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  • Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in Capitol

    June 9, 2016 5:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate imagery from the House side of the Capitol complex. Congressman Bennie Thompson had sought the opportunity to ban display of the Mississippi state flag and statues of Confederate icons such as Jefferson... more »
  • He's out there! Bigfoot hunters gather in Mississippi

    June 5, 2016 3:19 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A group of people interested in learning more about the mythical creature Bigfoot attended a rally in Hattiesburg. The event Saturday was called the 10th annual Down South Bigfoot Rally and was held at the Paul B. Johnson Park. Don McDonald, from the Gulf Coast Bigfoot research... more »
  • Small plane lands on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

    May 30, 2016 3:51 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - A single-engine airplane has made an emergency landing on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi's Jackson County. Mississippi Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos tells The Associated Press the landing is believed to have occurred around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the eastbound lanes of I-10, near Biloxi. No injuries... more »
  • Emergency officials prepare for hurricane season

    May 28, 2016 4:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Emergency managers along the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast say they have their plans in place for the 2016 hurricane season that begins Wednesday. State officials warn it's been several years since Louisiana and Mississippi have been hit by a hurricane. Mississippi emergency managers met in Biloxi recently to... more »
  • Attempted heroin hand-off in court nets arrest

    May 23, 2016 9:59 AM

    OSYKA, Miss. - A woman who allegedly tried to pass off a bag of heroin to a Pike County jail inmate inside a courtroom finds herself in jail. The Enterprise-Journal reports 28-year-old Carrie McClendon, of McComb, was arrested in Osyka Municipal Court Thursday and charged with possession of a... more »
  • 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

    May 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora,... more »
  • Child hospitalized after police drug dog bite

    May 18, 2016 9:20 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A 5-year-old child is in a Mississippi hospital after the boy was attacked by a police K-9 Sunday morning. The German Shepherd’s handler, Chris Picou, said K-9 Splinter was at his home when he escaped by digging under the backyard fence. Officer Picou went looking... more »
  • Freak accident takes life of man at Mississippi casino

    May 3, 2016 10:03 AM

    TUNICA, MS - Sheriff’s deputies in Tunica County, Mississippi confirmed a man died inside of a local casino Sunday night due to a freak accident. Deputies say a pack of cigarettes and a fountain were related to the death of 48-year-old Bob Murray, of Birmingham, Alabama, at the Hollywood... more »
  • Body of 1 of 2 missing fishermen found in Mississippi River

    April 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities say the body of a Mississippi fisherman who had been missing for more than a month has been found in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. James Lee, the coroner in Mississippi's Adams County Coroner, says the body of 26-year-old Joshua Wilson was recovered Friday. Authorities were... more »
  • UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

    April 20, 2016 5:48 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. The travel advice update was posted on the British government's website Tuesday. The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect... more »
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan scraps planned Mississippi performance

    April 20, 2016 3:54 AM

    TUNICA, MS.- Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has scrapped a scheduled April 29 performance in Mississippi, citing its contested religious-objections bill for his decision. The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation, saying ticket holders would be refunded. Mississippi's incoming law would allow certain workers, including some... more »
  • Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

    April 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    JACKSON - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings. It also allows people to carry... more »
  • 95 Mississippi authors call for repeal of anti-LGBT law

    April 12, 2016 3:46 AM

    JACKSON, MS.- John Grisham and Donna Tartt are among 95 Mississippi authors urging state officials to repeal a law that will let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. The writers said in a letter released Monday that House Bill 1523 has prompted... more »
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    April 11, 2016 4:31 AM

    BILOXI, MS.- Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi... more »
  • Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry

    April 9, 2016 3:34 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi's attorney general can resume an investigation of Google. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a district judge who had sided with Google. The district judge originally ruled that the unit of Alphabet Inc. didn't have to... more »
  • Mississippi hospitality group starting 'Everyone's Welcome'

    April 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi hospitality group says it's starting a campaign to promote inclusion after backlash over an incoming state law that says government workers, religious groups and private businesses can cite religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people. Mike Cashion, director of the Mississippi Hospitality... more »
  • Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

