January 26, 2021

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With dozens more coronavirus deaths reported, January now deadliest month of pandemic in Mississippi

Mississippi marked another grim milestone Tuesday in its battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic – a new record ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff said parents argued over drug use before abandoning two children in Mississippi woods; one child died

A 2-year-old Salisbury, North Carolina, girl was found dead Saturday after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff says two N.C. children found abandoned in Mississippi woods; one dead, father sought

A 2-year-old North Carolina girl has been found dead after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned in ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi’s post-holiday coronavirus surge may be slowing, state statistics indicate

Mississippi reported on Monday the lowest number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in approximately one month, a sign ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sen. Hyde-Smith votes to reject electoral votes in Arizona, Pennsylvania hours after violent protesters stormed U.S. Capitol

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith voted two times to oppose electoral college vote certification Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in support of President Donald Trump’s ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippi hospital offering $5k bonus for nurses

A Mississippi hospital is offering $5,000 bonuses for qualified nurses as it works to recruit staff during a pandemic and at a time when healthcare ... Read more | Add your comment

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Knock, knock, your drinks are here: Mississippi lawmakers consider allowing home delivery of booze

A bill being considered in the Mississippi Legislature would allow for home delivery of beer, wine and hard liquor. Deliveries could only be made to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:11 pm

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This Mississippi woman vanished one year ago, but investigators remain hopeful they will find her

A year has passed since Lumberton area resident Rebecca Reid was reported missing, but investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department have kept the ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:05 pm

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A year after tragic death, Kobe Bryant’s presence still strong as his NBA legacy continues to grow

Kobe Bryant wasn’t in the bubble with the Los Angeles Lakers last fall when they won the NBA championship. He wasn’t at the All-Star weekend ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:21 am

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Golf-ball size hail reported in Mississippi

Hail the size of golf balls was reported by North Mississippi as storms startled residents with torrential rains. Horn Lake residents reported to Fox 13 ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:13 am

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Police: Man steals vehicle after walking in Mississippi house, demands keys from homeowner

A New Orleans man is accused of stealing a car after he reportedly walked into a Biloxi home and demanded the keys. Harrison County officials ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:51 am

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Officials: Man who reportedly shot at Alabama police officers is Mississippi fugitive

Alabama officials say the man accused of shooting at two Tuscaloosa police officers Monday night is a wanted fugitive from Mississippi. The incident happened around ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:21 am

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One person dies, two others injured in head-on collision on rural Mississippi road

One person was killed and two others were airlifted after two vehicles collided in Newtown County last week. Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington said one ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:46 am

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Mississippi city issues curfew to fight violence

A Mississippi city on Monday implemented a temporary curfew for anyone under 18 after recent instances of violent crime. Moss Point Mayor Mario King said ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, January 25, 2021 9:04 pm

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Accused Mississippi prison smuggler says strange woman paid him with sex, cash

A man arrested for allegedly tossing drugs and other contraband over the fence of a Mississippi prison claims he was hired to it and paid ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:52 pm

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Mississippi homeowner kills one of two intruders in shootout

A Mississippi homeowner reportedly shot and killed one of the two armed suspects trying to force their way inside his home. The homeowner was injured ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:53 pm

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Manhunt continues after Mississippi toddler found dead in woods after being abandoned

A 2-year-old girl has been found dead in a wooded area of central Mississippi, and authorities were searching for her father. The girl’s 7-year-old sibling ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:36 pm

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Baby dolphin rescued from Mississippi beach

Rescue crews are trying to save a baby dolphin that was discovered struggling in shallow water at a Mississippi beach. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:47 am

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Former spokeswoman for Trump White House running for Arkansas governor

A senior campaign official tells The Associated Press that former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders plans to run for Arkansas governor. The official spoke on ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 5:44 am

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Shots fired into home of Mississippi deputy

Police are searching for those responsible for shooting into a Mississippi deputy’s house multiple times Sunday morning. Officials from the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department said ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, January 25, 2021 5:38 am

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Mississippi father sought after 2-year-old found dead after being abandoned in truck

A manhunt was underway Sunday for a Mississippi father wanted in connection with the death of his child, after she was found dead in a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:37 pm

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13-year-old girl stabbed to death inside Walmart; 4 younger girls arrested in crime

Louisiana authorities have arrested four girls, aged 12 to 14, in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl during a fight inside a Walmart store. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:07 pm

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Estate of Mississippi native, Southern author Julia Reed to be auctioned for charity

The estate of a writer who chronicled Southern food and life will be auctioned next month to benefit a charity created to continue her philanthropy. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:42 pm

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‘Bogus’ mail-out about sanctuary city fears baffles Mississippi officials

A mailout hitting mailboxes in and around a Mississippi city from a conservative political action committee based in Washington D.C. claims the city is just ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:34 am

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January now Mississippi’s deadliest month of coronavirus pandemic; new case growth slows

Growth in new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus appear to be moderating in Mississippi, however, the number of deaths attributed to the virus hit a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:23 am

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Mississippi authorities searching for man wanted in connection to homicide

A man is wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in Newton County. The Newton and Scott County Sheriff’s Departments are working to find James ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:02 am

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A Mississippi State recruit dunked so hard he brought down the hoop and everything with it

A Mississippi State basketball recruit not only shattered the backboard but brought down the entire hoop apparatus during a high school basketball game. Video on ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:34 am

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North Mississippi man found dead inside his home

Relatives are searching for clues as to why a loved one was found dead inside his North Mississippi apartment Saturday. The dead body of a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:46 am

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Police officer’s gun discharges during struggle inside North Mississippi convenience store

A  police officer was injured after a struggle with a man at a north Mississippi convenience store. Verone Police Chief Marsenio Nunn said the struggle ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:39 am

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Family says funeral home mocked them over mask usage request

A Louisiana family mourning the loss of a relative to COVID-19 says they were mocked at a funeral home for asking others to wear masks. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:46 pm

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Mississippi prisons take tobacco orders ahead of February 1 smoking start

Officials at some Mississippi prisons say they are being inundated with orders for tobacco products as the state prepares to once again allow inmates to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:36 pm