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CDC confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S. in patient at Dallas hospital

thomas-frieden-3dcfccc36907d771 DALLAS (AP) -- A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a Read More...

Suspect in Oklahoma beheading charged with murder, uttered Arabic words in attack

15973528-small NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from Read More...

Mississippi moving high security prisoners after riot at Walnut Grove facility

prisonjpg-d2171b5cd473622f JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Some of the most dangerous prisoners have been removed from the privately-run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility following a July 10 riot, as the Mississippi Department of Corrections faces renewed legal claims that the prison's guards are too poorly trained to Read More...

Sports

Prep football: Resurrection remains at No. 3 in Class 1A in latest state poll

PhotoGalleryThe Associated Press Here are Mississippi's top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (12) (5-0) 138 1 2. South Panola (2) (5-0) 128 2 3. Tupelo (5-0) 100 3 4. Picayune (4-0) 78 4 5. Oxford (4-1) 71 6 6. Brandon (4-1) 67 7 7. Oak Grove (4-0) 62 5 8. Clinton (4-1) 30 NR 9. Wayne County (4-1) 26 10 10. Petal (4-1) 15 9 (tie) Warren Central (5-0) 15 NR Others receiving votes: Read More...

NFL: New Orleans Saints upended by Dallas Cowboys, 38-17

-9aa6f77db5f5088e ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints provided another indication of just how things are going in the wrong direction this season. They can't even get a boost playing the Dallas Cowboys. A year after piling up an NFL-record 40 first downs Read More...

John Gibbs leads Alcorn State to 56-16 rout of Southern in SWAC action

Alcorn-StateLORMAN, Mississippi (AP) -- John Gibbs, Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Alcorn State to a 56-16 rout of Southern on Saturday night. Austin Howard connected with Justin Morgan for a 55-yard touchdown to give Southern an early 7-0 lead. Read More...

Entertainment

Black History Month is not dead

doc20140929155802-page-001An open letter to the more than 42 million African Americans in these United States. By Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Read More...

Death certificate shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when Mississippi warrant issued for his arrest

15863312-large ATLANTA (AP) -- Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia. The rapper, whose real name was Timothy Blair, Read More...

'No Good Deed' and 'Dolphin Tale 2' are 1-2 at the weekend box office

film-review-dolphin-tale-2-f10d2a8656538bb3 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent Read More...

Business

Money, marketing themes at Mississippi tourism convention in Biloxi

15363128-mmmain BILOXI, Mississippi (AP) -- Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination. Bryant will close the Read More...

BP wanted its money back -- but isn't going to get it

deepwater-horizon-rig-46837c936db91339 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP wanted its money back -- hundreds of millions of dollars of it -- but a federal judge says the oil giant must stick by an agreement with companies that got payouts after claiming the 2010 Gulf oil spill hurt Read More...

Sales of iphone 6, 6 plus top 10 million, Apple reports

iphone-6-plus-a7d70d964b7d9095 NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million Read More...

Health

CDC confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S. in patient at Dallas hospital

thomas-frieden-3dcfccc36907d771 DALLAS (AP) -- A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The patient was in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which had announced a Read More...

3 new cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Mississippi

west-nile-virusJACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi health officials have confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the state's total so far this year to 40 cases. The total includes five deaths previously reported. The new cases were reported in Lowndes, Neshoba, and Rankin counties. So Read More...

Doctor working for Moss Point firm 'manufactured' lung disease diagnoses, appeals court rules

15914101-small JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi's Court of Appeals says the state Board of Medical Licensure can discipline a radiologist for making what a federal judge found to be thousands of "manufactured" lung disease diagnoses. The Court of Appeals, ruling Tuesday, reversed a lower court verdict Read More...

Religion

Around Mississippi: Pastor Jerry Young honored; 165 marijuana plants seized; Chico Creek running red...

jerry-young-3bea9b36e3739931The Associated Press Here are some news and notes around Mississippi: In Jackson, Rev. Jerry Young, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., addresses a filled City Council chambers as he responds to being honored by the Jackson City Council on his recent election Read More...

Local pastor Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention

pastor_web_siteBy Lonnie Ross Online Editor Young makes history as the first Mississippi pastor to head the largest African American religious organization in the U.S. The pastor of New Hope Baptist Church located in Jackson Mississippi has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention on Read More...

Jackson Public School District Agrees to Halt Convocation Prayers

EDUCATION Humanist Group Decries Prayers at Public School Teacher Event 2The Mississippi Link Newswire In response to the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center’s letter sent on Aug. 25, 2014, the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, has agreed to eliminate religious activity, including prayers and sermons, at future convocations for its faculty. “We’re Read More...

Obituaries

Funeral sevices held for former Alcorn vice president and educator, Dr. Rudolph Waters

WatersRudolphBy Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob Special to The Mississippi Link     Families, friends and observers, converged at Alcorn State University’s Davey Whitney HPER complex, for a final farewell to former Vice President, Dr. Rudolph E. Waters, Sr. The funeral service was filled with songs, Read More...

Howard Stern remembers Joan Rivers with eulogy

joan-rivers-funeral--0df7c28507851b91 NEW YORK (AP) -- Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that -- like late comedian herself -- brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, Read More...

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

joan-rivers-333de385f0a3fb18 NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Read More...

Education

Black History Month is not dead

doc20140929155802-page-001An open letter to the more than 42 million African Americans in these United States. By Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Read More...

Funeral sevices held for former Alcorn vice president and educator, Dr. Rudolph Waters

WatersRudolphBy Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob Special to The Mississippi Link     Families, friends and observers, converged at Alcorn State University’s Davey Whitney HPER complex, for a final farewell to former Vice President, Dr. Rudolph E. Waters, Sr. The funeral service was filled with songs, Read More...

Jackson school system joins education funding lawsuit

ronnie-musgrove-da64c1803dcf3762 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 Tuesday to join, with two abstentions, said spokesman Sherwin Johnson. Jackson alone has been shorted $85 million because Read More...

Opinion

Black History Month is not dead

doc20140929155802-page-001An open letter to the more than 42 million African Americans in these United States. By Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Read More...

Analysis: David Green was a storyteller, workers' champion

3665jpg-d5785397b609cbe0 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The late David Green filled two roles in the Mississippi House of Representatives. One was to cool off the combatants when the legislative wars became too heated. The other was to fight for pay raises for 20,000-plus state employees, especially those Read More...

What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to evaluate what tips the scales

redskins-whats-a-slur-2ab252be0fc5350cThe Associated Press Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is -- or is not -- racially offensive. What is a slur, and who gets to Read More...

The Buzz

Suspect in Oklahoma beheading charged with murder, uttered Arabic words in attack

15973528-small NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from Read More...

Mississippi moving high security prisoners after riot at Walnut Grove facility

prisonjpg-d2171b5cd473622f JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Some of the most dangerous prisoners have been removed from the privately-run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility following a July 10 riot, as the Mississippi Department of Corrections faces renewed legal claims that the prison's guards are too poorly trained to Read More...

Police investigating house fire that killed 41 dogs, 52 survived

house-fire-animals-killed-509c7f2613931487 LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in North Las Vegas have launched an animal cruelty investigation surrounding a home where firefighters say at least 41 dogs were killed and 52 survived a weekend fire. North Las Vegas City Councilman Isaac Barron owns the house that was Read More...