Senator: Pet Insurance Bill Isn’t ‘Ruff’ to Understand

Senator: Pet Insurance Bill Isn't 'Ruff' to Understand

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More Mississippi dogs, cats, reptiles and birds may soon be insured against costly medical bills thanks to legislation that passed in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 2228, by Sen. Walter Michel, a Republican from Ridgeland, would create “a comprehensive legal framework within which pet insurance may be sold” in Mississippi. … Read more

Mississippi Could Expand Mental Health Training for Officers

Phoenix Man Accused of Offering Tiger Cub to Cops for $20K

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could expand training for law enforcement officers to respond to people who need mental health care, under a bill that’s moving toward consideration in the state House. House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Nick Bain, a Republican from Corinth, on Tuesday said House Bill 1222 could be “life-changing” legislation. Republican Rep. … Read more

Police: Mississippi Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Person

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A person was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday morning near Jackson, Mississippi. The Clinton Police Department received a call about a suspicious person wearing a ski mask at an apartment complex around 9 a.m. When police arrived the person “displayed a weapon towards an officer,” according to a press release from the … Read more

Smith Named Director of Mississippi Community College Board

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A longtime employee of the Mississippi Community College Board has been named executive director of the agency that oversees the 15 colleges. Kell Smith has worked for the board since May 2008, starting as director of communications and legislative services. He became interim executive director in July after Andrea Mayfield resigned. … Read more

Judge: Tupelo Acted Properly in OK of Affordable Apartments

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A judge in north Mississippi has ruled that the city of Tupelo acted properly in approving plans for construction of an affordable-housing apartment complex. In August, the Tupelo City Council voted 4-3 to approve site plans and development for the 46-unit apartment complex called Flowerdale Commons. Several residents of nearby Cottonwood … Read more

Mississippi Bill Filings: Medicaid, Initiatives, Elections

Mississippi Bill Filings: Medicaid, Initiatives, Elections

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators had a light workload the first two weeks of their three-month session, but they are about to get busy debating proposals that could affect health care, voting rights and other issues. Monday was the deadline to file general bills. House and Senate committees face a Jan. 31 deadline to … Read more

Police Shooting Hurts 1 During Armed Robbery Investigation

California Cops Kill Suspect Who Allegedly Took a Hostage

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police officers fired on several people as they investigated an armed robbery early Sunday in Jackson, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said. One suspect was hurt in the shooting along U.S. Highway 80 about 4 a.m. and was taken to the hospital, investigators said. Several other people involved in the robbery … Read more