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  • Woman arrested for pawning stolen property

    February 22, 2017 6:08 PM

    SLIDELL- A Mississippi woman was arrested for possession of and attempting to pawn stolen property Tuesday. According to Waveland Police, they were investigating 52-year-old Kelly Wojdacz in relation to property that was reported stolen. During the investigation, police contacted Deep South Gold, a local pawn shop, to inquire about... more »
  • No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

    February 21, 2017 10:10 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. All eight of the state's public universities have furled the flag in recent years amid criticism that it's racially insensitive in a state with... more »
  • Boy or Girl? It's a sloth, so we don't know yet

    February 17, 2017 8:55 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Zookeepers are waiting for a DNA test to learn whether Hattiesburg Zoo's baby sloth is a boy or a girl. That's because sloths' sex organs are internal. Mammal curator Stephen Taylor says they'll have to send a bit of fur to a lab to learn the gender... more »
  • Men in cat scalding case ordered to work in animal shelter

    February 9, 2017 12:41 PM

    MOSS POINT - Two Mississippi men have been sentenced to jail and ordered to work in an animal shelter for taking part in the videotaped scalding of a cat. Police say the cat died after being doused with boiling water in December. The video was posted online. News organizations report... more »
  • Mississippi man has 130-pound tumor removed in Bakersfield

    February 6, 2017 8:57 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield. Roger Logan of Gulfport had the surgery on Jan. 31. He's staying at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital for another week or so. His surgeon says the tumor... more »
  • Mississippi pilot hospitalized after his small plane crashes

    February 5, 2017 3:45 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities say a pilot is hospitalized after his small airplane crashed and was found upside-down in water near the Mississippi River. WJTV reports that Howard Jennings of Utica on Saturday afternoon had flown alone from a private landing strip and headed toward the river. Family members concerned... more »
  • Oyster season to reopen in part of Harvest Areas 3, 4

    January 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet will reopen on Tuesday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area, within Harvest Areas 3 and 4, opens at one-half hour before... more »
  • Mississippi confirms first pediatric flu death of season

    January 28, 2017 3:13 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2016-2017 flu season. Officials say it happened to someone who lived in Central Mississippi. Including this reported death, there have been 15 total pediatric flu deaths reported in Mississippi since such deaths... more »
  • Estimate: More than $1 million in timber damaged by tornado

    January 28, 2017 12:16 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - More than $1 million worth of timber was destroyed by last week's tornado in Lamar, Forrest and Perry counties. The Mississippi Forestry Commission announced the estimate Friday based on aerial damage assessments. The commission says the tornado, which had estimated top winds of 145 mph and cut... more »
  • Bill: Make schools fly Mississippi's Confederate-themed flag

    January 25, 2017 8:53 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A bill advancing in the Mississippi House would require all K-12 schools to fly the state flag or lose state accreditation. House Bill 280 passed the House Education Committee 13-8 Wednesday. It would require all schools to follow all state laws. One often-ignored Mississippi law says... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to 2 counts of molestation

    January 24, 2017 10:59 AM

    MONROE - A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to molesting a boy in Louisiana. The News-Star of Monroe reports that 52-year-old Charles Edward Milton Jr. of Magee, Mississippi pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of molestation of a juvenile. An arrest warrant says Milton traveled to suspect John Carter Jr.'s... more »
  • Judge weighs death penalty for 5-year-old girl's slaying

    January 24, 2017 10:52 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks. News outlets report that Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson reviewed... more »
  • Bills would ease early voting and online voter registration in Mississippi

    January 23, 2017 9:10 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Proposals to allow early voting and to create online registration for first-time voters are advancing at the Mississippi Capitol. So is a plan that could eventually simplify restoration of voting rights for people who served time for nonviolent felonies. All three bills passed the House Elections Committee... more »
  • Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along Miss. Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2017 2:27 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW... more »
  • Rogue cow injures Mississippi woman before being recaptured

    January 18, 2017 3:12 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - Police have recaptured a rogue cow that roamed near Natchez, Mississippi, for three months, but not before the runaway animal seriously injured a woman. Emmett Robson tells The Natchez Democrat that his sister, Dorothy Echols, was raking leaves outside her home Monday when the cow "ran her... more »
  • Mississippi governor: Time to consider starting a lottery

    January 17, 2017 8:46 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican says in his State address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a way to generate revenue without raising taxes. He says Arkansas received $80 million from... more »
  • Coast Guard, good Samaritans help burning ship in the gulf

    January 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to a vessel that caught fire 150 miles south of Southwest Pass Monday morning. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire... more »
  • Retailer pays back wages after inquiry questions timesheets

