Stories tagged: mississippi
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Mississippi school district will resume teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” after the book was pulled from a junior high reading list.