News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant is signing a law banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally. In signing the law Monday, the Republican governor said he's also looking for other ways the state can cooperate with federal agencies to arrest people without legal status.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon have arrested a 40-year-old man suspected in the strangulation death of his Mississippi roommate. Police took Thomas Elliott Stafford into custody near downtown Portland. He was booked into jail Saturday and is awaiting extradition. He's suspected of strangling his 65-year-old roommate in Jackson County, Mississippi, and stuffing the body into a freezer.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say strong storms that swept through parts of Texas and Oklahoma are just the beginning of what's expected to be a busy week of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the storm system that struck the Southern Plains on Sunday will take aim Monday at Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley states.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi legislature did not make progress on ironing out a budget Sunday, after a contentious process the day before. Most major bills are being hammered out in conference. The bills should be finalized by the time the legislature reconvenes Monday. It isn't clear whether this means that there will be any major changes in funding.

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