    January 10, 2017 8:19 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Mississippi-based tire retailer is paying $27,000 in back wages and damages to 14 employees at its Montgomery, Alabama, store for altering employee timesheets to cut wages. The U.S. Labor Department, in a news release Tuesday, said an investigation shows the Rent-n-Roll franchisee, which sells and rents... more »
  • Mississippi ex-Gov. Winter moves out of intensive care unit

    January 10, 2017 8:12 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway. University of Mississippi Medical Center spokeswoman Ruth Cummins says Winter was moved Tuesday from the intensive care unit to a regular room at the hospital. The... more »
  • Ex Mississippi Gov. Winter continues improving after fall

    January 9, 2017 9:01 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A physician says former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is recovering well from a head injury and should move from intensive care to a regular room at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 93-year-old Winter remained in fair condition Monday. He fell on the icy driveway at... more »
  • Ceremony set at site of monument to Gold Star families

    January 8, 2017 2:07 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Officials are preparing to break ground for a monument that will honor Gold Star families in Mississippi - those who lost relatives in military service. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg. Gov. Phil Bryant and... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • Mississippi State team helps woman after car accident

    January 8, 2017 12:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A change in travel plans for the Mississippi State basketball team proved to be good fortune for a woman who was pulled out of her vehicle after a one-car accident. The Bulldogs were supposed to fly from Columbus, Mississippi, to Baton Rouge for their Southeastern Conference game... more »
  • Tulane planning to close central Mississippi campus

    January 7, 2017 11:52 AM

    MADISON, Miss. - Tulane University is planning to close its campus in central Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that University President Michael A. Fitts and the dean of continuing studies, Suri Duitch, emailed students Thursday. They said the School of Continuing Studies in the Jackson suburb of Madison will close at... more »
  • Storm paralyzes travel in parts of Mississippi

    January 7, 2017 11:39 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic is barely crawling across parts of central Mississippi on Saturday morning, with 18-wheel trucks pulled over on the shoulders of icy highways in spots. Jackson's city streets were supposed to be filled with runners Saturday, but organizers canceled the annual Mississippi Blues Marathon, citing weather and travel... more »
  • Frozen roadways worry Mississippi residents Play Video

    January 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - As winter storm warnings stay in effect, Mississippi counties are bracing for more ice and cold overnight. Throughout the day Friday, parts of Mississippi experienced rain, sleet, and some snow. What's left behind could cause a mess on the roads. "My buddy passed a car and then... more »
  • Barge spills 500 gallons of diesel into Mississippi River

    January 3, 2017 10:36 AM

    RESERVE - A barge spilled about 500 gallons of diesel oil into the Mississippi River during a fuel transfer in Reserve, upstream from New Orleans. United States Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dochtermann tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that a fuel line burst while transferring diesel Monday evening. The Coast Guard said in... more »
  • State gets grant to help track website targeting jobseekers

    January 1, 2017 12:44 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Mississippi Energy Institute has created a website called "Get on the Grid" to help students and their parents learn about opportunities for well-paying jobs in Mississippi. Get on the Grid features jobs in energy, manufacturing and utilities, some of the fastest-growing, highest-paid and most in-demand jobs in... more »
  • 1 of 2 Mississippi men wanted in cat scalding surrenders

    December 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    MOSS POINT - Authorities say one of two Mississippi men wanted in connection with a widely viewed video showing a cat being scalded by hot liquid has surrendered to police. WLOX-TV reports that 43-year-old Larry Rostchild Jr. surrendered Wednesday to police in Moss Point, Mississippi, and is charged with aggravated... more »
  • Police: 2 Mississippi men wanted on charges in cat-scalding

    December 27, 2016 8:49 PM

    MOSS POINT, Miss. - Police are seeking two men who they say burned a cat by pouring hot liquid on the animal while in a cage. Moss Point Police have issued misdemeanor arrest warrants for Larry Rostchild Jr., 43 and Laderrick Rostchild, 24, charging them with aggravated cruelty to an... more »
  • 4 Mississippi Supreme Court justices begin new terms in Jan.

    December 25, 2016 2:02 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - One new justice and three returning ones are preparing to start their terms on the Mississippi Supreme Court. A swearing-in ceremony takes place Jan. 3 at the court building near the state Capitol. Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando won a northern district Supreme Court race in... more »
  • Entergy to more than double energy efficiency spending

    December 11, 2016 2:48 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's largest private utility plans to more than double spending on energy efficiency next year. The Public Service Commission Tuesday voted 2-1 for Entergy Mississippi to increase spending to $8.75 million in 2017 from $3.75 million this year. Southern District Commissioner Sam Britton, a Republican, voted against... more »
  • Woman charged with killing elderly father with boiling water

    December 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    JACKSON - Police say a Mississippi woman has been charged with murder after pouring boiling water over her paralyzed elderly father, who died several days later. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said in a news release that 55-year-old Diane Coleman dumped the water on 81-year-old Earl Coleman on Sept.... more »
  • Polls close for Mississippi election runoffs

