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Houston flooding 2015 updates: 1000s of homes damaged

houston-flooding-2015-52448a29fb9df4f2 (AP) The Houston flooding 2015 continues Tuesday, as some areas hard hit are facing a dire situation. Rising waters are to continue, as several deaths have been reported, with several missing -- and literally thousands of homes damaged. Houston Mayor Annise Parker told reporters Tuesday Read More...

Latest Mississippi news, sports, business and entertainment

United_States_Coast_Guard_Cutter_ChandeleurMISSING BOY Coast Guard calls off search for missing Petal teen GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a 16-year-old from Petal who disappeared Sunday afternoon from the western tip of West Ship Island. The Sun Herald reports that the Read More...

Woman arrested after car rolls over 2 bicycles, hits child

1tKLrg.AuSt.77 BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A Biloxi woman was arrested after police said she ran her car over two bicycles and hit a child. The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1LGwntq ) reports 33-year-old Jennifer Irene Roth sped into a neighborhood Tuesday evening in her vehicle. In a press release, Read More...

Sports

Latest Mississippi sports news from The Associated Press

16e86af6035208bebccf288de7a92e03BALTIMORE (AP) - Scott Feldman outpitched Chris Tillman, Chris Carter keyed a seventh-inning rally and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 last night for their 10th win in 13 games. Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros. DESTIN, Fla. Read More...

Curry's daughter steals spotlight during news conference

Stephen Curry OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There's at least one person on the planet who can contain Stephen Curry: his daughter. Curry's 2-year-old daughter, Riley, stole the spotlight from the Golden State Warriors star and NBA MVP during his news conference after Tuesday night's 110-106 victory over Read More...

NFL turning to South for 2019, 2020 Super Bowls

download SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL will turn to the South for its host cities for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls. New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa will bid for those games. Of those four, New Orleans staged the game most recently, after the Read More...

Entertainment

B.B. King: Lawyer says allegations blue's legend was poisoned 'ridiculous'

patty-king-e1329be07bf9b802 (AP) Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active Read More...

Police: Probe of B.B. King death depends on coroner findings

B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The MirageBy KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say there's no active homicide investigation of the death of B.B. King, despite claims by two of the blues legend's heirs that King's two closest aides poisoned him. Homicide Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday that Read More...

Any Truth to the Rumor That Vivica’s Dating the Hunky Co-Star Who Plays Her Son?

11165076_681329051993729_1950727844191684811_oVivica A. Fox, Tyson Beckford and Robert Ri’chard: The “Chocolate City” Interview with Kam Williams   Vivica A. Fox, Tyson Beckford and Robert Ri’chard co-star in Chocolate City which is basically a remake of Magic Mike. Director Jean-Claude La Marre explains that he felt an African-American variation on the Read More...

Business

Corinth Coca-Cola expands into west Tennessee

Coke10MedalsCORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc. has expanded its distribution territory farther into west Tennessee, officially entering the Jackson and Paris markets. The company already served Lexington, Tennessee. Corinth Coca-Cola's expanded territory rights were first announced in April 2013. In a three-way deal, Corinth Read More...

City of Jackson Weekly Update

download (1) City of Jackson Moves Forward with Project to Pave 14 Streets This Summer The city will move forward with a project to pave 14 streets using federal Community Development Block Grant funding.  The Mayor and City Council recently approved the contract for Dickerson & Bowen, Inc. A start date Read More...

Mississippi governor and Israeli ambassador push trade

Ronald Dermer, Phil BryantBy JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Leaders of Israel and Mississippi say they want to increase what is now a tiny trade between the Magnolia State and Middle Eastern nation, building an economic relationship on top of political ties. Gov. Phil Bryant and Israeli Read More...

Health

Student back in school, with gym teacher who gave her kidney

460x (2) DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher. Students threw confetti as A'Ja Booth entered the West Side Academy, walking arm-in-arm with Nadirah Muhammad down a red carpet in the gym. Muhammad, Read More...

MDCC Health Science to graduate May 7

946509_10151641077241335_1951782752_n Dr. Wade Dowell will address Mississippi Delta Community College’s health science majors at their commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., May 7 at 10 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum in Moorhead, Miss. The graduation and pinning ceremony honors the college’s dental hygiene, radiologic technology Read More...