    April 6, 2016 11:21 AM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Republican lawmakers have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse for religious reasons to provide services to gay couples. The bills could benefit court clerks, photographers, florists, bakers, wedding-hall operators and others who say gay matrimony... more »
  • Petition asks for Natchez to leave Mississippi for Louisiana Play Video

    April 5, 2016 6:31 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - An online petition calls for the city of Natchez to secede from Mississippi and join Louisiana after a controversial law allows religious groups and some private employers to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs was approved by the Mississippi legislature and signed into law.... more »
  • Gov. signs law denying service based on religion

    April 5, 2016 3:15 PM

    JACKSON- Mississippi's governor has signed a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill.... more »
  • Tornadoes hit 3 southern states as storm heads to Carolinas

    April 1, 2016 5:18 AM

    ATLANTA- Tornadoes swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as the severe storms head toward the Carolinas. Emergency management officials Rita White and Harry Markham say one tornado touched down in Eldridge in central Alabama around 8 p.m. Thursday and another hit about hour before in Ardmore in the northern part... more »
  • MS official: No problems at Percy Quin

    March 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Concerns torrential rain could cause issues north of Tangipahoa Parish were eased by officials in Mississippi who said Friday there are no reported problems at Percy Quin. Percy Quin is the Mississippi state park surrounding Lake Tangipahoa and dams that keep a flood of water from entering... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect until Saturday Night

    March 10, 2016 8:59 AM

    Today and Tonight: Periods of rain and thunderstorms will dampen the Baton Rouge area Thursday. Where particularly heavy bands of rain set up, several inches could fall and create flash flooding. A general 1-3” of liquid will fall everywhere else. Temperatures won’t get out of the middle 70s on account... more »
  • Trump, Clinton win Mississippi presidential primaries

    March 8, 2016 8:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) each won the presidential primary in Mississippi Tuesday night, following wins in Louisiana Saturday, but it was a mixbag of results in other primaries. With 95% of precincts reporting, Trump has secured 47.4% of the vote. He also won... more »
  • Mississippi will defend lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag

    March 2, 2016 3:09 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's attorney general says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and should change. Democrat Jim Hood said Wednesday that his opinion about state laws won't prevent him from... more »
  • Possible double-homicide suspect arrested after high-speed chase

    February 27, 2016 9:25 PM

    St. FRANCISVILLE – Authorities confirmed that multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a high speed chase Saturday night that ended in a crash near the Mississippi state line. St. Francisville Police Chief Scott Ford told WBRZ News 2 that Louisiana State Police arrested a man named Derrick Siner... more »
  • Teen killed after deadly crash in E. Feliciana

    February 27, 2016 4:19 PM

    CLINTON – State Police say a Mississippi teenager was killed after an early morning crash in East Feliciana Parish Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, 19-year-old Cody Haygood was killed when his pickup truck went airborne and crashed into a tree at the intersection of LA 432 and... more »
  • Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

    February 25, 2016 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website , but not on the governor's site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have removed the... more »
  • Mississippi lawmakers not erasing Confederate emblem on flag

    February 23, 2016 5:07 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi legislators this year won't attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't reach consensus on removing the symbol. Tuesday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among... more »
  • Lawmaker: Confederate sign on Mississippi flag a 'disgrace'

    February 18, 2016 4:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A longtime black state lawmaker says the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is a "disgrace" and needs to be removed. Democratic Sen. David Jordan of Greenwood also says the flag is an embarrassment to more than 1 million African-Americans who make up nearly 38 percent... more »
  • Confederate-themed state flag divides Mississippi lawmakers

    February 17, 2016 5:18 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - In Mississippi, the last state to display the Confederate battle emblem on its flag, some lawmakers want the divisive symbol removed, others want to punish public institutions that refuse to fly the banner and a state House leader suggests having two separate but equal flags: one with... more »
  • Police: Another arrest after Mississippi parade shooting

    February 16, 2016 7:01 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- Authorities say they've arrested a Gulfport woman in connection with a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi that left two people dead and four others wounded. Officials have arrested Sharon Johnson on a charge of hindering prosecution. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a... more »
  • Mississippi police officer shot in head

    February 14, 2016 12:22 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery. Mayor Bill Luckett says Officer Derrick Couch was found on the street outside a convenience store that had been robbed late Saturday by two masked men. The report said the officer was hospitalized after... more »
  • 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 »

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