• This App Is Going Away SoonThis App Is Going Away Soon

    Download our main app for custom alerts and interactive radar

    WAPT / 31.12.2017 08:00
  • This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated

    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

    Google News / 19.11.2017 04:21
  • Man reunited with woman who helped get him on path to recovery Man reunited with woman who helped get him on path to recovery

    "I know I can make it this time. I got everybody's support, your support, Kaitlyn's support, I got all the people who donated, and I got my family back."

    WAPT / 14 min. ago
  • JPD officer injured in accident with pickup truckJPD officer injured in accident with pickup truck

    Accident occurs near JSU football stadium

    WAPT / 27 min. ago
  • Saturday Evening WebcastSaturday Evening Webcast

    16 WAPT meteorologist Nathan Scott has the forecast for Jackson and Central Mississippi.

    WAPT / 31 min. ago
  • Ex-state Sen. Ralph Shortey to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charge, lawyer saysEx-state Sen. Ralph Shortey to plead guilty to child sex trafficking charge, lawyer says

    Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has agreed to plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for three other charges to be dismissed, Shortey's lawyer confirmed.

    WAPT / 58 min. ago
  • 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy in critical condition'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy in critical condition

    A rep for the singer and actor says he is out of an induced coma and surrounded by family.

    WAPT / 1 h. 8 min. ago
  • Father left sitting in own feces for weeks, police sayFather left sitting in own feces for weeks, police say

    A Florida man was arrested after police say he left his father in a chair for so long, his skin began to rot.

    WAPT / 1 h. 39 min. ago
  • 20-4 run helps lift Mississippi State over Florida A&M - USA TODAY20-4 run helps lift Mississippi State over Florida A&M - USA TODAY

    20-4 run helps lift Mississippi State over Florida A&MUSA TODAYNick Weatherspoon, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Lamar Peters and Abdul Ado all had 12 points to lead Mississippi State (2-0). Tyson Carter scored 10 points and Ado added eight rebounds and three blocked shots in his first collegiate action after redshirting ...and more »

    Google News / 1 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Domestic fight leads to man shot in stomach Domestic fight leads to man shot in stomach

    A woman's husband shot her ex-husband Saturday morning after they got into a fight when the ex-husband showed up at her south Jackson home to pick up their child, Jackson police said.

    WAPT / 2 h. 9 min. ago
  • Fitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21Fitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21

    No. 17 Mississippi State survives weak performance and 4 lost fumbles to beat Arkansas 28-21

    ABCNews.com / 2 h. 51 min. ago
  • Aggies Blitz: Five things to watch at Mississippi - Chron.comAggies Blitz: Five things to watch at Mississippi - Chron.com

    Chron.comAggies Blitz: Five things to watch at MississippiChron.comOXFORD, Miss. – It's overrated to say Mississippi's famed The Grove is overrated. I believe the setting is superb, despite the curmudgeons who label the misnamed "tailgating" scene as overhyped, especially late in the fall among the splendid trees in ...Mississippi's passing offense gets stiff test vs Texas A&MFOXSports.comall 94 news articles »

    Google News / 3 h. 17 min. ago more
  • Fitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21 - USA TODAYFitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21 - USA TODAY

    USA TODAYFitzgerald helps No. 17 Mississippi State top Arkansas 28-21USA TODAYFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Nick Fitzgerald has established himself as nothing short of one of the Southeastern Conference's top quarterbacks, if not the best, in his two seasons at the starter at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs junior added another ...No. 16 Mississippi State holds off Arkansas with last-second touchdownJackson Clarion LedgerArkansas fought hard against Mississippi State, but it still probably doesn't matter for Bret Bielema's job securitySB NationWatch: Arkansas' crazy, unintentional fumblerooski sets up touchdown against Mississippi StateNCAA.comSECcountry.com -AL.com -Yahoo Sportsall 125 news articles »

    Google News / 3 h. 30 min. ago more
  • Months after clashes, free speech rally held in BostonMonths after clashes, free speech rally held in Boston

    The rally moved from the Boston Common to the steps of the State House, chanting "USA" and "All Lives Matter."

    WAPT / 3 h. 58 min. ago
  • WATCH: Mississippi State ties game with back-to-back TDs - CBSSports.comWATCH: Mississippi State ties game with back-to-back TDs - CBSSports.com

    CBSSports.comWATCH: Mississippi State ties game with back-to-back TDsCBSSports.comWATCH: Mississippi State ties game with back-to-back TDs. Mississippi States QB Nick Fitzgerald runs for 18 yds for the first Bulldog touchdown, followed by RB Aeris Williams with an 8-yard touchdown run.

