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Second man arrested trying to enter White House

white-house-fence-831d08d62d3f8b74 WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential Read More...

Around Mississippi: 2 dead after shooting at Batesville grocery store

aptopix-tennessee-daily-life-44eaa3839ccd8556The Associated Press Here are some news and notes around Mississippi: In Batesville, two men are dead after an early Saturday shooting at a rural grocery store near Batesville. Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge says the dead men are 20-year-old Quendez Robinson and 24-year-old Rodrick Scurlock. Gulledge says Read More...

State Democratic operative Ike Brown says new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him

15876597-small JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Longtime Democratic political operative Ike Brown says a new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him because he believes it can't be retroactive. The law, which took effect July 1, says nobody convicted of a felony can serve in the leadership of Read More...

Sports

New Orleans Saints get first win of the season with 20-9 victory over Minnesota Vikings

-1dac8c0f97d06382 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints celebrated their home opener with a victory. The Minnesota Vikings were left still looking for a running game in the absence of Adrian Peterson -- and with a rookie at quarterback for the foreseeable future. Brees passed Read More...

Mississippi State bolts into AP top 25 poll at No. 14 after win over LSU

15900435-mmmainThe Associated Press East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak against LSU. The top seven Read More...

Grambling State holds off Jackson State rally, wins 40-35

statefair_1007spo016JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Arkez Cooper recovered a key fumble in the final seconds to cement Grambling State's first win of the season, 40-35, over Jackson State on Saturday night. Grambling State (1-3, 1-0 SWAC) had built a 24-point lead in the third quarter before Read More...

Entertainment

Death certificate shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when Mississippi warrant issued for his arrest

15863312-large ATLANTA (AP) -- Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia. The rapper, whose real name was Timothy Blair, Read More...

'No Good Deed' and 'Dolphin Tale 2' are 1-2 at the weekend box office

film-review-dolphin-tale-2-f10d2a8656538bb3 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent Read More...

Howard Stern remembers Joan Rivers with eulogy

joan-rivers-funeral--0df7c28507851b91 NEW YORK (AP) -- Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that -- like late comedian herself -- brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, Read More...

Business

American Red Cross conducts business matchmaking event in Jackson

DSC_0701By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Mayor Tony Yarber welcomed a national representative of the American Red Cross to the city of Jackson during a business matchmaking event at the JSU e-Center on Wednesday. The mayor was joined by Bob Covington, Director of the Minority and Small Read More...

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro gross domestic product grew 4 percent in 2013, U.S. Commerce report...

15448760-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The economy along Mississippi's Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state's other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan Read More...

Margaritaville Biloxi owners seek bankruptcy protection from 164 creditors

15863215-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The owner of Biloxi's Margaritaville casino has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, only hours before a hearing where the landlord aimed to seize the property. The filing by MVB Holding LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Gulfport follows the Read More...

Health

Hundreds take steps to end Alzheimer’s

p1 - lowr rght - Alzheimers - Miss. First Lady cuts Alzheimer's ribbonFirst Lady Bryant cuts ribbon to kick off Central Mississippi’s walk The Mississippi Link Newswire Central Mississippians took steps in the right direction as hundreds gathered in downtown Jackson Saturday, September 13, to participate in the Central Mississippi Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The three-mile walk through Read More...

Mississippi medical board sues VA for radiology records

medicaljpg-51a770450b7ae3a4 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Read More...

Mississippi health officials confirm 5 new cases of West Nile virus, 1 in Harrison County

9785779-smallJACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus -- two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. That brings the state's total so far this year to 24 cases, including three deaths. Numbers released Monday Read More...

Religion

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...

Jackson Public School District Agrees to Halt Convocation Prayers

EDUCATION Humanist Group Decries Prayers at Public School Teacher Event 2The Mississippi Link Newswire In response to the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center’s letter sent on Aug. 25, 2014, the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, has agreed to eliminate religious activity, including prayers and sermons, at future convocations for its faculty. “We’re Read More...

Obituaries

Howard Stern remembers Joan Rivers with eulogy

joan-rivers-funeral--0df7c28507851b91 NEW YORK (AP) -- Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that -- like late comedian herself -- brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, Read More...

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

joan-rivers-333de385f0a3fb18 NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Read More...

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

-9fea7981516d4dfb NEW YORK (AP) -- Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89. Bacall, whose long Read More...

Education

6 more school districts join Mississippi education funding lawsuit, plaintiffs up to 20 now

ronnie-musgrove-d0115483b14cc732 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove spokesman George Shelton said the Read More...

Enrollment up at Mississippi universities, down at community colleges

15747126-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Enrollment rose slightly for the fall semester at Mississippi's eight public universities, but fell for the fourth straight year at the state's 15 community colleges. Preliminary counts released Wednesday show the number of students rose 1.1 percent at universities to 79,909 Read More...

Charter school for Moss Point? It's among 17 letters of intent filed with charter school board

15777367-smallJACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi's charter school board has received letters from 10 organizations that say they intend to apply for 17 schools. The board is scheduled to vote on approvals in December. It can approve up to 15 schools per year, but earlier this Read More...

Opinion

Analysis: David Green was a storyteller, workers' champion

3665jpg-d5785397b609cbe0 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The late David Green filled two roles in the Mississippi House of Representatives. One was to cool off the combatants when the legislative wars became too heated. The other was to fight for pay raises for 20,000-plus state employees, especially those Read More...

What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to evaluate what tips the scales

redskins-whats-a-slur-2ab252be0fc5350cThe Associated Press Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is -- or is not -- racially offensive. What is a slur, and who gets to Read More...

AP analysis: Hank Holmes oversaw release of Mississippi spy files

holmesjpg-984024ddfd70d65c JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Nearly two decades ago, Hank T. Holmes oversaw the release of records from the defunct Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a segregationist agency that spied on civil rights workers. Holmes and his staff had to get the files -- boxes of reports and Read More...

The Buzz

Second man arrested trying to enter White House

white-house-fence-831d08d62d3f8b74 WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential Read More...

Around Mississippi: 2 dead after shooting at Batesville grocery store

aptopix-tennessee-daily-life-44eaa3839ccd8556The Associated Press Here are some news and notes around Mississippi: In Batesville, two men are dead after an early Saturday shooting at a rural grocery store near Batesville. Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge says the dead men are 20-year-old Quendez Robinson and 24-year-old Rodrick Scurlock. Gulledge says Read More...

Mississippi authorities still searching for 4 missing girls, mom charged with child neglect

15876918-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children. The girls had been put into state protective custody, but Canton Assistant Police Chief Juan Cloy said investigators Read More...