Update: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran’s funeral

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:59

The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):5:50 p.m.Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years.An American flag flies at half-staff for former Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ...

Former US Sen. Cochran’s funeral set for Mississippi Capitol

U.S. 05/31/19, 10:23

A funeral will be held next week in the Mississippi Capitol for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who represented the state for 45 years.Cochran died Thursday at a veterans' nursing home in Oxford, Mississippi. He was 81.Coleman Funeral Home says visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at ...

Bail denied for former police officer charged in killing

U.S. 05/24/19, 17:33

Bail has been denied for a former Mississippi police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. News outlets report Circuit Judge John Gregory denied bail Friday for 38-year-old Mathew Kinne (KIHN'-ee), who is charged with murder. City officials fired Kinne on Tuesday from his job ...

Officer charged in killing is fired, judge leaves the case

U.S. 05/23/19, 18:05

A Mississippi city has fired a police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved.In a related development, a judge who presided over the officer's first court appearance has stepped away from the case after the victim's mother said the judge was disrespectful.An Oxford ...

Victim’s mother angry over possible bail for officer

U.S. 05/22/19, 14:56

The mother of a Mississippi murder victim is protesting a prosecutor's discussion of possible bail for the police officer charged with killing her daughter.Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and charged with murder in the killing of 32-year-old Dominque Clayton, who was found dead Sunday. Clayton's relatives say ...

Mississippi police officer charged in woman’s killing

U.S. 05/21/19, 22:40

A north Mississippi police officer is charged with murder in the death of a woman that he was romantically involved with.Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne has been charged with murder by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, according to a court order signed Tuesday by Lafayette County Circuit Judge Andrew Howorth.Kinne ...

Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710

Europe 04/20/19, 10:57

London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital.The Extinction Rebellion protests started Monday and have at times paralyzed parts of London, with peaceful demonstrations at Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus and ...

Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

U.S. 04/18/19, 19:39

A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison.U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of supervised release."William Brewer violated his oath, dishonoring himself, ...

Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

Europe 04/06/19, 08:40

The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death.The university said on Saturday it shared the "international revulsion" the ...

Mississippi rebuild starts with veteran coordinators

Football 04/06/19, 01:13

Matt Luke guided Mississippi's football program through the dark days of a two-year NCAA postseason ban. Now the Rebels believe the young coach — along with a few veteran coordinators — can push the program back in the Southeastern Conference's elite.The Rebels have remade their coaching staff over the winter, ...

More than muscles: Metcalf works to show NFL all-around game

Football 03/29/19, 15:57

Even among NFL prospects, Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf stands out as a physical marvel.He's 6-foot-3, 228 pounds and had his body fat measured at a ridiculously low 1.9 percent. He ran the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.33 seconds. He did 27 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. ...

Muslim convert jailed for plot to attack London’s Oxford St

Europe 03/06/19, 12:36

A British Muslim convert was sentenced Wednesday to at least 15 years in prison for plotting a van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford Street shopping district.Lewis Ludlow had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to preparing acts of terrorism and fundraising for the Islamic State group.Police found planning ...

Williams’ bucket lifts No. 7 Tennessee over Ole Miss 73-71

Sports 02/27/19, 21:32

Grant Williams scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, to lift No. 7 Tennessee over Mississippi 73-71 on Wednesday night.Tennessee (25-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a tough loss to LSU on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over the Rebels. The Volunteers remain in a ...

Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally

Sports 02/23/19, 18:05

Eight Mississippi players kneeled during the national anthem in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena before the Rebels' 72-71 victory over Georgia on Saturday.With the teams lined up across the court at free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of the "The ...

Ole Miss players kneel in response to Confederacy rally

Sports 02/23/19, 16:46

Eight University of Mississippi men's basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena.Minutes before the game against Georgia, both teams formed lines for the anthem. As soon as "The Star-Spangled Banner" began, six players from the Rebels took a knee and ...

Iowa State’s hot shooting leads to 87-73 win over Ole Miss

Basketball 01/26/19, 14:58

Iowa State whipped the basketball around and through Mississippi's zone with precision and purpose, finding open players on nearly every possession during the second half.By the time the Rebels figured out where the ball was, one of the Cyclones was usually slamming it through the hoop or making another open ...

Mississippi’s Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success

Basketball 01/18/19, 12:36

Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career.Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013.It's been a long road back to the top ...

Oxford suspends research funding from China’s Huawei

Europe 01/18/19, 05:28

Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant.It's another setback for Huawei's image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S.The university said in a statement Thursday that ...

Terence Davis leads Ole Miss to 82-67 upset of No. 11 Auburn

Sports 01/09/19, 21:21

Terence Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead surprising Mississippi to an 82-67 upset of No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday night.Ole Miss (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) continued its run of strong play under first-year coach Kermit Davis after being widely picked to finish at or near the bottom ...

Davis propels Ole Miss past Florida Gulf Coast 87-57

Sports 12/29/18, 17:19

Mississippi coach Kermit Davis spoke quietly in the postgame press conference. His Rebels spoke loud and clear on the court Saturday in an 87-57 win over Florida Gulf Coast. "We finished undefeated in December and that's hard to do. I don't care who you are," Davis said. "We've played six of ...

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