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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Floods put Mississippi capital in ‘precarious situation’

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 braces for flooding amid cresting river

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

Hill collapses, roads flooded, dam eroded by Southern rains

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 …


Pressure building on rural north Mississippi dam

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 …


Mississippi says two inmates escaped from troubled prison

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

4 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

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

Bond granted for Mississippi man tried 6 times in killings

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.


Mississippi governor’s race most competitive in years

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 governor’s race remains too close to call

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

Much-vandalized Emmett Till memorial replaced again in Mississippi

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 …


Emmett Till inquiry continues; 6 other cold cases closed

The government is still investigating the brutal slaying of a black teenager that helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.


Survivors demand US investigation of Mississippi abuse deals

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

Dreadful heat, humidity envelops South with little relief in sight

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 …


Documents: Plant owners ‘willfully’ used ineligible workers

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

Immigrants lock doors, rally around children of detained

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

ICE officials raid Mississippi food processing plants, arrest 680

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

2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi Walmart shooting

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

Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law

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.”


Mississippi kangaroo found after 2 days ‘on the hop’

A missing kangaroo has been found after two days “on the hop” along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Lawsuit calls Mississippi’s way of choosing governors racist

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


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

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

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

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Brandon man: Gardner Minshew has a whole town behind him as NFL draft arrives

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

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

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

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

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 …


More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

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

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

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

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 …