Mississippi officials shut down Interstate 10 for about 3 hours after an Iranian national knocked a deputy to the ground and claimed his vehicle contained explosives.
Students, staff and faculty members at the University of Mississippi are telling the state College Board that they want a new chancellor who can unify Ole Miss.
Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
The University of Mississippi says more than $1 million has been raised for an endowed chair honoring outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.
Organizers of a new ballot initiative are seeking to keep the Confederate battle emblem on Mississippi's flag by putting the flag design into the state constitution.
The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.
Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says a young woman is being charged with kidnapping after she was found with a missing 3-year-old boy.
A Tupelo woman has been indicted on charges of taking money from residents at an assistant living facility.
SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo.
Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. That person turned out to be a city alderman.
Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.
John Grisham says being on the losing side of a Mississippi political fight gave him plenty of time to write big chunks of his first two legal thrillers, "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm."
On Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip?
Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.
icksburg police say a pistol engraved with the name of former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and seized in a Jackson drug raid had been stolen from a truck owned by a relative.
One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.
After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi's eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect.
A southern Mississippi man is hospitalized after he called the sheriff's office, brandished a pistol at deputies and was shot multiple times when he refused to drop the gun, authorities said.
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3. Vasquez murder affidavit reveals more details COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. No charges against MSU student STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. A beloved doctor retires after 40 years COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY