The U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi on Thursday, saying the state is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by "unnecessarily and illegally" making mentally ill people go into state-run psychiatric hospitals.
The director of Mississippi's Office of Homeland Security, Rusty Barnes, has retired months after an employee said in a lawsuit that Barnes wouldn't promote her because she's a woman.
A Hattiesburg man accused in the 2015 slayings of Hattiesburg Police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate pleaded guilty Thursday in Forrest County Circuit Court.
A central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May, a prosecutor said Thursday.
The mother of an 8-month-old girl who died in her boyfriend's hot car May 19 in northern Mississippi is asking prosecutors to dismiss charges against the father.
Mississippi's new poet laureate says her mission is to "get poetry in front of as many Mississippians as possible."
Electric car maker GreenTech Automotive, which once planned to build 250,000 cars a year and invest $2 billion in an impoverished corner of Mississippi's Delta region, has missed a debt payment to the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi Power Co. said Monday that it will take at least another month to finish the multibillion dollar power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing the completion date back to Oct. 31 from Sept. 30.
The aggravated assault case against a Mississippi state senator has been postponed, with each side giving a different reason.
Mississippi's insurance commissioner has approved a rate increase of 43 percent, on average, for one of two health insurers selling policies on the health exchange created under the federal health care overhaul.
The Mississippi Army National Guard announced Wednesday that it will close four armories as it cuts the size of its force, and more could be closing in the future.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is demanding the release of a police report on the death of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Tupelo police officer following a traffic stop.
An old prisoner-of-war bracelet recovered near Corinth last week will be reunited with the family of an Air Force serviceman who was declared missing in action in 1972.
A federal lawsuit against the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics that alleged female employees have been subjected to a pattern of sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment has been settled.
A $16.5 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that claims three men were imprisoned for decades because they were forced to confess to a crime they did not commit, lawyers said.
Grand jurors on Monday cleared a northeast Mississippi police officer of wrongdoing in a June 18 shooting that left a man dead, but relatives rejected that finding, saying they're looking to a federal investigation and a civil lawsuit for justice.
Legislative leaders launched a review of Mississippi's tax system and government spending Monday, saying they want to move away from income taxes and toward charging people based on their use of government services.
A federal judge on Monday denied a request by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to allow a law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage to take effect during an appeal.
As legislative leaders' plan to review taxes and spending kicks off this week, it's still unclear what results the effort might produce.
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Tupelo on Saturday to demand changes in the city's policing more than a month after a black man was fatally shot by police.
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