A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two.More >>
More than 200 officers from across the state are in Biloxi for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. One of the hot topics for discussion is House Bill Two. In just two weeks, any adult in Mississippi will be able to carry a gun for all to see.More >>
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A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday. According to the affidavit, the suspect, Jerry Pomilla, was driving a Chevy Silverado pickupMore >>
Detectives found more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment of a trailer Tuesday.More >>
It came as a surprise to many people last week when State Treasurer Lynn Fitch decided to halt any new enrollment in the Mississippi prepaid college tuition program commonly called MPACT. The program started in 1996 and lets parents lock in college tuition early preventing future tuition hikes.
Fitch is concerned the investments from the parents' tuition payments are not making enough money to sustain the program. It seems like she is making the right call, as the program investments have only averaged 4.3 percent since it began.
MPACT needs more than a 7 percent return on average to maintain itself. Parents who have already paid into the program need not worry about their tuition cost as the state guarantees to make up any loss.
However, what the treasurer and MPACT board members must now decide is whether the program can be resumed or modified, or was this just an idea that seemed good at the time, but now does not make economic sense?
During these tough economic times, Mississippi does not have any extra funds to keep MPACT going, unless the program can pay for itself.
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