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Ex-Meridian Police officer faces federal extortion charges

(AP) — A former Meridian Police officer is facing charges of extortion, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Royric “Roy” Benamon, 27, was indicted on two counts ... Read more

8 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a joke

(AP) — A man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new Mississippi state flag, a design that went viral on ... Read more

8 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Funeral arrangements set for slain Trooper Lt. Troy Morris

(AP) — A funeral is planned this weekend for a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper killed while off-duty and working a second job. Services for Lt. ... Read more

8 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi governor: ‘College football is essential’

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves described college football — even amid the coronavirus pandemic — as “essential” Tuesday, his comments echoing a tweet President ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for Mississippi

Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag. The state Department of Archives and history said Tuesday that a design featuring ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

(AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves: Mississippi can’t afford jobless benefit supplement

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mask up: Mississippi lawmakers return amid virus outbreak

(AP) — Most Mississippi legislators wore masks and practiced social distancing Monday as they returned to the state Capitol for the first time since the ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi pro wrestling star James ‘Kamala’ Harris dies at 70

(AP) — James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building

(AP) — The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog. Mississippi recently retired the ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

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