    Google News / 6 h. 30 min. ago
  • Insurer Says It Shouldn't Have to Pay for Building Collapse - U.S. News & World ReportInsurer Says It Shouldn't Have to Pay for Building Collapse - U.S. News & World Report

    Insurer Says It Shouldn't Have to Pay for Building CollapseU.S. News & World ReportAn insurer says it shouldn't have to pay for the collapse of a building in southwest Mississippi, or any associated damages. Nov. 18, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.. Insurer Says It Shouldn't Have to Pay for Building Collapse ...and more »

    Google News / 9 h. 5 min. ago
  • Mississippi starts work on $150 million highway widening - Houston ChronicleMississippi starts work on $150 million highway widening - Houston Chronicle

    Mississippi starts work on $150 million highway wideningHouston ChronicleThe Mississippi Department of Transportation will expand an 8-mile (13-kilometer) section of U.S. 49 in Richland and Florence from four lanes to six lanes. Utilities have already been moving power poles, but construction started this week on removing ...and more »

    Google News / 10 h. 11 min. ago more
  • Mississippi starts work on $150 million highway wideningMississippi starts work on $150 million highway widening

    RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials have started on a $150 million project to rebuild and widen a congested suburban highway. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will expand an 8-mile (13-kilometer) section of U.S. 49 in Richland and Florence from four lanes to six lanes. Utilities have already been moving power poles, but construction started this week on removing old curbs and gutters and widening shoulders to maintain four lanes of traffic during construction. After that, contractors will install new culverts and improve intersections. Finally, the existing pavement will be rebuilt. Department of Transportation Executive Director Melinda McGrath says lane closures will be timed to take place overnight and avoid holidays. The project is expected to conclude within three years.

    WJTV / 10 h. 14 min. ago more
  • $80M Mississippi River Bridge Opens From Illinois to Iowa - U.S. News & World Report$80M Mississippi River Bridge Opens From Illinois to Iowa - U.S. News & World Report

    La Crosse Tribune$80M Mississippi River Bridge Opens From Illinois to IowaU.S. News & World Report$80M Mississippi River Bridge Opens From Illinois to Iowa. Illinois and Iowa officials are celebrating the opening of a new Mississippi River bridge from Savanna to Sabula, Iowa. Nov. 18, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.. $80M Mississippi River Bridge Opens From ...Officials mark opening of $80 million Mississippi bridgeThe State Journal-Registerall 9 news articles »

    Google News / 10 h. 31 min. ago more
  • Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town - NPRTrump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi Town - NPR

    Trump Franchise Hotel To Open In Small Mississippi TownNPRFirst one is set to open in a small town in Mississippi. But not everyone welcomes that arrival. NPR's Jackie Northam reports. JACKIE NORTHAM, BYLINE: Cleveland, Miss., is just a speck of a town sitting in the wide-open cotton fields of the Mississippi ...

    Google News / 12 h. ago
  • William Carey University Researchers Developing Medical Assistance DroneWilliam Carey University Researchers Developing Medical Assistance Drone

    HATTIESBURG, MS.– One of the biggest challenges medical first responders face in the aftermath of a natural disaster is getting to those in need of medical assistance and treating their injuries in a timely manner. When EF-4 Tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area four years ago Dr. Italo Subbarao decided to re-examine medical response times in disaster situations. He is the lead researcher on the Healthcare Integrated Rescue Operations project…or HiRo. “We studied that tornado and we realized that folks really did an amazing job in responding, but we asked ourselves a question. Could we do better? Could we do more?” said Italo Subbarao, Senior Associate Dean of the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Could we use existing technologies at that time to be able to get to people’s homes when there were obstacles in the way?” The team created a system where the patient will call for assistance and a drone will then be dispatched to their location. It will then drop off the customized HiRo medical kit. Dr. Guy Paul Cooper is a resident physician at Merit Healthy Wesley Hospital and has been working with Dr. Subbarao on the project. Dr. Cooper says they designed the kit to be as versatile as possible. “I have a background as a paramedic, so we designed this kit around what an ambulance might typically have,” said Cooper. “[We asked ourselves,] “What can treat the most amount of people?”.” Patients will also have a pair of glasses that has a built in camera in the kit to show doctors what they are seeing. “We believe that this technology definitely has the potential to save lives,” said Dr. Subarrao. “We are hopeful and we are targeting our development so that we can be ready for this coming hurricane season.”

