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USM Rebounds After 3 Dreadful Seasons

Southern Mississippi has won more games over the past six weeks then it did in the previous three seasons combined.


Southern Miss Faces Louisiana Tech for Division Title

Southern Mississippi has won more games over the past six weeks then it did in the previous three seasons combined.


New Albany Cop Suspended Pending UM-LSU Assault Investigation

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A New Albany police officer is suspended with pay during an investigation about whether he punched a spectator at Saturday's Ole Miss-LSU football game.

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After Getting the Short Straw, Tullos Appeals Loss to the Miss. House

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Even after two Mississippi legislative candidates drew straws to break a tied election, the state House of Representatives will have final say over who will serve ...


Trump Won't Rule Out Third-Party Run If He's Not 'Treated Fairly'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump on Sunday refused to rule out an independent bid for president in 2016, and he dug in on creating a database to track Muslims ...


Democrat John Bel Edwards Wins Louisiana Governor's Race, Defeats Former Senator Vitter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide ...


Mississippi Universities Plan Tuition Increases in 2016

In-state tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities is set to rise by 4.1 percent on average next fall, with the average price of tuition and fees crossing $7,000 for the ...


Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche Has Been Hospitalized, Won't Play Saturday

Mississippi senior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has been hospitalized this week for an undisclosed reason in Oxford, Mississippi, and will not play on Saturday.


Man Gets 25 Years in DUI Killing of Belhaven Football Player

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to drunken driving and killing a college football player who was riding a ...

State Government

Miss. Black Caucus Opposed to 2016 Tax Cuts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus said Wednesday that they will oppose any effort by Republicans to push tax cuts during the 2016 session.


Mississippi Athletics Receives $25 Million Donation

Mississippi's athletics department says it has received a $25 million donation from Dr. Gerald "Doc" Hollingsworth.

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Ben Howland

Mississippi State beat Eastern Washington 106-88 on Friday night in Ben Howland's coaching debut with the Bulldogs.


House Speaker Calls for 'Pause' in Syrian Refugees

House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. in the wake of the Paris attacks, and assembled a task force to bring ...


Missouri Would Likely Be Alone With 10 Percent Black Faculty

If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that's 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.


Russia: Plane Brought Down by Homemade Explosive Device

A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday, telling President Vladimir Putin it's now clear ...