Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:45:07 GMT
The Columbia Board of Aldermen unanimously accepted the resignations of two police officers at a special called meeting Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Richard Pack and school resource officer Jose OatisMore >>
The Columbia Board of Aldermen unanimously accepted the resignations of two police officers at a special called meeting Wednesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:13:28 GMT
What started as a minor fender bender involving a Jackson Public School bus and a private vehicle, escalated into a fracas and ended with two arrests.You will see the video only on WLBT. It happened atMore >>
What started as a minor fender bender involving a Jackson Public School bus and a private vehicle, escalated into a fracas and ended with two arrests. You will see the video only on WLBT.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:56:36 GMT
He was a two sport high school student, who showed no signs of any physical problems. Tonight friends and family members of Jackson Prep football player, Walker Wilbanks, are struggling to understandMore >>
He was a two sport high school student, who showed no signs of any physical problems, and friends and family members of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks are struggling to understand his untimely death.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:05:14 GMT
A fire at the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson by investigators and a $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved. AccordingMore >>
A fire at the Purvis High School field house has been ruled as arson by investigators and a $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:48:53 GMT
Experts say a new synthetic form of LSD is sweeping across college campuses. Law enforcement said that powerful drug is already showing up in Mississippi. It goes by street names like "N-Bomb" and "Smiles,"More >>
It goes by street names like "N-Bomb" and "Smiles," but to the Drug Enforcement Administration, it's called 25i, a synthetic LSD compound some say is more dangerous than traditional LSD.More >>
This is a news release from the attorney generals office
Jackson, MS—Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that he sent a check to the state General Fund for $52,697,853.73 and a check for $11,167,097.00 to the State/School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
The money, totaling $63,864,932.73, is the result of litigation involving eight cases as follows:
-GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia): $25,219,368.42
-BASF Corporation et al (vitamin litigation): $22,509,978.76
-LCD litigation: $3,844,417.09
-Lender Processing Services, Inc.: $380,336.25
-Google Safari: $205,196.37
-Google Street View: $86,246.10
-Affinion Group, Inc.: $18,750.00
In the GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia) case, Attorney General Hood sued to recover restitution and penalties for the company's sales of the diabetes drug, Avandia. The AG's complaint asserted that GSK misrepresented that Avandia is superior to alternatives in lowering blood sugar and lowering cardiovascular risks, when in fact clinical studies showed differently. As a result, the AG contended that the State was overcharged for the drug.
"In working on the settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, the company suggested that it hoped the money would go toward a positive program addressing drug abuse or obesity," said Attorney General Hood.
"Although I don't generally make suggestions to the Legislature about how they should do their job in appropriating funds, in an attempt to accommodate GSK's wishes for our state, I respectfully request that the Legislature consider spending $3 million on a Reentry pilot project to create 100 beds for felons about to reenter society at a minimum security facility in Marion County from which they would work at a job during the day and receive voluntary drug, mental health and/or religious counseling at night. Similar projects have shown great rehabilitative success. I would also suggest that we spend an additional $7 million on Drug Courts. Our Circuit, County and Youth Court Judges have gone above and beyond the call of duty in making our Drug Courts successful. These judges don't get extra pay for this, but the program needs $7 million more annually in administrative costs to continue."
In the BASF case, the AG alleged price-fixing regarding a number of vitamins and vitamin premixes. Mississippi's civil case followed a federal criminal case where at least 15 corporations and 15 individuals were found guilty after evidence showed they had formed an international cartel that met regularly in hotel rooms, sometimes under the fictional name ''Vitamins Inc.,'' to divide up the global market and artificially raise the prices of a wide range of vitamins, including vitamins A, C and E, as well as beta-carotene, essential in the diet of virtually every American. These vitamins were found in such everyday products as Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods, and Sanderson Farms. The three largest violators in the conspiracy were from Germany, Switzerland and France. While other states have settled similar claims, Mississippi's settlement is currently the largest of any state to date.
The Attorney General's Office has recovered more than $780 million in taxpayer dollars since Attorney General Hood took office in 2004.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:56:28 GMT
Circuit clerks in Adams and Oktibbeha counties have filed motions to quash or modify the subpoena from Chris McDaniel's attorney Mitch Tyner that requested all original election materials from the UnitedMore >>
County clerks said they were not given a reasonable amount of time to submit election materials, among other arguments, in motions filed Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:54:20 GMT
A few isolated showers and storms may be possible this afternoon and evening across some of our southern counties. The cap of warm air is pretty strong today, but a few storms may bust through. No severeMore >>
A few isolated showers and storms may be possible this afternoon and evening across some of our southern counties. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:36:10 GMT
Southern Miss Athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school's head coach for its softball programMore >>
Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school's head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:56:16 GMT
Since MDOT started bridge repair work back in April earlier this year on two bridges located on Highway 11-South, a few county side roads that are being used as a detours have become degraded due to theMore >>
Since MDOT started bridge repair work back in April earlier this year on two bridges located on Highway 11-South, a few county side roads that are being used as a detours have become degraded due to the increase in volume of traffic along with large trucks the roads weren't originally designed to support.More >>
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