June 29, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Two explosions rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but emergency management officials say the two employees on duty at the time were not injured.

Earl Etheridge, Jackson County emergency manager, tells The Associated Press the wo...

June 21, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The second-ranking leader of the Mississippi Senate has been found innocent of a drunken driving charge.

Scott County Justice Court Judge Wilbur McCurdy cleared Sen. Terry C. Burton of second-offense DUI Thursday, The Clarion-Ledger reported (http:...

April 1, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The cost of Mississippi residents' hunting and fishing licenses could increase for the first time in a generation to help pay for more state game wardens.

 

The Senate on Wednesday passed House Bill 1151 (http://bit.ly/25x6uIm ). The proposal return...

February 22, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 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.

 

Katherine Hudson said she thinks family members could...

February 20, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 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.

 

Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce says in a news release that the s...

February 18, 2016

 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office has put more than $66 million into the state treasury.

 

Hood says in a statement that the money was delivered Wednesday. Most of it came from settling a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies...

February 18, 2016

 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby says he'll consider tax increases to raise money for the state's transportation system.

 

Transportation head Melinda McGrath told legislators Wednesday the department needs $526 million more to...

February 18, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Clarkdale 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.

 

Police arrested 19-year-old Johnny Robinson Jr. on charges of attempted murder an...

February 15, 2016

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - A man believed to have shot a northwest Mississippi police officer point-blank in the face and a man believed to have joined him in an earlier robbery were being questioned Sunday by police, Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said.

 

Luckett says the...

February 12, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new chancery judge in five south Mississippi counties.

 

Rhea Sheldon of Purvis will begin Feb. 22 as one of four chancellors in Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties.

 

She has been in private law pra...

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