Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.
A grand jury will review a complaint that a Perkinston man threatened a federal agent with a metal pipe when the agent visited the man's farm headquarters.
Most of Mississippi's statewide elected officials are raising and spending more campaign cash than their challengers, according to finance reports filed before a Wednesday deadline.
Tepid growth in jobs, income and certain taxes had suggested Mississippi's economy wasn't growing very fast in recent years. But new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the state's economy was actually in recession in 2013 and 2014.
The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.
Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.
A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Sentencings for former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory have been delayed.
Should Mississippi gear its prison policy to produce free inmate labor for local governments?
Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.
Mississippi's Republican senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.
A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.
Although University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones didn't get his contract renewed, he won't be going far.
Police say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.
Ursula Miller knew that when she shouted her niece's name after she received her diploma at a north Mississippi high school graduation, she would probably be asked to leave the arena.
Mississippi sheriffs, county officials and others said at a Wednesday news conference that a future without free inmate labor will be one of higher taxes, uncollected garbage, littered highways, unpainted government buildings and unrepaired patrol cars.
Regulators should block rate increases for Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County plant until all the mandates of a state Supreme Court decision are fulfilled, Hattiesburg oilman Tommy Blanton says.
Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.
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