WLOX – Interviews with Mississippi Congressional candidates

WATCH: Interviews with Mississippi’s Congressional candidatesMississippi’s general election is November 6th and both Senate seats, as well as all four of the state’s congressional seats are up for grabs. WLOX News invited all the candidates on the 4th District ballot to appear on WLOX News This Week, and you can watch their interviews below.

Gov. Bryant: Cindy has done it


WCBI – Mississippi Senators say recent high profile crimes show need for preventative measures

Wicker points to lasting impact of Tax Reform, Defense Bills


Message from Penny Nance supporting Hyde-Smith


WCBI – Northeast Mississippi Congressional delegation take questions from students at ‘State of the District’

MS Democratic Party jabs at Palazzo, Kelly over healthcare


WJTV – Hinds County Voters hear from judicial candidates during forum

MSGOP trades tweets with AG Hood


CLARION LEDGER – Hospitals dropping Medicare Advantage agreements leaves patients in lurch

Hospitals in Tupelo and Pike County are ending Medicare Advantage agreements, forcing patients to travel elsewhere or seek other plans before a Dec. 7 deadline.

“The underlying issue is that health providers, whether doctors or hospitals, are demanding more payment for their services rendered to those on Medicare, and the Medicare Advantage plans are refusing to pay more,” said Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.

North Mississippi Health Services, which includes North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, is ending its network agreement with Humana Medicare Advantage plans at the end of the year after negotiations failed. This affects 4,500 patients. Southwest Health System in Pike County is ending its agreement with Wellcare Medicare Advantage, which includes 800 patients.

Chaney said patients are urged to consider other health care plans — but need to do so quickly before a Dec. 7 enrollment deadline to enroll in regular Medicare.

WJTV – Voter registration down in MS compared to 2016

The Secretary of State’s office is releasing the latest projection of voter turnout in this year’s mid-term elections.   There are fewer new voters compared with two years ago.

In 2016, around a similar voter registration deadline of September 1st thorough October 8th, there were 44,000 new voters.

This year there were 31,000 new voter within  the same timeframe.

In the 2016 presidential election there were 112,967 requested absentee ballots and 104,895 cast.

WLOX – Convicted Mississippi doctor ordered to forfeit assets for bribery of former corrections commissioner

Chief United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III has ordered convicted felon, Dr. Carl Reddix, 60, of Jackson, to forfeit bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and land to satisfy a judgment of $1,266,438 in illegal proceeds he derived from paying bribes and kickbacks to former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner (MDOC) Christopher B. Epps.

Reddix was sentenced on December 15, 2017, to serve 72 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. He was also fined $15,000 and ordered to forfeit $1,266,438.

Efforts of the Department of Justice to seek assets to satisfy this Judgment led to Judge Jordan’s order.