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  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- State and federal authorities are investigation the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees played a part in its... more »
  • Police: 2 guns used in Miss. parade shooting that killed 2, wounded 4

    February 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police say two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. But Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks says investigators don't know whether one or two people shot those guns. During a... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

    February 8, 2016 5:22 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that left two men died and four others injured after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Pass Christian Deputy Police Chief M.Y. Carbine told the Associated Press Monday no suspects are in custody. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove... more »
  • NAACP seeks removal of Mississippi flag in 2 coast counties

    February 2, 2016 11:12 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The NAACP is asking two more Mississippi counties to stop flying the state flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. Multiple media outlets report the civil-rights group made the requests Monday to boards of supervisors in coastal Harrison and Jackson counties. Neither board took immediate action.... more »
  • Police say no foul play after body found near casino

    January 29, 2016 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they do not suspect foul play after a body was found Friday morning along the Mississippi River near the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the body was found along the river's embankment between the casino and the base of the... more »
  • Corps of Engineers begins closing bays at Bonnet Carre Spillway

    January 25, 2016 12:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the U. S. Corps of Engineers started closing bays along the Bonnet Carre Spillway Monday as water levels in the Mississippi River began to slowly return to normal. The Corps opened 210 bays of the Spillway on Jan. 10 to divert water from the... more »
  • Sheriff: gun shop shootout over $25 kills 2, wounds 2

    January 24, 2016 2:46 PM

    PICAYUNE - Mississippi authorities say a gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son died in a shootout over a $25 service charge. Another man and his 29-year-old son are hospitalized. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison tells news outlets investigators don't know whether the customers or the owners started the... more »
  • Despite lotto frenzy, adoption seems unlikely in Mississippi

    January 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - In 1992, 53 percent of Mississippi voters chose to overturn the state's constitutional ban on lotteries. But the state appears no closer today to getting a lottery than it was then, even as residents stream across the borders of the Magnolia State to buy lottery tickets elsewhere.... more »
  • Mississippi River hits crest in Tunica and Helena

    January 10, 2016 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service says the Mississippi River was cresting Sunday at Tunica, Mississippi, and Helena, Arkansas. Crest is predicted to happen Tuesday in Arkansas City, Arkansas; Wednesday in Greenville, Mississippi; Friday in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Saturday in Natchez, Mississippi. In Vicksburg and Natchez, low-lying areas have... more »
  • Mississippi town reverses itself and says no to refugees

    January 10, 2016 2:55 PM

    LOUISE, Miss. - A resolution to welcome refugees into a small Mississippi farming town has been overturned after residents resisted the idea of having Middle Eastern refugees as neighbors and swayed the board of aldermen to hold a referendum on the matter. On Tuesday, the votes of the month-long referendum... more »
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway opened to ease Mississippi River levels Play Video

    January 10, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway after heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley and rising river water stages. The Corps opened the spillway Sunday morning to divert river water into Lake Pontchartrain. The opening will help keep the volume of Mississippi... more »
  • Sandbags, Guard members head out to prepare for flooding

    January 6, 2016 4:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard mobilized dozens of members and began moving equipment around to flood-prone areas of the state as river levels continue to rise. Guard officials said 70 people have been mobilized so far, and more are expected to be activated in the coming days.... more »
  • Mississippi flag to no longer fly on Washington County properties

    January 6, 2016 11:04 AM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. - The state flag of Mississippi will no longer fly on Washington County properties. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Monday 3-2 in favor of removing the flag, which features a Confederate emblem, from county properties. The Concerned Ministers and Citizens of Washington... more »
  • Mississippi River reopens at St. Louis, with limits

    January 4, 2016 11:09 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Traffic is moving again on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, but with some restrictions. The Mississippi rose quickly last week after more than 10 inches of rain fell in Missouri and Illinois, creating major flooding. The result was swift-moving water deemed too dangerous for barges and... more »
  • Mississippi River reaches flood stage at Natchez

