A Mississippi woman who gave birth to a stillborn child at age 16 is challenging a "depraved heart murder" charge that was filed against her by prosecutors who said her cocaine use killed the baby.
Weather is the main factor slowing progress of new county fire stations in Districts 1 and 2. Once the new facilities are in place, they'll add up to four new fire houses in Lowndes County.
A new Dollar General is opening in Columbus. The space will open on Highway 50, replacing a smaller Dollar General across the street. It will be the 10th Dollar General in Columbus.
Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.
An arrest has been made in the death of an Amory man.
Five years have passed and a planned $100 million ethanol plant is no closer to being built. Little has changed from a year ago, when company officials said they were committed to the project and were working to "move the project forward."
First District Republican Alan Nunnelee is the only Mississippi congressman without a party primary this year. Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4.
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small.
A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed.
The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.
The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will America's only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter?
Sick of hearing about the health care law? Plenty of people have tuned out after all the political jabber and website woes. But now is the time to tune back in, before it's too late.
Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over. They were both awarded Razzies for their performances in "After Earth."
Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over.
Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Henry Laws, the son of a Columbus drugstore owner who went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and become a nationally renowned doctor who a colleague dubbed a "surgeon's surgeon," has died.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has called non-quorum meetings with councilmen on four occasions in the past month to discuss matters involving public and taxpayer interest. Splitting meetings into non-quorum groups keeps the city from being required to post notice of a special call meeting and legally permits city leaders to meet without inviting the general public or media.
State officials this month will consider nominating a place known as the Starkville Colored Cemetery to the National Register of Historic Places. It sits less than a mile from the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. No one knows who owns it, though.
Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, re-entered Mississippi politics Friday, declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
James Meredith says it was "foolish" for anyone to leave a noose and a Confederate emblem on a statue of him at the University of Mississippi, the school he integrated in 1962.
1. Father of woman charged with providing New Hope teen alcohol speaks out COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Hilton: Hospital report filled with misleading data STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Accident leads to numerous charges for Starkville man STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Columbus honors four outstanding citizens COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. City hires public defender for Municipal Court COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY