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Libraries in Jackson and Hinds County to reopen this month. Here's what you need to know.

The goal is to have seven of the largest libraries open in the first weeks of June. Others will follow in late June and July.

 

Mississippi coronavirus: 28 new deaths, 268 cases reported Tuesday. Total tops 16,000

Mississippi has 16,020 cases of the new coronavirus and 767 deaths, according to the latest figures released by the state Department of Health.

 

Mississippi will pay feds $5 million to settle claims that it submitted false food stamp data

Federal investigators said a state agency submitted faulty data in order to get undeserved performance bonuses.

 

Child disparities highest in US South, West, report says

According to the report, Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Mexico are the lowest-ranked states for these childhood disparities.

 

Mississippi police officer suspended for alleged racial slur

A Mississippi police officer has been suspended with pay after he allegedly used a racial slur against a fellow officer.

 

Cultivation Food Hall reopens with continued precautions amidst pandemic

Cultivation Food Hall general manager discusses reopening with continued precautions though pandemic

 

Jackson's peaceful protests continue in name of George Floyd

Jackson resident talks about why he is protesting following the death of George Floyd at police hands

 

Parchman inmate dies at Mississippi hospital. He had a chronic illness.

A 62-year-old inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has died at a Greenville hospital.

 

Madison County prosecutor draws ire for wishing 'deadly strain' of coronavirus on rioters

'We can only hope the deadly strain spreads in riots.' -- Madison County Prosecuting Attorney Pammi Hancock

 

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