Mississippi lawmakers are at the Capitol to start a four-year term, and senators have chosen a longtime colleague as one of their top officers.
Forecasters said Monday that the Mississippi River's crest will come sooner and lower for many locations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. If that prediction holds, it means the unusual winter flood won't rival the inundation of 2011.
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the new year started with no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday.
More than 13,000 people cheered for Donald Trump at Biloxi's Gulf Coast Coliseum, while dozens protested outside in the cold.
A DeSoto County woman's push for a ballot initiative legalizing marijuana in Mississippi has fallen far short of the required number of petition signatures.
A former college administrator has notified federal court officials of his intent to plead guilty in a meth distribution case in which his co-defendant faces trial.
Mississippi lawmakers begin their four-year term, and their four-month 2016 session, on Tuesday with a wide range of issues to consider.
Demand so far has been low for $6,500 scholarships that Mississippi is awarding to parents of special education students to use in private or home schooling.
Mississippi crawfish are plentiful early in the season and prices are down.
It's a holiday warning for Mississippi motorists: The Mississippi Highway Patrol plans safety checkpoints around the state to make sure impaired drivers are removed from the roads.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that Mississippi is seeking a federal disaster declaration for some or all of the seven counties hit by a tornado last week.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says five people died on state and federal highways during the Christmas holiday period from Wednesday through Sunday.
Debate over the Confederate battle emblem in the Mississippi state's flag is the top state news story of 2015.
Police say a high school band director was arrested on drug charges after he was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
The American Humanist Association is calling off a lawsuit against Harrison County over a Nativity scene in the courthouse lobby.
The number of people who have enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act stands at 90,358 in Mississippi.
State troopers have announced they will beef up their patrols during the Christmas weekend.
Facing a tight budget, the head of Mississippi's prison system said Monday that staff shortages may prompt him to close three more inmate community work centers that provide free labor to counties.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign just after the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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