OLE MISS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAMPS

maxresdefaultThe Mississippi Link Newswire DAY CAMP June 1-4, 2015 for girls and boys grades K - 8th grade ELITE SKILLS  (Two sessions offered!) June 6, 2015 OR June 24, 2015 for girls grades 7 - 12th grade SHOOTOUT June 20, 2015 for JV, Varsity and AAU teams TEAM CAMP (Two sessions offered!) June 8-9, 2015 OR  June 26-28, 2014 for JV, Varsity, Middle School Read More...

Religion

Business community, churches dispute over feeding homeless

HPIM0697.JPGJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The business community and local churches in Jackson are at odds over feeding the homeless at Smith Park. The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1bEwH0p) reports some local businesses have been complaining of trash and other debris left behind on the weekends at the park. Ben Read More...

Pastor now not required to register as sex offender in Mississippi

stallworthjpg-8132f4e693fa7cf0(AP) The Rev. Jeffery A. Stallworth will not have to register as a sex offender in Mississippi after his criminal record was expunged in Maryland. The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an order from a Hinds County judge who required Stallworth to register. Sex offenders Read More...

Civil rights activist, Gardner Taylor dies at age 96

0The Mississippi Link Newswire A noted preacher and civil rights activist died yesterday at the age of 96. Gardner Calvin Taylor (June 18, 1918 – April 5, 2015) was an American preacher, noted for his eloquence and understanding of Christian faith and theology, and known as “the Read More...

Obituaries

Tribute and Commentary about Hattiesburg Police Officer Liquori Tate from former city councilman

Coco as a HPD recruit badge P205 Ronald Tate (Father of Liquori Tate) shared Liquori Tate's Facebook post: "Life is too short. So if i DIE today I'm happy how my life turned out. And I'm happy that i had a chance to meet the people that i met and I enjoyed Read More...

Pete Brown, first black player to win PGA Tour event, dies

12anderson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday. He was 80. PGA Tour officials say Brown died in Augusta. Details on the cause of death weren't immediately available. Brown won the 1964 Waco Turner Open in Read More...

Percy Sledge dead 2015: 'When a man loves a woman' No. 1 hit

percy-sledge-dead-2015-ca0a5068b0b989a6 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. Dr. William "Beau" Clark, coroner for East Read More...

Education

Federal lawyers seek consolidation of Mississippi schools

District Building SmallGREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice will present testimony Wednesday as it tries to persuade a federal judge to order the Cleveland school district to consolidate its middle and high schools. Witnesses with the Cleveland school district have spent two days telling Read More...

Vote set to name passing score for third-grade reading test

17161457-largeBy JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday to vote on the reading test score third graders will be required to have to advance to fourth grade. Mississippi's 38,000 public school third graders took the 50-question Read More...

Mississippi gets $2.4 million to improve reading teachers

books1(AP) Mississippi will get $2.4 million to subsidize summer programs for struggling readers and improve teachers' reading instruction methods. The three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, announced Tuesday, would be channeled through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, relying on board-certified teachers to Read More...

Opinion

Tribute and Commentary about Hattiesburg Police Officer Liquori Tate from former city councilman

Coco as a HPD recruit badge P205 Ronald Tate (Father of Liquori Tate) shared Liquori Tate's Facebook post: "Life is too short. So if i DIE today I'm happy how my life turned out. And I'm happy that i had a chance to meet the people that i met and I enjoyed Read More...

The “Dumbing Down” of American Education

EDUCATION Educating the Kids Nobody WantsBy Kevin Chavous Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. Federal lawmakers were Read More...

Keisha Knight Pulliam: Helping our youth through Kamp Kizzy

KKP Head ShotBy Keisha Knight Pulliam I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place.  For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it also Read More...

The Buzz

Mississippi man dies in 1-vehicle wreck in Louisiana, wasn't wearing seat belt

Car-crash-wreck-accident-police-tape-generic(AP) Louisiana State Police say a 42-year-old Mississippi man died when his SUV ran off the road and hit several trees. Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau says Robert Hargrave of Natchez died about 3:10 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 84 in the town of Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest Read More...

Police: Probe of B.B. King death depends on coroner findings

B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The MirageBy KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say there's no active homicide investigation of the death of B.B. King, despite claims by two of the blues legend's heirs that King's two closest aides poisoned him. Homicide Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday that Read More...

Man gets life in prison for murder of Jackson St. professor

pottsCANTON, Miss. (AP) - A 22-year-old man accused in the death of a Jackson State University professor has been sentenced to life in prison. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1HkwxbL) Melvin Potts was convicted Wednesday in the stabbing death of Garrick Shelton. Potts received an additional 10 years Read More...