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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.


GOP U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith wins divisive runoff, keeps her seat

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Seven nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before Senate runoff

State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has …


No. 22 Mississippi State beats Mississippi 35-3 in Egg Bowl

Nick Fitzgerald ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead No. 22 Mississippi State over Mississippi 35-3 in an Egg Bowl marred by a fight in the …


U.S. senator says no ill will, intent behind ‘hanging’ remark

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least …


2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy highway near Memphis

A tour bus overturned Wednesday on an icy highway near Memphis, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South, …


In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …


2 Mississippi officers die in shooting; suspect in custody

Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Ex-Clinton agriculture secretary Mike Espy to run for Mississippi U.S. Senate seat

A Mississippi Democrat who was President Bill Clinton’s first agriculture secretary officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Friday, saying he’ll run in a special election to finish the …


Quick challenge for Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

The nation’s most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi’s governor.


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation’s toughest

Mississippi’s governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Mississippi town rejects gay pride parade; lawsuit possible

Organizers of a group planning a Mississippi college town’s first-ever gay pride parade said Wednesday they’re exploring legal action after city officials denied them a permit.


Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi city

Officials in one Mississippi city have voted to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …


Ex-Mississippi Gov. Barbour arrested with gun at airport

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he will pay a fine after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his briefcase as he went through an airport security checkpoint in …


Mississippi bill would ban most abortions after 15 weeks

Mississippi could become the first U.S. state to try to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting up a possible court challenge.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Mississippi would combat fake urine with ‘Urine Trouble’ law

Shoppers can now buy fake urine to defeat drug tests, but Mississippi lawmakers are fighting back with what they call the “Urine Trouble” bill.


Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairs

Greeted by sailors and flag-waving residents, a U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors arrived Friday for two years of repairs at a Mississippi shipyard.


Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends

Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, …


With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event

Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.


Steve Christilaw: Sports have different a meaning across the country

College sports, high school sports – they both have different meanings in other parts of the country.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblem

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag “an official endorsement of white supremacy.”


Top 25 football: Mississippi stuns No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 in Egg Bowl

Jordan Ta’amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and Mississippi upset No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 on Thursday night in Starkville, Mississippi.


‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ returns – sort of – to Biloxi classrooms after being banned

It was big news recently when the Biloxi Public School District withdrew the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee from the eighth-grade curriculum. Now, after a national …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Mississippi to resume teaching ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.


Jury deadlocks in trial over burning death in Mississippi

A Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Monday in the burning death of a woman who emerged from a wooded area looking like a “zombie,” mortally injured and struggling to tell …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:53 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Mississippi LGBT law

Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to …