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  • Jindal raises money for Mississippi Lt. Governor

    December 19, 2014 6:55 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is helping raise campaign cash for Mississippi's Republican lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, who's seeking a second term in 2015. A Reeves campaign email says Jindal was appearing at Reeves' fundraiser Thursday evening at a home in Gulfport, with ticket prices ranging from $250... more »
  • Mississippi man cited for drowning deer

    December 17, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Mississippi man has been cited for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish. Sgt. Trey Mason, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division, says 40-year-old David Hayes, of Natchez, Mississippi, was cited for not possessing non-resident basic hunting and... more »
  • Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours

    December 11, 2014 2:24 AM

    COURTLAND, MS - Surveillance video shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was found badly burned along the side of a Mississippi road. Authorities continue piecing together the last hours of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers' life. They are trying to figure out what... more »
  • La., Miss. investigate body found near Slidell

    November 30, 2014 6:09 PM

    SLIDELL, La. - The St. Tammany parish sheriff's office says a man's body has been found near Slidell, and detectives are working with Mississippi authorities to find a person of interest. Sheriff's spokesman George Bonnett says in a news release that the body was found about 4 a.m. Sunday in... more »
  • Attorney: Gay marriages should start soon in Miss.

    November 29, 2014 4:45 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days. A federal judge threw out Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriages earlier this week but gave attorneys for the state about 10... more »
  • Southern states look to regional 2016 primary

    November 22, 2014 6:59 PM

    ATLANTA - There's an effort underway to create a Southern primary for the 2016 presidential campaign, bringing states like Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi together on the first Tuesday in March. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp calls it the "SEC Primary," after the Southeastern Conference, saying he wants the... more »
  • Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

    November 5, 2014 5:53 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again, this time hoping to change the state song to "Dixie" and require officials to fly a Confederate battle flag outside the Capitol. But getting a constitutional amendment... more »
  • Rebels, Tigers game features interception leaders

    October 28, 2014 3:21 PM

    AUBURN, AL - The Auburn-Mississippi game will feature two of the national leaders in interceptions. Senquez Golson is tied for the national lead with eight picks for No. 7 Ole Miss going into Saturday night's clash of SEC West powers. No. 4 Auburn's Jonathan Jones is tied for third with... more »
  • La. AG: 9 booked in scam tied to Romanian crime

    October 14, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seven people in Louisiana and two others in Mississippi have been arrested in connection with an international online sales scam. A news release from Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office on Tuesday said the nine are suspected to have ties to organized crime in Romania. They are alleged... more »
  • Changes proposed at Morganza Play Video

    October 2, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change of protocol is being considered by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for how the Morganza floodway is operated. Thursday, the Corps presented a proposal to a group of people in Baton Rouge. The changes include operating at a different water level the next... more »
  • Coast Guard searching for missing shrimpers

    September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two missing shrimpers last seen south of the Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the shrimping vessel Christopher's Joy capsized around 4 p.m. Tuesday throwing the four crew members into the water. They say... more »
  • Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

    September 2, 2014 3:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A woman was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in connection with the killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Tracey Lynn Garner, 53, was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after her conviction Friday of depraved heart murder and conspiracy... more »
  • Jurors guilty for death of woman with buttock injections

    August 29, 2014 10:20 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A jury has convicted a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections Friday. Jurors found Tracy Lynn Garner, 53, guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face life in prison. Garner was charged in the death... more »
  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 19, 2014 2:05 AM

    JACKSON, MI - State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including... more »
  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that... more »
  • Former Marine paddles from Minnesota to Louisiana

    August 7, 2014 3:40 AM

    VENICE - A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana. Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. He was injured by a roadside bomb and lost friends to combat and suicide. When the Winona, Minnesota,... more »
  • Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional

    July 29, 2014 7:57 PM

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi law that would have closed the state's only abortion clinic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The law was passed in 2012 and required doctors at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Doctors at Jackson Women's Health organization... more »
  • Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

    July 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn... more »
  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    July 29, 2014 1:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at... more »
  • Man walks into river to evade traffic stop, drowns

    July 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop. He says an autopsy will be performed Monday on James Dwight King of D'Iberville. King's body was found Sunday afternoon... more »
  • The chips didn't stack up

    July 21, 2014 7:49 PM

    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI- The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi is closing on or before Sept. 19 and workers will be paid up to then. Managers says the casino couldn't overcome and out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. The owners had planned to invest $64 million to build... more »
  • McDaniel to discuss campaign challenge

    July 16, 2014 3:59 AM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel says he'll announce Wednesday whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff. State law specifies that McDaniel's first challenge would be filed with the state Republican Party executive... more »
  • Baby not cured of AIDS

    July 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WASHINGTON- A girl in Mississippi born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years still has the HIV virus and is not cured. Because doctors thought she was cured, she did not have medication for years. The pronouncement is a setback to hopes that early treatment with... more »
  • Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

