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Trial Delayed in Oil Spill Fraud Case

Posted: 11/25/2015 - A federal judge has agreed to delay until Feb. 1 a fraud case against San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts and six others related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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Global Travel Alert Issued

Posted: 11/24/2015 - As you get ready for holiday travel, the U.S. State Department says Americans, especially those traveling internationally, should be on alert.

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State of Alabama Sets Execution Date

Posted: 11/24/2015 - The Alabama Supreme Court has set a Jan. 21 execution date for Christopher Brooks, convicted of raping and murdering a woman more than 20 years ago.

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Terry Mayor Resigns

Updated: 11/23/2015 - The mayor of Terry, Miss., has resigned after pleading guilty to embezzlement.

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MHP to Have Heightened Enforcement

Posted: 11/23/2015 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol will have increased manpower on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period Wednesday through Sunday.

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Lawyer Says Prison Commissary Prices Too High

Posted: 11/23/2015 - An Oxford attorney says inmates' families get punished when prison commissaries charge excessively for necessities and snacks. Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher the vast majority of commissary prices have dropped substantially.

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Democrat Eaton Draws Long Straw in Tiebreaker

Updated: 11/20/2015 - To break a tie in a Mississippi House election, a Democrat and a Republican reached into a red canvas bag Friday and each plucked out a silver-plated business card box.

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Mississippi A.G. Warns about Spoofing Scam

Posted: 11/20/2015 - The office of Attorney General Jim Hood sent out a warning to Mississippians about a phone scam that's using technology to make it appear the call is coming from a familiar, trusted source.

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House Passes Bill for Extensive BG Checks

Posted: 11/19/2015 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the SAFE Act Thursday, a bill to extend background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the U.S. President Obama has pledged to veto it.

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Alabama A.G. Says Ethics Opinion Clear

Posted: 11/19/2015 - The attorney general says a new Alabama Ethics Commission opinion is clear that legislators cannot serve as hired lobbyists.

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Mississippi Universities Plan Tuition Increases

Posted: 11/19/2015 - In-state tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities is set to rise by 4.1 percent on average next fall, with the average price of tuition and fees crossing $7,000 for the first time.

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Judge Dismisses Davis Lawsuit

Posted: 11/18/2015 - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, who sought to run as a Democrat in a county election after he returned to the party from the GOP.

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Black Caucus to Oppose Tax Cuts in 2016

Posted: 11/18/2015 - Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus say they will oppose any effort by Republicans to push tax cuts during the 2016 session.

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