Mississippi usually tops most rankings for the unhealthiest or fattest states, but lawmakers can't be accused of ignoring the problem.
The National Weather Service says a storm system from the west was expected to bring heavy rain and high winds into Mississippi today.
Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a bill that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute parents who host drinking parties for teenagers.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's wife says the thought of his running for president "horrifies me" because it would be "a huge sacrifice for a family to make."
Fog may have been a factor when a school bus and a tractor-trailer collided on a rural Mississippi highway Friday, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring at least 10 people, authorities said.
Mississippi lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday to begin passing a nearly $5.5 billion plan to pay for public schools, colleges, mental health services and other state programs during the next fiscal year.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tells The Associated Press he doesn't plan to pardon two sisters he released from prison earlier this year on the condition that one donates a kidney to the other.
Gov. Haley Barbour is pressing lawmakers to resolve funding for a Mississippi civil rights museum and a comprehensive state history museum, saying he wants both to be open in downtown Jackson when the state marks its bicentennial in 2017.
Two Columbus women were among four Mississippi residents charged with welfare fraud, the state Department of Human Services said.
Mississippi lawmakers have passed an animal cruelty bill that includes a felony charge.
Authorities say wind damaged more than 40 homes in central Mississippi, hail the size of golf balls and quarters pounded some areas and heavy rains flooded roads and homes.
Americans are getting fatter, and the diets that have led to ever-expanding waistlines are only getting worse, according to a new report that ranks Mississippi first and Alabama second for the worst eating habits in the United States.
Several Mississippi House members said they were outraged Monday when one lawmaker threw a bill at a colleague during a floor debate.
Lawmakers are targeting the 28 percent of Mississippi motorists who are uninsured.
To hear some people tell it, Mississippi's legislative redistricting process is one step toward a fiery political Apocalypse.
Previewing a presidential campaign pitch, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is blaming President Barack Obama for the sluggish recovery and accusing him of enacting a series of policies that "created economic uncertainty or directly hurt the economy."
VICKSBURG -- A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer from Vicksburg escaped unharmed after an on-duty wreck Tuesday night landed his patrol car upside down in rising water.
A heavy storm system dumped five to seven inches of rain in areas of Mississippi, leaving officials concerned about flash flooding.
JACKSON -- A proposal to redraw the 52 Mississippi Senate districts quickly gained some support when released on Monday, but politics at the Capitol could derail it with the lieutenant governor saying he plans to produce his own revamped map.
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