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  • Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after semi overturns

    Authorities in Iowa had to round up more than 1,700 young pigs who were in a semi-trailer that overturned Thursday on a freeway just north of Des Moines.

  • Mississippi governor: Prison violence was a ‘catastrophe’

    Mississippi’s new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that’s reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacant jobs and damaged facilities.

  • High-powered Titans lean heavily on Henry with options ready

    Derrick Henry is making clear he only gets better the more times he gets the ball.

  • Two new Tennessee counties now positive for deer disease

    Two new Tennessee counties have had deer test positive for chronic wasting disease, and a third county has been classified high-risk, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said.

  • Jeffries, Achiuwa lead No. 22 Memphis past Cincinnati 60-49

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a game where rallies were answered by rallies and droughts crept in, No. 22 Memphis was able to close the game for its second straight win. DJ Jeffries scored 18 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 points and 11 rebounds and the Tigers used a second-half surge to defeat Cincinnati 60-49 on Thursday night. “It was a tale of runs,” Cincinnati coach John Brannen said. Lester Quinones added 13 points, seven coming in the final five […]

  • Board delays vote on moving Confederate monument at Ole Miss

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery. The board that governs Mississippi’s eight public universities met Thursday and delayed a vote on a proposal to move the monument. Trustee Tom Duff said he wants more information from the university, but he did not specify what he’s seeking. The Confederate cemetery […]

  • Mississippi: Wide search for new leader of troubled prisons

    Mississippi will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that’s reckoning with a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacant jobs and damaged facilities.

  • Mississippi county OKs plan to drain lake with failing dam

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in a Mississippi county approved a plan Thursday to drain a swollen lake where officials say a decades-old earthen dam could fail after days of heavy rain. The Starkville Daily News reported that Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously endorsed the proposal during a emergency meeting. The process involves letting the Army Corps of Engineers pump water out of Oktibbeha County Lake. Workers would then demolish a structure called a riser that keeps water in the reservoir. The lake […]

  • FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of pro-gun rally

    FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital.

  • Mississippi State’s Hill, Thompson staying for senior years

    Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill and linebacker Erroll Thompson have decided to return to school for their senior seasons rather than enter the NFL draft.

  • Arkansas man gets probation after mailing powder to Senator Cotton

    A 78-year-old Arkansas man has been sentenced to a year of probation after mailing white powder and a threatening letter about slavery reparations to Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s office in Washington two years ago.

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