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Two Mississippi boaters reel in a massive one-eyed alligator weighing over 477.6 pounds

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It was like a scene right out of Jurassic Park when two gator hunters pulled a massive alligator out of a Mississippi marsh. "I said, we have a dinosaur, this thing is huge!" John Ladner told CNN. Ladner and his f...

Mississippi drops case against Curtis Flowers after he was tried 6 times on murder charges

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Prosecutors in Mississippi are dismissing the case against Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was tried six times in a murder case by a White prosecutor and spent 23 years in prison, a spokeswoman for the state's attor...

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

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An ordinary workday quickly turned into a rescue mission after a bridge inspector spotted a stranded dog 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday afternoon when Cra...

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

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For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of ...

Mississippi Ballot Measure 3: Voters approve magnolia design as new state flag

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Mississippi's new state flag will feature the magnolia flower after the state in a historic move this summer parted with its decades-old banner that included a Confederate battle emblem. Voters on Tuesday approved t...

Miss USA 2020 is the first Black woman to represent Mississippi

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The first Black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA is now the reigning Miss USA. Asya Branch, a student at the University of Mississippi and Booneville native, was crowned Miss USA on Monday, after the coron...

Mississippi man who was on his deathbed with Covid-19 says his community and faith saved him

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A family trip to Nashville in March changed David Johnson and his family forever. The Johnson family went during the early days of Covid-19, when the general public knew very little about the virus. The family retur...

The Mississippi home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument

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The Mississippi home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson is the 423rd unit of the National Park System, Interior Secret...

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

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Former Mississippi Governor William Winter, "who championed education initiatives, job creation, and racial harmony throughout his life," died Friday at age 97, his family says. After serving in the US Army during W...

This Mississippi city will pay you a monthly stipend and relocation costs to move there

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Mississippi Senate votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports

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The Mississippi Senate voted Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on women's sports teams in the state's high schools and universities. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Senator Angela Hill, told he...

In Jackson, Mississippi, some residents have been without water going on two weeks

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Many residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have been without water since a winter storm hit the area in February. And many are still not sure when it will return. The storm, which also affected Texas and Louisiana, cau...

Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’

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President Joe Biden sharply criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions against pleas from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top public health official...

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

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Though thousands are still under boil water advisories, about 5,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi, don't any have service, a decline from earlier this week. Charles Williams, public works director in Jacks...

Jackson, Mississippi, officials report progress in restoring water after last month’s powerful storm

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After more than two weeks without a drop of water, one Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant is finally back open for business. "It has been depressing, coming into work thinking we're going to open again, we get a drip...

Mississippi capital aims to lift boil water notice still in effect for 43,000 connections after February storms

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Many Jackson, Mississippi residents may finally return to a sense of normalcy regarding their water supply, which has remained strained since the capital was struck by severe winter storms in February. While water h...

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