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  • Miss man, 17, held in La after Miss Amber Alert

    September 21, 2014 10:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a 17-year-old male from south Mississippi has been arrested in northwest Louisiana and faces kidnapping charges in Mississippi. Webster Parish sheriff's Deputy Ashley Johnson says the youth from Magee, Mississippi, was booked early Sunday on a hold for Mississippi. She says he faces... more »
  • Forecast: La and Miss in for days of nasty weather

    April 27, 2014 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Weather Service says Louisiana and Mississippi are in for days of nasty weather. Forecasters say thunderstorms Sunday could bring damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes to north Louisiana and north Mississippi. Storms are expected to stall over the area. That means a chance of... more »
  • Miss. man killed in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

    October 23, 2013 9:39 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 73-year-old Woodville, Miss. man was killed in a single vehicle crash involving a cane truck on La. Highway 1 north in Pointe Coupee Parish. Investigators identified the victim as Robert Sims Sr. Trooper Jared Sandifer said Sims was driving a... more »
  • Miss. murder victim's car found in La. swamp

    October 25, 2012 7:25 AM

    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials have recovered the car owned by an elderly Lamar County woman who was murdered over the weekend. Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Ada Smith's white 1993 Buick was found hidden in a swampy area near Slidell, La., at around noon Wednesday. The 95-year-old... more »
  • Southern Baptists elect 1st black president

    June 20, 2012 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African American pastor for the first time. The nation's largest Protestant denomination voted Tuesday to elect the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. to lead them. It's an important step... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to using bogus checks

    May 3, 2012 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to using counterfeit bank checks to purchase vehicles from several dealerships in southeast Louisiana. Twenty-six-year-old Gina Seawright, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her... more »
  • Ole Miss Gets a New Mascot

    October 14, 2010 1:41 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's... more »
  • Saints Cornerback Randall Gay Will Miss Sunday's Game

    September 24, 2010 5:31 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints cornerback Randall Gay will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Sean Payton says Gay, who left the Saints' victory at San Francisco on Monday night after taking a blow to the head, had an independent medical examination on Thursday and got... more »
  • Kevin Faulk Says He'll Miss Rest of Patriots' Season

    September 22, 2010 12:28 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England running back Kevin Faulk says he'll miss the rest of the Patriots' season with a torn knee ligament. Faulk said Wednesday that he will undergo surgery for the injury to his right knee. He hurt his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's 28-14 loss at... more »
  • Miss. fisherman returns as divers search for him

    September 21, 2010 9:13 PM

    PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 70-year-old south Mississippi man who had gone fishing didn't realize a search and rescue mission was under way for him in the Pearl River. WLOX-TV reports that people on shore cheered Tuesday morning when Walter Acker of Pearlington sailed up while divers were... more »
  • Hood: No Decision Yet on Whether Miss. Will Sue BP

    August 17, 2010 8:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he hasn't decided yet whether to file a state lawsuit against BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hood said he's taking time to evaluate possible claims for damages created by... more »
  • BP pays for show touting Miss. coast 'resilience'

    August 13, 2010 9:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's office said Friday that former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff will host a one-hour television special later this month to promote the state and oil company BP is footing the bill. Crews will be in Biloxi next week to film performances by Hasselhoff,... more »
  • Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing.

    August 6, 2010 9:43 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday in waters south of the barrier islands, which are about 12 miles off the coastline. Some shrimping... more »
  • Miss. Beach Cleaners Protest Contractor's Cutbacks

    July 18, 2010 3:39 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - About 30 beach cleanup workers in Mississippi staged a protest this weekend saying they were laid off without notice. But the president of RCI, a Louisiana-based company, says the workers have been paid for the time they worked. RCI President Joseph Rotolo Jr. tells WLOX television... more »
  • Miss Louisiana Pageant Under Way in Monroe

    June 22, 2010 9:30 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Miss Louisiana Pageant is under way in Monroe. The 29 Miss Louisiana contestants will spend the next few days preparing for the pageant, with preliminaries beginning Thursday evening and the finals set for Saturday night. Miss Louisiana 2009 Katherine Putnam said Monday she is disappointed... more »
  • Miss. Hopes to Open Brown Shrimp Season

    May 24, 2010 9:37 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - State officials will test brown shrimp for petroleum hydrocarbons ahead of the anticipated opening of the season in June. The Mississippi Press reports that William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources, was given authority this past week to open the season when... more »
  • "Rowdy Drunks" From LA Prob. For Miss. Canoeing Rivers

    March 30, 2010 2:07 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A ban on alcohol along popular canoeing and rafting rivers in south Mississippi's Pike County is illegal, the attorney for two outfitting business told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Alfred L. Felder of McComb, representing Ronnie Perry of Gator's Tubing and Wendy Ryals of Dogwood... more »

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