NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics — a move supported by opponents of legal abortion, but opposed by advocates who said it affects a variety of non-abortion health services for low-income women.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi doctor has been acquitted on seven of eight counts against him in what prosecutors said was about $18 million in health care fraud involving expensive prescription pain cream. His secretary was acquitted on all five counts against her.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter charge after his car fatally struck a pedestrian over the weekend, Mississippi authorities said.
IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A North Carolina teen died when his hunting stand shifted and he fell onto his rifle barrel, Mississippi authorities report.
MONTROSE, Ala. (AP) — The prognosis for a sperm whale that has stranded itself in Mobile Bay is poor, said experts who urged the public to stay away to avoid further stressing the animal.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He's proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education Fund” because he says young people are being filled with ideas that undermine the belief in American greatness.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s new coordinator of mental health accessibility should include advocates for patients and consumers conversations about improving access to services, leaders of several groups say.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Cody Crotts, 25, painted his first mural of the new Mississippi flag in his hometown of Corinth, he thought it could be a conversation starter.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Forget Me Not Florist has been selected to help decorate the White House with first lady Melania Trump this year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An annual holiday toy drive at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital is going virtual this year to limit the spread of coronavirus.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A federal agency could put money toward eventual development of a historical site that was once one of the largest slave markets in the United States.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 20-year-old from Mississippi has become the first Black man to be elected student body president at Harvard University.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi chicken processing plants among those targeted in one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade have agreed to pay back wages after federal officials found they failed to pay minimum wage and overtime to their workers.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast casino has become one of many businesses nationwide to sue its insurer for refusing to cover business losses because of the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi election commissioners on Friday certified that Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland won a Supreme Court race in the central part of the state.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A backlog in autopsies at the understaffed state crime lab is expected to grow and homicide cases are expected to be delayed after Mississippi’s chief medical examiner was placed on administrative leave.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health will retire Jan. 31 as the state continues to face a federal court order to improve community-based services.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health said Thursday that it has suspended a Lafayette County childcare facility's license to care for infants after an 8-week-old baby died.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The attorney who was interim president of Jackson State University the past nine months has been hired for the permanent job.
CHOCTAW, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says it will install fixed broadband internet service in two communities after winning federal licenses.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An affiliate of Boone Newspapers is buying two Louisiana newspapers, the American Press in Lake Charles and Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, from the Shearman family.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says an inmate who had been in and out of hospitals for the past year and a half has died.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After Republicans expanded their control of Iowa’s Legislature this month, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the outcome was a validation of her small-government approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from approaching patients without their permission.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder in the 1990 killing of a woman in a Starkville home.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than 170 people were arrested on charges ranging from solicitation of prostitution to human trafficking of a minor in case involving a girl who was 13 when the two-year investigation began, Florida law enforcement authorities announced Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,593 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, one of the highest single-day totals since the pandemic began.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Meridian public schools are moving to online learning Wednesday after an increase in cases of COVID-19 in Lauderdale County and in the school system, according to superintendent Amy Carter.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Mississippi truck driver sentenced to 28½ to 78 years in prison in an alcohol-related crash on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people, including a toddler.
GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for “Sweet Home Alabama" and “Free Bird,” now has highway signs pointing to the site of the Mississippi plane crash that claimed the lives of some of its members.
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An 18-year-old Mississippi man has been charged in a hit and run crash that left two teenagers dead and a third injured over the weekend, according to authorities.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is setting deadlines for attorneys to file arguments in a mayor's lawsuit that questions the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that voters approved by a wide margin.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been canceled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the novel coronavirus.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus among students in Mississippi have nearly doubled in a week's time, according to data released by the department of health.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the first woman to become a federal judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering moving toxin-laden coal ash from a retired plant in Memphis to one of two off-site landfills as it begins preparing for the $500 million removal project, the federal utility said Monday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is adding seven counties to his list of counties under a mask mandate, bringing the total to 22.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Mobile, Alabama, is moving ahead with plans to hold Mardi Gras celebrations in early 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, which is quickly worsening.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that the state should phase out its individual income tax by 2030 to attract new residents and businesses that could boost economic growth.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's casinos are recovering from months of closures necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, having regained 81% of the gambling revenue they saw in the third quarter of last year, the casinos' trade association said Monday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bill Stocker could be considered the archetype of a conservative voter: He's a retired Marine and former police officer who voted for President Donald Trump. But he's also among the majority of South Dakota voters who broadly legalized marijuana this month.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from parts of the south Delta.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — For the first time since the early part of the 20th century, an electric streetcar that once ran a route along Washington and Clay streets in Vicksburg has seen the light of day.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials have identified a coronavirus outbreak at a prison in the Mississippi Delta in which more than 50 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As cases of coronavirus rise in Mississippi, health officials are warning that schools and extracurricular activities could turn into hot spots.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has designated six Louisiana parishes as contiguous natural disaster areas resulting from excessive rain and flooding, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 15 community colleges are upgrading to a fiber-based broadband network that officials say will allow faster internet speeds and more collaboration with other institutions of higher learning and research in the state.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Whenever Bobby Turgeau talks about the night Hurricane Zeta swept across the Coast, there’s one line he can’t stop repeating: “I did everything wrong.”
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With cooler temperatures and falling leaves, it’s beginning to feel like winter in Mississippi and not the time of year when we typically think of hummingbirds. However, some are still coming to the state and small numbers of various species will spend the winter here.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The review of a federal utility's CEO compensation following President Donald Trump's criticisms of the pay scale will continue into 2021, according to its board chairman.
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a police officer in eastern Arkansas was arrested Friday in northwest Mississippi, according to Arkansas State Police.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A man has died after being shot by police in south Mississippi as officers responded to a call about a disturbance outside a discount store.