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6 Wal-Mart stores to close in Mississippi

Posted 1/16/2016 in State

Six Walmart stores in Mississippi are closing as part of the company's plan to shutter 269 stores worldwide.



Family sues over Tennessee man's death in police custody

Posted 1/14/2016 in State

The family of a Tennessee man who died in police custody has sued police officers, a doctor and others, alleging the man died because he was hog-tied by police for an extended period and could not breathe properly.


River flood threat cut; residents still feel effects

Posted 1/14/2016 in State

The threat of a swollen Mississippi River was subsiding for some Wednesday, but Vicksburg residents were still feeling the effects of the rare winter flood, even though the river will crest about 4 feet lower than once predicted.

Despite lotto frenzy, adoption seems unlikely in Mississippi

Posted 1/13/2016 in State

It once seemed Mississippi was close to starting a lottery.


2 arraigned in Hattiesburg officers' slaying

Posted 1/12/2016 in State

Two of the nine people accused in the May shooting death of two Hattiesburg Police officers have been arraigned.



DeSoto Central choir director charged with sexual battery

Posted 1/12/2016 in State

A choir director at a DeSoto County high school has been charged with two counts of sexual battery.



Grand jury: No indictment of Miss. police officer

Posted 1/12/2016 in State

A grand jury in Mississippi declined to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man, saying the man died of asphyxiation after ingesting too much cocaine and that the officer did not use excessive force.



City of Oxford to make room for food trucks

Posted 1/9/2016 in State

Oxford officials are considering an ordinance to help manage food carts and trucks to sell on the go.



Mississippi River mayors: Cities ready for high waters

Posted 1/9/2016 in State

Mayors along the Mississippi River say their cities are ready for the rare winter flood taking place in the Mississippi valley after recent storms dumped large amounts of rain.



Meridian hunter takes down enormous 428-pound wild boar

Posted 1/8/2016 in State

A Meridian hunter has shot and killed a 428-pound wild boar.



Mississippi schools ranked second-to-last in national rating

Posted 1/8/2016 in State

An evaluation of school performance finds that Mississippi's academic achievement gains have outstripped gains nationwide from 2003 to 2015, but gives the state's public schools a D overall, ranking them second-to-last.


Impacts minor as river rises in Mississippi's Delta region

Posted 1/7/2016 in State

The Mississippi River was still rising Wednesday, with more than a foot to go before reaching a predicted crest Saturday at Tunica.


Miss. lawmakers start 4-year term with new Senate pro tem

Posted 1/6/2016 in State

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: River's crest soon, lower for spots in 3 states

Posted 1/5/2016 in State

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.


Under the Capitol dome: Presley, at helm of utility regulator, could get his chance

Posted 1/4/2016 in State

Start thinking of him as Chairman Presley.


Highway patrol: No fatal accident during New Year's holiday

Posted 1/4/2016 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the new year started with no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday.


13K cheer Trump in Biloxi

Posted 1/4/2016 in State

More than 13,000 people cheered for Donald Trump at Biloxi's Gulf Coast Coliseum, while dozens protested outside in the cold.


Mississippi pot legalization initiative falls far short

Posted 1/2/2016 in State

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.



Former Miss. dean to plead in meth case

Posted 1/2/2016 in State

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.



School funding, Miss. flag, highways on legislative agenda

Posted 1/2/2016 in State

Mississippi lawmakers begin their four-year term, and their four-month 2016 session, on Tuesday with a wide range of issues to consider.



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