    WJTV / 18 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Mississippi high school football scores: live updates, news - Jackson Clarion LedgerMississippi high school football scores: live updates, news - Jackson Clarion Ledger

    Jackson Clarion LedgerMississippi high school football scores: live updates, newsJackson Clarion LedgerJoin our panel of statewide media for another Friday night of high school football in Mississippi.and more »

    Google News / 20 h. 46 min. ago
  • To Fight Global Warming, The UN Wants Countries To Literally Suck CO2 Out Of the AirTo Fight Global Warming, The UN Wants Countries To Literally Suck CO2 Out Of the Air

    While United Nations delegates wrap up this year's climate summit, observers and experts have been coming to terms with an extremely inconvenient implication of meeting the goal of the Paris climate accord. Meeting the accord's goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 requires technology, and the UN is essentially asking countries to literally suck carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

    Mississippi News / 21 h. 45 min. ago more
  • Mississippi Choctaws' vote rejects developing 4th casinoMississippi Choctaws' vote rejects developing 4th casino

    News outlets report Thursday's vote was 1,449 to 654 against the casino planned to be on tribal land in the Red Water community north of Carthage. Choctaw Chief Phyliss J. Anderson had said a new casino would create more than 250 jobs and roughly $50 million in annual revenue.

    Mississippi News / 1 d. 2 h. 30 min. ago
  • Group donates $1 million to Mississippi hospital expansionGroup donates $1 million to Mississippi hospital expansion

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A charitable group has promised a $1 million donation to expand Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. The Junior League of Jackson announced the pledge Friday to benefit the work on the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children and associated facilities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Medical center officials say they now have $60 million pledged toward a $100 million private fundraising goal. Construction could start in the next few months on a $180 million project that would more than double the hospital’s available space. The new tower would include private neonatal intensive care rooms, a pediatric intensive care unit, operating rooms and imaging devices designed especially for children. Trustees approved plans Thursday for the medical center to borrow $90 million and progress with construction plans.

    WJTV / 1 d. 3 h. 4 min. ago more
  • Official: Electrical fire led to factory-gutting blazeOfficial: Electrical fire led to factory-gutting blaze

    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — An electrical fire inside a ventilation fan is believed to have fed a Thursday fire that destroyed a northeast Mississippi factory. Alcorn County Deputy Fire Coordinator Jackie Farr tells The Daily Cornithian that Palmer-Handrail Custom Millwork employees tried to put out the vent fire, but flames spread outside and onto the roof. Firefighters fought the blaze near Glen for nearly seven hours. The fire sparked concern because of the plant’s chemicals, but Farr says firefighters avoided major explosions. No one was injured, but the building was destroyed. Factory co-owner Brenda Palmer tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that she and her husband are unsure what their next steps will be. An adjoining building survived, but Palmer says the fire destroyed key equipment. A fire also destroyed a Corinth warehouse Monday.

    WJTV / 1 d. 3 h. 25 min. ago more
  • 12th man arrested after gunplay-filled Mississippi chase12th man arrested after gunplay-filled Mississippi chase

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 12th man has been arrested in connection with a series of shootings in southwest Mississippi. Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells The Natchez Democrat that Jermetrice Thomas was arrested Friday on charges including murder and four counts of aggravated assault. Investigators say Thomas is among those connected to an Oct. 1 shooting spree that ended in the death of Richard Frazier. It’s unclear if Thomas has a lawyer to speak for him or if bail has been set. Frazier was killed, investigators say, after young men in a truck chased him through Natchez, shooting dozens of rounds from a high-powered rifle. Thomas is the eighth person charged with murder in the case. Armstrong says no warrants remain outstanding, but says police may charge a man now jailed in Texas. ___ Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

    WJTV / 1 d. 3 h. 25 min. ago more
  • Mississippi Choctaws’ vote rejects developing 4th casinoMississippi Choctaws’ vote rejects developing 4th casino

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Preliminary vote numbers say members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians have rejected developing a fourth casino. News outlets report Thursday’s vote was 1,449 to 654 against the casino planned to be on tribal land in the Red Water community north of Carthage. The results will be verified after 112 absentee ballots are counted Friday. Choctaw Chief Phyliss J. Anderson had said a new casino would create more than 250 jobs and roughly $50 million in annual revenue. Tribal Council member Barry McMillan said the project would take business away from existing casinos. The Silver Star and the Golden Moon casinos are across a highway from each other outside Philadelphia. The Bok Homa casino is roughly 82 miles (132 kilometers) south of the Silver Star and the Golden Moon.

