The state House says it's OK, so Mississippi drivers can text away. House members killed a texting-while-driving ban Wednesday night on a voice vote in the closing minutes of the 2014 Legislature.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The mother of 18-year-old Zacharias Blanchard, one of five victims in Sunday's Club Rock shooting, gave a simple plea to the public Thursday: Help investigators find the person or persons responsible for her son's injury.
Mississippi State University named Tim A. Potts, a law enforcement agent with a 23-year career, as the university's next police chief. His appointment is pending approval by the State College Board. Potts is expected to begin serving MSU May 15.
Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old.
A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.
Unstable mental health may be the "fundamental, underlying cause" of a soldier's shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to investigators.
Renee Powell Westbrook had just returned home from her job at the state Department of Human Services when she heard the news from a friend: There had been a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, where her husband, Sgt. Jonathan Westbrook was stationed between tours in Afghanistan.
A judge has dismissed murder charges against a Columbus resident who was charged with depraved heart murder after the 2006 stillborn death of her child. Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens issued his ruling Wednesday in the case against 24-year-old Rennie Gibbs.
One week from today, Columbus residents will have their say on a proposed millage increase that would fund a bond issue for capital improvements. Mayor Robert Smith and city councilmen have scheduled a hearing for April 10 at the Columbus Municipal Complex. The meeting begins at 5 p.m.
In the coming weeks, Mississippi University for Women plans to hire a consultant to evaluate bringing intercollegiate athletics back to the university.
Former Community Developer William Snowden OK'd preliminary plans for Clayton Richardson's Shaggy Hound development before he purchased property adjacent to Starkville High School and began the city's formal development review process, Mayor Parker Wiseman confirmed Wednesday.
Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are developing new rules limiting nightclub's operating hours, a move similar to one approved by Lowndes County last year, after a Sunday shooting at Club Rock left five people injured.
Jean's Cafe, a little Cotton District restaurant in Starkville with a faithful following and cheese wontons capable of inspiring near-religious devotion, closed Saturday.
The U.S. objected Wednesday to Iran's anticipated selection of a former hostage-taker at the American Embassy in Tehran as its newest ambassador to the United Nations. But the Obama administration stopped short of saying it would refuse him a visa to enter the United States.
Three-fourths of Americans say it's inevitable that marijuana will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not, according to a public opinion poll released Wednesday that highlights shifting attitudes following the drug war era and tough-on-crime legislation.
The Holmes County sheriff wants to ban pit bulls days after a family's dogs killed a 3-year-old boy.
Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session Wednesday night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1.
An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said.
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