    November 29, 2016 8:19 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Polls are closed for runoff elections in Mississippi. Voters in the northern part of the state were deciding a Supreme Court race between John Brady of Columbus and Bobby Chamberlin of Hernando. The Court of Appeals runoff in an east-central district is between challenger Ed Hannan and... more »
  • Windy storm brings rain to parts of Mississippi

    November 28, 2016 8:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Roaring winds have been followed by an inch or more of rain across much of Mississippi Monday but not enough to break a months-long drought. National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Carpenter says areas of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi's Delta region got more than an inch, and parts... more »
  • Deer hunting season opens Saturday in Mississippi

    November 19, 2016 11:25 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Cool weather has arrived on time for Saturday's opening of deer season, when many Mississippians will be in the woods. The first hunting window runs until Dec. 1, with an additional window for hunting later in December and January. Hunting with dogs is allowed during the current... more »
  • Mississippi's 1st flu case confirmed for 2016-17 season

    November 10, 2016 9:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi health officials are confirming the state's first case of the flu for the 2016-17 season. A state Department of Health news release says Thursday that the patient is from the central part of the state, but it did not mention which city or county. Individual flu... more »
  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty in daughter's hot car death

    November 8, 2016 4:15 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - A former Mississippi police officer accused in the alleged hot-car death of her 3-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Cassie Barker's attorney, George Blair, argued for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, but prosecutor Olin Anderson said the former Long Beach officer was not entitled... more »
  • Lawsuit dropped after man chokes on Popeyes chicken

    November 3, 2016 11:26 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss - A Mississippi attorney has dropped his lawsuit filed against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he says he choked on a piece of chicken when the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru. Paul Newton Jr. of Gulfport tells The Sun Herald he decided not... more »
  • FBI: civil rights probe of fire at black church

    November 2, 2016 12:03 PM

    GREENVILLE - An FBI spokesman says the agency has begun a civil rights investigation of a fire that heavily damaged a black church which was tagged "Vote Trump" in silver spray paint. Asked whether it's being investigated as a hate crime, Brett Carr wrote in an email that it's too... more »
  • Mississippi Mom: Son shook in fear after schoolmates put noose on him

    October 27, 2016 3:14 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - A black mother in Mississippi says her 15-year-old son was shaking in fear when he described white schoolmates putting a noose around his neck and pulling it tight. Stacey Payton tells The Associated Press her son bears no physical injury, but she believes the incident has permanently... more »
  • NAACP seeks federal probe into Miss. noose case

    October 24, 2016 10:06 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - The Mississippi NAACP president is calling for a federal hate-crimes investigation after the parents of a black high school student say some white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. President Derrick Johnson says the incident happened Oct. 13 near a locker room at... more »
  • Mississippi county bans clowns until after Halloween

    October 20, 2016 10:50 PM

    DEKALB, Miss. - A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween. Kemper County supervisors this week banned people from wearing any clown costume, mask or makeup in public. The local law carries a $150 penalty, and it will be lifted Nov. 1.... more »
  • 4 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi total to 30

    October 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year. The state Department of Health says in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Adams, Attala, Copiah and Marion counties. Seven cases,... more »
  • Bryant, other top Mississippi Republicans stick with Trump

    October 15, 2016 2:43 PM

    JACKSON - Several top Republicans in Mississippi are standing by presidential nominee Donald Trump as he denies accusations that he groped and kissed some women against their will. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker both say they want a Republican president to make the next nominations to... more »
  • Effort to strip Confederate emblem off Mississippi flag is failing

    October 14, 2016 11:31 AM

    JACKSON - An effort to erase the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi's flag is failing because sponsors haven't collected enough signatures to put an initiative on the 2018 ballot. The petition drive started in response to the June 2015 slayings of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South... more »
  • Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant sticks with Trump

    October 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says Donald Trump's remarks about women are unacceptable but stopped short of withdrawing support for the GOP presidential nominee's White House bid. In a statement Saturday, Bryant said Trump's comments "do not square with the man I have gotten to know the past few... more »
  • Teacher faces inquiry after video shows her dragging student

    October 8, 2016 11:50 AM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. - A Mississippi teacher faces investigations after a video shows her dragging a student by the hair at Greenville High School. The Delta Democrat-Times reports Kesha Williams posted the video on Facebook Thursday. A second video appears to show the teacher striking the student on the head with... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • 4 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi total to 26

    October 3, 2016 8:43 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 26 cases this year. The state Department of Health said in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Forrest, Hinds, Jackson and Lamar counties. Seven... more »
  • 20th Cruisin' the Coast kicking off on Mississippi coast