    WJTV / 1 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago more
  • National Park Service Centennial Award Recognizes Mississippi Delta Heritage InitiativeNational Park Service Centennial Award Recognizes Mississippi Delta Heritage Initiative

    The National Park Service recently presented the agency's prestigious Director's Centennial Award to Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area and Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University for their work establishing the Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership in Mississippi.

    Mississippi News / 1 d. 7 h. 27 min. ago
  • more news
  • Southern Miss Staff Professionals Win Awards at Regional Public Relations CompetitionSouthern Miss Staff Professionals Win Awards at Regional Public Relations Competition

    The University of Southern Mississippi has captured one of the top three awards at the Southern Public Relations Federation Lantern Awards program. The University’s “My Southern Miss Story” campaign was selected for a “Judges Choice” award, one of eight overall awards collected by USM staff members from the Office of University Communications, the USM Foundation ... The post Southern Miss Staff Professionals Win Awards at Regional Public Relations Competition appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 21 min. ago more
  • Gulf Council names Roy Lipscomb Law Enforcement Officer of the YearGulf Council names Roy Lipscomb Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

    Marine Patrol Master Sgt. Roy Lipscomb was recently named the 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The Council chose Lipscomb from nominees submitted by the five Gulf states’ law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and NOAA Fisheries’ Office for Law Enforcement. Lipscomb began working for ... The post Gulf Council names Roy Lipscomb Law Enforcement Officer of the Year appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 22 min. ago more
  • HORNE’s Tax Partner Joins Mississippi Economic Council’s Board of GovernorsHORNE’s Tax Partner Joins Mississippi Economic Council’s Board of Governors

    HORNE LLP Tax Partner John Scott, CPA, recently joined the Mississippi Economic Council’s (MEC) Board of Governors. Scott will assist the MEC in its mission of building a sense of statewide business community while also providing perspective in the specific areas of tax legislation and tax policies. The MEC is the state’s chamber of commerce, ... The post HORNE’s Tax Partner Joins Mississippi Economic Council’s Board of Governors appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 23 min. ago more
  • The Madison County Business League & Foundation elects new board of directorsThe Madison County Business League & Foundation elects new board of directors

    The Madison County Business League & Foundation recently elected six new board members. Elected were: Doug Hederman (2017-2021), Hederman Brothers, Gold Sponsor; Wesley Goings, (2017-2021), C Spire, Pillar Sponsor; Renee Rice, (2017-2021), First Commercial Bank, Silver Sponsor; Johnny Brunini (2017-2020), Butler Snow, Pillar Sponsor; Cecil Harper (2017-2019), Harper Rains Knight & Co., Gold Sponsor; Bill ... The post The Madison County Business League & Foundation elects new board of directors appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 24 min. ago more
  • Taylor admitted to American College of Trial LawyersTaylor admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

    Edward C. Taylor has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation, after careful investigation, to experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked ... The post Taylor admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 26 min. ago more
  • Fuse.Cloud among nation’s fastest-growing inner city companiesFuse.Cloud among nation’s fastest-growing inner city companies

    Fuse.Cloud, a Jackson-based business technology provider, was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities. The list, known as the Inner City 100, is organized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The winners were chosen based on growth revenue over a five-year period. Fuse.Cloud was ... The post Fuse.Cloud among nation’s fastest-growing inner city companies appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 27 min. ago more
  • Brian Johnson appointed to Jackson State University Development Foundation BoardBrian Johnson appointed to Jackson State University Development Foundation Board

    Brian Johnson, a Senior Vice President at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Trustmark, has been appointed to serve on the Jackson State University Development Foundation Board. The Board is charged with attracting, investing, and managing private resources in an effort to raise funds for student scholarships and campus enhancements for the university. ... The post Brian Johnson appointed to Jackson State University Development Foundation Board appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 1 d. 8 h. 28 min. ago more
  • Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls improve in OctoberMississippi jobless rate and payrolls improve in October

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s job market improved in October, as unemployment fell and payrolls rose. The jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent from 5.2 percent in September, tying an all-time low set in May. Current surveys began in 1976. That’s down from September’s 5.2 percent and last October’s 5.7 percent. Fewer people reported having jobs, but more quit the labor force, decreasing jobless Mississippians to 63,000. Mississippi’s jobless rate tied for seventh-highest among states, with Alaska worst at 7.2 percent. October’s U.S. rate fell to 4.1 percent from September’s 4.2 percent. The separate payroll survey, economists’ top labor indicator, ticked up to a post-recession high of 1.15 million. That’s 6,000 jobs above last year, but 1 percent below pre-recession peak. The U.S. Labor Department released figures Friday, adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes.

