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GALLERY: Pearl River Flood 2020
Images from central Mississippi showing the flooding from the swollen Pearl River south of Ross Barnett Reservoir. (Images from AP, MPB)
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2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Sees "Brain Gain" with Immigrants
College-educated immigrants are moving to Mississippi at higher rates, but they may still face roadblocks.
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2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler's group
The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr. He was known in the ring as "The Million Dollar Man" and is the father of a man indicted on charges of embezzling federal welfare money from the state.
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2/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi residents fleeing floods after torrential rains
Residents along a rain-swollen river in Mississippi are packing up belongings and fleeing to higher ground to escape what authorities warn could be devastating weekend flooding.
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2/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Clergy Rally For Prison Reform
Clergy in Mississippi are rallying for prison reform that mirrors the teachings of the bible.
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2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
LAWSUIT OVER A JACKSON CITY ORDINANCE TO BE FOUGHT IN STATE COURT
A lawsuit challenging a Jackson City ordinance that places a buffer zone outside the state's only abortion clinic will now be heard in state court.
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2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
Lawmakers Hear What's Needed to Reform Troubled Prisons
Prison renovations and drug courts are among the issues Mississippi lawmakers are taking up to reform the troubled system.
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2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
New Technology Can Help Emergency Responders
Emergency responders are using new technologies to pinpoint where people are when they call 911.
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2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
Heated Senate Debate Over Checking Tax Returns of Recipients of Benefits
Mississippi lawmakers debated more than an hour over a bill that would allow the state auditor to examine the tax returns of people who receive federal benefits.
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2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
Jackson State University President Arrested
Jackson State University has a new Acting President after William Bynum was arrested during a prostitution sting in Clinton.
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2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
Dept. of Public Safety Requests Hefty Budget Increase
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety are seeking a hefty budget increase to hire more troopers and make upgrades.
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2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
TANF Embezzlement Case May Cause Financial Hardship
Some Mississippi organizations that receive TANF funds may be put in a financial bind, during an on-going embezzlement investigation.
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2/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
Legislators React to State of the State Address
Mississippi legislators react to Governor Reeves's first state of the state address.
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Prepares for Potential Virus
Mississippi's Health officials are taking steps to prepare in case the Coronavirus comes to the state.
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Mississippi
Health officials in Mississippi are investigating an outbreak of the Hepatitis A virus across the state.
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Community Members Share Opinions on Reopening Prison
Residents in Leake County are concerned about a plan to reopen a prison in Walnut Grove to house Parchman inmates
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Auditor investigates large embezzlement scheme
Mississippi's State Auditor is investigating an embezzlement case that he calls the largest in state history.
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Gov. Welcomes DOJ Probe into State Prison System After Deadly Violence
Mississippi's governor says his administration will work closely with the U.S. Department of Justice in its investigation of the state's prison system, which has been rocked by deadly violence.
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2/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Seek Funding to Expand Early Learning Collaboratives
Children's education advocates are urging Mississippi lawmakers to expand a successful Pre-K program that's not accessible statewide.
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2/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
Prevalence of Gangs An Issue In Criminal Justice Reform
As Mississippi lawmakers tackle prison reform, one expert says an issue they have to confront is the thousands of gang members that flow in and out of the system.
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2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM