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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

A weakening Nate brings burst of flooding, power outages

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage wreaked by series …


EPA tries to cut risk of pollution from storm in Mississippi

Environmental officials are releasing 40 million gallons of partially treated wastewater in Mississippi in advance of Hurricane Nate, trying to prevent a worse spill.


New discussion in challenge to LGBT religious objections law

Opponents might get another chance to block a Mississippi law that lets government workers or private businesspeople cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay or lesbian couples.


Mississippi gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Mississippi air base lifts lockdown as officials seek armed man

A Mississippi Air Force base is on lockdown as officials look for a retired staff sergeant who may be armed.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Nissan workers reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi

Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

General: Plane at cruising altitude before problems, crash

The military transport plane that slammed into soybean fields Monday in the Mississippi Delta, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor, appears to have developed problems while high in the …


16 dead in Mississippi in worst Marine crash since 2005

ITTA BENA, Miss. – Investigators picked through debris across a fire-blackened soybean field Tuesday to try to determine why a U.S. military plane slammed into the ground, killing all 16 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi

A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017

Deputy slain in Mississippi rampage had worked in ministry

A Mississippi deputy killed in a shooting rampage had worked in Christian ministry before going into law enforcement, and liked doing puppet shows to deliver uplifting messages to children.


Relative ‘devastated’ after shooting kills 8 in Mississippi

Head in hands, his voice strained, Vincent Mitchell sat outside his little yellow home and tried to make sense of how a family dispute led to a rampage that killed …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

‘I ain’t fit to live’: Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, …


Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students

Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group …


Judge denies bail for 3 people in child’s shooting death

Three people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi were denied bail Monday as prosecutors consider whether to seek the death penalty against one of them.


Lawmaker apologizes for using ‘lynch’ over Confederate statue removal

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.


Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Mississippi boy found dead after being kidnapped in running car

Hours of frantic searching for a 6-year-old boy who went missing Thursday after thieves stole his mother’s car ended in tragedy when authorities found him shot dead inside the vehicle.


From Faulkner to the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi

OXFORD, Mississippi – Many travelers find their way to Oxford, Mississippi, as fans of novelist William Faulkner. But there’s much more to do in Oxford than visiting Faulkner’s home and …


QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can’t throw for 3 months

Former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly has had surgery on his right wrist just weeks before the NFL draft and won’t be able to throw for the next three months.


Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana

A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek Monday was among four people killed in storms across the …


Fugitive wanted in Mississippi killing arrested in Oregon

A Mississippi man wanted in the strangulation death of his roommate has been arrested in Portland.


Mississippi House to colleges: Fly flag or lose tax break

Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the Confederate-themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, under a proposal passed by its state House on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Train hits bus in Mississippi, killing four passengers on senior center trip

A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.


Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog, sheriff says

A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says Shawn Treadaway told …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

18 dead from tornadoes, other storms in Southeast

A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, authorities …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Four dead after tornado rips through south Mississippi

Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped …


Mississippi finishes last again among all states in annual health ranking

Mississippi dropped to dead last this year among all 50 states in the annual “America’s Health Ranking” released Thursday by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit arm of insurer United …


Mississippi QB Chad Kelly tears ACL, out for season

Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.


Arson blamed in African-American church fire; ‘Vote Trump’ written on wall

Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to …