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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, 2:59 p.m.

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, 12:25 p.m.

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, 11:22 a.m.

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, 6:26 p.m.

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, 8:10 p.m.

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, 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 …