After further investigation, officials found four smoke detectors inside the apartment building where a fire killed two children and left six other people in the hospital, but none of them had working batteries.
Several cities, counties and businesses across the Mississippi Gulf Coast sued the Corps, claiming the more frequent, lengthier openings of the Spillway in recent years have caused significant damage to the environment and economy of the Coast.
Amid a nursing shortage that is worsening poor health outcomes in Mississippi, nursing programs at the state’s public universities are turning away hundreds of potential students every year because of insufficient faculty sizes.
Fentanyl is still circulating in the magnolia state. Just last week, Tupelo police found more than 10,000 pills allegedly containing the drug during a bust. And as overdose deaths keep climbing lawmakers are trying to attack the problem from different angles.
Lawmakers get a lot of requests each session. And today’s calls to action are from some of their own. The legislative black caucus is hoping their fellow members won’t throw away their ideas. But instead realize many of them are tied to ongoing problems.
Nothing’s stopping retired teachers from changing their minds and eventually coming back to a school setting. But they’re limited in how they can return. A new proposal at the State Capitol could bring them back without jeopardizing their retirement benefits.