    WJTV / 1 d. 9 h. 4 min. ago more
  • “Mudbound” is an earthy, compelling portrayal of 1940s Mississippi ... - The Economist (blog)“Mudbound” is an earthy, compelling portrayal of 1940s Mississippi ... - The Economist (blog)

    The Economist (blog)“Mudbound” is an earthy, compelling portrayal of 1940s Mississippi ...The Economist (blog)WHEN I think of the farm, I think of mud,” intones Laura McAllan (Carey Mulligan) in the opening scene of “Mudbound”. “I dreamed in brown.” It's true that Dee ...and more »

    Google News / 1 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago
  • A full schedule of Christmas fun is on the way to South MississippiA full schedule of Christmas fun is on the way to South Mississippi

    Thanksgiving is less than a week away and some Coast families already have their Christmas trees up and decorated before the turkey's on the table, the Christmas calendar already is packed with festive events. Santa paraded into Edgewater Mall in Biloxi last weekend and will be there to visit with the kids until Christmas.

    Mississippi News / 1 d. 12 h. 39 min. ago
  • Mississippi company inks $1M power pole deal for Puerto RicoMississippi company inks $1M power pole deal for Puerto Rico

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company will provide 1,000 utility poles to the Puerto Rican national utility as part of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The Mississippi Business Journal reports that Thomasson Company President Brent Gray said Tuesday that the $1 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is for 55-foot wooden poles. Gray wouldn’t specify how much of the initial order would be sent, and said “it’s not easy doing business with a government and a utility that doesn’t have any money.” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello has asked for $94 billion in aid following the September hurricane, with $18 billion for the power utility. PREPA has come under scrutiny for its handling of a $300 million contract with the small Montana grid repair company, Whitefish Energy. ___ Information from: Mississippi Business Journal, http://www.msbusiness.com

    WJTV / 1 d. 14 h. 35 min. ago more
  • Mississippi governor's budget has free community collegeMississippi governor's budget has free community college

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is recommending that the state spend $7 million in the coming year to provide free community college for an unspecified number of students. The Republican says it would help people learn skills that could lead to jobs that pay good wages.

    Mississippi News / 1 d. 19 h. 41 min. ago
  • No. 7 Mississippi State women beat Georgia State 106-50No. 7 Mississippi State women beat Georgia State 106-50

    Teaira McCowan and Victoria Vivians each scored 19 points and No. 7 Mississippi State shot nearly 66 percent from the floor in a 106-50 victory over Georgia State

    ABCNews.com / 1 d. 21 h. ago
  • In 'Mudbound,' Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 familiesIn 'Mudbound,' Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

    The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees' "Mudbound" plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be its first feature-film Oscar contender, follows two neighbouring families - one black, one white - on a hardscrabble farm in 1940s Mississippi.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 0 h. 22 min. ago more
  • Mississippi newspaper wins dispute over government recordsMississippi newspaper wins dispute over government records

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is siding with a newspaper in its longstanding effort to get documents from a state agency. In a decision Thursday, justices said a chancery judge ruled correctly that documents from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are public records. Officials had claimed the documents were investigative records and did not have to be disclosed under the state’s Public Records Act. The Sun Herald sought the records in 2012. State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office subpoenaed the records and obtained a ruling that said the subpoena prevented Marine Resources from handing over the records. The Sun Herald reports that justices on Thursday also ordered the auditor’s office to pay the newspaper’s legal fees of about $37,000. Officials have 14 days to request a rehearing. ___ Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

    WJTV / 2 d. 2 h. 4 min. ago more
  • Mississippi casinos oppose video gambling in gas stationsMississippi casinos oppose video gambling in gas stations

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi casino operators would not oppose a state lottery that sells paper tickets — but they would oppose video gambling in places like convenience stores. That’s what Larry Gregory, director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, told a lottery study commission Thursday at the state Capitol. The association represents 28 state-regulated casinos on the Gulf Coast and along the Mississippi River. Gregory says video gambling has hurt casinos in Illinois. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery, and Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn appointed the study group in May. House Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, a Republican from Biloxi, says the commission will issue a report before the legislative session begins in January — but it won’t make a recommendation for or against creating a Mississippi lottery.

