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.
A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.
A Pontotoc County man has been indicted in the death of a neighbor attacked by pit bulls.
Safety barriers are going up along highways in six North Mississippi counties to prevent intentional and accidental crossovers into oncoming traffic.
A Greenville judge has set bond at $5 million for Terrie A. Robinson, who is charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old son whose body was found in an oven.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has vetoed a community college funding bill because he says it's not part of an overall balanced budget for the state for the coming fiscal year.
The Mississippi House on Thursday released its own redistricting proposal, and the plan could come up for a vote in that chamber by Friday.
A bill outlawing toxic chemicals sold as bath salts, plant food and other products is headed to the Mississippi governor's desk.
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