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UMMC steadily improving patient safety, latest Leapfrog scorecard shows | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Mississippi dropped in national ranking of the percentage of A hospitals per state.         
Cindy Hyde-Smith fundraising letter incorrectly claims Trump, Pence support her for Senate | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
A fundraising letter from Cindy Hyde-Smith says Trump, Pence, support her, but they have not endorsed her. Campaign says it was drafting error.         
Miller: Plan would eliminate almost all water billing issues in Jackson | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Jackson's Public Works Director Robert Miller gave a six-month window to shore up 99 percent of Jackson's water billing issues.         
Insurance broker pleads guilty in Epps bribery case | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
An insurance broker pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting tax evasion for paying $19,200 to ex-Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps.         
Missing Alabama boy found safe in Mississippi, police say | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Police say the missing 5-year-old boy who was reportedly abducted from a bus stop in Alabama has been found in Mississippi.         
State testing in biology, U.S. History may not count for final grades next year | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Federal law requires public high school students to take certain tests, but there's debate about what Mississippi should do with the results.         
2 sentenced to federal prison for cocaine conspiracy | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
This case is the result of an extensive investigation dubbed Operation Pipeline, targeting illegal narcotics distribution in central Mississippi.         
Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Defendants sometimes in jail awaiting trial for longer periods of time than sentence if convicted. Poverty, scarce resources make practice prevalent.         
Police brutality allegation being investigated by Harrison County sheriff | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
A Harrison County woman says she saw deputy slam inmate's head into van. Her family shot video that showed a deputy slamming inmate into van.         
Police: Men allegedly bought pot at Colorado dispensary and brought it to Mississippi | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
"At first I felt it was hard to believe that they were coming all the way from Colorado and bringing marijuana to Jackson," he said.         
Head Start centers in rural Mississippi bear heavy load | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Head Start centers play a vital role in the early childhood education throughout rural counties in Mississippi. But just how vital is that role?         
Mississippi fourth most gambling-addicted state, study says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Americans lose over $100 billion through gambling each year.         
Mississippi high school coach who once held most wins has died | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Jim Drewry died Monday at 86 after he was hospitalized last week with pneumonia.         
Mississippi woman refiles lawsuit against Wells Fargo in wake of $1B penalty against bank | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
A Eupora widow's lawsuit against Wells Fargo has been refiled in wake of $1 billion penalty against the giant banking company.         
Poll: Democrat Jim Hood, Republican Tate Reeves in statistical tie for Mississippi governor in 2019 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Numbers haven't changed since December poll.         
Gang enforcement operation in Jackson nets dozens | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
In the wee hours of the week of April 9, the US Marshals task force targeted what they called "the worst of the worst" gang members in Jackson and vowed to make the city's streets safer.         
Money from corporate tax cuts isn't ending up in worker's pockets | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Corporations boasted bonuses for workers after the Trump tax cuts, but more money is ending up elsewhere than in worker's pockets.         
This Ala. mom turned her sweet tooth into a thriving cookie business | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Be sure to stop by Cookie Fix next time you're in Birmingham, Alabama.         
Harrison County sheriff investigating allegation of police brutality | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Harrison County woman shot video of deputy's treatment of inmate after she said deputy slammed the inmate's head into the van.         
Jackson Weather, Tuesday, April 24 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Jackson Weather, Tuesday, April 24, 2018         
MDOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall on reducing inmates in regional jails | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall speaking before sheriffs and others about MDOC reducing inmate population in county regional jails.         
Community Impact: Education reporter Bracey Harris | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Follow along to learn how Clarion Ledger's education reporter, Bracey Harris, is making an impact on her community.         
Community Impact: Health care reporter Anna Wolfe | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Follow along to learn how Clarion Ledger's health care reporter, Anna Wolfe, is making an impact on her community.         
Community Impact: Political reporter Jimmie Gates | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Follow along to learn how Clarion Ledger's political reporter, Jimmie Gates, is impacting his community.         
