The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.
A former Leflore County deputy sheriff is scheduled to plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges.
The attorney for a former University of Mississippi student indicted on federal charges connected to an incident where a noose was put on a statue James Meredith says his client didn't do it.
Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people?
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.
The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.
If you have noticed that your copy of The Commercial Dispatch has looked crisper and cleaner in the last week, you are onto something.
A bill awaiting Gov. Phil Bryant's signature would make inspection stickers a thing of the past in Mississippi on July 1. The governor is expected to sign the bill as soon as today.
In the darkest of nights, when thunder is rumbling, rain is pouring and wind whistles through the trees, most Columbus residents rest peacefully. Meanwhile, 27-year-old Lance Hall is climbing utility poles to restore electricity to his community.
Starkville aldermen could choose its next fire department leader during a 5 p.m. recess meeting today at the Sportsplex.
One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it's never before discussed in an open meeting.
From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.
Col. John Nichols, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, discussed the base's 2015 strategic plan Friday at a Base Community Council meeting in the Columbus Club.
Three New Hope High School students have been charged with statutory rape in a case involving at least two alleged victims.
Municipal and justice courts in the Golden Triangle tally millions of dollars worth of old, uncollected fines, but many of these courts are more aggressively seeking to reduce that number.
When Zakeya Good moved to Starkville from Memphis four years ago to begin her freshman year at Mississippi State University, she felt like she was coming home.
Patrick Doyle spends his days strapped into a cockpit the size of a clothes dryer.
Oktibbeha County supervisors finished a years-long comprehensive planning process last week by discussing how to implement several ordinances, but the board is not expected to adopt many of the proposed ordinances.
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