    WJTV / 2 d. 3 h. 24 min. ago more
  • Man struck by train in HattiesburgMan struck by train in Hattiesburg

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A pedestrian has been hit by a train in Hattiesburg. Police say they responded to a call at about 7 a.m. Thursday about a man being struck by a train. WDAM-TV reports the man was on his way to work and crossed the railroad tracks while the train was moving. Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitchell says the man, whose name has not been released, sustained non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition at an area hospital. She urged residents to have patience when trains are on the tracks. She says safety always comes first. ___ Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com

    WJTV / 2 d. 3 h. 54 min. ago more
  • The post appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 2 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago
  • Uber is now picking up passengers at Mississippi airportUber is now picking up passengers at Mississippi airport

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a ride-sharing company will begin providing service to an airport in Mississippi. News outlets report that the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority approved an agreement that will allow Uber to begin providing service Thursday. Customers will be able to request a ride through the service’s mobile app. The pick-up location will be in the ground transportation lane in the front of the airport terminal. The airport’s director of marketing, Teckie Hinkebein, says travelers are seeking more ground transportation options in southern Mississippi. She says Uber is among a growing list of amenities that enhance the ease of flying out of the airport. Ride-hailing service, Lyft, started operating at the airport in June.

    WJTV / 2 d. 4 h. 5 min. ago more
  • $500 apiece offered to help Mississippians finish degrees$500 apiece offered to help Mississippians finish degrees

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A foundation is offering $500 apiece to Mississippians to help finish college degrees. Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce on Thursday announced the $3.5 million, two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The money would be paid directly to a college or university to cover old debts, tuition for new classes or textbook costs, clearing barriers to an associate or bachelor’s degree. Up to 7,000 grants will be awarded, first-come-first-served, to adults 21 or older who haven’t attended a college within two years. The Compete 2 Complete website lets people check how close they are to a degree and what college offers needed classes. Officials say more than 30,000 former students have enough credits for a bachelor’s or associate degree without additional courses. For more information, call 601-432-6051 or email sbullock@mississippi.edu.

    WJTV / 2 d. 4 h. 24 min. ago more
  • This image released by Netflix shows Jason Mitchell in a scene from "Mudbound."This image released by Netflix shows Jason Mitchell in a scene from "Mudbound."

    This image released by Netflix shows Mary J. Blige, left, and Carey Mulligan in "Mudbound." This image released by Netflix shows Mary J. Blige, left, and Carey Mulligan in "Mudbound."

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 5 h. 5 min. ago
  • In ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 familiesIn ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

    JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes will be its first feature-film Oscar contender, follows two neighboring families — one ... The post In ‘Mudbound,’ Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

    MS Business Journal / 2 d. 5 h. 43 min. ago more
  • Airline proposes 24 round trips between Tupelo and NashvilleAirline proposes 24 round trips between Tupelo and Nashville

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Contour Airlines is proposing 24 round trips between a Mississippi city and Tennessee’s capital. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour offered the flights between Tupelo and Nashville hoping to continue the trips when its new contract goes into effect March 1. The Tupelo Airport Authority voted last month to keep Contour as the provider. The airport board officially made Contour its preferred choice Tuesday. Tupelo Regional Airport Executive Director Cliff Nash is sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation to confirm the choice and also apply for a modified subsidy program. The board voted last month to request that Tupelo and Contour consider the Alternate Essential Air Service program which would, in theory, give the community more influence and flexibility in negotiating with an airline over service. ___ Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

    WJTV / 2 d. 6 h. 45 min. ago more
  • 'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident 'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident

    Girls on the Run is a program focused on uplifting girls by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident.

