Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus say.
The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.
Republicans are tapping into Americans' fears about Ebola in their latest attacks on the competence of the Obama administration, adding a darker and more emotional edge to their main argument of the 2014 elections.
A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.
For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots.
Columbus Light & Water customers are about to start paying more for water.
Status quo can mean distinctly different things to different people.
About $25,000 in back pay to sub-contractors for two Lowndes County house rebuilding projects will be paid by the county and reimbursed by the state.
An overnight robbery spree Wednesday has landed a Columbus man in custody.
The Starkville Police Department is searching for three suspects after a Monday commercial burglary at Jackson Street's Dollar General location.
Both Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District maintained their respective "C" district-level state accountability grades.
A first-ever look at whether Mississippi's kindergarten students are ready to learn to read shows that two-thirds are not.
Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort.
University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.
No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.
Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military.
An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.
1. Starkville Walmart murder suspect had criminal history STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bullet from Walmart shooting passed through bystander's jacket STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Former Starkville Parks head arrested for embezzling $21K STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY