November 28, 2020

benhillyer, Author at Magnolia State Live

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Amtrak train hits 18-wheeler in Pike County Friday evening

An Amtrak train hit an 18 wheeler trying to cross the railroad tracks in Summit Friday afternoon. WLBT News in Jackson reports that the train ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:54 am

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Memphis man who arranged online meeting ends up being shot; Suspect arrested in Mississippi

A Memphis carjacking suspect was arrested in North Mississippi by the U.S. Marshals Task Force Wednesday. Memphis news sources report that Latravious Garrison was arrested ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:10 am

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City repeals noise rule at only Mississippi abortion clinic; Group says move is victory for free speech

Mississippi’s capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state’s only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:09 pm

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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 parole should be “rare” for juveniles, Mississippi ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:42 am

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Mississippi AG: More than 70 percent of stores checked in one county violated state’s beer, vape, e-cigarettes laws

More than 70 percent of the stores checked in one Mississippi county by agents violated Mississippi’s beer, vape, and e-cigarette laws. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:13 pm

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First female federal judge approved for Mississippi’s Southern District

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the first woman to become a federal judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. Kristi Haskins Johnson of Brandon ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:10 pm

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Mississippi’s chief medical examiner placed on administrative leave

The chief medical examiner for Mississippi has been placed on administrative leave.Dr. Mark LeVaughn has been in charge of the office since 2011. The State ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:02 pm

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Unusual hummingbirds being spotted across Mississippi

With cooler temperatures and falling leaves, it’s beginning to feel like winter in Mississippi and not the time of year when we typically think of ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:08 am

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New network puts state’s 15 community colleges in internet fast lane

Mississippi’s 15 community colleges are upgrading to a fiber-based broadband network that officials say will allow faster internet speeds and more collaboration with other institutions ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:01 am

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Police defuse possible explosive device at Mississippi hospital

Brookhaven police defused a potentially deadly situation Friday afternoon after a suspicious bag was found outside King’s Daughters Medical Center. A good Samaritan reported a ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, November 13, 2020 3:25 pm

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