Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.
A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter.
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.
President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.
Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.
An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison.
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.
The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish.
Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.
The Lowndes County School District is taking steps to ensure that every child is reading on his or her grade level.
Sales tax revenue in West Point was up significantly in February compared to that month last year, while Columbus and Starkville revenues were slightly down.
Investigators have identified and interviewed at least one person of interest who may be connected to Sunday's hit-and-run fatality on U.S. Highway 82 but had not made any arrests as of Wednesday, a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed.
Oktibbeha County deputies are searching for two home invasion suspects after a third was shot at University Hills Trailer Park Friday.
A circuit court judge on Friday temporarily closed Club Rock after the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department, through an affidavit seeking a temporary restraining order, said it received credible information that a retaliatory shooting "has been planned and is ready to be carried out" at the nightclub.
1. Father of woman charged with providing New Hope teen alcohol speaks out COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Charlie Burgin, local singing legend, dies at age 69 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Teens nabbed in armed robberies of pizza deliverers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. City transfers Karriem case to justice court COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY