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Manhunt ends: Survivalist suspect in ambush of Pennsylvania state troopers captured alive

16220310-largeThe Associated Press A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was Read More...

Mississippi Supreme Court rules Jackson County man wrongfully convicted due money for house arrest t...

12507622-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled the state's program that provides compensation to inmates wrongfully convicted of crimes covers not only time behind bars but also house arrest. The 5-4 ruling Thursday reversed a decision entered by the Supreme Court in Read More...

Mississippi mom pushes for regulation of caffeine pills after son dies from overdose

16214256-small OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) -- Noah DeWayne Smith was a typical 17-year-old. He was in his senior year at Water Valley High School and working a job at the Piggly Wiggly. And in the few hours left in his day, he would paint and draw, Read More...

Sports

New Orleans Saints top Carolina Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead

-39f2a7eda895084e CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Saints' offense is potent enough with Drew Brees. But if they continue to get big games on the ground from Mark Ingram, they may just leave the rest of the weak NFC South in the dust. Brees threw for 297 yards and a Read More...

No. 1 Mississippi State, No. 2 FSU, No. 3 Auburn, No. 4 Ole Miss top College Football Playoff Rankin...

-93009839b3b87caa GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken -- and it likes the SEC. At least for now. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 Read More...

Prep football: Resurrection remains No. 3 in Class 1A in latest state poll

-97749c9d050676c5The Associated Press Here are Mississippi's top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (12) (9-0) 129 1 2. South Panola (1) (9-0) 118 2 3. Brandon (8-1) 95 4 4. Clinton (8-1) 73 8 5. Picayune (8-0) 68 5 6. Oxford (8-1) 65 6 7. Oak Grove (7-1) 63 3 8. Warren Central (8-1) 37 7 9. Cleveland (10-0) 22 10 10. Philadelphia (10-0) 13 NR Others receiving votes: New Hope Read More...

Entertainment

Hinds County Sheriff's Office will present its first Trunk or Treat event at the Metrocenter Mall

trunk-or-treatTrunks will pop open on Halloween... The Hinds County Sheriff's Office will present its first Trunk or Treat event at the Metrocenter Mall. This free --family friendly--event will take place Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Center Court (lower level). Children will have the opportunity Read More...

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' takes over top spot in weekend box office

shia-labeouf-brad-pitt-logan-lerman-michael-pena-jon-bernthal-185e4f0538a00c29 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film Read More...

New Stage Theatre to open political thriller "ALL THE WAY"

unnamed (1)  Mississippi Premiere - Hot Off Its Broadway Run! ALL THE WAY By Robert Schenkkan October 21-25 and October 28-November 1 at 7:30 pm October 26 and November 2 at 2:00 pm Tickets $28; $22 seniors/students Directed by Francine Thomas Reynolds Sponsored By Sanderson Farms, MDAH, and Butler Snow This gripping and suspenseful new play from Pulitzer Read More...

Business

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space flight

-a7814aa83622861f CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Read More...

Mississippi Department of Transportation stopping use of faulty guardrails

16195439-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways. Trinity Industries Inc. stopped shipments of its ET-Plus guardrails after a Texas jury ordered it to pay at least $175 million for misleading regulators. A whistleblower says Read More...

Kemper County power plant price tag tops $6.1 billion as costs climb again, start-up delayed

16200403-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $6.1 billion. And, unlike other recent overruns, customers could have to pay $167 Read More...

Health

Mississippi mom pushes for regulation of caffeine pills after son dies from overdose

16214256-small OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) -- Noah DeWayne Smith was a typical 17-year-old. He was in his senior year at Water Valley High School and working a job at the Piggly Wiggly. And in the few hours left in his day, he would paint and draw, Read More...

5 reasons the United States is not prepared to deal with widespread Ebola outbreak

us-health-care-preparedness-ebc49cccd5ee482aThe Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and Read More...

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

460x By JEFF DONN and GARANCE BURKE  The Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at Read More...

