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Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

JACKSON, Miss., July 17 (UPI) -- Leisha Pickering alleges in a lawsuit her husband, former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering, had an affair that destroyed their marriage and his political career.

Indicted mayor dies after losing primary

JACKSON, Miss., May 7 (UPI) -- Indicted Jackson, Miss., Mayor Frank Melton, 60, died in a hospital Thursday, two days after voters turned him out of office, a city spokeswoman said.

Miss. mayor loses primary, is hospitalized

JACKSON, Miss., May 6 (UPI) -- Indicted Jackson, Miss., Mayor Frank Melton was removed from office by voters and hospitalized shortly after the polls closed, officials said.

7 hurt in train-truck collision

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss., May 27 (UPI) -- An Amtrak passenger train collided with a garbage truck in Mississippi Tuesday, injuring seven people, authorities said.

Deadly storms batter Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Emergency officials in Mississippi assessed damage statewide Friday a day after tornadoes and severe weather killed two people and injured 16 others.

Klansman convicted 43 years after crime

JACKSON, Miss., June 15 (UPI) -- A Mississippi jury convicted a reputed Ku Klux Klansman of participating in the abductions and killings of two black teenagers 43 years ago.

Mississippi Klan leader dies in prison

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The former imperial wizard of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan, Sam Bowers, 82, has died in prison while serving a life sentence for murder.

Mississippi sues pharmaceutical company

JACKSON, Miss., July 25 (UPI) -- Mississippi has filed a legal action against Eli Lilly and Co. alleging a plan to defraud the state of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements.

Rick James' famous name hurts campaign

HATTIESBURG, Miss., April 13 (UPI) -- A Hattiesburg, Miss., city council hopeful with a famous name says his campaign signs are being stolen by local fans of another Rick James.
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