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Federal probe finds severe problems in Mississippi prison

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prison violated inmates’ constitutional rights by failing to protect them from violence, meet their mental health needs or take adequate steps for suicide prevention, and by relying too much on prolonged solitary…

Storm damage in Jackson, Mississippi

Some storm damage in Jackson tonight. The governor’s mansion saw some damage to it in the form of tree limbs falling and damaging the fence. Crews worked hard to clear up…

Lawsuits: Mississippi capital city's water harms children

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city. Jackson has been facing water system problems for…

Mississippi gets second field hospital in days

By LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has opened its second field hospital in days to treat a surge of coronavirus patients. The Christian charity relief group Samaritan’s Purse arrived in Mississippi and brought in…

Arkansas man killed by police at hotel in Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been killed by police in Mississippi after they surrounded a hotel over the weekend. Quentin Bogard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, barricaded himself inside a room at the Relax Inn in Canton, Mississippi, on…