    January 4, 2016 10:35 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - The Mississippi River at Natchez has reached flood stage and is expected to continue to rise. Forecaster Anna Wolverton with the Jackson office of the National Weather Service said the river level reached 48 feet on the Natchez gauge at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the... more »
  • Driver accused of shooting out tire of man's pickup

    January 3, 2016 8:07 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. - Louisiana State Police say a Louisiana man is accused of chasing down a Mississippi driver who hit his pickup truck, then shooting out a tire on the other man's vehicle. Trooper Dustin Dwight says 24-year-old John Reed II of Mandeville, Louisiana, was arrested Friday night on aggravated... more »
  • Man arrested after wreck with Mississippi officer

    January 2, 2016 12:14 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A 28-year-old Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after police say he caused an accident that sent a Mississippi police officer and another driver to the hospital. Gulfport Police Sgt. Damon McDaniel tells multiple news outlets two officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on... more »
  • Louisiana businesses brace themselves for high waters in Mississippi

    January 1, 2016 8:09 PM

    BATCHELOR - Many hunters are packing their bags and ending their hunting season a little early and as a result, some businesses are preparing to get hit once the flood waters come. Traci Ewing manages one of her family's gas stations along Highway 1 that gets plenty of business from... more »
  • EBR Constable recalls Katrina in effort to help to tornado victims Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A truckload of relief is heading to storm ravaged areas of North Mississippi. The East Baton Rouge Constable's Office collected clothes, toys, and personal items to deliver to Ashland, Mississippi. The small town near the Tennessee boarder was devastated by a tornado two days before Christmas. Ashland... more »
  • Storm survivors thankful on Christmas Day to be alive

    December 25, 2015 11:16 AM

    FALKNER, Miss. - Christmas Day is cleanup day for many who survived this week's deadly storms in the southeastern United States. Benton County, Mississippi, resident Glenda Hunt says her house sustained heavy structural damage, but it's still standing. In Linden, Tennessee, Tony Goodwin says his home was knocked off its... more »
  • 11th death confirmed as storms ravage South

    December 24, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - The overall death toll from violent storms in the Southeast has risen to 11 people in three states. A seventh death was confirmed Thursday in Mississippi as a result of severe weather that swept through the state. In addition, three people died in Tennessee and... more »
  • Mayor says at least 20 homes damaged by tornado

    December 23, 2015 7:09 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A mayor in a small Mississippi town says a tornado damaged or destroyed numerous houses just outside the town limits. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said the only confirmed casualty was a dog killed by storm debris, but as many as 20 homes may have been hit... more »
  • Judge delays trial for 2 charged in Miss. with aiding Islamic State

    December 22, 2015 12:05 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - A federal judge is delaying a trial for a young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock pushed the trial back to June 9. It had been scheduled for Jan. 19. A lawyer for defendant Jaelyn Delshaun... more »
  • Mississippi and Oklahoma St paired in Sugar Bowl

    December 6, 2015 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mississippi and Oklahoma State get to renew their recent postseason rivalry in the Sugar Bowl. This will be the third time since 2004 that the Rebels (9-3, No. 12 CFP) and Cowboys (10-2, No. 16 CFP) meet in the postseason. The first two meetings were at the... more »
  • Divorce granted to Mississippi same-sex couple after appeals

    December 1, 2015 7:40 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi state court has granted the first divorce to a same-sex couple, after appeals and a wait of more than two years. Lauren Czekala-Chatham and her lawyer said DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ended her marriage to Dana Ann Melancon on Tuesday. ... more »
  • Alabama man dies on Mississippi highway

    November 29, 2015 6:46 PM

    BILOXI - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says an Alabama man died when his car flipped in George County, and a FedEx driver from Utah was seriously injured when his truck overturned on Interstate 10 in Hancock County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Benjamin Seibert says 55-year-old Dwight Miska of West... more »
  • Officials ID waitress who was killed over patron's cigarette

    November 28, 2015 5:34 PM

    BILOXI - Authorities and witnesses say a Mississippi Waffle House server who was shot and killed after asking a customer not to smoke was a 52-year-old longtime waitress who spent some of her final moments asking patrons how they enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified her Sunday... more »
  • Mississippi man accused of attacking parents over fast food