Community Impact: Political editor Geoff Pender | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 24, 2018
Follow along to learn how Clarion Ledger's political editor, Geoff Pender, is making an impact on his community.         
New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, and an accompanying museum are scheduled to open Thursday.         
Man charged after allegedly stabbing police officer in the chest | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
The police officer who was stabbed was saved from injury by his bullet-resistant vest.         
Another alleged victim describes encounter with 'Date Rape McGee' | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
Woman says she was also victim, shares story; Oxford police confirm more reports following coverage of Ole Miss student's allegations.         
U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel shows weak start to fundraising | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
Chris McDaniel, who has discussed running for the Senate since his failed bid in the primary runoff against Cochran in 2014, raised $99,290         
Mississippi teen All-Americans to fish with Elite Series pros | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
Teens will compete alongside Bassmaster Elite Series coaches         
Sheriffs complain about reducing number of state inmates from county regional jails | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
Sheriffs and officials in counties with regional jails blast MDOC's decision to reduce inmates at the jails.         
Emergency short-term borrowing approved for bridges | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
'This is the right thing to do. It's critical to the safety of citizens and to the state's infrastructure.' -- Treasurer Lynn Fitch         
Brookhaven homicide suspect arrested because public chipped in, chief says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
"The reason this case was successful was due to the participation of the community by giving us leads, giving us information," the chief said.         
Civil Rights History: Richard Wright tops bestseller list | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 23, 2018
This Week in Civil Rights History: Barbara Johns leads school walkout, Mack Charles Parker lynched, and mob attacks African Americans on Biloxi Beach.         
Exhibit:
Clarion Ledger | April 22, 2018
A University of Southern Mississippi art exhibit features representations of clothing worn by women when they were sexually assaulted.         
Push on to advise Mississippi military members of voting rights | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 22, 2018
Deployed members of the military can vote absentee through a program called the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.         
Brandon man jailed after police find fake explosive device in his home | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 22, 2018
EOD technicians determined it was a "very convincing fake" and rendered the scene safe.         
Tornado warning in Rankin County, Sunday weather could bring other threats | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 22, 2018
There is an active tornado warning in Rankin County until 1:30 p.m.         
Successful career hinges on being engaged, motivated | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Life is too short to go to work every day and be miserable.         
Starbucks incident serves as a barometer for America | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Starbucks shut down 8,000 of its U.S. stores for racial bias training after two black men were arrested for sitting at a table before ordering.         
Panda pee, starving children, marine education: Campus briefs | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
MSU research sees urine as way to protect pandas Ole Miss and inmates feed hungry kids. USM opens $16.1M center. Millsaps senior heads to Taiwan.         
Mississippi inmates harvesting 300 pounds of tomatoes a week | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Inmates at a prison in the Mississippi Delta are growing tomatoes, and officials expect the harvest to be about 8,000 pounds by the end of May.         
Smithsonian director tours Mississippi Civil Rights Museum | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
The founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch toured the Civil Rights Museum.         
Mississippi rotates in new College Board president | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Mississippi Public Universities say trustee and president C.D. Smith passed the gavel to incoming president Shane Hooper on Thursday.         
Suspect opens fire on JPD officers after fleeing traffic stop | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
A traffic stop for an infraction took a surprising turn when one of four fleeing men opened fire. No injuries were reported.         
I-55 roadwork closes 2 northbound lanes, creates backed-up traffic on State Street | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Due to crews making needed repairs to concrete pavement, lanes on I-55 through Jackson will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday.         
Suspects accused of shooting at police | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
Two are in custody, one was not charged, and a fourth is still at large.         
Jackson Weather |  April 21, 2018 | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 21, 2018
A look at the weather in store for Jackson over the next five days.         
Costco development will push on, Ridgeland mayor says | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 20, 2018
Mayor Gene McGee said Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is "disappointing" but won't stop the push for the shopping center to come to Ridgeland.         
Mississippi renews Questar testing contract for more than $10M | Clarion Ledger
Clarion Ledger | April 20, 2018
The testing company remains under scrutiny for technical issues that interrupted the administering of the required exams earlier in the week.