    WAPT / 2 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago
  • Lt. governor says job creation should be state's top priorityLt. governor says job creation should be state's top priority

    Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves visits with Kathy Read after speaking during a joint luncheon of the Lowndes County Republican Women and the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday at Lion Hills Center. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff Work job creation should be the state's top priority, Mississippi Lt.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 10 h. 3 min. ago
  • New Ulysses Grant presidential library at home in the SouthNew Ulysses Grant presidential library at home in the South

    Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general who won the Civil War and later the presidency, is back in Mississippi in a way few would have imagined not long ago. His new presidential library opens this month at a university in the state where Grant gained fame by capturing the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 14 h. 52 min. ago
  • Holiday Hats still going strongHoliday Hats still going strong

    The Mississippi Link Newswire, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated, Central Mississippi Chapter will celebrate its 26th Annual Holiday Top Hat Brunch Saturday, November 25, at the Hilton Jackson, 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson. The fun begins with seating at 10:30 a.m., and the program starts at 11 a.m. This holiday tradition […]

    The Mississippi Link / 2 d. 17 h. 23 min. ago more
  • Waters declares Trump impeachment to be her ‘number one priority’Waters declares Trump impeachment to be her ‘number one priority’

    By Hazel Trice Edney, TriceEdneyWire.com, U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters says she has made the impeachment of President Donald Trump her “number one priority” and that she will soon “unveil impeachment resolutions” for supporters to read and educate others. “I’ve decided to put my career on the line to make the removal of this president […]

    The Mississippi Link / 2 d. 17 h. 24 min. ago
  • Tax-forfeited property sales in Hinds County generate more than $414,000 for cities, schools and the countyTax-forfeited property sales in Hinds County generate more than $414,000 for cities, schools and the county

    The Mississippi Link Newswire. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann handed Hinds County officials a $414,265.67 check today representing proceeds from a tax-forfeited property auction earlier this fiscal year and other general sales. “With the implementation of online auctions, citizens are able to go online and bid on property in a matter of minutes,” Hosemann said. […]

    The Mississippi Link / 2 d. 17 h. 29 min. ago more
  • The StarThe Star

    Film Review by Kam Williams   Animals Emerge as Unsung Heroes in Animated Version of the Birth of Christ Most movies based on the Bible have limited appeal beyond the faithful, because the stories are ordinarily dry adaptations basically recounting popular parables in straightforward fashion. A novel exception to the rule is The Star, an […]

    The Mississippi Link / 2 d. 19 h. 11 min. ago more
  • Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen win National Book AwardsJesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen win National Book Awards

    Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, Sing," a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction. Masha Gessen's "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia" received the nonfiction prize and Robin Benway's "Far from the Tree" won for young people's literature.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 19 h. 24 min. ago more
  • more news
  • Education and economy focus of MEC tourEducation and economy focus of MEC tour

    Developing an educated workforce to improve the economy of Mississippi was the bulk of a message from the Mississippi Economic Council as it made its latest statewide tour stop in Vicksburg Wednesday. The MEC pitched their goals to a large crowd during the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

    Mississippi News / 2 d. 21 h. 40 min. ago more
  • Police: Officer shoots Mississippi man who pulled knifePolice: Officer shoots Mississippi man who pulled knife

    Officials say a police officer in Mississippi shot and killed a man after he allegedly lunged at her with a knife

    ABCNews.com / 2 d. 23 h. 23 min. ago
  • Mississippi seeks OK for job training for some on MedicaidMississippi seeks OK for job training for some on Medicaid

    Jameson Taylor, vice president for policy with the Mississippi Center for Public Policy addresses Mississippi Medicaid's consideration of a job training requirement for some able-bodied adults on the program, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. Medicaid is a health insurance program paid by federal and state money.

    Mississippi News / 3 d. 2 h. 25 min. ago
  • Rebel-themed Mississippi flag taken back down from city hallRebel-themed Mississippi flag taken back down from city hall

    The Mississippi state flag with the Confederate battle emblem has once again been removed from a city hall

    ABCNews.com / 3 d. 3 h. 9 min. ago
  • Review: 'Mudbound' a moving, literary epic of family, raceReview: 'Mudbound' a moving, literary epic of family, race

    Perhaps it's a sign of the times that after seeing an epic story as poetically told as Dee Rees' "Mudbound ," feelings of awe and admiration are quickly replaced with frustration that Hollywood hasn't traditionally embraced the artistic visions of people who aren't white and male. Maybe it's because feelings are so raw in this post-Weinstein era, where the obstacles women face on their way to success are just beginning to be publicly understood.

