A man believed to have shot a northwest Mississippi police officer point-blank in the face and a man believed to have joined him in an earlier robbery were being questioned Sunday by police, Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said.
District 37 Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, has tough words for critics of his bill that would force people convicted of two or more driving under the influence charges to display a special license plate noting their past crimes: Those drivers should deal with the consequences of their actions and change their behavior.
A McComb selectman's motion to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city buildings because of its Confederate battle emblem has failed.
Blame the dog. That's the conclusion fire investigators have reached regarding Wednesday's gas explosion at a home in Gulfport.
Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents -- an issue that has been debated for many years.
Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.
An appeals court Wednesday upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.
Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.
The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering a challenge by a Chicago businessman who's trying to get listed on the state's March 8 Democratic primary ballot for president.
Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.
More than half the people killed last year by house fires in Mississippi were in homes without working smoke alarms, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office said.
Two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four other people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, but investigators don't know how many people fired them, the police chief said Monday.
A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in recent years.
The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left.
An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.
Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.
Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport.
Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives starting Thursday for a Hinds County tire plant and a Gulfport shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Wednesday that he wants tighter state regulations for bail bond businesses and agents.
A tornado damaged homes and at least one church, and strong winds damaged buildings at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba on Tuesday.
1. Columbus man dies in head-on crash COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Area students check out college options COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Princess owner plans to reopen theater COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY