Stories tagged: mississippi
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
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 …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Environmental officials are releasing 40 million gallons of partially treated wastewater in Mississippi in advance of Hurricane Nate, trying to prevent a worse spill.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
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.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
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
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
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
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 …
Tue., July 11, 2017
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
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
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.
Mon., May 29, 2017
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
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, …
Tue., May 23, 2017
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 …
Mon., May 22, 2017
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.
Mon., May 22, 2017
A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.
Fri., May 19, 2017
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
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.
Sat., May 6, 2017
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 …
Tue., April 11, 2017
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.
Mon., April 3, 2017
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 …
Mon., March 27, 2017
A Mississippi man wanted in the strangulation death of his roommate has been arrested in Portland.
Wed., March 8, 2017
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
A train has collided with a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
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
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 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 …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
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 …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
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 …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
JACKSON, Miss. – White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday. Ayana …