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Mississippi News

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.

Ex-FEMA Director Brown: 'Obama jumped the gun on Sandy'

Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has given praise to US President Barack Obama in regards to Hurricane Sandy's response. Michael Brown, FEMA's former director, criticized saying that Obama acted too fast.

Op-Ed: ABC's 'Nightline' reveals KKK, racism still strong in US (Video)

Mississippi State - A new documentary series exposes the truth that the Ku Klux Klan is still very active in the US. The ABC "Nightline" documentary shows members of the Klan talking about their beliefs, especially their desire to achieve racial segregation in the US.

20,000 dead swamp rats wash ashore on Mississippi beaches

Thousands of dead swamp rats from Louisiana are washing up on the beaches of Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality estimates over 20,000 carcasses have been washed up.

The day after — Sometimes lighting, and hurricanes, strike twice

As dawn approaches and a new day awakens, New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile and much of the north western gulf coast will wake up and begin to go about the task of accessing the damage and beginning repairs.

King Biscuit blues festival Special

Little Rock - Hundreds of thousands of people from as far away as Madrid come to pay their respects to The King Biscuit Blues Festival.

Blues bliss weekend at the Second street Blues Festival Special

Clarksdale - Music, barbecue, friends and fun proves to be on the agenda for the small southern town of Clarksdale, Ms as the city prepares for a weekend of blues bliss.

Halloween Decor Mistaken for Fire at Mississippi State Special

Halloween decorations got a little out of hand when a couple of young ladies in the dorm decided to decorate. Little did they know their idea to decorate would get them a visit from the fire department.

Police find $7 million worth of marijuana in tractor-trailer

Jackson - Law enforcement officers in the south seized a tractor-trailer loaded with $7 million worth of marijuana, found during a routine search of cargo by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Tropical storm rains threaten Appalachia with flash floods

New Orleans - Tropical Storm Lee dumped over a foot of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi and continues on a northeast trek threatening the Appalachian states with torrential rains and flash flooding to continue through Wednesday.
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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
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Shrimp boat in Biloxi channel with nets out shrimping while pelicans and sea gulls chase it down the...
Shrimp boat in Biloxi channel with nets out shrimping while pelicans and sea gulls chase it down the channel.
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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.
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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
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What s left of a McNeill  Miss. man s home after a tornado ripped through the town on Christmas Day ...
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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Condos in Biloxi  MS shown after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the bottom floors beside the same...
Condos in Biloxi, MS shown after Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the bottom floors beside the same condos in June 2013, repaired and restored.
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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
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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
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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
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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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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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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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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Screen capture of Chickasawhay River in Mississippi after a June 27  2013 oil spill.
Screen capture of Chickasawhay River in Mississippi after a June 27, 2013 oil spill.
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A home in Gulfport  MS is destroyed by a tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaac
A home in Gulfport, MS is destroyed by a tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaac
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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
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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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Images from Biloxi  Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
Images from Biloxi, Mississippi before and after rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina
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Ben Bradford
Ben Bradford
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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.
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