JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi attorney general is investigating a $2 million road that was planned to connect a suburban Jackson shopping center to a gated neighborhood where the lieutenant governor lives. The investigation creates a potential clash between Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The mayor of Mississippi's largest city is renewing warnings about the city's drinking water, saying the city still isn't maintaining the chemical balance needed to prevent lead and copper pipes from corroding. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said Wednesday that the city continues advising pregnant women and children younger than 5 to drink only filtered or bottled water. Lumumba says no lead has been found in city pipes. But officials previously warned pipes in homes could be corroding.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a homeless man in Mississippi attacked another homeless man with a weapon the victim told police was a machete. News outlets report 55-year-old Bernard Matheny was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault. The injured man was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries are unclear. Biloxi Police Maj. Christopher De Back tells news outlets that the two men know each other.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $19,000 from his father who was in hospice care. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release, says 54-year-old Jimmy Lee Edwards Jr., of Crystal Springs, was sentenced Monday on one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. In addition, he must repay his father. Hood's office says Edwards stole the money, which included Social Security benefits _ between December 2015 and April 2017
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