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One dead in Miss. after suspected tornadoes hit state

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

The severe weather that hit Mississippi on Friday killed a person in Greene County, state emergency officials said Saturday.



State's corn planted early, looking good

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

Crop producers have been busy planting corn, and while those in drier areas are nearly finished, those in wetter areas are trying to catch up.



School of Arts announces auditions

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.



Ala. woman loses eye in high-heel shoe attack

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

Authorities say a 19-year-old Alabama woman is expected to lose one of her eyes after she was attacked with a high-heel shoe.



7 killed in Ala. storms, bringing U.S. death toll to 16

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

Vicious storms and howling winds smacked the Deep South, killing at least seven people in Alabama including three family members whose homes were tossed into nearby woods.



Storms leave minor damage in Ala.

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Strong storms left scattered damage across a wide area of west Alabama on Friday, slamming trees into homes and roads and forcing schools to release thousands of students early as a precaution.



Ala. schools let out early amid weather threat

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Alabama school systems are releasing students early because of the threat of severe weather.


UPDATE: Extensive damage, multiple injuries from tornado in central Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and businesses and leaving at least three people critically injured.


Home foreclosures up in Mississippi

Posted 4/14/2011 in State

Lenders took back the property of just over 700 Mississippi homeowners during the third quarter of 2010, a national company that tracks foreclosures reported Thursday.



Newborn Ala. baby tests positive for marijuana

Posted 4/13/2011 in State

Florence police say a woman was arrested after her newborn baby tested positive for having marijuana in her system.



Ala. man loses lawsuit over tooth found in KFC chicken

Posted 4/8/2011 in State

A state appeals court says a man isn't due any money after claiming he found a human tooth in the crust of a piece of KFC fried chicken in Montgomery.



Miss. lawmakers end session without redistricting

Posted 4/7/2011 in State

Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday ended their 2011 session without finishing the job of redistricting.



Barbour signs $422.8 million bond bill

Posted 4/7/2011 in State

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a $422.8 million bond bill to pay for needs at colleges, state agencies and for economic development projects.



Storms fell trees, crush homes across South, killing 8

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

An enormous tree limb that crashed through a Georgia family's bedroom killed a father and the young son he was holding in his arms Tuesday as a fast-moving storm system pounded the South with tornadoes, hail and spectacular lightning. At least eight people were killed around the region.



Barbour signs school bus safety bill

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a school bus safety bill drafted in response to a Jones County child's death.



Wing of Ala. prison briefly seized by inmates

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Alabama corrections officials say they've put down an inmate uprising at Holman Prison near Atmore.



Lawmakers pass $5.5 billion budget

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Mississippi lawmakers on Monday easily passed dozens of bills that make up the state's $5.5 billion budget for the year that begins July 1.



Miss. lawmakers approve civil rights museum

Posted 4/5/2011 in State

Lawmakers on Monday approved a bill authorizing the multimillion-dollar construction of two new Mississippi museums -- one devoted to the civil rights struggle and another focused on the state's overall history.


One dead in Miss. after severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in State

Six Columbus and Lowndes County families were evacuated from their homes Monday as a severe storm front swept across the state, causing power outages, damage and a death in Copiah County.


Schools close early ahead of severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in State

Some Golden Triangle-area schools let students out early as tornado watches and warnings broke out across north Mississippi and storms pushed toward Alabama this afternoon.



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