Some people in Tupelo are saying that warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck the city Monday afternoon.
Rescuers were still looking for people missing after Monday's tornado when Louisville and Winston County officials started thinking about long-term recovery.
kraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.
Afghan rescuers and volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through the mud Saturday after a massive landslide swept through a village the day before, turning it into an earthen tomb holding hundreds of bodies, officials said.
A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.
A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions -- or required to participate to make the process more humane.
A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.
Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.
Barry Crump, a senior at West Lowndes High School, ponders a question during a mock interview event on Thursday.
Her son's killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see if the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him hang.
The Mississippi Supreme Court will let stand a lower court ruling that upheld the firings of Lynn Wright and Stacey Hester by the Lowndes County School Board.
The former manager of a Columbus apartment complex has been arrested and charged with embezzlement for the second time in two months.
Woodflour Corporation of Chicago has made a $2.75 million offer to purchase the Columbus company that began manufacturing toilet seats on Tuffy Lane Road in 1940.
After searching for part of four days, searchers found the body Thursday of an 8-year-old boy killed in one of the tornadoes that tore through Mississippi earlier in the week.
Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.
New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible.
Gov. Phil Bryant has signed more than 100 bills that fund state government and assorted other proposals that passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session in early April.
Aldermen signaled their support Thursday for a small budget request to finish a two-year computer upgrade process for the Starkville Municipal Court system but said a project to digitize court and city clerk records would have to wait until funding becomes available.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY