Stories tagged: mississippi
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
People in and around the Mississippi capital of Jackson are bracing for more flooding as the rain-swollen Pearl River continues to rise.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid fears the Pearl River at Jackson could reach its highest level in decades.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Deep South on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again filled a Mississippi lake where a dam previously …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
A rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi rose at least a foot overnight, keeping heavy pressure on a dam that is in danger of failing, state and local officials said …
Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
Mississippi authorities are searching for two prisoners believed to have escaped from one of several prisons in the state rocked by violence in the past week
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was released from custody Monday for the first time in 22 years.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is pushing to become the second Democratic governor in the Deep South as he faces Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in the state’s most competitive …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Kentucky’s Republican governor is fighting for his political life as elections in four states test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
The cars came one by one, down a gravel road and through a cotton field, to the edge of the Tallahatchie River and the spot where, 64 years ago, historians …
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Survivors of sex abuse in two states demanded that the federal government investigate charges that Franciscan friars molested three Mississippi men when they were young
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
Most of the South – from Texas to parts of South Carolina – will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees, forecasters …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Nearly half of the immigrant workers detained in the largest immigration raid in at least a decade in the United States have been released.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday, part of a large-scale operation carried out by President Donald Trump’s administration that targeted both corporations and their largely …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
Authorities say a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two people and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested at a Walmart in northern Mississippi.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019
A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.”
Fri., June 7, 2019
A missing kangaroo has been found after two days “on the hop” along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Thu., May 30, 2019
Four black Mississippians are suing to put a stop to what they say is a racially discriminatory method of electing the governor and other statewide officials
Fri., May 24, 2019
Federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once fetal heartbeat detected
A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Friday issued an order …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Thu., April 25, 2019
Brandon, Mississippi, is supposed to be SEC country. So watching a school from the Pac-12 North infiltrate the pecking order last football season had to be unfamiliar and unprecedented – …
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019
Strong storms, including at least one tornado, swept through parts of the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic region, damaging homes and businesses and causing injuries after storms in the South killed …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …
Mon., April 1, 2019
A wall of rocks and sandbags on Monday protected scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado touches down in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no reports of any deaths.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
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
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 …