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  • South Mississippi dealing with flooding

    March 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    CROSBY, Miss. - Emergency managers said flash floods forced several people in southern Mississippi from their homes Friday morning. The National Weather Services said Crosby, Miss. experienced 6 to 8 inches of rainfall overnight, resulting in serious flash flooding. Authorities in the community reported many roads were flooded,... more »
  • 2 weeks after waking up in body bag, Miss. man dies

    March 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    LEXINGTON, Miss.- A coroner says a 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard says Walter Williams died at his home in Lexington around 1 a.m. Thursday. The cause... more »
  • Section of Mississippi River reopens following oil spill

    February 24, 2014 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says it is conditionally reopening 40 miles of the Mississippi River from New Orleans upriver, but 25 miles remain closed after oil spilled into the river. Port spokesman Matt Gresham says each vessel's hull must be certified clean of oil before it can move along... more »
  • Ole Miss football players sued after alleged fight

    February 18, 2014 10:44 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi football players Denzel Nkemdiche and Robert Nkemdiche are being sued for $2 million after allegedly beating a man at a fraternity party last year. According to a complaint filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Friday, plantiff Matthew Baird claims Denzel Nkemdiche punched him from behind... more »
  • Hours after nasty spill, only bridge over MS River in North La. opens

    February 12, 2014 9:50 PM

    TALLULAH - The only bridge crossing the Mississippi River in the northern part of Louisiana finally opened late Wednesday night, nearly twenty-four hours after it was closed due to a pile-up of eighteen wheelers. At 4:00 a.m., six trucks crashed into each other. A tanker carrying a corrosive and... more »
  • Massive semi crash closes I-20, chemicals leak into river

    February 12, 2014 3:01 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Louisiana State Police said cleanup of a chemical spill on the I-20 bridge connecting Louisiana and Mississippi is finished, and troopers are working to clear multiple 18-wheelers which crashed into each other early Wednesday morning. At about 4 a.m., six 18-wheelers crashed after one slid into... more »
  • Cosmetic injection death

    January 31, 2014 7:53 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- A woman testified she was only trying to help Karima Gordon when she arranged illegal silicon buttocks injections that led to Gordon's death. But a jury didn't believe her and she was found guilty of manslaughter. Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebblez Da Model, was originally charged... more »
  • Ole Miss' Hill charged with sexual battery

    January 29, 2014 4:53 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi freshman defensive back Bobby Hill has been indefinitely suspended after being arrested and charged with sexual battery. The 19-year-old Hill was arrested by Oxford police on Tuesday, according to jail documents. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement released through the school that he... more »
  • Mississippi enacting youth concussion law

    January 27, 2014 1:29 PM

    JACKSON, Ms. - Mississippi could enact a law requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered. The House and Senate have passed House Bill 48 (http://bit.ly/1cWl94o... more »
  • Hoping to contain Marshall Henderson Play Video

    January 15, 2014 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers get ready to face off against the Ole Miss Rebels and their prolific shooter Marshall Henderson. While the sharp-shooter may be hard to contain on the perimeter, he's shown a knack for turning the ball over or, simply, missing shots inside the arc.... more »
  • LSU hoping lineup changes continue to pay off

    January 13, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's basketball team ended a two-game losing streak by beating South Carolina Saturday, 71-68. While it's tough giving up a starting lineup spot, the case could be made it's even harder to do for the State of Louisiana Mr. Basketball last year and a... more »
  • Well in Tuscaloosa oil field delayed

    December 27, 2013 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A big leaseholder in the massive Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field has run into problems. Houston-based Goodrich Petroleum says a well in Amite, Mississippi near the Louisiana border will be delayed until the company can unclog it. The well was near completion and had begun... more »
  • Shootout, chase ends in St. Helena Parish

    December 26, 2013 6:51 PM

    GREENSBURG -The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was arrested for shooting at two officers and stealing a patrol car. Deputies say it happened hours after 27-year-old Dennis Morgan allegedly kidnapped a McComb woman in a late-night home invasion. He's accused of shooting at lawmen, carjacking... more »
  • Vigil held for murdered police officer

    December 25, 2013 10:40 PM

    TUPELO- People came together on Christmas Day for a memorial for a police officer, originally from Baton Rouge, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in Mississippi earlier this week. A large crowd gathered with candles, held in the air, as the sun sank into the... more »
  • SEC fines 4 schools for breaking league rules

    December 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
  • Cold weather could help Mississippi St in Egg Bowl

