The University of Mississippi chancellor on Friday condemned a student's online comment about lynching as "racist, offensive and hurtful" after dozens of other students said the chancellor's initial response to the comment was weak and insensitive to African-Americans.
Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to quickly rule in its favor and overturn a Mississippi law that bans Medicaid spending with any health care provider that offers abortion.
The head of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is retiring after the state's drug-fighting agency came under scrutiny for sexual harassment.
Companies that make prescription painkillers and their allies have contributed more than $366,000 to Mississippi candidates and hired an average of 18 lobbyists yearly in the state since 2006 to push their policies.
Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.
A Jackson State University spokeswoman says there's "no evidence of foul play" in the death of a student whose body was found in a men's dormitory.
A man charged with killing two nuns confessed to investigators that he went into their home, struggled with them, stabbed them to death and stole their car, a state law enforcement agent testified Friday.
Mississippi officials say they only have enough federal money to subsidize after-school programs for a quarter of the students they originally projected to serve.
A business and government consultant has been sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison for paying kickbacks to Mississippi's former corrections commissioner and others.
Mississippi's public schools and districts have a new scoring system in place for assigning A-to-F grades after a series of dustups that started last month.
A man charged with killing two nuns in Mississippi is scheduled for a court hearing today, where prosecutors will present some evidence before the case goes to a grand jury.
A Mississippi private prison with a history of inmate abuse is preparing to shut down, three months after state officials announced their intention to close it because of a tight state budget.
A Hattiesburg pastor was convicted Monday on three counts of conspiracy and theft in a federal case involving money skimmed from a federal housing program.
Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board Monday rejected an application from an Ohio-based group to open three elementary schools in Jackson, meaning the board will approve no new charter schools this year.
Worries would seem to be few and far between in Bay St. Louis, a community of sandy beaches and monthly art walks that bounced back strong after 2005's Hurricane Katrina all but wiped it out.
Three Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a series of car accidents in Lincoln County.
Eight candidates have qualified to be listed on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in Mississippi.
The nation's three major credit rating agencies are making a visit to Jackson this month to review Mississippi's credit strength for this year's general obligation bond issue.
An attorney says he's not surrendering his legal battle to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.
A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to have the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
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