mississippi

Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Commission

Legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi has been introduced in Washington, D.C. The highway would link numerous military bases.

The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham.

Tornado Touches Down In Mississippi, Louisiana

Apr 16, 2018
ignis / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi causing some damage.

The weather service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Meridian, Mississippi, with maximum winds of 115 mph knocking out power and uprooting trees. A storm survey confirmed another tornado blew through Richland Parish near Rayville, Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon.

The weather service says the "weak" tornado in Louisiana caused only minor tree damage.

Wilderness Store

Mar 19, 2018
Ouchley
K. Ouchley

Less than three months after Union Parish was carved from Ouachita as a new political entity, William McKay died there intestate leaving a grieving widow and two-year old daughter.  In 1839, Union Parish was essentially wilderness and sparsely populated, the surge of immigration by settlers from eastern states just over the horizon.  McKay owned a store on the Ouachita River, either at what would later be called Alabama Landing or farther south at Ouachita City, or maybe even at the mouth of Bayou de l'Outre.

Emerald McIntyre / ULM OMC

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

Report: Pontoon Boat Capsizes On Duck-Hunting Trip, 3 Dead

Jan 29, 2018
Bruno Girin / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Authorities say the bodies of two adults and a child have been found after their pontoon boat capsized in Mississippi during a duck-hunting trip.

Authorities told The Advocate of Baton Rouge the bodies were recovered Sunday afternoon on the Buffalo River in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, about an hour's drive north from Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city.

Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.

The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter.  

Burning Death Trial Goes To 2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations

Oct 16, 2017
Clyde Robinson / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A second day of jury deliberation starts Monday in the trial of a Mississippi man charged in the burning death of a woman.

 Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict.

 Twenty-nine-year-old Quinton Tellis is charged with capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. Defense attorneys argued the wrong man is on trial.

Mississippi Man Charged With DUI After Pedestrian Killed

Oct 16, 2017
Jeffery Scism / flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

A Mississippi man has been charged with felony DUI after a pedestrian was hit and killed. 

 Pascagoula police told news outlets that 44-year-old David Foster was arrested after the man was struck Friday night. 

 Police Capt. Doug Adams says 30-year-old Jonathan Born of Grand Bay, Alabama, was taken to a hospital but didn't survive his injuries. 

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran Grappling With Illness

Oct 16, 2017
Jimmy Smith / Flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington.

 The GOP veteran, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month.

 Cochran's chief of staff Brad White came as Republicans controlling the Senate had hoped to pass a budget measure that's a key step toward the party's goal of rewriting the tax code. It's unclear whether Cochran's absence will delay the budget debate. Republicans control the Senate with a narrow 52-48 margin.

Pages