A federal prosecutor said in court Thursday that Graeme Phillip Harris hatched a plan, after a night of drinking at a University of Mississippi fraternity house, to hang a noose on a campus statue of James Meredith, the first black student at Ole Miss.
Not only is Mississippi not living up to a court order to improve its child welfare system, but a court monitor finds that things may be getting worse.
The Mississippi Department of Education is seeking public comment on possible revisions to its English language arts and mathematics academic standards.
A drug manufacturer is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse a $38.2 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.
A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to break into a nursing home and shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison.
Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.
A grand jury will review a complaint that a Perkinston man threatened a federal agent with a metal pipe when the agent visited the man's farm headquarters.
Most of Mississippi's statewide elected officials are raising and spending more campaign cash than their challengers, according to finance reports filed before a Wednesday deadline.
Tepid growth in jobs, income and certain taxes had suggested Mississippi's economy wasn't growing very fast in recent years. But new figures released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show the state's economy was actually in recession in 2013 and 2014.
The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.
Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.
A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of a U.S. senator during a heated election campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Sentencings for former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory have been delayed.
Should Mississippi gear its prison policy to produce free inmate labor for local governments?
Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.
Mississippi's Republican senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.
A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.
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