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Unique properties lost to Katrina receiving markers

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.


Stolen gun to be returned to family of the late Gov. Fordice

Posted 8/24/2015 in State

icksburg police say a pistol engraved with the name of former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice and seized in a Jackson drug raid had been stolen from a truck owned by a relative.



Contractor: Former Miss. prison leader sought bribes

Posted 8/22/2015 in State

One man pleaded guilty Friday and another was indicted on federal charges that they paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.



Universities seek fresh multiyear bond deal with lawmakers

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi's eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect.



Southern Mississippi deputy shoots man armed with pistol

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

A southern Mississippi man is hospitalized after he called the sheriff's office, brandished a pistol at deputies and was shot multiple times when he refused to drop the gun, authorities said.



Gautier removes Miss. flag, then raises it again

Posted 8/21/2015 in State

The coastal city of Gautier briefly removed a Mississippi flag from a veterans' display in front of City Hall, then raised it again after veterans objected.



Oxford, Greenwood removing Miss. flag from city property

Posted 8/20/2015 in State

Oxford and Greenwood have become the latest cities to stop flying the Mississippi flag because it contains a Confederate battle emblem.



Reward offered in Corinth police officer shooting

Posted 8/20/2015 in State

A reward is being offered to help find the man who shot a Corinth police officer.



US Geological Survey: 2.6 earthquake in Madison Co.

Posted 8/18/2015 in State

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a minor earthquake has shaken Madison County.


Notable Mississippians join growing chorus to change state flag

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

A handful of Golden Triangle residents are among famous Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.


Campaign signs in Adams County fall victim to vandals

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

Campaign signs for the two men running for Adams County sheriff are being vandalized.



Teens arrested in vandalism of 50 cars

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

Two 19-year-olds and a 17-year-old have been arrested for allegedly shooting the windows of more than 50 vehicles in Warren County.



6 in flamingo theft case accepted into diversion program

Posted 8/17/2015 in State

ix of the men accused of stealing a zoo's flamingo for a fraternity scavenger hunt have been accepted into a pretrial program that can eventually erase their court records.



Mississippi flag banned in Leflore Co., then reappears

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

A Mississippi flag flew for a few hours outside the Leflore County Courthouse, three days after supervisors voted to prohibit the banner on county property.



Police: Children locked in car while couple gambled

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

Gulfport police say Meridian couple has been arrested after they left their children in a hot car to go gambling at the Island View Casino.



Cold wet spring makes for later cotton blooms this year

Posted 8/15/2015 in State

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says a cold, wet spring has slowed cotton development by about 10 days this year.



Miss. Power's 18 percent increase approved

Posted 8/14/2015 in State

State utility regulators agreed Thursday that Mississippi Power Co. needs more money immediately, granting the company an 18 percent rate increase that, while temporary for now, could become permanent by December.



Justices: Judge wrong to rewrite 42-A ballot description

Posted 8/14/2015 in State

Supporters of a citizen-led school funding initiative have lost a battle in the Mississippi Supreme Court.



Man arrested over gunshot-like sounds near base stays jailed

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remained jailed Friday and could be returned to prison.



Man held on $2M bond in 2-state child pornography case

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Bond has been set at $2 million for a man who authorities allege checked into casinos in the Mississippi and Louisiana under assumed identities and using their hotels' free Wi-Fi connections to download hundreds of images of child pornography.



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