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Student charged for false threats against Pearl High School | Clarion Ledger Student charged for false threats against Pearl High School
A student has been charged for making false statements about a shooting threat against Pearl High School.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
More than a dozen school threats in Mississippi since Florida shooting | Clarion Ledger More than a dozen school threats in Mississippi since Florida shooting
So far none of the threats have been substantiated.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Madison County official resigns after multiple racist comments on Facebook | Clarion Ledger Madison County official resigns after multiple racist comments on Facebook
A county supervisor commented multiple times on the most racist post, though she says she didn't see the n-word or other racial slurs.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Starkville's first LGBT pride parade denied by city | Clarion Ledger Starkville's first LGBT pride parade denied by city
More than a dozen people spoke in favor of the Pride parade during Tuesday's citizen comment period, while two spoke against it.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Suspect sought in shooting that may have hit Jackson daycare | Clarion Ledger Suspect sought in shooting that may have hit Jackson daycare
A surveillance image of a suspect sought in connection to a shooting, that a bullet from which may have entered a daycare.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
JPD news conference on officer-involved shooting | Clarion Ledger JPD news conference on officer-involved shooting
Jackson Police Dept. spokesman Sgt. Roderick Holmes talks about an officer-involved shooting that happened near Jackson State University.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Shooting may have impacted daycare | Clarion Ledger Shooting may have impacted daycare
A bullet from a shooting at a Jackson gas station may have entered a daycare center across the street.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
CSpire tests patented 5G technology that promises unprecedented capacity, coverage for less | Clarion Ledger CSpire tests patented 5G technology that promises unprecedented capacity, coverage for less
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr visits C Spire’s Ridgeland to witness the first in-state demonstration of Cohere Technologies’ new 5G turboConnectTM.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Millsaps College continues investigation over 'vulgar' Trump graffiti | Clarion Ledger Millsaps College continues investigation over 'vulgar' Trump graffiti
In 2017, students wrote and drew on the walls of rooms in the Christian Center, a building that was scheduled for renovations.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
IHL Commissioner to step down in June | Clarion Ledger IHL Commissioner to step down in June
Boyce's pending departure comes after three years as the head of Mississippi's eight public universities.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Image about shooting threat at a Murrah High School shared on social media | Clarion Ledger Image about shooting threat at a Murrah High School shared on social media
An image that talks about a possible shooting at Murrah  High School in Jackson was being shared on social media Tuesday night.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Jackson Weather, Wednesday, Feb. 21 | Clarion Ledger Jackson Weather, Wednesday, Feb. 21
Jackson weather forecast for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
ACLU responds to Starkville's denial of Pride Parade | Clarion Ledger ACLU responds to Starkville's denial of Pride Parade
The Starkville Board of Aldermen's decision Tuesday to deny Starkville Pride's request to hold a Pride Parade has drawn criticism from the ACLU.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Could Mississippi elect 1st Democratic governor in 20 years? Jim Hood thinks so. | Clarion Ledger Could Mississippi elect 1st Democratic governor in 20 years? Jim Hood thinks so.
Attorney General Jim Hood getting ready to run for governor in Mississippi         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Four accused in armed gas station robberies arrested | Clarion Ledger Four accused in armed gas station robberies arrested
The Clinton Police Department has arrested four people in relation to a string of robberies in Clinton and Bolton.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Memphis man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound after running from police | Clarion Ledger Memphis man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound after running from police
The man had an endangered juvenile in the car with him.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Madison County planning commission member resigns over racial comment | Clarion Ledger Madison County planning commission member resigns over racial comment
The Clarion Ledger obtained a screenshot of the post but it has since been deleted.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Shooting threat at a Murrah High School not credible, JPS says | Clarion Ledger Shooting threat at a Murrah High School not credible, JPS says
An image that talked about a possible shooting at Murrah High School in Jackson is believed to be a hoax.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Man injured when shot by police near JSU | Clarion Ledger Man injured when shot by police near JSU
The man's condition is not currently known.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
MDOC, DPS commissioners explain gang number discrepancy | Clarion Ledger MDOC, DPS commissioners explain gang number discrepancy
The Fusion Center's numbers were double what was given to two senators in a release, but MDOC and MDPS say there's a reason.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Fundraising phone scam uncovered | Clarion Ledger Fundraising phone scam uncovered
What was initially believed to be an effort to raise funds for families of injured and fallen firefighters has now been revealed to be a phone scam.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Mississippi Supreme Court declines attempt to re-jail man accused in traffic light murder | Clarion Ledger Mississippi Supreme Court declines attempt to re-jail man accused in traffic light murder
A three-judge panel of the Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an attempt to keep a man accused of murder in jail.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
These are the 10 safest school districts in Mississippi | Clarion Ledger These are the 10 safest school districts in Mississippi
The rankings are based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates, and rates for expulsion, suspension, and school-related arrests.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Jackson woman stabbed by boyfriend during altercation | Clarion Ledger Jackson woman stabbed by boyfriend during altercation
A Jackson woman has been transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries after she was stabbed by her boyfriend.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
Rev. Billy Graham has died | Clarion Ledger Rev. Billy Graham has died
Evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99.         
