July 12, 2020

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Hoping to catch up on backlog, Mississippi ABC halts new orders, then rethinks idea after complaints

Mississippi’s Alcoholic Beverage Control agency hit the brakes Friday temporarily stopping all new liquor orders, then reinstating the ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi’s coronavirus fight: Another day, more bad records set; Here’s what we know.

For the second day in a row, Mississippi hit another new record Friday in COVID-19 coronavirus patients hospitalized ... Read more | Add your comment

20 named storms predicted for 2020 Hurricane season

Updated forecasts for the Atlantic hurricane season predicts an additional 15 named storms, including 9 hurricanes and 3 ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi man arrested for threats against supervisor after posting ‘these N*****s are fixing to get shot’

A Warren County man has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats over the internet involving comments ... Read more | Add your comment

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Four arrests made in shooting death of 11-year-old girl

Four suspects are being held in connection with the shooting death of an 11-year-old child in Wilkinson County.  Read more | Add your comment

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Shooting leaves 11-year-old Mississippi girl dead

An 11-year-old girl was shot and killed Thursday in a rural corner of Mississippi, sheriff’s deputies say. Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Emma Sanders, founding member of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, dies at 91

Emma Sanders, a founding member of the Freedom Democratic Party and mother-in-law to Adams County Sixth District Circuit Court Judge Lillie B. Sanders, died June ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:37 pm

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‘Much longer, slower burn,’ U.S. coronavirus death trend headed back up

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:30 pm

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Louisiana ratchets up restrictions: mandatory masks, bars close as COVID worsens

Gov. John Edwards on Saturday ratcheted up Louisiana’s restrictions to combat the coronavirus’s spread, saying he’s instituting a statewide mask mandate, putting tougher limits on ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:21 pm

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DNA recovered from remains found in boot along Mississippi River bank

A coroner says the Mississippi Crime Lab will test DNA from the remains of a human foot that were found inside a boot on the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:42 pm

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Coronavirus two-week daily case average hits record high, hospitalization rate eases slightly

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with the COVID-19 coronavirus ticked down slightly Saturday the state reported but remained at near-record levels as the state hit ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:10 pm

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No charges against U.S. Marshals who killed suspect in Mississippi shooting, car theft

Members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 10, 2020 9:48 pm

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Mississippi stops non-emergency surgeries statewide to help free up beds for COVID-19 patients

The Mississippi State Health Department issued a statewide moratorium Friday afternoon for most non-emergency surgeries across the state in an effort to provide additional overnight ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 10, 2020 8:37 pm

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Ex-lawmaker, governor candidate says face mask order ‘bunch of illogical crap,’ vows to defy state

A former state legislator and candidate for governor said he will willfully disobey Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ new order requiring citizens in some counties to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:54 pm

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Mississippi police say man fled in stolen car with woman, 6-year-old girl as passengers

Natchez, Mississippi, police say a man driving a stolen vehicle led them on a chase Thursday afternoon before crashing in a ditch and sending all ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Friday, July 10, 2020 3:55 pm

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U.S. bets on untested, small company for COVID-19 vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 10, 2020 1:20 pm

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Mississippi mayor, wife indicted; prosecutors say they used mental health money on themselves

A Mississippi mayor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges after prosecutors said the couple raised money for mental health programs in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 10, 2020 1:04 pm

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Mississippi deputy shot in face during attempting to arrest suspect

A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded while trying to approach a man suspected of stealing a car, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff’s deputy ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 10, 2020 8:53 am

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Unidentified body found shot to death, investigators search for clues

Warren County sheriff’s investigators are looking for answers in the shooting death of a man at a home on Jeff Davis Road. Warren County Sheriff ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Friday, July 10, 2020 6:43 am

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Twitter CEO donates $3M to group aiming to give free money to some Mississippians

A billionaire tech entrepreneur has agreed to donate $3 million to fund a coalition of more than a dozen mayors — including one in Mississippi ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:52 pm

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Disney World partially reopens Saturday, but no parades, fireworks or meet-and-greets

Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet” sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:02 pm

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Mississippi nurse headed to federal prison for role in health fraud scheme

Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:04 pm

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Coronavirus outbreak hits approximately 1 in 7 Mississippi lawmakers

Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, sometimes leaning ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:02 pm

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VIDEO: Watch Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ Thursday news conference on coronavirus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and other state leaders discuss Mississippi’s ongoing fight with the COVID-19 coronavirus during a Thursday news conference. Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:56 pm

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Mississippi’s ability to reopen schools safely ‘touch and go’ if virus worsens, state health officer says

Mississippi’s top health officer said the clock is ticking on whether or not Mississippi will get the COVID-19 coronavirus spread under control enough to safely ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:32 pm

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Mississippi doctor on COVID-19: ‘This is bad stuff and nobody wants it.’

A physician and administrator of the Mississippi’s largest hospital said he’s tired of hearing myths about the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “You’ll hear people ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:20 pm

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Mississippi’s largest hospital: ‘We are full,’ urges people to follow coronavirus rules

Mississippi hospital leaders said surging COVID-19 coronavirus patients are overwhelming a number of hospitals in the state. “We are seeing in Mississippi, an increase in ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:18 pm

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Google to open first U.S. operations center in Mississippi

Google’s first U.S. operations center is coming to northwest Mississippi. The company announced Thursday it will lease a new 60,000-square-foot (5,574 square-meter) facility in Southaven, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:32 pm

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Mississippi coronavirus cases rising, hospitalized patients at record high

Mississippi hit a new record in COVID-19 coronavirus patients hospitalized in the state Thursday as hospital leaders at the state’s biggest hospital begged citizens to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:23 pm

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Mississippi police kill armed man during suicide call

A Mississippi man was fatally shot by police Wednesday night after he came toward officers with a knife, authorities said. Pascagoula Police Chief Matt Chapman ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:05 am

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Mississippi man charged with raping 7-year-old girl

A Mississippi man has been arrested on charges he raped a 7-year-old girl. The man faces charges of statutory rape of a juvenile and sexual ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:51 pm