WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi circuit court clerk was arrested Monday, days after a grand jury indicted him on four counts of embezzlement.
Jeffrey O'Neal was the Stone County circuit clerk from 2016 to 2020.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday was still not saying whether he will call legislators into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and consider other issues that House and Senate leaders are promoting.
MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Melody Bruce Musgrove, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs for the U.S. Department of Education and wife of former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, died Monday.
PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A community college in southwestern Mississippi is getting a $200,000 grant to train workers.
WDAM-TV reports that the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program grant given to Pearl River Community College is supported by the United States Department of Labor.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hispanic community along the coast of Mississippi by eating food from various countries in South and Central America, listening to music and shopping.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laboratory technicians and respiratory therapists are being hired by out-of-state hospitals for short-term contract work at higher salaries.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The morning after then-defending national champion LSU dropped its 2020 season opener 44-34 to Mississippi State, head coach Ed Orgeron began working on a way to beat the Air Raid.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi households currently getting supplemental food benefits will be eligible for additional funds next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services said in a news release Friday that households will get benefit supplements up to the maximum benefit amount, based on household size.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that documents the history of LGBTQ people in the South has been awarded a $600,000 grant for work in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will soon start rebuilding a section of highway that collapsed during torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Ida, the head of the state Department of Transportation says.
LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Motorists on U.S. Highway 90 in Mississippi are being urged to stick to the speed limit, especially in Long Beach.
The Long Beach Board of Alderman voted Tuesday to allow police to run radar along the road — something they haven’t been able to do since 2010, WLOX-TV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. April Carson, an epidemiologist with a history of work focused on diabetes and cardiovascular disease research, is the next director of the Jackson Heart Study.
Beginning in 1998, the study is the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislative leaders said Friday that they are asking Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the House and Senate into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and approve financial help for hospitals.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate Friday that it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal of a lower court's ruling blocking a restrictive Georgia abortion law.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer in North Mississippi accused of stealing from suspects has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor theft charges in federal court.
Dustin Rambo also pleaded guilty this week to a charge of lying to a federal agent, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A former city attorney for a Mississippi city has been appointed as municipal judge.
The Gautier City Council named Amy Lassitter St. Pe' to the bench for Gautier and Jackson County.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson police are investigating separate overnight shootings that left two people dead in Mississippi’s capital city.
The two killings bring the city’s homicide total to 109, WLBT-TV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed papers Wednesday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit in a family feud over the care and finances of her 88-year-old father because he has died.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi House and Senate negotiators said Thursday that they have agreed on a proposed medical marijuana program. Leaders are expected to ask Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the Legislature into session to put the plan into law.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man has been sentenced to 21 years and five months in federal prison for shooting and wounding a U.S. marshal in 2020.
Joseph Dale Sonnier, 32, of Hancock County, was found guilty of assault of a federal officer and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence in the July 21, 2020 incident, according to Acting U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of Mississippi students learning at or above grade level in math and English decreased across almost every age group during the first statewide assessments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results released by the Department of Education on Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Corrections probation officer has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from people who have been ordered to pay court-sentenced fees and fines.
Alabama is getting ready to face a team from Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, just not the one that fans are most anticipating.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (3-0) host Southern Mississippi Saturday night in a game between two ranked Southeastern Conference opponents.
Ed Orgeron is encouraged and cautiously optimistic about LSU's outlook following consecutive blowouts by the Tigers.
There are some bad memories lingering for LSU heading into the Tigers' Southeastern Conference opener at Mississippi State on Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than three months into the current budget year, Mississippi legislators are starting to plan for the next one.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee holds a public hearing Friday as part of the long process of deciding how the state will spend billions of dollars during the year that begins July 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The authors of Mississippi's 1890 constitution had racist intent when they stripped voting rights from people convicted of some felonies because they chose crimes they thought were more likely to be committed by Black people, an attorney argued Wednesday in a federal appeals court.
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were back behind bars Wednesday after escaping a Mississippi jail over the weekend.
Authorities received a tip late Tuesday that Rodney Wayne Smith and Jonathan Theo Culpepper were hiding out in a home in Pearl River County, Maj.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's department said Tuesday that it has identified the skeletal remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago, and investigators believe she was a victim of the now-deceased Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The board that governs Mississippi's public universities has voted to prohibit schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff.
The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning took the vote on Friday, said Caron Blanton, communications director for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
Others receiving votes: Neshoba Central 13, Tupelo 12, Lafayette 11, West Bolivar 7, Oxford 7, Pearl 5, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 4, Columbia 3, Picayune 3, Poplarville 1, Gautier 1.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is taking over operation of Marshall County Correctional Facility, a prison that has been privately run since it opened 25 years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in Mississippi’s bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion overturned.
The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on Monday.
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Law officers are searching for two inmates who remain on the loose after 4 men escaped from jail, a sheriff in south Mississippi said.
The jail break happened in the early morning hours Sunday at the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center in Pearl River County, The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose lives were cut short.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Writers Trail has unveiled a marker for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Richard Ford.
The marker for Ford, a Jackson native, was placed recently at the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has developed a website for people to report suspected cases of human trafficking and find help for victims.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral was not going to let an extended weather delay spoil his night. The Mississippi quarterback shrugged off the nearly two-hour pause and posted a record-setting performance.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Kimai Vidal found a narrow seam on the right side to fight his way into the end zone from the 8, capping a 21-point second-half rally as Troy defeated Southern Mississippi 21-9 Saturday night.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Trae Self threw for two touchdowns and Stephen F. Austin's defense produced two touchdowns and the Lumberjacks dismantled Mississippi Valley State 58-13 on Saturday.
After forcing the Delta Devils to three-and-out on the opening drive, Self threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Gipson to end a five-play, 66-yard drive.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Calvin Austin scored three second-half touchdowns including a questionable 94-yard punt return in the fourth quarter as Memphis rallied for a 31-29 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 51-year-old inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Forrest County Adult Detention Center, authorities said.
A corrections officer doing a visual safety and security check Wednesday around 11:30 p.m.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The body of a man who Natchez Police investigators say died trying to break in through the roof of Cathedral School’s Field House has been identified.
Jessie Davis, 64, of Natchez, reportedly died from a head injury obtained after falling through the roof into the Field House, Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said.
YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Two people have been killed in a shooting in Yazoo City, police say, but few details were released.
The gunfire happened Thursday afternoon near a food store on Broadway Street, media outlets reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin sees a Tulane team that plays with energy, is well coached and has quality depth.
In fact, what he sees is some Southeastern Conference-style characteristics for the next team facing his 17th-ranked Rebels (2-0) Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A man who investigators believe left a threatening voicemail to a mayor in Mississippi has been arrested.
Joseph Pittman is charged with felony eluding a law enforcement officer after being arrested late Tuesday, WMC-TV reported.