    November 26, 2015 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a Mississippi man is accused in Louisiana of killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn't get any for him. Jefferson Parish spokesman John Fortunato says 32-year-old Ronald Pritchett faces charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and... more »
  • Democrat draws straw, winning tiebreaker in state election

    November 20, 2015 3:35 PM

    JACKSON - A Democrat has won an election tiebreaker in Mississippi by drawing a big green straw from a bag. Bo Eaton, a 20-year incumbent, defeated Republican challenger Mark Tullos in the drawing Friday in the governor's office. Eaton, a farmer from Taylorsville, said before the drawing that he would... more »
  • Gov. Bryant says he wants no Syrian refugees in Mississippi

    November 16, 2015 12:12 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's Phil Bryant is joining several other governors in saying they want to block the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in their states. However, Lavinia Limon, president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration, says states have no legal authority to... more »
  • The second severe weather season awakens

    November 9, 2015 1:45 PM

    The spring surge of tropical moisture clashing with winter leftovers in the Midwest and Gulf South, makes March to May prime tornado season. Not to be underestimated though, is the arrival of cold air displacing lingering summer humidity southward. Indeed, October – December offers a fair... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in accident on I-20 in Louisiana

    November 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    SIMSBORO - Louisiana State police say a 29-year-old Mississippi woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Lincoln Parish. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says the accident happened shortly after 7:20 Thursday night about three miles west of Simsboro. Reichardt says a small SUV driven by Noura Makki, of... more »
  • State flag will continue to fly at Mississippi State

    November 4, 2015 3:56 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS - Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum says while he supports removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, it will continue to fly on the Starkville campus. The Mississippi Press reports Keenum says the state flag is just that - the state's flag. He says when... more »
  • Alabama man killed in crash near Louisiana-Mississippi line

    November 4, 2015 7:33 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - Authorities have identified the truck driver whose 18-wheeler plunged into the Pearl River near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line following an accident on Interstate 10. Louisiana State Police say the victim was 26-year-old Steven Shawn Clark, of Theodore, Alabama. Troopers say the accident late Tuesday involved Clark's... more »
  • Bryant wins second term

    November 3, 2015 10:27 PM

    JACKSON - Governor Phil Bryant won a second term as governor of Mississippi Tuesday night. Bryant easily defeated two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns, the Associated Press reported. Robert Gray and Shawn O'Hara lost. Gray spent about $3,000 and O'Hara spent about $300. Bryant, 60, spent about $2.7... more »
  • High court won't hear appeal from Miss. death row inmate

    November 2, 2015 11:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Mississippi death row inmate who pleaded guilty in the rape and killing of a waitress in 2000. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that denied Thomas Loden Jr.'s request for a new court hearing to... more »
  • Trucker on longshot quest to unseat Mississippi GOP governor

    November 1, 2015 2:24 PM

    JACKSON - A trucker with a CB handle "Silent Knight" is trying to drive Mississippi's Republican governor out of office. The election is Tuesday. Even though Democrat Robert Gray is being outspent exponentially by an experienced politician, the first-time candidate has parked his rig to focus on the campaign. Republican... more »
  • Miss. governor says 2016 good year to vote on changes to state flag

    October 29, 2015 5:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant says if Mississippi voters are going to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, 2016 would be a good time to do it. Republican Bryant says Thursday that he's not pushing for change, but he recognizes the flag is getting... more »
  • Another Mississippi university stops flying state flag

    October 28, 2015 4:13 PM

    JACKSON - Another public university in Mississippi is removing the state flag from campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem that many see as divisive. University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett on Wednesday ordered the state flag removed from campus in Hattiesburg. Bennett says in a statement that... more »
  • Confederate flag creates sticky situation during Mississippi elections

    October 17, 2015 11:10 AM

    McCOMB, Miss. - South Carolina removed a Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds weeks after the June massacre of nine worshippers at a historic black church. While the attack prompted debate about the public display of Old South symbols, Mississippi is still flying a state flag with the... more »
  • Most of Louisiana, much of Mississippi in severe drought Play Video

    October 15, 2015 6:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Drought Mitigation Center says Louisiana and Mississippi are short of water, with severe to exceptional drought over most of Louisiana and much of Mississippi. The drought is severe or worse in 57 of Louisiana's 64 parishes, and in 56 of Mississippi's 82 counties. ... more »
  • Parts of La., Miss. experiencing extreme drought

    October 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After seeing less than an inch of rain in the past 30 days, parts of our area stretching north from I-12 are now in extreme drought. 8.89 inches of rain ranks fourth for all-time lowest 90-day totals from mid-July to mid-October. The... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 4:59 PM

    HAMMOND - A Mississippi woman was killed in a head-on crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Louisiana State Police, in a news release, identified the victim as 53-year-old Donna I. James, of Macon, Mississippi. Authorities say James, about 1 a.m. Tuesday, was driving north in... more »
  • Mississippi woman killed in head-on crash near Hammond

    October 6, 2015 12:10 PM

    HAMMOND - State police say a Mississippi woman died early Tuesday morning as a result of a two vehicle head-on crash on Interstate 55 near Interstate 12 in Hammond. Crash scene investigators said they determined a Nissan Altima driven by 53-year-old Donna James, of Macon, MS, was traveling northbound... more »
  • Boy, 13, charged as adult in shooting

    October 3, 2015 6:02 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another boy in Tupelo has been charged as an adult. Police were called to a residence after the shooting on Wednesday. Two boys, 13 and 14, had been in the house when one of the boys allegedly fired a .38-caliber revolver.... more »
  • Mississippi liquor warehouse getting crowded

    October 3, 2015 2:09 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's liquor warehouse is getting crowded. The facility in Madison, where 99 percent of the liquor that is sold in Mississippi package stores and restaurants is stored until delivery, is big enough to comfortably hold 400,000 cases of spirits. Commissioner of Revenue Ed Morgan says it currently... more »
  • New move to scrub Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag

    October 2, 2015 4:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi's flag. But it could be years before the issue reaches a ballot, and there's no guarantee voters would accept it. Mississippi officials said Friday that a Jackson resident filed paperwork for a... more »
  • McComb raises cost to march in Christmas parade

    September 26, 2015 2:28 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The joy of Christmas may be priceless, but marching in the McComb Christmas parade will cost participants $30. In a debate that exuded little of the happiness usually associated with the holiday, McComb's mayor and Board of Selectmen have agreed to raise the fee for units to... more »
  • Baton Rouge company building new data center in Jackson

    September 24, 2015 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A business data company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has begun turning a former department store in Jackson, Mississippi, into a data center. Venyu Solutions Inc. said in a news release Thursday that it's spending $35 million to restore and reinforce the 67,000-square-foot building as its fourth data... more »
  • Coffee spill causes delays on Louisiana-Mississippi border

    September 20, 2015 4:24 PM

    OSYKA, Miss. - Spilled coffee slowed traffic for 14 hours on Interstate 55 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that plastic cans of Folgers coffee were strewn across southbound Interstate 55 after the tractor-trailer hauling them Friday ran into the median. A spokesman says trucker Robert... more »
  • Police say Delta State shooter left note of apology

    September 15, 2015 2:36 PM

    GAUTIER, Miss. - Police in Mississippi say the man suspected of shooting two people Monday on opposite ends of the state called police after what's believed to be the first shooting and said he'd shot and killed the woman he lived with. Authorities in Gautier said Shannon Lamb called... more »
  • Counseling offered after Delta State shooting

    September 15, 2015 12:53 PM

    GREENVILLE - More than 70 students, faculty and staff are attending counseling sessions at Delta State University after one of the school's professors was accused of fatally shooting a colleague on campus. Dr. Richard Houston, the university's director of counseling, said Tuesday that three large counseling sessions will be... more »
  • Troopers try to locate missing Woodville man in St. Francisville

