JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The trial schedule has been adjusted for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win over state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The judge says the trial will start Sept. 16 and end by Oct. 6. The original dates were Sept. 15-Oct. 3. The general election is Nov. 4.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a conference for Sept. 29 to determine if it will hear an appeal from a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Naval SEAL during a training exercise. Petty Officer 2nd Class Shapoor Alexander Ghane Jr. was killed in 2008 during a close-quarters combat training exercise.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances. Fitch is pushing a computerized financial literacy program in schools. The computer-based lessons will be offered through the company EverFi.
SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) - A hostage situation in Lee County has ended without injuries after authorities responded to a home last night in the Spring Hill community. A man held a woman hostage at gunpoint, and fired several rounds while the Lee County SWAT team was on scene, but no one was injured.
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