Report: Mississippi among states with an increase in the number of uninsured

February 10, 2016 in Health, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has […]

What should be done with relics of white supremacy?

February 10, 2016 in News

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant […]

Former Mississippi police chief sentenced in molestation case

February 10, 2016 in News, The Buzz

CANTON, Mississippi (AP) — A former police chief in Flora has been sentenced for sex crimes against children. WLOX-TV reports Madison County Circuit Court Judge Steve Ratcliff sentenced 59-year-old James Alderman […]

Police say two guns were used in fatal Pass Christian parade shooting

February 9, 2016 in News

PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi (AP) — Two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four other people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, but investigators […]

Two men killed, four wounded in shooting at Pass Christian parade

February 9, 2016 in News, The Buzz

PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi (AP) — A shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian killed two men and wounded four other people Sunday, south Mississippi authorities said. Carlos Bates, […]

Mayor Yarber endorses Hillary Clinton

February 8, 2016 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Hillary Clinton received an endorsement from Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber today. Yarber cites Clinton’s attentiveness to local issues facing families in often underserved communities, according to […]

Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal

February 8, 2016 in News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Civil District Court Judge Piper […]

$3 million worth of meth seized in Hinds County traffic stop

February 8, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop Wednesday resulted in one of the largest interdiction seizure of methamphetamine — reportedly valued at $3 million […]