    September 2, 2015 2:53 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police are working with the Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi to locate a 56-year-old Woodville man who has been missing since Saturday. Willie Henry Davis was last seen Saturday evening at the State Line Casino in St. Francisville. He was wearing a brown... more »
  • Record-breaking alligator caught in Mississippi

    August 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    DAVIS ISLAND, Miss. - An alligator that was 14 feet, one-quarter-inch long and weighing 826 pounds broke Mississippi records that other alligators had set earlier that day for length and weight. Ricky Flynt of the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says that it's the first officially documented in... more »
  • Louisiana Supreme Court to use two Mississippi cases to aid murder trial

    August 30, 2015 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court says prosecutors may use evidence about the disappearances of two Mississippi women when Felix Vail is tried in his first wife's death. Vail's case was among nearly 90 rejected Friday without comment. Justice Jefferson Hughes III voted to hear the case. Vail is... more »
  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    August 25, 2015 6:42 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday in a case where three inmates have sued. An online federal court docket reflects that Wingate has issued a restraining order,... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • La. governor candidates back plans to divert river water

    August 18, 2015 7:15 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - The four candidates in the race to become the next Louisiana governor each said fixing Louisiana's dire coastal land loss will require moving ahead with multibillion-dollar plans - opposed by many fishermen - to divert Mississippi River water into disappearing estuaries. The three Republicans and lone... more »
  • Mississippi couple charged with trying to join ISIS denied bail

    August 11, 2015 11:21 AM

    JACKSON, MS - A federal magistrate judge has ordered a young man and woman from Mississippi to be held without bail, pending grand jury action on charges they attempted to join the Islamic State. U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander made the ruling Tuesday in Oxford. Alexander said that... more »
  • Bigger will be better; paddlewheeler change on the Mississippi

    August 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There will be a change on the river, a cruise company announced this week. The Queen of the Mississippi will be moved and renamed to make way for a newer paddlewheeler here. The Queen of the Mississippi will be renamed and sail the Columbia and Snake... more »
  • None hurt after reported shooting near Camp Shelby

    August 4, 2015 3:56 PM

    HATTIESBURG, MS - The Mississippi National Guard says soldiers reported shots fired during a training exercise at Camp Shelby, but no service members were hurt. The Guard said in a news release Tuesday that the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is secure and all personnel accounted for. The... more »
  • Defendant shot, killed outside Mississippi courthouse

    August 3, 2015 11:52 AM

    CANTON, Miss. - A law enforcement official says a man fatally shot a defendant waiting outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning. Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker says a suspect has been arrested and is in custody in the Madison County jail. According to an indictment forwarded to The... more »
  • Mississippi man killed in early morning crash

    August 1, 2015 11:32 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La . – Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash that left one man dead on Interstate 10. The investigation began shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning at mile post 170 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of Seth Orcutt, 28, of Lorman, Ms.... more »
  • Lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger says

    July 22, 2015 3:41 PM

    JACKSON - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted racial stereotypes. First-term Democratic Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Byram tells The Clarion-Ledger that he gave the melons to several people for their Fourth of July... more »
  • Flood waters cover parts of West Feleciana Parish Play Video

    July 21, 2015 7:45 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Flood waters covered a few low-lying roads and structures in West Feliciana Parish on Tuesday. No inhabited homes were in danger, but officials want residents to watch out for road flooding. Brian Spillman is the Parish's Emergency Preparedness director. He said flooding this late in the... more »
  • Baton Rouge man robs Mississippi bank

    July 19, 2015 4:56 PM

    GLOSTER, Ms. - Police say a man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is accused of robbing a bank about 50 miles north in Gloster, Mississippi. Amite County Sheriff says 47-year-old Roger Dale White Jr. was caught with the cash less than three hours after the robbery Friday. The sheriff's office says... more »
  • Louisiana's brown shrimp season to reopen in some areas

    July 17, 2015 4:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the brown shrimp season will reopen in parts of the Mississippi Sound. The affected areas will reopen Monday at 6 p.m. For a map detailing the areas currently open to shrimping visit here. In addition to the open waters of... more »
  • Mississippi officials find 8-year-old boy