Religion

Atheist group says Mississippi school aided in Bible giveaway

16084037-smallJACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles. The American Humanist Association sent a letter of complaint Tuesday to Kara Killough, principal Read More...

Around Mississippi: Pastor Jerry Young honored; 165 marijuana plants seized; Chico Creek running red...

jerry-young-3bea9b36e3739931The Associated Press Here are some news and notes around Mississippi: In Jackson, Rev. Jerry Young, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., addresses a filled City Council chambers as he responds to being honored by the Jackson City Council on his recent election Read More...

Local pastor Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention

pastor_web_siteBy Lonnie Ross Online Editor Young makes history as the first Mississippi pastor to head the largest African American religious organization in the U.S. The pastor of New Hope Baptist Church located in Jackson Mississippi has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention on Read More...

Obituaries

Carroll Waller, widow of former Mississippi governor, dies at 87

16200491-small JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Former Mississippi first lady Carroll Waller, who led efforts to restore the Governor's Mansion when her husband was in office, died Tuesday at age 87. Her family said she died at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson after a lengthy bout with Read More...

Ella Mae Barq of root beer family dies at 90 in Biloxi

0004900002415BILOXI, Mississippi (AP) -- Ella Mae Barq, the granddaughter of the founder of Barq's Root Beer and the company's vice president, has died at the age of 90 in Biloxi. Gary Dubaz with Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Homes say she died Sunday of natural causes. Her grandfather, Read More...

Funeral sevices held for former Alcorn vice president and educator, Dr. Rudolph Waters

WatersRudolphBy Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob Special to The Mississippi Link     Families, friends and observers, converged at Alcorn State University’s Davey Whitney HPER complex, for a final farewell to former Vice President, Dr. Rudolph E. Waters, Sr. The funeral service was filled with songs, Read More...

Education

USM looking at ways to trim 4.5 percent from its annual budget

12255679-large HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) -- Administrator say a hiring slowdown, larger classes and reducing travel are among the methods the University of Southern Mississippi may use to cut 4½ percent from its annual budget. The Hattiesburg American reports the cost-cutting measures -- though not instituted yet -- Read More...

Mississippi's F-rated districts raise grades despite test scores: See how your district fared

carey-wright-67c64b4591310b98 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Many of Mississippi's public schools will be able to boast of high marks for one more year under Mississippi's A-to-F school rating system, but state officials continue to warn that grades could fall sharply next year. Under grades announced Friday by Read More...

USM student Devin Nottis of Pascagoula charged in theft of zoo flamingo, fraternity suspended

devin-nottisjpg-f70ba692816c71f8 HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) -- A 19-year-old college student on a scavenger hunt has been charged with snatching a Chilean Flamingo from a Mississippi zoo in what police say was a prank gone wrong. Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said Devin Nottis of Pascagoula is Read More...

Opinion

5 reasons the United States is not prepared to deal with widespread Ebola outbreak

us-health-care-preparedness-ebc49cccd5ee482aThe Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and Read More...

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

460x By JEFF DONN and GARANCE BURKE  The Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at Read More...

Black History Month is not dead

doc20140929155802-page-001An open letter to the more than 42 million African Americans in these United States. By Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr. Read More...

The Buzz

Manhunt ends: Survivalist suspect in ambush of Pennsylvania state troopers captured alive

16220310-largeThe Associated Press A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was Read More...

Mississippi Supreme Court rules Jackson County man wrongfully convicted due money for house arrest t...

12507622-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled the state's program that provides compensation to inmates wrongfully convicted of crimes covers not only time behind bars but also house arrest. The 5-4 ruling Thursday reversed a decision entered by the Supreme Court in Read More...

123 dogs rescued from puppy mills in Alcorn County find refuge in South Mississippi

mother_dog_nursing_puppiesGULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) -- The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County. HSSM spokeswoman Krystyna Schmitt says the rescued dogs were brought to Gulfport on Wednesday night. Authorities say more Read More...