Miss. Supreme Court to consider allowing felony plea hearings via video conference

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph issued an order Wednesday that will have the court reevaluate the possibility of allowing plea hearings in felony cases to be done by video conference.

  Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

The Lebanese government says it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate came to be stored at the port for years.
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  Tropical storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain along the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it smashed boats together and caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.

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Hattiesburg Public School District delays start of school year

Remains confirmed as missing Waynesboro woman

  Gov. launches ‘ReSkill’ program for workers impacted by pandemic

Hattiesburg woman found dead in Lumberton; MBI investigating

1,245 COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 51 deaths reported

MSDH reported 1,245 COVID-19 cases and 51 additional deaths on Monday, bringing the state total to 63,444 cases and 1,804 deaths.
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  Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 63,444 cases, 1,804 deaths reported by health dept.

Water line repair taking place in Eastabuchie

  Soso Post Office reopens after repairs from April 12 tornados

Petal School District delays start for all students

  Gov. Reeves issues new executive orders ahead of school reopenings

  Players of the Pine Belt: West Jones QB Alan Follis primed for senior season

  Laurel Fire Department looking to hire six firefighters

  Bay Springs to purchase new body cameras for police

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Beirut: Wedding photo shoot video captures blast

Photographer Mahmoud Nakib is still rolling as he get pushed down the street by the shockwave.

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USM stages 1st day of football practice

  Players of the Pine Belt: PCS’ Marquis Crosby expected to be major force

Presbyterian Christian School running back Marquis Crosby is healthy and that could be bad news for the Bobcats' football opponents this fall.

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  Laurel secures low interest rate for water and sewer line improvements

  Hattiesburg to hold special election on Mississippi Power franchise agreement

Gov. Reeves pushes school start date for 7-12th grade in 8 counties; Issues statewide mask mandate

  USM’s McCain Library receives donation of Miss. political memorabilia

  Pediatrician weighs in on Governor’s executive order to delay the start of school for some grades

Under the Governor Tate Reeves' new executive order for schools, Hinds County Schools will now have to delay the start of in-person instruction for grades 7th-12th.
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  Walmart releases schedule for its parking lot drive-in theaters

Starting at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, families can sign up for a location near them at TheWalmartDriveIn.com.

Former Laurel police officer indicted in shooting death of Jasper Co. woman

  Back to School: Virtual vs. homeschooling

Two ex-police officers indicted for allegedly beating Black man in Miss.

  Wayne County Emergency Management coordinates sanitization of county buildings