

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Rankin County man convicted of molesting three children who were under the age of nine.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

Simmons touts success of legislative session

Sen. Willie Simmons said Mississippi has made some positive changes during this fiscal year and he is pleased to have aided in the process.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Mississippi, Greenville, MS, Leland, MS, Rolling Fork, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

35 years after flood, river still menaces Jackson

Pearl River's waters flooded parts of Jackson and surrounding areas in 1979 in a deluge that paralyzed the city and led to the evacuation of 15,000 people.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

JPS teacher formally charged with statutory rape of 14 year old

JPS teacher, Willie Moorehead, appeared in court on Tuesday and was charged with statutory rape of a 14 year old.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS

Wed Apr 09, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Train hits big rig carrying carbon dioxide

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Star, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

Big rig and train collide in Rankin county

CRAHSED INTO A 18-WHEELER -- SENDING GAS POURING-OUT. IT HAPPENED HOURS AGO ON DIXIE ROAD -- NEAR HIGHWAY 49 IN STAR....IN RANKIN COUNTY.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Hinds Co. officials warn of flooding near Pearl River

As the Pearl River continues to rise, reservoir officials are increasing the outflow of water, which Hinds County officials said will cause flooding problems.

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Related Topix: Hinds County, MS, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Jackson, MS

Mon Apr 07, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Brandon man loses post-conviction appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a post-conviction petition from a Mississippi man sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for the 2007 kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Flowood, MS

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Legislature leaves debris instead of complete work

Mississippi's 2014 legislative session late Wednesday left a debris field of unfinished and botched work in the wake of adjournment - with some good measures brought to within minutes of enactment and that should be revisited next session or in a special session, which can be called only by Gov. Phil Bryant.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Opinion

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

West Nile numbers continue rising

More human West Nile Virus cases are reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Mississippi State, MS, Hinds County, MS, Lamar County, MS

Commercial Dispatch

Two prison guards charged after contraband found

Two guards at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County are charged with trying to sneak contraband items into the prison in food.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

State, county officials concerned about safety of jail

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Related Topix: Hinds County, MS, Madison, MS

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Special education bill failed in its adequacy

The Mississippi House on Wednesday defeated a bill that would have allowed the payment of public school funds to private schools to defray expenses of special education students but without any requirement that the private schools paid actually have a special education program to meet the students' needs.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Opinion

The Clarion-Ledger

Miss. Legislature has adjourned sine die

Despite being madder'n wet hens, the House late Wednesday night signed off on a $927 million state transportation department budget that the Senate passed and went home.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Miss. lawmakers finish budget, end 2014 session

They funded a training school for a new group of state troopers. They gave a pay raise to teachers and to some lower-paid state employees who haven't had a salary bump in the past four years.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Rolling Fork, MS

The Clarion-Ledger

Rankin corrections officers charged after contraband found in fast food

Two Central Mississippi Correctional Facility officers have been charged after attempting to smuggle contraband in fast food, according to a release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

The Mississippi Press

Gov. Phil Bryant calls special session to address adding more prosecutors

Many Mississippi judicial districts are likely to get additional prosecutors after Gov. Phil Bryant revived an effort Wednesday to add assistant district attorneys.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Madison County, MS, Brandon, MS, Warren County, MS

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Hattiesburg American

1 dead, 5 injured in fight at Hinds County jail

One inmate was killed and at least five others injured during a gang fight at the Raymond Detention Center Monday night.

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Related Topix: Hinds County, MS, Madison County, MS

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