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Smith: Legislative reforms are not helping prosecutors

A series of criminal reform bills passed in the last seven years by the Mississippi Legislature have made it hard for prosecutors to do their ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

Forestry remains second-highest producing agricultural commodity

RAYMOND — Mississippi’s timber industry remained its second-highest producing agricultural commodity again in 2019. Coming in with an estimated production value of $1.15 billion, timber ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Officials dedicate Phil Bryant Wildlife Management Area

Wednesday morning, 18,000 acres of land — a mixture of bayous, sloughs and stands of hardwoods — came under the protection of the state of ... Read more

10 months ago by John Surratt.

Former Sen. Thad Cochran dies

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served in Congress for more than 45 years, died Thursday morning at the age of 81 in Oxford. Cochran’s death ... Read more

1 year ago by John Surratt.

Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), who represented Mississippi in Congress for more than 45 years, died early Thursday morning in Oxford. Services are pending.

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1 year ago by newsengin.

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies at 81

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served seven terms and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. ... Read more

1 year ago by newsengin.

Fifth man charged with link to Mississippi officer’s killing

A fifth person is now charged in connection with a Mississippi police officer’s killing.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

2 teens charged in bomb threats against Mississippi schools

Two teenagers have been charged with making bomb threats against a north Mississippi elementary school and high school.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Waller collects $580K in Mississippi governor’s race

A former Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice has collected more than $580,000 in his run for governor.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

2 more men arrested after Mississippi police officer slain

Two more people have been arrested after a Mississippi police officer was gunned down outside his police station.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi police jail smiling suspect in officer’s killing

A Mississippi teenager accused of gunning down a uniformed officer in a police station parking lot was captured and returned in handcuffs, smiling as he ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi police hunt killer who shot officer outside station

Police in Mississippi are looking for a gunman who approached a uniformed officer outside a Biloxi police station and shot him dead.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

College board approves Nave as new Alcorn State president

Felecia M. Nave will be the new leader of Mississippi’s Alcorn State University, with trustees voting to affirm the alumna’s nomination.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi man charged with cashing bogus state government checks

A Jackson man is charged with cashing counterfeit Mississippi state government checks.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Man sentenced for having pipe bomb parts in Mississippi

A Mississippi man with a previous felony conviction has been sentenced to five years in federal prison, months after investigators said he had parts for ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

White man with ‘disdain’ for race mixing charged with driving car at interracial couple

A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Police: Girl endured years of sexual abuse, starvation starting when she was just 4 years old

A little girl in Louisiana allegedly endured years of beatings and rapes before she ended up in a mental health facility in Mississippi and was ... Read more

1 year ago by Kevin Cooper.

Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi tornado count rises to 19 in Saturday outbreak

The National Weather Service now counts 19 tornadoes that hit Mississippi on Saturday.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Strong storms again threatening the South

Forecasters say strong storms are again threatening the South days after dozens of tornadoes plowed through the region.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Tornadoes hit than 250 buildings across Mississippi

Early assessments show Saturday’s tornado outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes confuse Mississippians

Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, are confused by the bowls of mashed potatoes they’re finding on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Officials fear building in Mississippi city may collapse

Officials in one Mississippi city are closely watching a downtown building, fearing collapse.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Judge sets mental exam for Mississippi man accused of strangling inmate

A judge is ordering that a Mississippi man accused of strangling his cellmate undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi school system spends $13M in savings in 4 years

A northeast Mississippi school district is looking at spending cuts after burning through $13 million in savings in the last four years.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Final soldiers from 155th return from deployment

The final members of a Mississippi National Guard unit returned home Saturday from deployment in the Middle East.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi teacher group asks educators about protests, walkouts over pay

One of Mississippi’s statewide teacher organizations asked supporters Thursday if they’re interested in protests over teacher pay and Republican education policies, even asking about an ... Read more

1 year ago by The Associated Press.

Lawsuits: Funeral home gave families the wrong bodies

A Mississippi funeral home is accused of giving the wrong bodies to two families.

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1 year ago by The Associated Press.

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