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Mississippi Senate OKs concealed carry, armed security in church

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Senate passed the "Mississippi Church Protection Act," which allows armed security and concealed carry without a permit in churches.

In Mississippi, retiring politicians can pocket campaign cash

When it came time for former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck to shutter her campaign committee at the end of 2013, she took with her the $158,342 remaining in the committee account.

Gun store argument leads to deadly shootout over $25 fee in Miss.

Picayune - A Mississippi gun store owner and his son were killed Saturday in a shootout with two customers after a quarrel over a $25 firearm repair fee erupted into violence, police told NBC. The customers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B.B. King' celebrates a legacy

Following the great bluesman's death earlier this year at the age of 89, a slimmed down career retrospective, previously available on CD, is to be released on vinyl for the first time.

Police: Man bombs Miss. Walmart for not selling Confederate flag

Tupelo - A Mississippi man, upset that Walmart no longer sells Confederate flags, allegedly tossed a bomb inside one of the big box stores in Tupelo, early Sunday. Marshall W. Leonard, 61, was charged on Tuesday afternoon with planting an explosive device.

Woman tries to take selfie with bison, finds out it's a bad idea

Yellowstone National Park - A Mississippi woman who was visiting Yellowstone Park with her daughter on Tuesday found out something that several tourists have had to learn the hard way. Give large and imposing animals their space. Bison are no exception.

Two Mississippi women plead guilty to hate crimes charges

Jackson - Two Brandon Mississippi women have pleaded guilty to Federal hate crime charges in connection with racially-motivated attacks on African-Americans that started in the spring of 2011, leading to the death of James Craig Anderson in 2011.

Op-Ed: FSU near-upset shows uncertain College Football Playoff rankings

Second-ranked Florida State remained unbeaten and situated on the inside of the College Football Playoff with a double-digit come-from-behind victory Thursday against the Louisville Cardinals.

Interview with country singer Ben Bradford Special

The exciting new talent behind one of the summer's biggest sing-a-long anthems talks to Digital Journal about his current activities and also defends the "bro country" phenomenon.

Mississippi Tea Party leader commits suicide

Jackson - Mississippi attorney and Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Girl attacked by pit bulls told to leave KFC because of scars

Jackson - A three-year-old girl who was mauled by pit bulls back in April was reportedly asked to leave a Jackson, Mississippi KFC when an employee told her that her physical appearance was scaring the customers.

Mississippi judge accused of racist assault on disabled man

Canton - A white Mississippi judge stands accused of striking a mentally disabled black man at a flea market, yelling "run, nigger run" during the assault.

Mississippi could lose its only abortion clinic

The state of Mississippi may soon be without its only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit started hearing arguments early Monday as to why having the clinic open violates a 2012 law.

Mississippi sex ed students taught homosexuality is illegal

Mississippi law mandates that the public high school students be taught that gay sex is a crime under state law and that sexual intercourse is only acceptable between a monogamously married man and woman.

Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesn’t go all the way.

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home

Washington - A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse.

Canadian native Dan Ackroyd's latest gig on right side of the law

Jackson - If you thought Canada's own Dan Ackroyd was just a "wild and crazy guy" that hangs with the likes of Steve Martin and Garret Morris, boasting about their great bulges, think again.

Sikh truck driver harassed, told by judge to remove rag (turban)

Mccomb - In the Pike County Justice Court in Mississippi, Judge Aubrey Rimes expelled Sikh Jageer Singh from the courtroom after telling his attorney that Mr. Singh should remove "that rag" from his head or go to jail.

Photo Essay: Exploring Biloxi, MS, eight years since Katrina Special

Biloxi - The evidence of Hurricane Katrina's destruction is still visible today as scars in the landscape of Biloxi, Mississippi, but Biloxi has moved on. Repaired and rebuilt it awaits you coming to explore its vibrant casinos, nightlife, beaches and wildlife.

Oil spill in Mississippi's Chickasawhay River under investigation

An oil spill from a well in Wayne County, Mississippi has leaked hundreds to thousands of gallons of oil into a local river. Investigation into the cause of the spill continues.

Op-Ed: Suit filed against Mississippi over private jail conditions

Meridian - The American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Mississippi over conditions at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Mississippi legislature passes bipartisan 'anti-Bloomberg bill'

Jackson - In response to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit large sugary beverages, Mississippi lawmakers passed bipartisan legislation that allows consumers to make the choice whether or not to consume unhealthy food items.

Mississippi town’s first openly gay mayoral candidate murdered

Clarksdale - Mississippi law enforcement officials have a man in custody, charged in connection with the murder of one of the state's first openly gay mayoral candidate.

Mississippi officially ratifies 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

The state of Mississippi has finally officially ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery by taking the final step of submitting its papers to the National Archives's Office of the Federal Register.

State of Emergency issued as tornadoes rip through Mississippi Special

Hattiesburg - A supercell storm system making its way through Mississippi and Alabama has spawned at least one tornado in Mississippi, injuring at least three people in Hattiesburg.

Extreme, racialized discipline pervades Mississippi schools

A newly-released report by a group of civil rights organizations has revealed that severe, often racialized school disciplinary policies are common throughout Mississippi.

Dangerous drop in the Mississippi's water levels

Thebes - Following the worst drought in half a century, that has brought water levels in the Mississippi close to historic lows, agencies are reporting that this could shut down all shipping in a matter of weeks.

Video: Three killed in plane crash in Mississippi neighborhood

Jackson - A small plane burst into flames after it crashed into a house in a Mississippi neighborhood shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. All three people aboard the plane died, and a resident of the house escaped with minor injuries.
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Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012  and gets two life sentences.
Deryl Dedmon pled guilty to the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2012, and gets two life sentences.
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Hurricane Camille memorial side by side of April 2006 showing the devastation and debris left by Hur...
Hurricane Camille memorial side by side of April 2006 showing the devastation and debris left by Hurricane Katrina in Aug. 2005 and the June 2013 view of it repaired and restored.
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What's left of a McNeill, Miss. man's home after a tornado ripped through the town on Christmas Day 2012.
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The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August ...
The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August 2013 repaired and used as a fishing pier. A piece of the Imperial Palace garage and the casino destruction also shown in the 2006 photo.
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
The flag of Mississippi  with the Confederate emblem on the left.
The flag of Mississippi, with the Confederate emblem on the left.
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The new Biloxi Bay Bridge  built after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old one on Hwy 90  this one n...
The new Biloxi Bay Bridge, built after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old one on Hwy 90, this one now finished runs 1.7 miles from Ocean Springs, Mississippi to Biloxi, Mississippi.
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the differe...
Public understanding of the difference between Beach advisory and beach closure can make the difference of whether beach rentals stay in business or fold.
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Kanon Tipton
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Looking west along Biloxi Beach at its current  2013  emptiness with few buildings since Biloxi was ...
Looking west along Biloxi Beach at its current, 2013, emptiness with few buildings since Biloxi was devastated by Hurricane Katrina's storm surge in 2005.
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"Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B.B. King"
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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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The newly opened Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi  MS  as viewed from the Biloxi Bay Bridge  at the pr...
The newly opened Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi, MS, as viewed from the Biloxi Bay Bridge, at the property of the previous Isle of Capri casino devastated 8 years earlier when Hurricane Katrina came ashore.
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Plane crash, Jackson, Mississipi
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