    October 1, 2016 2:48 PM

    GULFPORT - Classic cars have been rolling into south Mississippi over the past week for the 20th annual Cruisin' the Coast event. It kicks off Sunday night with a parade in Pascagoula. Cruisin' chairman Woody Bailey told The Mississippi Press that registrations are running about 370 ahead of last year,... more »
  • Zika worries bring mosquito-fighting business to Mississippi

    October 1, 2016 12:39 PM

    JACKSON - A Virginia-based mosquito control company says its hopes to franchise operations in Mississippi. The operations officer of "Mosquito Joe" tells The Clarion-Ledger that the company wants to operate in the state as concerns about the Zika virus grow. The Mississippi State Department of Health says 23 cases of... more »
  • Bogue Chitto River OK to use river after sewage leak

    September 25, 2016 3:38 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - Mississippi and Louisiana authorities say it's again safe to swim, wade, and fish in the Bogue Chitto River, and people who live and work on the waterway are relieved. People have been warned away from the river since Sept. 16, when a levee breach at a Mississippi... more »
  • Attorney seeks to revive lawsuit against Mississippi flag

    September 14, 2016 1:01 PM

    JACKSON - A Mississippi attorney is trying to revive his lawsuit challenging the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Carlos Moore filed notice Wednesday that he will appeal a federal judge's decision that dismissed the suit. Moore had argued the emblem is an unconstitutional vestige of slavery. While U.S.... more »
  • Authorities: 2 inmates escape from Gulfport detention center

    September 11, 2016 1:40 PM

    GULFPORT - Mississippi authorities say two inmates have escaped from a Gulfport detention facility. The Sun Herald reports that 21-year-old Zachary Savoie and 33-year-old Joshua Walton were reported missing early Sunday morning from the Harrison County Community Work Center. The state Department of Corrections says Savoie was serving a four-year... more »
  • Bryant seeking to recruit more Mississippi foster parents

    September 10, 2016 3:56 PM

    JACKSON - Gov. Phil Bryant is asking families and churches to help recruit and train more foster parents in Mississippi, to take care of abused and neglected children. The governor and leaders of a faith-based initiative called Rescue 100 held a planning meeting Friday on the effort. Rescue 100 is... more »
  • Deputy: Police chief investigated over gun sales

    September 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - A sheriff's deputy says a Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations that he illegally sold city-owned firearms. Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass told The Associated Press on Friday that Bay St. Louis police chief Mike DeNardo illegally sold... more »
  • Mississippi man dies walking across US 90 in Louisiana

    September 5, 2016 11:13 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Louisiana State Police say a 34-year-old Mississippi man was hit by an SUV and killed as he walked across U.S. 90 near New Iberia. Master Trooper Brooks David says Jason Newburn of Hattiesburg was hit about 8:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Louisiana... more »
  • First West Nile virus death this year reported in Miss.

    September 1, 2016 2:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Hinds County resident has died from the West Nile virus. It's the first human death of 2016. In addition to the Hinds County death, state Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said two new human cases of West Nile have been... more »
  • Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

    August 27, 2016 3:12 PM

    DURANT, Miss. - Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged with two counts... more »
  • Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

    August 27, 2016 11:50 AM

    DURANT, Miss. - Authorities say they have charged a 46-year-old man in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were killed in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a statement Friday night that Rodney Earl Sanders of Kosciusko has been charged with two counts... more »
  • Woman gets 12 years on federal terrorism charge

    August 11, 2016 4:26 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - A Mississippi woman who once sought to disguise a planned journey to join the Islamic State group as her honeymoon has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge. Vicksburg native Jaelyn Young was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. Young pleaded... more »
  • Federal judge blocks Mississippi religious objections law

    July 1, 2016 11:16 AM

    JACKSON - A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves filed orders in two lawsuits blocking the law just moments before it was to take effect Friday.... more »
  • Before the weekend vacation check beach bacteria conditions here

    June 29, 2016 5:49 PM

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Data available on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality website indicates only one beach on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is flagged with an advisory due to probable high bacteria levels. Scientists said the Gulfport Harbor Beach near Pratt Avenue is under a water contact advisory due... more »
  • No injuries reported in Mississippi plant blasts

    June 28, 2016 10:27 AM

    PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - Two explosions rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but emergency management officials say the two employees on duty at the time were not injured. Earl Etheridge, Jackson County emergency manager, tells The Associated Press the workers were inside a safe room at the time of... more »
  • Supreme Court denies Mississippi, Wisconsin abortion appeals

    June 28, 2016 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Mississippi and Wisconsin seeking to put in place restrictions on abortion clinics that were struck down by lower courts. The justices on Tuesday refused to hear appeals involving laws that would have forced doctors who perform abortions at clinics in... more »
  • 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 »

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