Clarion Ledger | February 21, 2018
'Smoke and mirrors,' 'pork,' 'schizophrenic': Reeves road plan criticized | Clarion Ledger 'Smoke and mirrors,' 'pork,' 'schizophrenic': Reeves road plan criticized
No one outside Reeves' leadership has endorsed the plan. Many criticized it as Senate passed it on Monday         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Jackson Weather, Tuesday, Feb. 20 | Clarion Ledger Jackson Weather, Tuesday, Feb. 20
Jackson weather forecast for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Former MDOC Commissioner pleads guilty to burglary charges Tuesday | Clarion Ledger Former MDOC Commissioner pleads guilty to burglary charges Tuesday
District Attorney Michael Guest said Epps, 56, will serve seven years on a sentence of 25 years with 18 suspended.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Man hit by train in critical condition | Clarion Ledger Man hit by train in critical condition
A 32-year-old man suffered severe injuries after he was struck by a train at the end of Louisiana Street.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Olde Towne Middle School threats not credible, officials say | Clarion Ledger Olde Towne Middle School threats not credible, officials say
Madison County Schools said they take all threats very seriously.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Paraplegic saved from burning van | Clarion Ledger Paraplegic saved from burning van
Courtney Tullos saved a paraplegic man from his burning van.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
SYNNEX Corporation to create 600 new jobs in expansion | Clarion Ledger SYNNEX Corporation to create 600 new jobs in expansion
The company has expanded in DeSoto County in Northwest Mississippi and plans to invest $20 million and create 600 jobs over the next five years.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Gunfire at Jackson gas station may have struck daycare | Clarion Ledger Gunfire at Jackson gas station may have struck daycare
Bullets from a shooting outside of a gas station in north Jackson may have struck a daycare center.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
What it's like to attend an underfunded school | Clarion Ledger What it's like to attend an underfunded school
Mississippi's second-largest school district is struggling. Students say a new school funding formula puts them at risk of falling further behind.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Mississippi flag voted out of exile to once again fly over this City Hall | Clarion Ledger Mississippi flag voted out of exile to once again fly over this City Hall
Several cities and all eight of the state's public universities removed the flag with its divisive Confederate emblem, but this town put it back.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
AG: Corporations have Mississippi lawmakers 'flat doing their bidding' | Clarion Ledger AG: Corporations have Mississippi lawmakers 'flat doing their bidding'
Attorney General Jim Hood says corporations have Mississippi lawmakers 'flat doing their bidding.'         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Lawmakers weigh in on school funding overhaul | Clarion Ledger Lawmakers weigh in on school funding overhaul
Republican leaders are fast-tracking a landmark overhaul of the state's current school funding formula.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
FDA Designates Ecstasy As FDA Designates Ecstasy As "Breakthrough Therapy" For PTSD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated MDMA, better known as the illegal drug ecstasy, a "breakthrough therapy" for posttraumatic stress disorder, a status that may lead to faster approval. David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, said, "This is not a big scientific step. It’s been obvious for 40 years that these drugs are medicines. But it’s a huge step in acceptance." People suffering with PTSD can be triggered by a sound or a smell which can bring a traumatic memory rushing back. According to Nutt, MDMA can dampen the emotional response t
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Grenada polluters misled EPA, ignored affects to community for decades: attorneys | Clarion Ledger Grenada polluters misled EPA, ignored affects to community for decades: attorneys
"It's like letting the fox guard the hen house."         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Paraplegic man saved from burning van | Clarion Ledger Paraplegic man saved from burning van
Courtney Tullos saved a paraplegic man from his burning van. (Video provided by Tracy Funches, member of Hinds County Emergency Management Agency.)         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
House committee approves $50M in bonds for 'One Lake' project | Clarion Ledger House committee approves $50M in bonds for 'One Lake' project
The $50 million in bonds for the proposed $350 million"One Lake" flood control project in the metro area is a third of the local match needed.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Hero rescues paraplegic man from burning van | Clarion Ledger Hero rescues paraplegic man from burning van
Twenty-two year-old Courtney Tullos was on her way to work Jan. 30 when she noticed something odd. What she did next possibly saved a man's life.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Report: Gunfire at Jackson gas station may have struck daycare | Clarion Ledger Report: Gunfire at Jackson gas station may have struck daycare
Bullets from a shooting outside of a Shell gas station in north Jackson may have struck a daycare center.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Catch highlights from our February Storytellers at Lucky Town Brewery | Clarion Ledger Catch highlights from our February Storytellers at Lucky Town Brewery
We gathered at Lucky Town Brewery in Midtown to listen to six diverse storytellers share their true tales of "romance... or not." Check out our next Mississippi Storytellers event, "Music & Me," on June 26 at Duling Hall. Tickets on sale now!         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Jesmyn Ward returns to Mississippi Book Festival | Clarion Ledger Jesmyn Ward returns to Mississippi Book Festival
National Book Award winner and Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward will return for the 2018 Mississippi Book Festival.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Silver Alert issued for Louisville man | Clarion Ledger Silver Alert issued for Louisville man
The state bureau of investigation has issued a Silver Alert for Roy Gladney, 73, of Louisville.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
Tate Reeves' infrastructure plan | Clarion Ledger Tate Reeves' infrastructure plan
The Senate has passed an infrastructure plan proposed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
What's in the $1B Reeves infrastructure bill? | Clarion Ledger What's in the $1B Reeves infrastructure bill?
For starters, it might not generate $1 billion.         
Clarion Ledger | February 20, 2018
State defender: Gang threat assessment number is double the number submitted to senators | Clarion Ledger State defender: Gang threat assessment number is double the number submitted to senators
The Fusion Center's gang assessment says 62 percent of MDOC inmates are gang affiliated. A request by two senators turned up only 31 percent.         
Clarion Ledger | February 19, 2018
This Week in Civil Rights History: Malcolm X assassinated | Clarion Ledger This Week in Civil Rights History: Malcolm X assassinated
This Week in Civil Rights History: Malcolm X assassinated, and Hiram Revels becomes the nation's first black senator.         
Clarion Ledger | February 19, 2018