More Mississippi third-graders could be in danger of flunking for low reading skills if a bill passed by a House committee Tuesday becomes law.
Houses of worship could designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns to protect the congregation under a bill advancing at the Mississippi Capitol.
People would be immune from civil or criminal penalties in Mississippi for making good-faith reports to law enforcement officers if they suspect others are planning terroristic acts, under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
A Clarksdale police officer remains in critical condition following a weekend shooting.
The Mississippi House has approved plans to triple the per diems paid to some state and local officials for attending meetings. At least one proponent says the current amount, $40, has not changed in 36 years.
Police charged a 19-year-old man on Monday in the weekend shooting of a Clarksdale police officer.
Another man has been charged with bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, authorities have announced.
A George County grand jury has indicted a transgender man on assault charges and sex crimes against a transgender minor.
Mississippi legislators have filed more than 2,000 bills this year, and the first culling will take place by Feb. 23, the deadline for House and Senate committees to consider general bills filed in their own chamber.
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.
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