The mother of a man who shot four Mississippi law enforcement officers and was killed in a shootout says authorities refused to let her talk to her son during nearly six hours of negotiations.
Mississippi utility regulators may have averted an attempt led by electrical cooperatives to strip many powers of the Public Service Commission, but the deal could leave the regulatory body without the power to order cooperatives to pay rooftop solar panel owners enough money to make residential solar worthwhile.
A new statewide school district could take control of faltering local districts and keep them indefinitely in hopes of improving academic performance under a bill advancing in the Mississippi House.
One law enforcement officer was killed and three were wounded early Saturday after a six-hour long standoff at a rural Mississippi house ended when authorities stormed the house and the gunman inside opened fire, authorities said.
State officials, private business owners and others who provide services to the public couldn't be punished for acting on religious beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, under a bill advancing in the Mississippi Legislature.
Melanoma was "just a word" to Emily Tandy when she frequented the tanning beds in the Madison salon where she worked as a teenager.
The Confederate battle emblem on the 122-year-old Mississippi flag is a "disgrace" and needs to be removed, a black lawmaker said Thursday at a rally outside the state Capitol.
A newly revised policy will allow visitors with enhanced carry permits to carry registered weapons in public spaces on campus at Mississippi's eight state universities.
A business and government consultant pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal bribery charge, admitting he paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks to the former head of Mississippi's prison system and a county supervisor on the Gulf Coast.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich brings his bid for the GOP presidential nomination to Gulfport next week.
Clarksdale police have filed new charges against the two men who they say were involved in the wounding of a Clarksdale police officer and robbery of a grocery store.
More Mississippi third-graders could be in danger of flunking for low reading skills if a bill passed by a House committee Tuesday becomes law.
Houses of worship could designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns to protect the congregation under a bill advancing at the Mississippi Capitol.
People would be immune from civil or criminal penalties in Mississippi for making good-faith reports to law enforcement officers if they suspect others are planning terroristic acts, under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
A Clarksdale police officer remains in critical condition following a weekend shooting.
The Mississippi House has approved plans to triple the per diems paid to some state and local officials for attending meetings. At least one proponent says the current amount, $40, has not changed in 36 years.
Police charged a 19-year-old man on Monday in the weekend shooting of a Clarksdale police officer.
Another man has been charged with bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, authorities have announced.
A George County grand jury has indicted a transgender man on assault charges and sex crimes against a transgender minor.
Mississippi legislators have filed more than 2,000 bills this year, and the first culling will take place by Feb. 23, the deadline for House and Senate committees to consider general bills filed in their own chamber.
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