Bryant names new district attorney to replace incoming judge

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming a deputy prosecutor to take over as district attorney in southeast Mississippi
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Police: DNA leads to arrest of Utah man in Mississippi rape

Authorities say DNA from a 2014 rape in Mississippi was recently matched to that of a Utah man arrested on a drug charge this year
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Mississippi trustees approve 3 new historical markers

Three new historical markers have been approved in Mississippi
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2 dead as storms fray nerves in hurricane-tossed Gulf Coast

At least two people were dead after powerful storms that blew through the Gulf Coast region Thursday spawning at least 12 confirmed tornadoes
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2 dead, thousands without power as storms hit Deep South

Storms are being blamed for at least two deaths and more than 100,000 power outages in the Gulf Coast region
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Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit in Louisiana, Mississippi

An LSU AgCenter facility is getting ready to host a traveling exhibit called Water/Ways, from the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program. Copies of the exhib
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BC-Deep South News Digest SUNDAY

BC-Deep South News Digest SUNDAY
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Gulf coast mayor backs medical marijuana at petition event

A mayor on Mississippi's Gulf Coast hosted a weekend event to collect signatures for an effort to legalize medical marijuana
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Man wanted in Mississippi bar shooting arrested in Illinois

A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting at a Mississippi Gulf Coast bar has been arrested
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St. Tammany moms open 'closet' to students in need

At first, Wendy Keller didn't believe what she was hearing. Her 14-year-old was asking for hygiene products she could bring to school for friends who were homel
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Shops, hotel planned for mixed-use development in coast city

Shops, restaurants, a boutique hotel, office space and homes could be built in a city on Mississippi's coast as officials have agreed to a contract with two dev
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Razor wire, alert system set for prison where inmate escaped

A Mississippi prison where a convicted murderer escaped is installing more razor wire and will start a new emergency notification system
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BC-US--Homecoming Queen Kicker,4th Ld-Writethru, US

BC-US--Homecoming Queen Kicker,4th Ld-Writethru, US
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Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

One Mississippi Gulf Coast senior is the homecoming queen and the game-winning placekicker
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Catholic faithful demand change after sex abuse scandals

Members of the Catholic laity are raising their voices in prayer and protest after new revelations of sex abuse by priests and allegations of cover-up by church
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City with $600K budget deficit closes jail, lays off jailers

Officials say a Mississippi city facing a budget deficit of roughly $600,000 has decided to close its jail and lay off its jailers
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Mississippi House roll call vote to pass a lottery bill

The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would create a state lottery, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law
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Mississippi House roll call vote on creating state lottery

A bill to create a state lottery in has passed the state House after debate on the proposed lottery corporation's powers
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Former school security chief pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former security chief for a school district in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to embezzlement
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Mississippi flag foes want court arguments on rebel symbol

Some Mississippi residents are asking a federal appeals court to fully consider their arguments that the state flag with the Confederate battle emblem is a symb
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Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prison

The top officer of a Mississippi prison has been replaced, weeks after a convicted murderer escaped and days after an inmate's mother said her son was set on fi
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Ocean Springs does quick pre-season fix to stadium bleachers

Days before the start of football season, a Mississippi high school is replacing some dangerous bleachers
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Mississippi prison system: Short staffing affects safety

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says it's continuing to investigate how a convicted murderer escaped from a prison July 5 and remained at large for tw
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Mississippi lawmaker seeks investigation of prison escape

A Mississippi lawmaker is asking the attorney general's office to investigate how a convicted murderer escaped from prison earlier this month
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