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Alabama Asks Nonprofit Group for Prison Help

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and other state officials are asking the Council of State Governments Justice Center for help in improving the state's troubled prison system.

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Jackson Mayor's Race Narrowed to Two

Updated: 04/09/2014 - Jackson voters cast ballots Tuesday in a special election to select the city's next mayor, culling a crowded field of 13 candidates down to two.

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Judge OKs Delay in Dutschke Sentencing

Posted: 04/08/2014 - A federal judge has granted a request giving more time for James Everett Dutschke's attorneys to review a pre-sentencing report.

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Jackson Special Mayoral Election Tuesday

Posted: 04/08/2014 - A former Jackson mayor and the son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are among a crowded field of candidates on Tuesday's special election ballot.

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City-County Animal Control Agreement in Jeopardy

Updated: 04/07/2014 - Lauderdale County's board of supervisors is telling the city of Meridian it has 45 days to live up to its part of an inter-local agreement for animal control.

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McDaniel Accepts Debate Invitation

Updated: 04/07/2014 - State Sen. Chris McDaniel, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, says he has accepted an invitation to debate Republican rival, Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Hopkins Charged, Released

Updated: 04/04/2014 - Former Meridian police officer, Don Hopkins, has been released on his own recognizance after he was charged with simple assault Thursday.

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Bryant Signs Religious Practices Bill

Posted: 04/04/2014 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.

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Update on Sen. Carmichael

Posted: 04/03/2014 - State Sen. Videt Carmichael may be hospitalized up to week in UMC's ICU.

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Fitch Discusses MPACT Program

Updated: 04/02/2014 - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says, despite an $82 million shortfall, the state's college savings program will re-open to enrollment in a few months.

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Denson to Run Again in 2015

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A former chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says he plans to run again for his old position.

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House, Senate Pass Bill to Trim Taxing Powers

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Lawmakers are moving ahead with changes to tax collections that the Mississippi Department of Revenue says could cost the state more than $100 million a year.

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Bryant Says He'll Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he looks forward to signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

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AG Seeks Answers from High Court

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Posted: 04/01/2014 - Attorney General Jim Hood is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to explain why it threw out the conviction of death row inmate Michelle Byrom.

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