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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race. The widow and sons of Mark Mayfield say in a suit filed Tuesday that his life was ruined in 2014 when he was charged with conspiracy to exploit a vulnerable adult.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Power Co., faced with a regulatory ultimatum, is stopping efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal fueled power plant. The unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Wednesday that it could lose another $3.4 billion from the Kemper County power plant if it can't reach a settlement with regulators. Shareholders have already absorbed $3.1 billion in losses from the $7.5 billion plant. The closely-watched plant was seen as a model for coal's future, designed to capture carbon dioxide.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the Confederate-themed state flag to the U.S. Supreme Court. Carlos Moore says lower courts incorrectly rejected his argument that the flag harms him by violating the Constitution's equal-protection guarantee. Mississippi is the last state with a flag featuring the Confederate battle emblem that critics see as racist.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - It might be the most quintessentially Mississippi traffic mishap ever. In a state where catfish farming is a big industry, a truck driver spilled catfish parts on a highway. That left a stinky, slimy mess for a road crew to clean.

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