    November 27, 2013 8:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss.- This year's Egg Bowl promises to be brisk by Magnolia State standards, with temperatures expected to hover in the 30s on Thursday night. That could be good news for Mississippi State (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference), which hosts rival Mississippi (7-4, 3-4) in the 110th meeting between the programs.... more »
  • Mississippi College looking for new coach

    November 20, 2013 2:32 PM

    CLINTON, Ms. - Norman Joseph has resigned as head football coach at Mississippi College after nine seasons. The announcement was made Tuesday by athletic director Mike Jones. Jones says a search committee would be appointed to find Joseph's successor. The school joins the Gulf South Conference next season. Joseph became... more »
  • Ole Miss' Nkemdiche brothers ready for Arkansas

    November 8, 2013 8:45 AM

    OXFORD, Miss.- When highly-regarded recruit Robert Nkemdiche joined his brother Denzel at Mississippi, the two had plans of forming the core of the Rebels' defense. Because of injuries, that hasn't happened yet. But both are expected to be on the field Saturday, when Ole Miss (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) hosts... more »
  • Authorities: Miss. woman offered to sell her baby

    November 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Mississippi woman who police say offered to sell her infant son to a Louisiana woman she met through an online classified ad, has been arrested. Authorities say 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stojic of Bay St. Louis was freed on $5,000 bond after her Oct. 29 arrest. Stojic allegedly... more »
  • Louisiana, Mississippi: Fs for premature births

    November 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The March of Dimes has given F grades for Louisiana and Mississippi when it comes to high premature birth rates. The group says 15.3 percent of all babies born in Louisiana last year spent less than 37 weeks in the womb. In Mississippi, that rate was 17.1 percent.... more »
  • Mississippi tries to return to NCAA tournament

    November 1, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's Marshall Henderson will eventually be back to help the Rebels try to make the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. It's unclear if he'll have enough help around him to make that a reality. The Rebels are coming off one of the most successful seasons in... more »
  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss game Nov 9th set for 11:21am

    October 28, 2013 6:59 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ar. - The Arkansas Razorbacks' Nov. 9 football game at Ole Miss will start at 11:21 a.m. to accommodate a regional telecast. Two years ago in Oxford, Arkansas took a 29-24 victory over the Rebels. This year's game will be televised on the Southeastern Conference's regional television network. Arkansas... more »
  • 3 indicted by grand jury in USM altercation

    October 25, 2013 8:58 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Three people involved in an on-campus fight at the University of Southern Mississippi last November involving a handgun and former Southern Miss quarterback Anthony Alford have been indicted on felony charges. Alford and another man have entered a pretrial diversion program. Upon completion of the program, the charges... more »
  • Biloxi moving quickly on baseball stadium plans

    October 17, 2013 8:43 AM

    BILOXI, Miss.- Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven't changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows "a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark." The DRC meeting on Wednesday was just a week... more »
  • Mississippi tries to slow No. 9 Texas A&M, Manziel

    October 11, 2013 9:13 AM

    OXFORD, Miss.- Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is trying to think of some creative ways to stop Texas A&M's prolific duo of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. He admits it's not easy. Nobody's been able to do it so far. Manziel is having a stellar encore season after winning the Heisman... more »
  • Lawsuit over gay bar

    October 1, 2013 7:37 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- A woman who wanted to open a gay bar in a small town sued town leaders accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from getting a business license. Pat "PJ" Newton sued in federal court against the town of Shannon, which has about 1,700 people. She... more »
  • MSU student dies in one-vehicle accident

    September 18, 2013 8:55 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss.- A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed. Starkville police say 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in the Starkville Municipal... more »
  • MDOC: Work center inmate steals van, escapes

    September 14, 2013 10:32 AM

    HATTIESBURG - Authorities say they are on the lookout for a work center inmate who escaped by stealing a Hattiesburg city-owned van from a local park. WDAM-TV says 26-year-old Micah Lee Bolton of Beaumont is serving four years for delivery of a controlled substance in George County. Police say Bolton... more »
  • Decatur man fined for shooting bald eagle

    September 10, 2013 10:05 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A Decatur, Miss., man has been fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to shooting a protected bald eagle in 2012. The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release that 21-year-old Marcus Tyler Cochran was sentenced Sept. 4 in federal court in Jackson. Prosecutors say Cochran shot the bald... more »
  • Third gator record in a week set at 741.5 pounds

