Vietnamese poet Ocean Vuong and fiction writer Catherine Lacey, a native of Tupelo, are among this year's 10 recipients of the Whiting Awards, $50,000 prizes given to young writers of exceptional promise.
An innocent bystander was killed when his car was struck by a suspected shoplifter leading police on a chase from a suburb into Mississippi's capital city, police said Tuesday.
A Mississippi Senate committee Tuesday proposed to ban elected officials and candidates from spending campaign money on themselves, after Associated Press and Clarion-Ledger reports highlighted widespread personal use.
Attorneys are arguing about whether a federal court has the power to decide if the Confederate battle emblem should be removed from the Mississippi flag.
Mississippi senators have killed a proposal to expand medical exemptions to some of the strictest childhood vaccination requirements in the nation.
Some college students are telling a Mississippi Gulf Coast television station that a ban on alcohol at a popular Alabama beach destination will bring more spring breakers to Mississippi.
The Mississippi Senate passed a narrower version of a bill Monday that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and a regular audit of Medicaid recipients.
Fights last week in the Mississippi Senate over a transportation spending bill that doesn't actually do anything yet indicate how intensely people are lobbying for and against more money for roads and bridges.
When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift -- the $158,342 remaining in the account.
A Mississippi Senate committee passed a bill Thursday that would allow guns in churches.
The Mississippi Board of Education released a revised policy Thursday that for the first time regulates when public school students statewide can be physically restrained or placed in private spaces because of behavior problems.
Both of Mississippi's U.S. senators say they think the next president should nominate someone to fill a current vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Opponents are still heaping scorn on an empty vessel of a transportation funding package, but the bill remained alive Wednesday after the Mississippi Senate passed it 34-13.
A new study finds that DeSoto County remains the healthiest county in Mississippi, while Coahoma County is considered the least healthy.
Mississippi's jobless rate is worst among the 50 states, dragged down in part by a low-growth state economy, according to U.S. Labor Department figures released Monday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that revises the state's regulation of small loan companies.
The possibility of raising taxes or borrowing money to improve Mississippi's roads and bridges remains alive in the Legislature, but just barely.
A plan to add context to a Confederate soldier statue at the University of Mississippi is a failure because a proposed plaque does not mention slavery as the central issue in the Civil War, the campus NAACP says.
A legislative panel will consider whether to increase Mississippi's gasoline tax and put additional registration fees on vehicles to help pay for highway and bridge repairs.
3. Suspect arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvements COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY