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Mississippi House ups ante on teacher pay; final sum unclear

Posted 3/12/2019 in State

The dam finally broke Monday on Mississippi lawmakers' desires to boost teacher pay by more than the pair of $500 raises over the next two years that leaders had originally proposed.



Mississippi House passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

Posted 3/12/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers continue to push ahead with a proposal that could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.



Mississippi teen arrested in mom's death released on bond

Posted 3/12/2019 in State

A 14-year-old Mississippi girl arrested in the shooting and stabbing death of her mother has been released after her father posted bond.



Mom arrested after 2 of her 3 children drown in locked SUV

Posted 3/12/2019 in State

A 25-year-old Mississippi woman has been arrested after two of her three children drowned when she left them in a locked car and it rolled into a creek, authorities said Monday.



Weather service confirms 2 tornadoes in Mississippi

Posted 3/12/2019 in State

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in northern Mississippi over the weekend.



Analysis: Lawyers urged for parents in foster care cases

Posted 3/11/2019 in State

It sounds counterintuitive. But Mississippi officials say parents who are about to lose their children to child welfare authorities do better when they're represented by lawyers in youth court. So officials are asking for more state money to pay for more lawyers.



Mississippi agency funds possible rural gas line expansion

Posted 3/11/2019 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has set up a $5 million fund that could be used to expand natural gas lines in rural areas across the state.



Mississippi job market stable with record-low jobless rate

Posted 3/11/2019 in State

Mississippi's job market held steady in January, with unemployment remaining at record-low levels.



Storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Posted 3/11/2019 in State

Two apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi.



Democratic candidate Warren sets televised Mississippi forum

Posted 3/9/2019 in State

A Democratic presidential hopeful is planning a televised forum from Mississippi.



Changing driver's license rules could risk federal money

Posted 3/7/2019 in State

Transportation officials said Tuesday that Mississippi could lose millions of federal dollars because of a bill affecting the suspension of driver's licenses.



Ole Miss student government groups: Move Confederate statue

Posted 3/7/2019 in State

University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum.



Swiss manufacturer to cut 120 jobs in north Mississippi

Posted 3/7/2019 in State

An electronics manufacturer is cutting jobs at a north Mississippi factory.



Pay raise bills remain alive, teen tanning restriction dies

Posted 3/6/2019 in State

Tuesday was the deadline for Mississippi House and Senate committees to act on general bills that originated in the other chamber.



Lawyer: Mississippi girls killed mother in self-defense

Posted 3/6/2019 in State

A defense lawyer suggested Tuesday that two Mississippi girls killed their mother in self-defense and that sheriff's deputies may have questioned them improperly.



Auditor: Mississippi water board illegally paid itself $350K

Posted 3/6/2019 in State

Mississippi's State Auditor says a water management board has illegally paid itself more than $350,000 over the past two decades.



Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about 'fake meat'

Posted 3/4/2019 in State

Mississippi lawmakers have real fears about "fake meat," and the state could become the latest to ban food made from plants, insects, or grown in a lab from being described as meat.



Second Mississippi man indicted in $85M timber Ponzi scheme

Posted 3/2/2019 in State

A second Mississippi man has been charged in a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million.



Ole Miss student group calls for moving Confederate monument

Posted 3/2/2019 in State

A student government group at the University of Mississippi is calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument to the Confederate cemetery on campus.



12th person pleads guilty in Mississippi pharmacy fraud

Posted 3/1/2019 in State

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others.



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