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  • $3 million worth of meth seized in Hinds County traffic stop February 6, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop Wednesday resulted in one of the largest interdiction seizure of methamphetamine – reportedly valued at $3 million – in state history. Officials said in a news release that the discovery was made by a Hinds County K-9 unit after a 2015 Toyota […]
  • 19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County February 6, 2016
    IRVINE, Ky. (AP) – Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county. In a Facebook post, Estill County Emergency Management says the health department is investigating the salmonella outbreak, which began at the beginning of the year, and is still trying to find […]
  • Missouri considers easing adoptee birth certificate access February 6, 2016
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Danika Donatti first met her biological father when he was in hospice dying from complications of a disease she might also carry. Donatti, 18, was adopted shortly after birth. She has known the names of her biological parents since childhood, but she didn’t try to form a relationship with them […]
  • 3 former firefighters indicted on arson charges February 6, 2016
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – Three of the six former Hancock County firefighters have been indicted by a grand jury on arson charges after a string of suspicious fires in 2014 and early 2015. The Sun Herald reports those indicted Tuesday included 28-year-old Crystal Lynn Mooneyhan, of Bay St. Louis; 26-year-old Michael Spencer Smith, […]
  • Arkansas up for grabs after Huckabee exit February 6, 2016
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s exit from the presidential race doesn’t just open up a new hunt for his home state’s Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it completed its sweep of Arkansas offices. Huckabee’s announcement […]
  • Tennessee passed 2009 law taking guns out of abusers’ hands February 6, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The same year Tennessee’s pro-gun Legislature made it legal for some to be armed in bars, lawmakers also took a quieter step toward keeping guns away from domestic abusers. The 2009 law requires people who have had orders of protection filed against them to turn their guns over to someone else […]
  • Commercial air service to start again in Tupelo February 6, 2016
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left. Corporate Flight Management, based in Smyrna, Tennessee, is set to begin its Tupelo-Nashville connection late next month. CEO Matt Chaifetz tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal ticket sales will […]
  • State moves inmates from regional jails February 6, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails. The agency, in a news release, said it began Friday removing 602 inmates from 13 of the 15 regional jails. Regional facilities receive $29.74 per inmate, per day. MDOC is contractually required […]
  • Girlfriend now sought in parolee’s escape February 6, 2016
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is now seeking the girlfriend of parolee Michael Lester Morgan as an accomplice in his escape this week. The department, in a news release Friday, said Kimberly M. Sellars is wanted on a charge of aiding and abetting. She is believed to be traveling with Morgan, […]
  • Political leaders attend Powers’ funeral February 6, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Georgia Davis Powers’ funeral turned into a celebration of a life that broke down barriers as a civil-rights icon and the first African-American woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. The Courier-Journal reports the celebration Friday in Louisville included the reading of a letter from President Barack Obama and remembrances from religious […]
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