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Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

MADISON — An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi’s Republican primary. Kevin Camp is the defense attorney for Clayton Kelly, ...

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Bryant moves election to fill House seat left vacant by suicide

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST —  Gov. Phil Bryant has pushed back the date of a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Jessica Upshaw. Bryant yesterday changed the District 95 election to May 28. If a runoff is necessary, it’ll be June 18. Candidates’ new qualifying deadline is April 29. Everything is two weeks ...

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State lawmaker dead from apparent suicide; MSGOP 'shocked'

MENDENHALL — Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator in Mississippi. Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells WLOX Rep. Jessica Upshaw appeared to have shot herself in the head at a home in Mendenhall yesterday. The sheriff told The Clarion-Ledger Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry. He has not ...

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Irby commits suicide after wife's prison release

JACKSON — Authorities said a prominent Jackson businessman took his own life yesterday, days after his wife was released from prison by then-Gov. Haley Barbour. Jackson Police spokeswoman Colendula Green told The Associated Press that emergency officials were called to Stuart M. Irby’s home shortly after 8 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at 9:04 p.m. She said Irby hanged ...

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