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Man suspected in 5 Louisiana killings found in Mississippi | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
Deputies found the suspect in Waveland during a traffic stop.         
JPS teacher, charged with sexual battery, fired | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
It was not said when the alleged incident or incidents took place or which high school the suspect formerly worked for.         
Is your city LGBTQ friendly? Here's how Jackson, Hattiesburg, others ranked | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
Nine Mississippi cities were listed in the Municipal Equality Index, the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy.         
Mississippi will have folks back on the Front Porch for the third year | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
Conference on the Front Porch isback for third year in Taylor         
Mississippi Senate race: What you need to know about Roger Wicker, David Baria | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
A potential jungle primary has dominated Mississippi's midterm discussions but there's plenty of heat in the Baria v. Wicker race, too.         
The shocking realities of underfunded state Crime Lab: 'The bodies keep stacking up' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
Coroners frustrated by turnaround time from state crime lab say understaffing is affecting inmate and other autopsies, cases.         
Mississippi is one step closer to state lottery as Gov. Bryant appoints 5-person board | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
It includes four men and one woman, who will serve staggered five-year terms.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Friday, Oct. 19 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 19, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018         
Mom who suddenly lost her 4-year-old son to the flu: Please get vaccinated early | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Leon Sidari died on Christmas morning. He was scheduled for a flu shot days later.         
Jackson's highest paid city employee makes more than the mayor | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Jackson's public works director, police chief, city attorney and chief administrative officer all have salaries that top $100K.         
Mississippi man charged in shooting of off-duty NC officer | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
A Mississippi man has been arrested in the shooting of an off-duty police officer in North Carolina.         
Former Southaven alderman sentenced to 7 years for child pornography | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Ronald W. Hale, former alderman for the city of Southaven, MS., was sentenced to seven years in prison for transporting child pornography.         
'My first love.' Mom speaks out after Mississippi toddler stabbed, put in heated oven | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Veronica Shant'e Jones, the mother of a toddler who was found stabbed and dead in a heated oven, speaks out on Facebook about the tragedy.         
Longtime Hattiesburg attorney John Lee’s law license revoked by state Supreme Court | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Hattiesburg attorney John Lee can no longer practice law in Mississippi after the state Supreme Court accepted his irrevocable resignation.         
Overnight news: Missing toddler found, marijuana tossed during chase | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
A missing toddler was found after an alert was issued and a man is in custody after leading deputies on a chase while tossing pot out of his car.         
Ole Miss professor under fire for urging harassment of senators | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
'Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,' James Thomas wrote. 'Put your whole damn fingers in their salads.'         
CL NOW! Ole Miss professor urging harassment, Ole Miss donor, Jackson's highest paid | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Good afternoon. Today is Thursday, October 18, and this is your CL NOW! newsletter. Here are some of the day's top stories at ClarionLedger.com.         
What a Ridgeland man did after his dog ate his Chinese takeout got him 25 years in prison | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
His dog ate he and his girlfriend's Chinese food. Then they ran out of money. The solution involved two crimes.         
Rankin County runaway teen sought | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Anyone with information on the location of Macy Denise Tullos is asked to contact Rankin County Sheriff's Investigator Marcia Stingley.         
Ole Miss donor Ed Meek's name being removed after racist comment | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Oct. 18 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 18, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.         
Most JPD officers cleared for active duty, mayor says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Most JPD officers cleared for active duty, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Tuesday.         
Forest Hill band's punishment after halftime show 'unfair,' Brookhaven mayor says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Brookhaven's mayor and board of Aldermen asked that MHSAA lift sanctions on the Forest Hill band.         
Millsaps College receives $1 million grant for new ministry program | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Millsaps College receives $1 million Grant for new Center of Ministry Program to support clergywomen in the church         
Georgia police investigating arrest of black 12-year-old Mississippi boy by white officer | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
The boy was identified as Mississippi-native Corey Jackson, who performs under the name Lil C-Note.         
Mega Millions jumps to $868 million, second-largest jackpot in US history | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
There was no winning ticket in Tuesday night's record $667 million Mega Millions game, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $868 million for the next drawing. Powerball $345 million drawing set for Wednesday night.         
