JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers might ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment limiting the governor's power to pardon convicted criminals, the chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee said Monday.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge on Monday delayed a decision on whether to invalidate some pardons, including those of convicted killers, issued by Haley Barbour in his final days as governor.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll reveal detailed policy proposals during his first State of the State address.
JACKSON -- Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants. The grants were announced Monday by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
OXFORD -- While Oxford has been the backdrop for many independent films over the last few years, it hasn't played host to a major motion picture in well over a decade.
COLUMBIA -- In Marion County, they're giving students cash for going to school. A local business group has decided to donate $200 to each of the county's four high schools so officials can pay the sum to a student with perfect attendance.
JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.
HATTIESBURG -- A 37-year-old Hattiesburg woman is in the Forrest County Jail charged with driving-under-the-influence/causing death or mutilation.
MERIDIAN -- Julius Wesley Kiker, of Lucedale, has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his wife, Renee Kiker, at their Lucedale home on March 6, 2002.
JACKSON -- Legislative budget writers want to slash the state general fund appropriation for the state Department of Health to $20.7 million -- the lowest level it has seen since 1990, when it received $20.3 million.
CLAY, Ala. -- Severe storms and possible tornadoes pounded the South on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two in Alabama, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.
JACKSON -- Mississippi casinos won more money from gamblers in December, the only month in 2011 that gaming revenues were higher than in 2010.
Carl the rooster is back in Ocean Springs. Carl is one of a small band of roaming roosters who have become a quirky novelty of downtown Ocean Springs.
NEW ORLEANS -- An Alabama sheriff says a relative is on his way to New Orleans to meet with police in connection with a video taken after the BCS football championship game that appears to show an unconscious LSU fan being abused by someone in Alabama attire.
PASCAGOULA -- Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of setting fires at Pascagoula's recreation complex.
VICKSBURG-- The Vicksburg home of a Tallulah, La., doctor who was arrested on 300 counts of prescription fraud is the target of a forfeiture civil suit brought by Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith.
HATTIESBURG -- A federal judge has sentenced four people who authorities say were involved in a south Mississippi methamphetamine distribution ring.
JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has ended a decades-long practice of state prison trusties working at the Governor's Mansion.
JACKSON -- A study of a special retirement savings plan for Mississippi public university employees recommends changing how the state's contribution levels are set.
TUPELO -- A federal judge has upheld a uniform policy in Lee County that requires detention center officers to wear pants furnished by the sheriff's department.
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