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Backfire, not gunfire? So says man arrested near Camp Shelby

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

Soldiers participating in a training exercise on a Mississippi military base heard them Tuesday and Wednesday -- noises they believed were gunshots at the edge of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.


Ex-mayor denies misusing of Southaven city funds

Posted 8/6/2015 in State

A former mayor accused of spending city money on trips, shopping and marriage counseling was authorized to use the funds and did nothing wrong, his attorney said Wednesday.


Truck driver wins Democratic nomination for Miss. governor

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.


8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time.


Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

A Mississippi prosecutor said he plans to further examine an earlier felony arrest of the man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting.


Authorities hunt for man who fired near troops at base

Posted 8/5/2015 in State

Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a military facility in southern Mississippi.


Revenge motive eyed in Canton shooting

Posted 8/4/2015 in State

A Mississippi man arrested for fatally shooting another man at a courthouse in a possible case of revenge was scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday.


Pickering and Butler vie for GOP nomination for auditor

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Stacey Pickering says he's as aggressive a state auditor as Mississippi has ever had. His challenger in Tuesday's Republican primary, Mary Hawkins Butler, says that's not enough.



Fitch tries to hold off challenge from McRae

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office.



Glock with former governor's name recovered during drug raid

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Jackson police are trying to find the owner of a pistol that is engraved with the name of former Gov. Kirk Fordice and what appears to be the state seal of Mississippi.



Hundreds gather for funeral of black rebel flag supporter

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Hundreds of people, many waving Confederate battle flags outside, gathered for the funeral of a black rebel flag supporter killed in an accident near Oxford.



GOP hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Tupelo, Olive Branch Aug. 11

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will visit two north Mississippi cities this month.


Analysis: Sprawling Google litigation keeps testing Hood

Posted 8/3/2015 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he's gone after as Mississippi's chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google litigation he's involved in continues to spawn embarrassing incidents.


2 Republicans, 3 Dems seek nominations for Miss. governor

Posted 8/1/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appears confident of winning his party's nomination for re-election Tuesday.



Mississippi Silicon lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

Posted 8/1/2015 in State

A federal judge has ended the legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi.



Gunn protested by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair

Posted 7/31/2015 in State

About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair.



Transportation candidates face deficit to maintain roads

Posted 7/31/2015 in State

Here's the challenge for the five candidates running in Tuesday's primaries for two seats on Mississippi's Transportation Commission: Officials say Mississippi needs $400 million more each year to maintain current roads and bridges.



Charges: Lambert mayor committed sexual acts with children

Posted 7/30/2015 in State

The mayor of a 1,600-resident Quitman County town has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused two children.



Candidates start politicking at Neshoba County Fair

Posted 7/30/2015 in State

Most candidates at the Neshoba County Fair went out of their way Wednesday to promote their conservative credentials to an audience that was mostly white and, judging by the applause, mostly in support of gun rights and opposed to abortion, same-sex marriage and Common Core academic standards.



Investigator: Transgender girl killed was beaten to death

Posted 7/30/2015 in State

An investigator says a transgender teenager who was found buried on the suspect's father's property in George County earlier this year was beaten to death.



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