    September 9, 2013 9:07 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Mississippi's record for the heaviest alligator has fallen again with the catch of a 741.5-pounder in the backwater of the Mississippi River near Port Gibson on Sunday morning. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it also tied the record for longest alligator at 13-feet, 6.5-inches. Jimmy Greer of Canton, Dalco... more »
  • Teen killed, 2 injured in north Miss. camper fire

    September 7, 2013 6:19 PM

    HOUSTON, Miss. - One teenager died and two were injured early Saturday in a camper fire in Chickasaw County. Coroner Andy Harmon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 16-year-old boy died. Those injured are 16 and 14. Harmon did not immediately release their names. He says they were... more »
  • Oil Spill on the Mississippi River

    September 7, 2013 4:18 PM

    CONVENT - The Coast Guard says they are working with a vessel in the Mississippi River to clean up an oil spill. Officials say the spill is coming from a vessel at Yara Terminal Mile 167 stationed in Convent. Yara operators say the crew on board the vessel is... more »
  • Miss. woman dies in car crash in Slidell

    September 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    SLIDELL - A Mississippi woman has died after she yanked the steering wheel from her husband during an argument, causing the car to overturn on Interstate 10 in Slidell. State Police say 25-year-old Lauren Gregor of Gautier (GO-shay) was not wearing her seat belt. They say she was thrown from... more »
  • Vandy hopes experience proves edge vs. Ole Miss

    August 28, 2013 10:05 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt Commodores are hoping experience provides that little something extra against Mississippi. These teams are so very similar with coaches busy trying to turn struggling programs around with James Franklin going into his third season at Vanderbilt and Hugh Freeze coming off a successful first... more »
  • Ole Miss-Vanderbilt showdown gaining importance

    August 27, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Mississippi-Vanderbilt rivalry may never have a cool name like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl. But there's little doubt the annual game is beginning to gain added importance now that both schools are upwardly mobile in the notoriously competitive Southeastern Conference. The fact they're meeting in a season-opening... more »
  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • Officials to discuss Miss. as storage place for nuclear fuel

    August 24, 2013 1:05 PM

    JACKSON - A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet Monday at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they'll have a closed-door meeting at the Old... more »
  • Death row air conditioning rare in South

    August 24, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Triple-digit heat indexes experienced by three convicted murderers suing officials at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are similar to the conditions endured by inmates on Death Row in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. But condemned prisoners in Arkansas have air conditioning and Arkansas prison policy calls... more »
  • "Beat Texas State" Day

    August 23, 2013 3:20 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Ms. - How important is football in Hattiesburg? So much so that the City Council has proclaimed Aug. 31 Beat Texas State Day. The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles begin the football season that day against the Texas State Bobcats. The council also passed a resolution declaring every... more »
  • Miss. man arrested on timber theft charges in La.

    August 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a Mississippi man is accused of stealing $14,500 worth of timber from a 76-year-old landowner in Washington Parish. The agency says 66-year-old Eugene Matthews of Tylertown was booked Aug. 9 in Washington Parish on charges of exploitation of the... more »
  • Hopes are high for a Delta Queen return

    July 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a hope along the Mississippi River that the sound of the Delta Queen's three octave calliope will pierce the air along the river. Legislation has moved out of the U.S. House of Transportation Committee allowing the vessel to resume river cruises. The Delta Queen, built in... more »
  • Mississippi gets funds for anti-obesity program

    July 19, 2013 10:11 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive $8.5 million over the next five years to help combat obesity and chronic disease across the state. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier says in a news release that the funds come from the Centers for Disease Control and... more »
  • Miss. closes in SE La. for salvage of sunken tug

    July 9, 2013 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says it has closed a section of the Mississippi River southeast of New Orleans so a tugboat that sank over the weekend can be salvaged. Spokesman Jonathan Lally says the river was closed around 6 a.m. Tuesday from mile marker 7.3 to mile marker... more »
  • Highway Patrol: Ole Miss lineman dies in car wreck

    July 4, 2013 10:46 AM

    EGYPT, Miss. - A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss. The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler at Egypt... more »
  • All in the family

    July 2, 2013 7:54 PM

    TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI- Arrest warrants were issued for a state lawmaker and his parents in Mississippi after they were indicted on embezzlement charges. State Representative Brian Aldridge of Tupelo and his father, Louis Aldridge were out of town. His mother, Janice Aldridge turned herself in to Lee County authorities and was... more »
  • Ole Miss' QB Wallace recovering, focusing on future

