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Mississippi paroling fewer inmates despite expanding eligibility in 2021

Mississippi is paroling fewer inmates now than it did before expanding parole eligibility in 2021. The state Parole Board chairman told lawmakers Tuesday the board is more closely examining inmates’ prison records. Jeffrey Belk told a legislative committee the board is not seeking to release a particular percentage of applicants, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal … Read more

DOJ appoints third party to manage Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposal in federal court Tuesday that would appoint an interim third-party manager to stabilize the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi. The third-party manager has not yet been identified and the City of Jackson has not responded to requests for comment at this time, noting the city … Read more

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre files motion to be removed from Mississippi welfare lawsuit

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the US. An attorney for Favre filed papers on Monday saying the Mississippi Department of Human … Read more

Brett Favre files motion to dismiss Mississippi lawsuit

6:31 PM ET Anthony OlivieriESPN.com Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, one of 38 defendants being sued by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), filed a motion through his lawyers Monday in Mississippi judicial court to dismiss the complaint against himself and Favre Enterprises. “It is apparent that MDHS has sued Favre, a Mississippi … Read more

Favre asks to be dismissed from Mississippi welfare lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. An attorney for Favre filed papers on Monday saying the Mississippi … Read more

Mississippi boy, 12, killed in game of Russian Roulette: reports

A 12-year-old boy in Mississippi was killed after playing a game of Russian Roulette and three people are facing charges in his death, according to reports.  The boy, Markell Noah, was originally reported missing but was later found at an abandoned house at 334 Audubon Place in Jackson, Mississippi. Police say a 12-year-old boy’s body … Read more

Egg Bowl history – Ole Miss Mississippi State best moments

They call it the Egg Bowl, but the annual Mississippi State–Ole Miss football game has nothing to do with the state’s agricultural prowess. According to Department of Agriculture data, Iowa is actually the top producer of eggs in the United States (15%), followed by Ohio and Indiana (both 9%). Mississippi doesn’t even get a mention … Read more

Mississippi dog seen with severed arm in its mouth leads to body ID

JACKSON, Miss. — A stray dog in Mississippi was seen carrying a severed arm on Saturday, prompting police to launch an investigation and pinpoint who the remains belong to. The victim is 53-year-old Scott Allen Tyler, said Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart. A video of the dog carrying the arm in its mouth was shared online. According to WAPT-TV, … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi arson suspect arrested in fires at Black churches

Authorities say a suspect was arrested Tuesday in a string of fires that were deliberately set across Jackson, Mississippi that left two historically Black churches damaged — including one that was completely destroyed.  Hinds County Sheriff’s Office deputies say the arson suspect, Delvin McLaurin, was arrested after seven fires were intentionally set early Tuesday morning in the area … Read more