From the Wire
- Senators: Bill Would Reverse Veto of Mississippi Delta PumpsU.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker are introducing a bill they say would overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 veto of a pumping station that could relieve flooding in parts of the Mississippi Delta.
- Mississippi Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak, Urges VaccinationMississippi health officials said the state, like others nationwide, is seeing an outbreak of contagious liver disease Hepatitis A and urging people to get vaccinated.
- Reeves Holds $5M, Hood $1.5M in Mississippi Governor's RaceRepublican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves continues to outraise and outspend all other candidates in the Mississippi governor's race, with Attorney General Jim Hood raising and spending the most among Democrats in the race for the state's top job.
- Two Dead, Two Wounded in Shooting at Walmart in MississippiA gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said.
- Attorney, Sheriff Dispute How Black Man Was Bloodied at RoadblockAn attorney says his African American client was beaten by white law enforcement officers this month at a Mississippi roadblock, but a sheriff says officers told him the man appeared to be high on drugs and resisted arrest, injuring two ...
- A Time to ShineLeflore County's bootlegging history will play a role in a new museum exhibit highlighting prohibition, moonshine and illegal distilleries in Mississippi.
- Democrats Court Black Voters in Mississippi Governor PrimaryFourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood, who is white, was courting African American voters in Mississippi's largest county, who will play an important part in deciding the eight-person Democratic primary on Aug. 6.
- Engine test for Space Launch System to be in MississippiNASA says it will conduct the "Green Run" rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
- Slain Ole Miss Student Was Shot to Death After Leaving Nightspot AloneAuthorities say University of Mississippi student Alexandria "Ally" Kostial was recorded on surveillance video leaving a bar alone hours before she was found shot to death.
- Mississippi Employer Payrolls Again Set New Record in JunePreliminary data show Mississippi's employers set another new record for payrolls in June.
- Lottery Board Vice Chairman in Talks to Become UM ChancellorGerard Gibert, the vice chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, says he's interested in becoming chancellor of the University of Mississippi.
- Medicaid, Gas Tax Divides Republicans at Governor DebateA televised forum Tuesday night was the only time Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has debated former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. and state Rep. Robert Foster before the Aug. 6 party primaries.
- Mueller: I Did Not Clear Trump of Obstruction of JusticeRobert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump's claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia's 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the president of obstructing his investigation.
- Senate Approves Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims FundThe Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
- GOP Race for Mississippi Secretary of State Grows PointedThe contest between two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Mississippi secretary of state has become one of the most pointed among 2019's primary elections, while the former mayor of Hattiesburg faces a novice politician for the Democratic nomination.