Officials say cellphones, shanks, prepaid credit cards and other contraband items have been found at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Former state Sen. Tim Johnson jumped from Republican to Democrat last week to launch his campaign for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he faces a difficult path in a state where the GOP controls seven of eight statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature.
In the final months of his life, fighting a losing battle against the effects of brain cancer and a stroke, Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi said he drew strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances.
In 2014, a bill to ban texting, emailing and social media use died a messy death in Mississippi's House of Representatives on the last night of the legislative session.
Authorities say they are still investigating the burning death of a woman in north Mississippi.
The Mississippi Senate has voted to name a segment of highway after a former lawmaker.
Incentives for recorded music sound good to some Mississippi lawmakers.
Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers.
House members are having second thoughts about bills that would allow governments and hospitals to seize state income tax refunds to pay debts.
Two Mississippi Senate bills seeking to more specifically define what constitutes a public meeting have both died in committee, according to the legislature's website.
Mississippi's nearly 300 cities and towns could collectively get about $30 million more sales tax money under proposals lawmakers are considering.
The Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a mandatory vaccination against measles or other diseases, under a proposal that awaits debate at the state Capitol.
As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year's budget.
Mississippi's prison population, which has consistently ranked second in the nation per capita, has seen a decrease of almost 3,000 inmates in the last year.
Computer industry groups are joining Google's effort to block an investigation by Mississippi's attorney general.
The skies were already clouding over for an initiative meant to require higher funding of Mississippi's education system. But they're getting darker.
Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible.
A Louisville Democrat is now seeking election as District 35 state representative.
Legislators are wading deeper into determining what Mississippi students will learn and how they will be tested.
A state lawmaker who lost a contentious U.S. Senate primary last year said Thursday that he wants Mississippi to have a closed primary system that requires voters to register by party, but he thinks the lieutenant governor is blocking the way.
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