Portable toilets are parked outside the Mississippi Capitol, city residents are stocking up on bottled water and restaurants are evaluating whether they can stay open with little or no water from the tap.
Senators moved Thursday to fund public schools for 2017-2018, intensifying the question of whether lawmakers will rewrite Mississippi's school funding formula in coming weeks.
The Mississippi House is renewing efforts to pump money into transportation to address concerns that aging roads and bridges are hurting the state economy.
The Mississippi Senate is reviving a proposal to make divorce less complicated for victims of domestic abuse.
Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the Confederate-themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, the latest twist in a long battle over a symbol critics see as racist.
The mayor of the Mississippi city where a train slammed into a bus, killing four Texas tourists, says he will keep working with the railroad to close some crossings and make others safer.
Mississippi regulators have ordered a Florida company to pay a $240,000 fine for violating the state's ban on unwanted telemarketing.
A freight train crashed into a bus full of Texas tourists visiting Gulf Coast casinos, killing four in Biloxi.
A Mississippi lawmaker breathed life back into a proposal Monday to make domestic abuse a reason for divorce, after coming under fire recently for killing a similar measure.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'd be willing to talk about possibly replacing the statues that represent the state in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
A long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is moving onto a new legal battlefield.
Every year, Mississippi legislators deal with bills that could fall under the heading: Things You Shouldn't Have to Tell a Sensible Adult.
The United Auto Workers union charges that Nissan Motor Co. broke federal labor law less than two days before a Mississippi rally where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to speak in favor of unionization.
Before she was arrested following an immigration protest, Daniela Vargas dreamed of earning her college degree in Mississippi, then becoming a math professor and soccer mom, driving three kids around in an SUV.
Former Mississippi legislator Irb Benjamin was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison for bribes he paid to former state Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, but his sentence could be reduced if information he provided to investigators results in prosecutions of others in the bribery scandal.
Mississippi investigators joined counterparts in Kansas on Thursday, hoping to secure evidence and interview the suspect in a three-state crime spree that included two Mississippi slayings, a New Mexico carjacking and the shooting of a store clerk west of Wichita.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says drought disaster aid is available in 79 of Mississippi's 82 counties -- and in 22 counties in adjacent states.
A trail of mayhem that began last week in a suburban Mississippi apartment ended Wednesday morning when a stolen SUV chased by police flipped in a fiery crash in a rural Kansas field.
President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate a $600 million-plus state-of-the-art Coast Guard cutter that's a priority of the powerful Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
A Mississippi state representative tabled bills by senators to name highways after their constituents after the Senate killed a bill that would have provided funds for road repair.
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