    July 2, 2013 1:29 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Bo Wallace's unpredictable, risk-taking style in the pocket made him one of the Southeastern Conference's most exciting players last season. These days, the Mississippi quarterback is a little boring. That's by design. The 6-foot-4, 204-pound junior is coming back from offseason shoulder surgery in January and is... more »
  • La. man faces charges after wreck kills Miss. man

    June 23, 2013 12:42 PM

    KENTWOOD, La. - A Mississippi man has died after a wreck, and authorities have arrested a Louisiana man. Louisiana State Troopers say 26-year-old Jeremy Owen of Meadville, Miss., was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. 51 early Sunday morning. Next to him was a... more »
  • NCAA penalizes MSU for recruiting violations

    June 7, 2013 10:42 AM

    STARKVILLE, MS - The NCAA has put Mississippi State's football program on probation for two years and cut two scholarships for the upcoming year for infractions that included recruiting violations. Former assistant coach Angelo Mirando, who resigned on Aug. 19 just days before the school announced the NCAA's investigation, was... more »
  • Trial begins in frozen poultry case

    June 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss.- The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old... more »
  • Rain-swollen US rivers stoke shippers' headaches

    May 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Heavy rains swelling the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are causing headaches for barge operators. Locks that are being closed along the Mississippi River could snarl barges headed from St. Louis to Minnesota, as well as southbound shippers trying to get to St. Louis and then to the... more »
  • Local worker's name released in deadly fall from cell tower

    May 29, 2013 10:09 PM

    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss.- Authorities released the name of a man from Baton Rouge, killed when he and a coworker fell from a 300-foot tall cell tower earlier this week. Michael Castelli, 42, died when his equipment failed from about half-way up the tower 76 miles north of the Louisiana-Mississippi... more »
  • 2 die in fall from Copiah County cell tower

    May 29, 2013 7:51 AM

    COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. - Federal and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of an accident in which two workers fell to their deaths from a cellphone tower in Copiah County. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon at a tower on Mississippi Highway 27. The Copiah County coroner says the... more »
  • MDWFP finalizes 2013 alligator season

    May 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will issue 920 lottery-based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 alligator season. The 10-day season runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. A private lands season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28... more »
  • Alabama tops Mississippi 7-5 in 10 innings

    May 23, 2013 2:21 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Mikey White hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Alabama a 7-5 victory against Mississippi at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Alabama (34-25) trailed 3-0 early in the elimination game, but rallied for two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and... more »
  • Arkansas beats Mississippi 2-1 in 10 innings

    May 22, 2013 12:52 PM

    HOOVER - Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give Arkansas a 2-1 victory over Mississippi in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday. Anderson started the Razorbacks' 10th inning rally with a one-out, ground-rule double. Dominic Ficociello followed with a single... more »
  • Flipped car causes backup on Miss. River Bridge

    May 22, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck involving a flipped vehicle caused traffic to back up this morning on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development reported the wreck on I-10 East flipped a car and forced authorities to close some lanes in both directions.... more »
  • Man playing hide-and-seek with authorities on river

    May 14, 2013 8:57 PM

    BRUSLY- A man, possibly naked, is apparently playing a bizarre game of hide-and-seek with authorities on the Mississippi River. Sources tell WBRZ News 2, the U.S. Coast Guard was called after deputies in East Baton Rouge asked for help locating a missing boater earlier Tuesday. Deputies were trying to... more »
  • Teen arrested on drug charge during jail visit

    May 7, 2013 8:53 AM

    PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 17-year-old was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana. Investigators say he was initially detained after tobacco slipped out of his pants... more »
  • Mississippi River floods north Louisiana farmland

    May 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE - The Mississippi River is again flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish's Bunches Bend, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The News-Star reports the 2011 breach on the levee's northern end was fixed, but a... more »
  • Louisiana levee plan concerns Mississippi leaders

    May 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he's worried a proposed levee in Louisiana could place low-lying areas of south Mississippi in danger of flooding. Hosemann told The Sun Herald that he's concerned about a proposal being considered to build a 24-foot barrier levee near Lake Pontchartrain... more »
  • Bryant: $69M more from BP for Gulf restoration

    May 2, 2013 3:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - BP PLC has agreed to pay $69 million more for restoration projects for the Mississippi Gulf Coast following, says Gov. Phil Bryant. The money is part of $1 billion the oil giant agreed two years ago to pay for early restoration work after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • UM fraternity suspension lifted after hearing

    May 2, 2013 8:59 AM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A two-semester suspension for the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Mississippi has been lifted. Instead, the fraternity will be on social probation for a year. The Daily Mississippian reports that the decision came from the school's Judicial Council after it heard an appeal from the fraternity... more »
  • Heavy rain brings flooding to areas of Jackson Co.

