October 28, 2020

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With Zeta churning in Gulf has season exhausted two alphabets? Not quite

In a year of unbelievable occurrences all across the globe, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is one for ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi alderman, former TV anchor Warren Strain dies

A Mississippi alderman and longtime TV news anchor and public spokesman has died after a nearly year-long battle ... Read more | Add your comment

Hurricane warnings in effect along Mississippi Gulf Coast as Zeta approaches

Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, is expected to emerge over the warm waters ... Read more | Add your comment

Hurricane warnings posted for New Orleans, Gulf Coast as Zeta swirls over Mexico

The storm-weary Gulf Coats was once again under a hurricane warning again on Tuesday as Zeta swirled across ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippi alderman, former TV anchor Warren Strain dies

A Mississippi alderman and longtime TV news anchor and public spokesman has died after a nearly year-long battle with health problems. Madison Alderman Warren Strain ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippi man who hid out at Utah campground, found guilty of wife’s murder

A Mississippi man who fled to a Utah campground after his wife’s mysterious disappearance in 2018 was found guilty of her death Friday. Fifteenth District ... Read more | Add your comment

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Zeta re-strengthens to a hurricane, takes aim at Gulf Coast

An Alabama gas station owner was arrested Sunday after he reportedly chased and shot at a customer, who he thought was attempting to steal gas. Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:31 am

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Gulf Coast gets ready, again, as Zeta takes aim

Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:34 pm

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Child in critical condition after being shot while playing outside

A child who was playing outside is in critical condition Tuesday after being wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting. #JPD is investigating a shooting that ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:10 pm

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Jim Cantore broadcasts ‘school closure’ video to gulf coast students, staff

It is not very often that the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore has the opportunity to share some good news ahead of a hurricane. At the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:36 pm

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Poll: Hyde-Smith leads Espy in race for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has a 52% to 44% lead against Democratic challenger Mike Espy according to one poll released Tuesday. The Civiqs poll ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:29 pm

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Endangered missing child alert issued for Mississippi teen

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for 14-year old Tremia Reed of Natchez. According to an ACSO news release, ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:54 pm

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Another coaching change at Southern Miss: interim coach Walden resigns

Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay. Austin Peay announced Tuesday that ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:17 pm

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Mississippi mayor files emergency petition with court suggesting medical marijuana initiative unconstitutional

A Mississippi mayor on Tuesday challenged the petition process that put one of two medical marijuana proposals on the statewide ballot, arguing that the number ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:01 pm

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Mississippi hits 2-month high in new coronavirus cases

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across Mississippi hit a two-month high Tuesday as the state released the latest statistics on new cases. The Mississippi ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:45 am

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Car sale on social media turns deadly for Mississippi man

A car sale through social media apparently turned deadly for a Mississippi man Monday night. Houston police are searching for a suspect in the fatal ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:24 am

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Boyfriend reportedly emerges from bedroom wearing mask, kills girlfriend, her sister at family gathering

A Louisiana man is accused of emerging from a room in a mask and fatally stabbing his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s 15-year-old sister and injuring his ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:29 am

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Sparkplug, a 200-pound tortoise, returns after escape spree across two Alabama counties

A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug that escaped from a pen in Alabama is back home after a journey across two counties and at least one ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:22 pm

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And the winner of 2020’s most appropriate Halloween costume is …

Check out this Halloween costume that may be the most appropriate Halloween costume for 2020. Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:57 pm

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SEC slaps $25K fine on Ole Miss coach after he criticized officiating

The Southeastern Conference has fined Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin $25,000 for his complaints about officiating on social media. The league announced the fine on Monday, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:41 pm

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Mississippi coronavirus cases still on rise, state reports, more counties under face mask orders

Mississippi continued to hover at a nearly two-month high rate Monday for the pace of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases as the state released its latest ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:40 pm

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Hall of Fame Jackson State coach W.C. Gorden, 90, dies

W.C. Gorden, a Hall of Fame coach who led Jackson State to a 28-game Southwestern Athletic Conference winning streak while building a league power in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:19 pm

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Mississippi absentee voting continues to increase

Absentee voting in Mississippi is continuing at a brisk pace, the state's top elections official said Monday. Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:14 pm

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Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for US

Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 2:24 pm

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Ten people shot, two killed after semiautomatic rifle fired at post-funeral gathering

Ten people were shot, two fatally, during a post-funeral gathering in Mississippi over the weekend, police said. Jonathan Pitts, 42, and his sister Katrina Pitts, ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:55 am

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At home COVID-19 tests now available at Costco

Costco wholesale store now sells at home COVID-19 saliva PCR testing kits. The kit costs $129.99 and simply requires users to produce a saliva sample ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:24 am

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Voters — including in Mississippi — could help stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 10:07 am

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Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:37 am

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Mother, stepson charged with killing 14-year-old boy with autism

Officers believe a man beat his 14-year-old stepbrother to death as the mother of the boy watched and then walked away. Rebecca Greenwood, 52, and ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:25 am

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Has COVID-19 killed the buffet? Owner of longtime restaurant thinks so, closing doors after 50 years

The owners of favorite Mississippi buffet restaurant for 50 years say they have decided not to reopen and that the longtime favorite will be torn ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:07 am

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Ex-clerk alleges mayor fired her for helping with embezzlement investigation against him

A former city clerk in Mississippi says in a lawsuit that she was unjustly fired and she wants her old job back. Jackie Benson was ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:01 pm