Stories tagged: Mississippi
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
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, …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 2:17 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., March 20, 2018, 9 a.m.
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’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.
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.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
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.
Shoppers can now buy fake urine to defeat drug tests, but Mississippi lawmakers are fighting back with what they call the “Urine Trouble” bill.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
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.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
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.
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, …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
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.
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.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
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.
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.”
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
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.
A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
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.
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 …