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Legislators kill domestic abuse divorce bill

A bill adding domestic abuse as grounds for divorce has died in committee. Senate Bill 2703 , which passed the Mississippi Senate, wasn’t taken up Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee Division B at a deadline for legislation to move ahead. Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, a Braxton Republican, says domestic abuse is already covered under “habitual cruel and inhuman treatment.” He ...

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Domestic violence charges against Panthers' Hardy dismissed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Prosecutors have dismissed domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy after they said the accuser in the case couldn’t be found. Hardy’s appeal in the case was set to begin Monday. But Mecklenburg County district attorney Andrew Murray told the judge that officials attempted many times to contact the woman, but ...

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Water utilities balk at free hook-ups for domestic abuse victims; Presley offended

JACKSON — Water utilities said yesterday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn’t have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits. And some representatives said it wasn’t a good idea anyway, saying the commission was singling out “a special group” that could cause other ratepayers to pay more ...

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