May 28, 2020

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Mississippi health chief: ‘Every community is one wild weekend from falling off the cliff’ with coronavirus

While Mississippi is opening up all businesses after weeks of shutdowns to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus super spreader: Single person at Mississippi funeral infected 21 people, state health expert says

Mississippi health officials say one person with the COVID-19 coronavirus appears to have infected 21 other people at ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi funeral led to ‘many, many’ people exposed to coronavirus, top health chief says

A recent funeral in Mississippi exposed “many, many” people to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Mississippi’s top health expert said ... Read more | Add your comment

State economist: Virus pandemic ‘like slamming on the brakes’ of state economy, predicts long, slow recovery

Mississippi can expect a long, slow economic recovery from the shock of job losses and the steep decline ... Read more | Add your comment

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Colleges pledge to open in fall, but likely with dramatic changes

Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures ... Read more | Add your comment

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Closed casinos turn Mississippi town into ‘Twilight Zone’

Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County, Mississippi, have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mississippi’s largest hospital lays off 250 workers to offset losses due to coronavirus

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital leaders said the facility ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:37 pm

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Mississippi Entergy customers may see rate drop this summer

Entergy Mississippi customers are getting a break this summer. The utility announced Thursday that it’s dropping its rates from June through September. The typical residential ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:13 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, May 28, 2020 2:32 pm

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The Latest: New coronavirus case trend hits another new record

Mississippi’s number of new daily cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus rose higher for the fifth-straight day Thursday as the 7-day daily average of new cases ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:54 am

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Alligator, with Mississippi roots, rumored to have belonged to Hitler, dies at Moscow Zoo

One of the most famous Mississippians in Russia — an 84-year-old alligator — has died, the Moscow Zoo reported. The alligator, named Saturn, was rumored ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:11 am

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Second child dies of pediatric flu this year, state reports

Mississippi health officials said a second child has died in the state this year due a pediatric flu. The child died in March but their ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:52 am

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She shot her husband in head. Now she’s headed to prison for 25 years for his murder.

Becky Gail Harris, 50, of Vicksburg, was sentenced Wednesday by 9th Circuit District Judge M. James Chaney to 25 years in prison with five additional ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:46 pm

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Woman accused of threatening couple with a hammer, because she thought they were Mexican

A Texas woman accused of using a hammer to threaten a vacationing couple who she mistakenly referred to as Mexican during a profanity-laced tirade in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:33 pm

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American coronavirus deaths top 100,000

The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:27 pm

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Mississippi set to reopen Monday, governor says, despite ‘deadly enemy’ still in our midst

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he will allow all types of businesses to reopen Monday but they must follow safety guidelines to try ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:57 pm

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Police say young Mississippi children killed by mother in triple murder-suicide in Texas

Texas police say two Mississippi children and their grandmother were killed by the children’s mother last month in a triple murder-suicide, Texas media report. Divorce ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:54 pm

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Man held on $2M bond in Mississippi murder, partial dismemberment outside trailer park

A Mississippi man is being held on $2 million bond after a death at a mobile home park. Clint Barrett Brower, 41, who lives in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:34 pm

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DisneyWorld plans to open in July; SeaWorld in June as Florida’s tourism industry tries to rebound

SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:54 pm

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Average daily rate of coronavirus cases keeps climbing in Mississippi; See county by county numbers.

Mississippi’s number of new daily cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus rose higher for the four-straight day Wednesday as both the 7-day and 14-day daily average ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:29 am

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SpaceX ready to launch Americans back into space; watch launch live this afternoon

SpaceX was on the cusp of launching NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, a first for a private company and a giant leap forward for the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:55 am

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Coroner IDs Mississippi man gunned down in road rage incident

Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:28 am

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Judge says Mississippi health department must release detailed coronavirus data

A Mississippi judge ruled Tuesday that the state Health Department must respond to a newspaper’s public records request about long-term care facilities where outbreaks of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:25 am

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Mississippi school board member called students ‘retards’ during meeting

A Lawrence County (Mississippi) School Board member used a slur to describe a group of students at a recent board meeting. Video of the May ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:11 pm

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Researchers say masks of special, electrical fabric can zap coronavirus on contact

An Indiana University research team say a special electrically charged fabric that could be used for face masks could kill the coronavirus on contact. The ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:01 pm

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Road rage incident lasted 20 miles, ended with driver dead and truck riddled with bullets on Mississippi highway

Authorities in Mississippi are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man to death during an interstate road rage incident, according to Mississippi Highway ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:01 pm

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

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

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:40 pm

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Mississippi coronavirus cases hit new weekly record for third-straight day

Mississippi reported a steady number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Tuesday as both the 7-day and 14-day daily average of new cases reached ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:44 am

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2 workers killed in trench collapse; company cited 27 times for safety violations

The owner of the contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi earlier this month was previously issued 27 ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:17 am

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Family says killer lured Mississippi man to Alabama with promise of cheap iPhone

A Mississippi man found shot to death in Alabama was lured across the state line by someone offering a cheap used iPhone, his family said. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:43 am

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Road rage incident spanning nearly 20 miles ends with driver shot, killed

A road rage incident that continued for nearly 20 miles on a stretch of Interstate in Mississippi ended with one person dead. The suspect is ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, May 25, 2020 10:44 pm