    May 2, 2013 7:42 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Jackson County Emergence Management officials say at least 60 people have been evacuated from flood-prone areas amid heavy rains that are expected to continue into the weekend. Local emergency management Earl Etheridge says about 50 have been evacuated in Moss Point and about 10 in Pascagoula... more »
  • Crack found in levee during routine check Play Video

    April 30, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Army Corps of Engineer inspectors found a minor crack in the levee near the USS Kidd today during a routine inspection. The inspection, part of the "Phase One Flood Fight," is triggered when the river reaches a certain level, but the Corps says it's no cause for... more »
  • Miss. man in ricin case: 'I love my country'

    April 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi man is speaking out now that charges have been dropped against him in an investigation of ricin-laced letters. Paul Kevin Curtis says he respects President Barack Obama, loves his country and that he "would never do anything to pose a threat." Curtis says this week... more »
  • Charges dropped against man in ricin letters case

    April 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A court filing says charges have been dropped against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others. The one-sentence document was filed hours after the suspect was released on bond. The document says the ongoing investigation has revealed new but... more »
  • FBI: No ricin found in home of Mississippi suspect

    April 22, 2013 2:16 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- Investigators say they haven't found any ricin in the house of a Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. A search of Paul Kevin Curtis' house in Corinth, Miss., did not turn up ricin or ingredients for... more »
  • Miss. River still closed after barges hit bridge

    April 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The Mississippi River remains closed at Vicksburg as authorities work to determine whether a sunken barge was a navigation hazard. Coast Guard Lt. Ryan Gomez says an assessment is underway but it is uncertain when the river will reopen to ship traffic. Gomez says 233 barges are waiting... more »
  • Senate mail service to resume on Monday

    April 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, a few days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator. Senate mail will temporarily be screened at a House mail sorting facility, but that... more »
  • FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

    April 17, 2013 7:03 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck closed Miss. River bridge

    April 17, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities reopened I-10 West this evening after a wreck on the Mississippi River Bridge closed it for more than an hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said several vehicles were involved, including multiple tractor trailers. Traffic was diverted north at the I-10 and I-110... more »
  • Reid: Letter with ricin or poison sent to senator

    April 16, 2013 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poision was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It's customary for mail addressed to congressional... more »
  • Freeze searches for depth on Ole Miss roster

    April 13, 2013 6:44 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Quarterback Bo Wallace tossed a football up and down on the sidelines. Receiver Donte Moncrief stood holding his helmet, offering encouragement to teammates. Mississippi's annual Grove Bowl wasn't about watching the team's stars on Saturday. Instead, it was one more opportunity for second-year coach Hugh Freeze to... more »
  • Mississippi's Kennedy given raise, extension

    April 12, 2013 10:12 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy has earned a raise and an extension to his contract after leading the Rebels to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002. The school said Friday that Kennedy's contract has been extended through the 2017 season and will pay him... more »
  • Circus elephant shot in drive-by

    April 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI- A Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting, but is not seriously wounded. Carol the Elephant is part of the circus act in Tupelo for performances and was outside the BancorpSouth Arena. A $250 reward is... more »
  • Trial date reset in fatal buttocks injection case

    April 8, 2013 8:52 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has received a new trial date. The Hinds County Circuit Court administrator's office says the trial of Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set now tentatively set... more »
  • Murder suspect shot officer, then himself

    April 5, 2013 11:38 AM

    JACKSON - State police in Mississippi say a murder suspect shot a Jackson police detective and then shot himself at police headquarters. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday that Jeremy Powell shot Detective Eric Smith before killing himself, in the first official description of how the men... more »
  • Ole Miss' Henderson writes apology letter

    April 3, 2013 5:39 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson posted a letter on the school's athletic website on Wednesday apologizing for some of his actions during a successful but turbulent season. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged more than 20 points per game this season, leading the Rebels to their first NCAA tournament since... more »
  • Investigation leads to dogfight raid in Miss.