    July 9, 2014 7:45 AM

    TANGIPAHOA - Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La. Highway 1057 and Highway 1061. Louisiana State Police Sgt. Nick Manale says the big rig slammed into the side of a pickup that did not yield when turning left... more »
  • Accused Bourbon Street gunman fights extradition

    July 7, 2014 12:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 20-year-old man accused of starting a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street is fighting his extradition from Mississippi. Trung Le, also known as "Joe", was taken into custody by members of NOPD's violent offenders unit and U.S. Marshals in Mississippi late Friday afternoon. Le is... more »
  • East Carolina hires former LSU assistant Godwin

    June 25, 2014 6:57 PM

    GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina has hired Cliff Godwin as baseball coach. Godwin spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi, helping Ole Miss return to the College World Series this year for the first time since 1972. Godwin was a four-year letterman for the Pirates and... more »
  • Nearby MS voters favor primary loser

    June 24, 2014 10:17 PM

    JACKSON, Miss- Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran has defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff. Cochran's win Tuesday was another blow to tea party groups that are trying to unseat longtime GOP lawmakers. The race attracted $12 million in spending by outside groups. Cochran defeated McDaniel by... more »
  • KFC probes claim scarred child was asked to leave

    June 24, 2014 12:42 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Was it all a hoax? That's the question facing people who've rallied behind a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi. The girl's family said they were asked to leave a KFC franchise because an employee said the girl's injuries from a mauling by a pit bull were disturbing the... more »
  • Education leaders back Common Core

    June 20, 2014 6:56 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi education leaders remain supportive of the Common Core academic standards. Wayne Gann, chairman of the state Board of Education, and state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said in a statement Friday they were disappointed in remarks made by Gov. Phil Bryant. On Thursday, Bryant appeared to... more »
  • Officials inspect storm damage in southern Miss.

    June 10, 2014 1:32 PM

    AMITE - Wilkinson and Amite County officials said they severe weather along the county line causing downed trees and power outages on Tuesday. Officials said there are no injuries reported at this time, but there are widespread power outages near the county line. The town of Liberty is... more »
  • ULL rides big bats to 9-5 win over Ole Miss

    June 7, 2014 7:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns fell behind 3-0 before answering the Rebels with a scores in the second, third, and fifth innings to outlast Ole Miss 9-5 Saturday night. Tyler Girouard scored on a fielding erros by Austin Bousfield in center field to start a big inning in the... more »
  • Boy dies in tubing accident

    May 26, 2014 9:03 PM

    HARRISON COUNTRY, MS - Authorities say an 8-year-old New Orleans area boy riding on a tube has died in a boating accident on the Mississippi coast's Wolf River. Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told The Associated Press that the boy and another sibling were on the tube... more »
  • Red wolf pups to be named at Jackson zoo

    May 12, 2014 11:19 AM

    JACKSON - Seven endangered red wolf pups now have Choctaw names. The Jackson Zoo had a weekend ceremony to name the pups born March 30. Red wolves once were common throughout eastern and south-central states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says they're now among the world's most endangered animals.... more »
  • Ex-Saints quarterback aiding tornado victims

    May 9, 2014 6:25 AM

    TUPELO, MS - A former Saints quarterback is helping out Mississippi tornado victims. John Fourcade brought members of his "Fourcade Brigade" to Mississippi on Thursday. The group has been collecting donations in Louisiana and on the Gulf Coast. Fourcade was taking two trailers of supplies, including bottled water, children's... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Jackson

    May 2, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak. An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
  • Deaths reported in Ala., Miss., Tenn. from weather

    April 29, 2014 4:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - At least 11 deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise. In Mississippi, officials say at least seven people have been killed. State Director of Health Protection Jim Craig said Monday night that officials are working with coroners to... more »
  • Official: Big tornado in Miss., several injuries

    April 28, 2014 5:38 PM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A northern Mississippi mayor says several injuries are being reported in the city of Tupelo after a large tornado damaged homes and down trees and power lines. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton says none of the injuries are apparently life-threatening. Shelton says dozens of homes and businesses have... more »
  • Miss. sends case of dismembered woman to La.

    April 22, 2014 3:25 PM

    KENNER - The police chief of a New Orleans suburb says he hopes his department can bring closure to the case of a Bourbon Street dancer whose body parts washed ashore in Mississippi in 2012. But Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway said Tuesday there is still no break in the... more »
  • LSU falls to Ole Miss in Game 2, 5-1

    April 18, 2014 9:18 PM

    OXFORD, Ms. - The magic LSU had in Game One against Ole Miss wasn't present in the second game of the three-game series Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 5-1. Mississippi starting pitcher, and Madisonville native, pitched seven innings, only allowing one (unearned) run to the Tigers. LSU... more »
  • 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 »

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