6 more school districts join Mississippi education funding lawsuit, plaintiffs up to 20 now

September 16, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 […]

Former teacher Richard Pryor indicted in alleged molestation of students over four decades

September 16, 2014 in News, The Buzz

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a former south Mississippi teacher in connection with the alleged molestation of students over a period of four decades, according to a […]

Mississippi medical board sues VA for radiology records

September 16, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have […]

Reliance on income tax collections stunting Mississippi’s overall economic growth

September 15, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor’s report that says […]

Chevron contractor killed, 2 injured during maintenance on offshore pipeline

September 15, 2014 in Business, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said. The contractor, […]

Javon Spivey, wanted for Nashville home invasion murder, captured in Gulfport

September 15, 2014 in News, The Buzz

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A man wanted on charges of murder and robbery in Nashville has been captured in Gulfport, Mississippi. Nashville police say the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitive […]

Police say Timothy Jones killed 5 children ‘by violent means’ at their home

September 12, 2014 in News, The Buzz

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man killed his five children at home, “by violent means,” about a week before his ex-wife reported them missing. Lexington County […]

Judge rules Oscar Pistorius can’t be found guilty of murder, culpable homicide likely

September 12, 2014 in News, Sports, The Buzz

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both premeditated murder and murder […]