    Mississippi News / 3 d. 4 h. 44 min. ago more
  • Cory HardrictCory Hardrict

    The “Destined” Interview with Kam Williams   Cory’s Story! Born and raised in Chicago, Cory Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at an early age. His passion and talent led to an enviable and enduring movie and television career. His big screen credits include Gran Torino, Brotherly Love, American Sniper, Spectral, Crazy/Beautiful, Naked, Battle: Los […]

    The Mississippi Link / 3 d. 16 h. 50 min. ago more
  • Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT servicesAttorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

    Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant defend state law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people

    ABCNews.com / 5 d. 1 h. 44 min. ago
  • Ski jumping champion looks toward 2018 OlympicsSki jumping champion looks toward 2018 Olympics

    Nina Lussi has been training and competing around the world and now has her sights set on the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

    WAPT / 5 d. 6 h. 8 min. ago
  • Late TD lifts No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi St 31-24Late TD lifts No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi St 31-24

    Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi State 31-24

    ABCNews.com / 6 d. 20 h. 27 min. ago
  • Vivians leads No. 7 Mississippi St over Virginia 68-53Vivians leads No. 7 Mississippi St over Virginia 68-53

    Vivians leads No. 7 Mississippi St over Virginia 68-53

    ABCNews.com / 7 d. 19 h. 42 min. ago
  • Slain activist's family sees Mississippi Civil Rights MuseumSlain activist's family sees Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

    The family of a man killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan gets private preview of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum that is opening next month

    ABCNews.com / 8 d. 2 h. 45 min. ago
  • 1 year in prison: Fast food worker put body fluids on burger1 year in prison: Fast food worker put body fluids on burger

    Former fast food worker in Mississippi has been sentenced to a year in prison for wiping bodily fluids onto food she served a customer

    ABCNews.com / 9 d. 2 h. 1 min. ago
  • Young cross-country skiers, Olympians go head-to-head in roller ski competitionYoung cross-country skiers, Olympians go head-to-head in roller ski competition

    Top ranked cross-country skiers got the chance to race alongside Olympians

    WAPT / 11 d. 8 h. 2 min. ago
  • National champions discuss ski jumping, 2018 Winter OlympicsNational champions discuss ski jumping, 2018 Winter Olympics

    Ski jumping and Nordic Combined national champions discuss the sport and getting ready of the 2018 Olympics.

    WAPT / 11 d. 8 h. 39 min. ago
  • Hinds County DA Robert Smith prepares for trial in Rankin CountyHinds County DA Robert Smith prepares for trial in Rankin County

    By Othor Cain, Editor, Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith appeared in a Rankin County court room Monday, before Judge John Emfinger,  prepared to fight. For most people, preparing for and going through one trial would be enough to say, “I’m done…this is too much.” Not Smith. For most people going through one trial […]

    The Mississippi Link / 16 d. 9 h. 26 min. ago
  • Nine Iron Golf Club continues its tradition of giving backNine Iron Golf Club continues its tradition of giving back

    By Othor Cain, Editor, The Nine Iron Golf Club is the oldest black Golf Club in the State of Mississippi and the first to gain membership in the Mississippi Golf Association. The club is comprised of members representing every walk of life including: doctors, teachers, business owners, industry workers and retirees. For 56 years this […]

    The Mississippi Link / 16 d. 9 h. 28 min. ago
  • Out of the shadows: Overt racism flourishes  in the American south in the Trump eraOut of the shadows: Overt racism flourishes in the American south in the Trump era

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that […]

    The Mississippi Link / 30 d. 20 h. 29 min. ago
  • Nissan Canton host its 15th annual Family Fun DayNissan Canton host its 15th annual Family Fun Day

    By Othor Cain, Editor, For the last 15 years, the first of which happened before the plant even began production (2002), the Nissan plant in Canton has hosted an annual Family Fun Day. The day is filled with food, fun and freebies as a means of celebrating employees and their families. “I love this event […]

    The Mississippi Link / 30 d. 20 h. 37 min. ago
  • The Byram Clinton Norrell Road Corridor one step closer to becoming realityThe Byram Clinton Norrell Road Corridor one step closer to becoming reality

    By Othor Cain, Editor, It has been years in the making, in fact decades, but Tuesday, Oct. 3 a giant step forward was taken when the board of supervisors in Hinds County hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the Byram Clinton Norrell Rd Corridor. Located in the Southwest portion of Hinds County, this project was […]

    The Mississippi Link / 37 d. 18 h. 25 min. ago
  • Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surpriseBiracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surprise

    Last month, Quincy's family said a group of teenagers nearly hanged him in what they're calling a racially motivated crime.

    WAPT / 38 d. 0 h. 28 min. ago