Hattiesburg man charged for at least 2 burglaries at Southern Miss | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Andrew Payton, 47, was charged with two counts commercial burglary for apparent thefts at USM's Duff Athletic Center.         
Louisiana men plead not guilty to Mississippi prison bribery | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Four Louisiana men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts.         
Millsaps, Belhaven each receive $1 million grants for new ministry programs | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Millsaps, Belhaven each receive $1 million grants for initiatives to support clergy         
How do we survive and thrive in a world of disruption?  We can learn a lot from Sears. | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Welcome to the world of disruption. How we live, work, play and communicate is totally different. So, how do we survive the change?         
Suspending Forest Hill band leaves students 'to the streets,' parent says after firing | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
One parent warned: “If you take away the band, you’re leaving them to the streets.”         
Mississippi's hybrid, electric car tax a 'mistake,' says Republican lawmaker | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 17, 2018
Sen. Billy Hudson said although he voted for the bill, he feels the new tax on hybrid and electric cars was "a mistake."         
Bankrupt company says it could close Mississippi hospital | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Curae Health sayis Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale is losing so much money that it could pull down the bankrupt company.         
Toddler stabbed, found burned in oven; grandmother charged with first-degree murder | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Authorities are trying to determine at what point the girl, who was stabbed and placed in a heated oven, died.         
Trump's tariffs coming home to roost, and Mississippi, others crying fowl | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Trade deal, worth tens of millions of dollars for U.S. poultry producers, being threatened by Trump's metal tariffs.         
'The day I was born ... my mother placed me in a trash bag' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Tori Welford, 21, of Lucedale finds healing with the help of a video by a USM student that won first place in a national contest.         
I launched a new investigation into the 1973 Mississippi UFO 'abduction.' Do you believe? | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Karen Nelson, a reporter at the Mississippi, looks into the shadows and brings to light information in the 1973 alleged alien abduction in Pascagoula.         
Former state senator must repay the bulk of $101,000, state auditor says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
State Auditor wants former and current Canton Municipal Utilities employees to repay more than $101,000.         
Congress steps in to ensure One Lake follows federal law | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
The U.S. House and Senate have passed a bill to ensure the One Lake Project follows federal requirements.         
GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy each top $1 million in 3 months | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Monday's campaign finance reporting deadline details money coming in before midterms.         
Jamaican-born musician sentenced to 8 years in prison for marijuana he legally obtained | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
The Jamaican-born musician says he legally purchased the marijuana in his home state of Oregon for his personal use.he said was for his personal use.         
Toddler stabbed, baked in oven; grandmother in custody, sheriff says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
The child's grandmother has been taken into custody.         
Baby stabbed, baked in oven in Bolivar County, sheriff says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
One person is in custody after a baby was stabbed then put in an oven and baked, according to the Bolivar County sheriff.         
'Disappointing, disingenuous and political:' Mayor strikes back at DPS | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Mayor Lumumba struck back at the Dept. of Public Safety's decision to not investigate officer-involved shootings in Jackson.         
Fatal car crash and fire on I-20 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
A Pearl man died in the crash and subsequent fire, MHP said.         
Former state Sen. Kenneth Wayne Jones | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Jones said he will fight state auditor's demand to pay almost $80,000.         
Jackson Weather Forecast, Tuesday, Oct. 16 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 16, 2018
Jackson Weather Forecast, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.         
Stephen Hawking warns that AI, ‘superhumans’ could wipe humanity in posthumous book | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 15, 2018
Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist who died earlier this year, warns of a rise in superhumans and smarter AI in a book publishing Tuesday.         
Deer, bikes, cars a dangerous combination | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 15, 2018
Since Mississippi has one of the nation’s highest concentrations of deer (about 1.75 million), chances are you will encounter deer on the roadways.         
Report: This is Mississippi's favorite TV celebrity chef | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | October 15, 2018
According to the report, "Celebrity chefs have made it from the kitchen to our TV screens, and we can’t seem to get enough of them."