From the Wire
- Officials Say They'll Make Up Teacher Raise Shortfall LaterState officials said Wednesday that they'll make up a $10 million to $15 million shortfall in funding for teacher raises of $1,500 apiece after the Mississippi Department of Education miscounted the number of eligible teachers.
- Mississippi Education Agency is $14M Short on Teacher RaisesA miscalculation by the Mississippi Department of Education has left a gap of $12 million to $14 million in funding for this year's promised teacher pay raise.
- Officials Warn of Possible Measles at Third Hattiesburg SiteMississippi officials say they're investigating a third site where a traveler passing through Mississippi could have infected people with measles.
- App Will Explain Slaying That Spurred Civil Rights ActivismA mobile app is being developed to explain places and events connected to a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement.
- Mississippi Approves License Plates With New State Flag DesignMississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate.
- Trump Tried to Seize Control of Mueller Probe, Report SaysPublic at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice ...
- Mississippi Lottery Board Adopts Rules on Ethics and RecordsThe governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records. It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations.
- Catastrophic Fire Engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in ParisA catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets ...
- Alicia BrownMississippi State University says Alicia Brown of Petal, an honors student majoring in chemical engineering, is one about 65 students nationwide receiving a Truman Scholarship.
- Mississippi School Board Votes to Take Over 2 DistrictsTwo school districts in Mississippi's Delta region will be the first to be folded into a new statewide district aimed at improving academic performance.
- Taggart Intends 'Crusade' Against Drugs as Attorney GeneralRepublican Andy Taggart of Madison says he's running for Mississippi attorney general to wage a "crusade" against illegal drugs.
- WikiLeaks' Assange Arrested in London; US Charge UnveiledBritish police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the Ecuadorian Embassy in London decided to revoke the political asylum it had given Assange for almost seven years.
- Mississippi Gets Low Grades on Federal Housing InspectionsThe subsidized apartments that house some of Mississippi's poorest residents have failed 10% of health and safety inspections.
- Reeves Vows Culture War Against ‘Liberals’ in Campaign for GovernorRepublican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves set the tone in his race for Mississippi governor Monday evening, telling supporters at a campaign event: "The radical liberals have taken aim at Mississippi's culture and Mississippi's values."
- Mississippi City May Update Old, Broken Parking MetersThe city of Jackson, Mississippi, may replace its old and broken parking meters with newer versions that work with smartphones.