JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday that he is ordering people statewide to stay at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mississippi River is so high that a spillway north of New Orleans must be opened to safeguard the city's levees, an Army Corps of Engineers official announced Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how much medical equipment is available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because agencies are either choosing not to release information or are citing emergency provisions that delay responses to public r…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonpartisan special election to fill a Mississippi House seat is being delayed by two months because of concerns about the coronavirus.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A police chief in northeast Mississippi says a 19-year-old man has been shot to death by an officer after a chase in a stolen vehicle.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Four people awaiting sentencing in a health care fraud scheme have had their hearings postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
Sheri Culpepper passes out sack lunches as parents drive through the parking lot at Southeast Lauderdale School in Meridian, Miss., to pick up school work for their children Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
A sign advertises how churches like Carmel Baptist Church in Meridian, Miss., are now worshiping through Facebook, YouTube and having drive-in services across Mississippi, Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
A man wears a face mask as he maneuvers his shopping cart between vehicles after shopping at a Walmart store, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Pearl, Miss.
Sam Burton, 12, catches a football he had tossed during an outing with his family at the Ross R. Barnett Reservoir, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Brandon, Miss.
Signs around the Bonita Lakes Mall in Meridian, Miss., direct the public to the testing area for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Sears Auto Center at Bonita Lakes Mall and is open only to Mississippi residents and …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has died at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, and the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday that no foul play is suspected.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued his first stay-at-home order Tuesday against the new coronavirus, but it is only for one of the state's 82 counties.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman convicted of helping her boyfriend kill a state trooper decades ago has filed a lawsuit against the parole board, claiming the board has not granted her parole because of unfair retaliation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi cities are taking steps to break up parties in nightclubs and on beaches as people ignore Gov. Tate Reeves's order to avoid gatherings to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals is being nominated to serve on a federal appeals court that handles cases for Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, the White House announced Monday.
WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Officials have approved a $15,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting of a judge outside a Mississippi courthouse.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of a coastal Mississippi city called on the governor Sunday to step up restrictions imposed because of COVID-19.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are supposed to set a state spending plan before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Not everyone is happy with how Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is managing the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been out for anything but groceries for nearly a month.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — As the sun lowered Wednesday (March 18) in western Lowndes County, Mavis Unruh stood back and marveled at the sight of something she's been thinking about for 20 years -- her family's new home going up. In this case, a home a bit out of the ordinary. What had been an e…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing many businesses to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he repeated Friday that some should voluntarily change the way they operate. The Republican added a new twist by implying a threat from trial lawyers who often sup…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi businesses and residents who were hurt by Pearl River flooding in February are now eligible to receive disaster assistance.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will begin investigations to find people who have been near those testing positive for the coronavirus and will tell those contacts to quarantine themselves, Gov. Tate Reeves and the state health officer announced Thursday.
Mississippi's education leaders on Thursday moved to ease the way for seniors to graduate and third graders to move on to fourth grade in the face of schools closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The state Board of Education already voted last week to halt state standardized tests …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is rejecting “dictator models like China” to strictly control people's movements to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A man was found dead in the driver's seat of a tractor at a North Carolina recycling site, but foul play is not suspected, police said.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and prayed.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man awaiting trial in the shooting deaths of two police officers has been moved to a different detention facility.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday issued an executive order that further restricts people's physical interactions to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is not mandating that people stay at home.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A former court clerk in Mississippi has been sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation after she was convicted of embezzlement.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the Mississippi River in New Orleans continues to drop, there is still a threat of flooding this spring across a third of the country.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The former superintendent of a Mississippi school district is accused in a federal lawsuit of using district funds and resources for his daughter's wedding.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is not ordering businesses to close or people to stay at home to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, in contrast to what several other governors are doing.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is a germ and virus factory during any normal legislative session because of all the glad-handing, back-slapping and random hugging. It was clearly in line to become more perilous than usual during the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections climbed to more than 200 in Mississippi, and the governor announced plans to provide quicker access to unemployment benefits for residents affected by the outbreak.
CHICAGO (AP) — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim's legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according to family members.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for capital murder has died at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, the prison said in a statement released Sunday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city in northeast Mississippi is working toward building a new fire station and renovating a facility that is rented out for wedding receptions and other activities.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A large group of people at an auction in a northeast Mississippi city was broken up Saturday under a directive from the city's mayor.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a man who injured his wife by dousing her with hot grease after she said she was planning to leave him.