    April 1, 2013 12:33 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say they've broken up a major dogfighting ring after a raid in Mississippi snagged people from around the country as part of a monthslong, nationwide investigation. David Murphy is an investigator with the Benton County Sheriff's Office in north Mississippi. He says at least 200 people... more »
  • Bills call for dredging Miss. River to Baton Rouge

    March 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond want the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Mississippi River deep enough so it can handle the huge cargo ships expected to use the Panama Canal once its expansion is completed next year. The Louisiana Democrats submitted... more »
  • Autopsy showed Moore died of blunt force trauma

    March 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities have charged an inmate in the death of another prisoner at the Jackson County jail. Testimony at an initial court appearance Tuesday was that Dionte R. Jones struck Anthony Eugene Moore with a closed fist, causing Moore's head to strike a concrete floor at the Jackson County... more »
  • Baby born with HIV apparently cured

    March 4, 2013 7:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - There's promising news in the search for better ways to fight pediatric AIDS. Scientists say a baby born with HIV appears to have been cured thanks to faster and stronger treatment than is usual for newborns. The child is now 2½ and has been off HIV... more »
  • Miss. town stunned by mayoral candidate's slaying

    February 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The small town of Clarksdale, Miss., is reeling after authorities found the body of a mayoral hopeful along the river levee Wednesday. Marco McMillian's SUV was involved in a wreck Tuesday, and he was nowhere to be found. Authorities were investigating the death as a homicide,... more »
  • Committee votes to block gun information

    February 26, 2013 11:28 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi Senate committee approved a bill that would make it difficult to get information on weapon permits, including concealed carry permits. The bill would exclude the permit information from the state public records act. A court order would be required to obtain the data. A representative... more »
  • Army Corps reports on 2011 Mississippi River flood

    February 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it. A report released today said the Mississippi River and Tributaries system worked as... more »
  • Miss. speaker invites gun makers to move to state

    February 21, 2013 7:28 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - One top official wants gun makers in seven states to flee critics and move to Mississippi. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican, sent letters Thursday to 14 gun manufacturers. He suggests the companies should move to Mississippi, "where their industry and jobs will be appreciated." The companies... more »
  • Crews working to contain oil after tugs collide on river

    February 14, 2013 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Coast Guard and other emergency responders are on the Mississippi River, working to contain an oil spill after some tugboats collided. An official with the USCG told WBRZ News 2, a tug and barge was docked, off loading an oil product when another tug and barge... more »
  • Obama declares disaster in Miss. after tornado

    February 14, 2013 7:20 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster in Mississippi following a massive tornado that heavily damaged a college campus and damaged or destroyed more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state. Obama signed the declaration Wednesday and ordered federal aid to supplement state... more »
  • Turner leads Texas A&M over Mississippi, 69-67

    February 13, 2013 9:58 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Elston Turner had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night. Derrick Millinghaus made a free throw before the Rebels got the ball back after a shot-clock violation. Millinghaus hit a layup with 44 seconds... more »
  • LSU softball routs Ole Miss, 9-1

    February 13, 2013 9:55 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - The No. 10 LSU softball team blasted four home runs and used another Rachele Fico gem in the circle to claim a 9-1 six-inning victory over Ole Miss Wednesday in a rare non-conference meeting at the Ole Miss Complex. LSU's (5-1) four homers in a game... more »
  • Drainage improvements in place in West Feliciana Play Video

    February 12, 2013 4:54 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- People in the Baton Rouge region are once again bracing for flooding problems along several waterways. Portions of southern Mississippi received several inches of rain over the past two days. Much of that water will drain south into Louisiana. Water levels on Thompson Creek and its... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend. The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday. The storms also... more »
  • Gov. Bryant declares emergency after tornado hits

    February 11, 2013 6:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a State of Emergency for four Mississippi counties hit by tornadoes and severe storms. Forrest, Lamar, Lawrence and Marion were named in the declaration Sunday night, but any other counties damaged by the continuing severe weather will be covered. The declaration is... more »
  • Mississippi's Cox out for the season

    February 7, 2013 5:58 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi forward Demarco Cox will miss the remainder of the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot. The 6-foot-8, 272-pound junior has already missed extended time because of the injury. He's played in just seven games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds. But there... more »
  • Mississippi closes 3 areas to oyster harvest

    February 6, 2013 6:27 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has closed three areas to oyster harvesting because of water quality issues. The affected harvesting areas closed Tuesday involve Area II "A," which includes northern portions of the Pass Christian, Henderson Point Reef and northern portions of Hornet's Reef; Area II... more »
  • Oil cleanup resuming at leaking Miss. River barge

    January 31, 2013 2:49 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Vessels are moving cautiously through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge is leaking oil as the Coast Guard tries to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation's vital commerce routes. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski says officials are allowing northbound... more »

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