A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a seventh time. Doug Evans, who’s running... Read More.
Ulta Beauty contacted the Flowood Police Department in regards to shoplifting earlier today. It was found that an employee heard the fragrance alarm going off and found that two females were filling bags with perfumes. When the females were approached, they ran out the front door. The... Read More.
Mississippi lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed bills Wednesday that could ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. If either bill becomes law, abortions in Mississippi would be illegal as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. There are exceptions that would allow abortion if the pregnancy threatens a... Read More.
Jackson and surrounding cities now have access to millions of dollars of federal cash for much-needed infrastructure projects. Now it's up to the cities to get to work. The Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization on Wednesday approved a total $32.7 million in funding for metro-area transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion... Read More.
Gov. Phil Bryant has set March 12 for special elections to replace three former House members who were elected judges in November. The 2019 Mississippi Legislature convenes Tuesday with at least three vacancies due to state lawmakers being elected judges and another lawmaker who will join the Court of Appeals in... Read More.
A federal appeals court is not reviving a lawsuit that tried to block a Mississippi city from flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week affirmed a district judge’s decision that dismissed the lawsuit against Ocean Springs. The lawsuit called the flag “racially demeaning... Read More.
Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's special run-off election to fulfill the seat left vacant by retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s current term through 2020, after being appointed to replace him earlier this year. Hyde-Smith is the first woman to be elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate. It was an unimpressive... Read More.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) attended a speaking event and, in thanking a cattle rancher for his support, said: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” A few weeks later, and after a video depicting the comment was made public, Hyde-Smith’s... Read More.