    July 15, 2015 1:39 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has found 8-year-old Broden Liam Bilbo of Magnolia and arrested two women who were with him. Details of where the boy was found have not been released. Authorities say the boy was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at an Exxon station... more »
  • Two vessel collision causes barges to break loose, bridge closure

    July 2, 2015 4:31 PM

    GRAMERCY - The Coast Guard said late Thursday, a collision between river towing vessels was responsible for some barges breaking loose and forcing a short closure of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Louisiana State Police said the U. S. Coast Guard closed the bridge on LA 3213 after 3 p.m.... more »
  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    July 2, 2015 9:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Thursday's settlement announcement comes as a federal judge was preparing to rule on how much BP owed in federal Clean... more »
  • Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group

    July 1, 2015 3:40 PM

    JACKSON - The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag. Charles Steele Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says Confederate names should disappear from streets and structures. He says that includes the Edmund... more »
  • No Supreme Court action on Mississippi abortion clinic law

    June 30, 2015 11:46 AM

    JACKSON, MS - The U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action before the fall on a dispute over a Mississippi law that could close the state's only abortion clinic. The justices' silence Tuesday on an appeal by the state means a lower court order blocking Mississippi from enforcing the law... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Baton Rouge crash

    June 28, 2015 5:58 PM

    ZACHARY, La. - Louisiana State Police say a Mississippi man was thrown from his pickup truck and died when he ran off U.S. 61 near Zachary, Louisiana, and hit a culvert. Trooper First Class Bryan Lee, a state police spokesman, says 44-year-old Steven Byrd of Woodville, Mississippi, was not wearing... more »
  • Mississippi state flag is the only one not flown at USA Track Championships

    June 28, 2015 12:34 PM

    EUGENE, Ore. - Only 49 state flags are being displayed at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene this week. Mississippi's state flag, which features a Confederate banner in one corner, is not on display at the tournament that concludes Sunday. The Oregonian newspaper reports TrackTown USA president... more »
  • Woman released after 14 years in prison

    June 27, 2015 1:57 PM

    IUKA, Miss. - A woman who spent 14 years on Mississippi's death row has pleaded guilty to killing her husband and subsequently was released from jail. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Michelle Byrom entered an Alford guilty plea to the 1999 murder of Edward Byrom Sr. in Tishomingo... more »
  • GOP senators: Remove Confederate sign from Mississippi flag

    June 24, 2015 3:22 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Both of Mississippi's Republican U.S. senators say the state should remove a Confederate battle emblem from its flag. Sen. Thad Cochran says state symbols should reflect "unity and not divisiveness." Cochran's statement Wednesday came hours after Sen. Roger Wicker said the flag used since Reconstruction "should be... more »
  • Boy donates birthday money to slain officer's family

    June 19, 2015 9:23 AM

    HATTIESBURG- An 8-year-old boy used his birthday party to give to the children of a slain Mississippi police officer. Carson Atkins, who turns 9 at the end of June, asked his friends to donate money to Hattiesburg police officer Benjamin J. Deen's two children, ages 9 and 12, instead of... more »
  • Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering stripper

    June 15, 2015 7:57 AM

    GRETNA- The trial is set to begin Monday for a man authorities say killed a stripper he and his girlfriend lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar, then dismembering her and dumping her into the Gulf of Mexico. Both Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez have pleaded not guilty to... more »
  • Mississippi superintendent won't say if he'll drop cheering charges

    June 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation says he plans to make a statement in court Tuesday, but won't say if he'll drop the charges. Senatobia school Superintendent Jay Foster reiterated in a telephone interview Friday that he's... more »
  • Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

    May 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A ninth person is being held under a $90,000 bond after his arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said. According to local media reports, prosecutors told Forrest County Justice Court... more »
  • B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

    May 30, 2015 11:49 AM

    INDIANOLA, Miss. - Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit. King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola - the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been... more »
  • Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide

    May 29, 2015 3:02 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a man in Mississippi was a homicide. The agency said in a news release Friday that the civil rights investigation into the death of Otis Byrd has been closed. Byrd was last seen... more »

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