The Mississippi House has a need for speed. House members amended an unrelated Senate bill Thursday to allow the state Transportation Commission to raise the speed limit on some highways to 75 mph.
A nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was charged with possession of a controlled substance after two vials of morphine were found in her possession after she was arrested in connection with a separate incident.
Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services.
After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with.
Hundreds of Mississippi State faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends attended a memorial service Thursday for the university's President Emeritus Donald Zacharias, who died Sunday after an extended illness and complications from multiple sclerosis.
A city clerk's office employee has resigned after being charged with felony embezzlement.
In the first of a series of political forums hosted by the Columbus Exchange Club, Ward 2 incumbent councilman Joseph Mickens, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Susan Mackay discussed their platforms for the upcoming municipal election.
Three Columbus residents were arrested in front of the United States Post Office Thursday afternoon and charged with possession of marijuana.
Arkansas soon will have the nation's most restrictive abortion law -- a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward -- unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes.
President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress' first votes on curbing firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send thousands of soldiers, firefighters and volunteers to help with the cleanup. He also pledged $1 million in aid plus fuel to help rebuild hard-hit cities like New Orleans.
Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for just a few weeks.
A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on his iPad and she fills him in on the Kindle Paperwhite's sun-friendly screen.
Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.
The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi.
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