From the Wire
- Judge Reeves Blocks Mississippi's 6-Week Abortion Ban: 'Here We Go Again'U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
- Mississippi Rep Charged With Punching Wife Could be RemovedThe Mississippi House speaker said Friday that he is asking lawyers to research how to remove a lawmaker if it's true that the man punched his own wife and does not resign voluntarily.
- Floodgate Reopened as High Water Stands in Mississippi DeltaA floodgate in the Mississippi Delta has been reopened as large stretches of rural land remain underwater.
- Trump Empowers Barr to ‘Investigate the Investigators’ in Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr's inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump's ...
- Mississippi City Fires Police Officer Charged in Killing, Judge Leaves the CaseThe City of Oxford has fired Mathew Kinne, a white police officer charged in the killing of a black woman with whom he was romantically involved.
- Slaying Victim's Family Angry Over Possible Bail for OfficerRelatives of a slaying victim were outraged Wednesday when Mississippi court officials discussed possible bail for a white police officer accused of killing the black woman with whom he was romantically involved.
- Gov. Bryant, GOP Leaders Call for Lawmaker to Resign After Abuse ChargesMississippi's governor and two other top Republicans say Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale should resign if he punched his wife.
- Joe MoorheadMississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead has a little more job security now. The school announced Tuesday that he has signed a contract extension through the 2022 season that will pay an average base salary of $3.2 million.
- 1 in 4 Mississippi Third Graders Do Not Pass Tougher Reading TestAbout one in four Mississippi third graders did not pass a toughened reading test on the first try this spring, leaving it unclear if they will advance to fourth grade.
- At Abortion Clinics, New Laws Sow Confusion, UncertaintyAbortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said.
- Congress Joins Debate Over Sending TSA Employees to BorderLawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer.
- Report: Mississippi Lawmaker Punched Wife in Face Over SexA police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex.
- Mississippi Flood Overwhelms Miles-Long Sandbag WallFloodwaters overwhelmed a miles-long sandbag barrier over the weekend, drenching another community in the southern end of the Mississippi Delta.
- US Judge to Consider Blocking New Mississippi Abortion LawInside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, administrator Shannon Brewer has been fielding phone calls from women who want to know whether they can still terminate a pregnancy if they think they might be more than a few weeks along.
- Mississippi Giving Away Alarms to Try to Reduce Fire DeathsThe Mississippi Fire Marshal's office is giving away smoke alarms to try to reduce fire deaths.