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 >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:08:27 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:56 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:56:37 GMT
(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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Just after Democratic lawmakers put a deal on the table, Republican Governor Phil Bryant says it's not going to happen.
"I would say that they're looking at the wrong capitol. They need to be looking at the capitol in Washington. This is a federal law," said Bryant.
That deal was a democratic compromise to GOP leadership in expanding the state's Medicaid program. With concerns over reimbursement payments from the federal government to local hospitals, democrats were asking for legislation to expand Medicaid only if those payments would be reduced or eliminated under a non-expansion.
"The bottom line is that it takes care of those people in the state of Mississippi who we need to take care of, working, voting people every day," said Rep. Robert Johnson, a Democrat from Natchez.
Bryant says the state can't afford an expansion even though the he says the federal government is promising to pay for it.
"I'm not prepared to trust the Obama administration at this time and I'm not going to pass that bill," said Bryant.
Under the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," states aren't mandated to expanded Medicaid, but rather given the option. That Bryant says, means the federal government can't withhold hospital reimbursement payments for any state not expanding.
"You can't punish us for not expanding Medicaid and if you do we have a legal standing and we're exploring that possibility," said Bryant.
Bryant says if the White House administration is really worried about healthcare, reimbursement payments would not be cut or even used as leverage.
"For Democrats to hold a current Medicaid recipient hostage is just something that should not be done and shame on them for doing that," said Bryant.
Meanwhile, Democrats say all they want is for the matter to at least be brought to the house and senate floors for debate.
"Just get some legislation before us and let's talk about that issue," said Rep. Bobby Moak, a Democrat from Bogue Chitto.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>