November 23, 2020

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Mississippi 25-year-old dies after battle with COVID; family says she was ‘perfectly healthy’ before virus struck

Adams County Coroner James Lee said, “COVID-19 has taken on a new meaning” when he lost his 25-year-old ... Read more | Add your comment

Find out why ‘American Pickers’ star Mike Wolfe loves this Mississippi town

Last week, “American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe said he drove to Natchez in his 1950 Chevy Impala, riding ... Read more | Add your comment

Second wave of coronavirus here statistics indicate; model estimates 2,000 more deaths by March

Mississippi’s rising trend in new coronavirus cases seems to be signaling the “second wave” that many health care ... Read more | Add your comment

Supreme Court says life without parole should be rare for juveniles. It’s far from rare in Mississippi.

By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting   Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that life without ... Read more | Add your comment

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Blood on his hands: DNA leads to guilty plea, life sentence in 1990 killing

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder in the 1990 killing of ... Read more | Add your comment

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“Best Little Pork House in Alabama” bringing its prize-winning barbecue, fixins’ to Mississippi

The “Best Little Pork House in Alabama” will be taking on the best in Mississippi barbecue when Full Moon Bar-B-Que comes to Madison next summer. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Former Mississippi cop charged after pedestrian fatality

A former police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after his car fatally struck a pedestrian over the weekend, Mississippi authorities said. James ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 9:21 pm

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Mississippi doctor acquitted on 7 of 8 counts in pain cream fraud case

A Mississippi doctor has been acquitted on seven of eight counts against him in what prosecutors said was about $18 million in health care fraud ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 9:18 pm

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Federal agency clears way for Joe Biden transition; Trump still says he will ‘prevail’

The General Services Administration said Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election and President Donald Trump, who had ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:30 pm

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Leader of Mississippi’s largest hospital wants Tate Reeves to issue state mask mandate

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic health center and largest hospital, directly called on Monday for ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:46 pm

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Mississippi man gets 40 years in prison after wife’s charred remains discovered in bucket

Mississippi man gets 40 years for killing wife, burning body A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:16 pm

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Forensics experts called after Mississippi homeowner finds unidentified bone in yard

Police in a Mississippi town said they sent a bone found in a yard Sunday afternoon to the state crime lab for forensic analysis. The ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Monday, November 23, 2020 1:48 pm

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Mississippi woman ejected from truck, killed in head-on collision

A Mississippi woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Pearl River County. At 10:33 a.m. a Chevrolet passenger car headed north and a ... Read more

by Picayune Item Staff, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:16 pm

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Hunting accident kills North Carolina teen in Mississippi

A North Carolina teen died when his hunting stand shifted and he fell onto his rifle barrel, Mississippi authorities report. Justin Lee Smith, 17, of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 11:50 am

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Coronavirus spread continues to worsen in Mississippi, nearly back to summer peak levels

The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across Mississippi as the state released its latest statistics on Monday. The virus spread in the last two weeks ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 23, 2020 11:34 am

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Mississippi man charged with manslaughter after hitting pedestrian with his car

A Mississippi man has been charged with manslaughter after he reportedly hit and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle Saturday night. Investigators with the Oktibbeha ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:23 am

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Toy drive at Mississippi children’s hospital going virtual

An annual holiday toy drive at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital is going virtual this year to limit the spread of coronavirus. Children’s of Mississippi is ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:15 am

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Mississippi man reportedly steals dog from parking lot in order to sell dog for money

A Mississippi man is facing felony charges after stealing a french bulldog in a restaurant parking lot and then selling the dog to another person. Read more

by Oxford Eagle staff, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:01 am

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Analysis: Politics infuse Mississippi governor’s budget plan

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He’s proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 6:47 am

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AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine ‘highly effective’

AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:55 am

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Coronavirus new case growth pauses, trends still high across Mississippi

After nearly a week of week-over-week growth, the number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases slowed slightly Sunday as the state health department released its latest ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:08 am

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State lawmaker urges Gov. Reeves to enact statewide mask order

State Rep. Jeramey Anderson urged Gov. Tate Reeves to enact a statewide mask order after nearly 2,000 coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday. Anderson tagged ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:00 am

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Hattiesburg woman arrested for stabbing husband

A Hattiesburg woman has been arrested after stabbing her husband Saturday afternoon. Hattiesburg Police Department’s spokesman Ryan Moore told WDAM News that officers responded to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:47 am

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‘Having that conversation’: Artist paints murals to enhance history

When Cody Crotts, 25, painted his first mural of the new Mississippi flag in his hometown of Corinth, he thought it could be a conversation ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:38 am

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Unclaimed property returns topped $16 million in Mississipp

Unclaimed property returns topped $16 million for the year in Mississippi,  State Treasurer David McRae said. McRae urged Mississippi citizens, businesses and non-profit organizations to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:07 am

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Teen endured multiple surgeries. Then his wish came true

Toby Sykes, 18, a senior at Northeast Jones High School in Laurel, came home from work on Nov. 14 to a wish come true. Awaiting ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:57 am

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Coronavirus pressures Mississippi hospitals; no ICU beds in Natchez, Brookhaven, state reports

As Mississippi continues to see a surge in COVID-19 coronavirus cases — the state reports its highest single-day case count Saturday — the state’s hospitals ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:29 pm

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Federal historic site considered for former Mississippi slave market

A federal agency could put money toward the eventual development of a historical site that was once one of the largest slave markets in the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:17 pm

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Abuse trial of former Mississippi Catholic friar delayed

The trial for a former Catholic Church friar accused of sex abuse at a Mississippi school has been postponed. Paul West, a former member of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:13 pm

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Mississippi coroner says family has ‘big hole in our hearts’ after COVID-19 claims his granddaughter

A county coroner in Mississippi has been recording COVID-19 deaths in his community for months, each one a sad reminder of the fragility of life, ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:13 pm

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Mississippi shatters single-day coronavirus new case record

Mississippi shattered its single-day record for new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Saturday with just under 2,000 new cases reported by the state health department. The Mississippi ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:39 am