When 13 women were arrested for prostitution in Tupelo in June the Lee County Jail had to act quickly to move temporary bedding into the women's detention area and create new spaces where female inmates could be housed.
A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.
A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions. The most recent indictments -- two men and two women -- were made public Wednesday.
Authorities say cross country runners training along the Natchez Trace have been threatened with a gun.
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that circuit clerks must redact voters' birthdates before poll books are open for public inspection.
Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.
A Rankin County judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel was expected to announce today whether he will file a formal challenge of his loss to six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff.
A plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.
U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel is taking his quest to view original voting records to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Mississippi's second international Blues Trail marker was unveiled Monday in Cahors, France.
Experience and persistence paid off Saturday night when Jasmine Murray of Columbus was crowned Miss Mississippi 2014 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government refuses to recognize the declaration, standing by a 1960 U.S. Supreme Court decision that determined the offshore boundary for Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama was three miles out.
A prison fight in which nine inmates were stabbed was related to an attempt to smuggle contraband into the Walnut Grove prison, says Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.
A notice from the governor's office to the Army Corps of Engineers indicates that an installation bigger than Nissan's is being considered for western Hinds County.
The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -- and therefore is not cured.
Authorities say a Mississippi nursing home resident killed his roommate by stuffing a stuffing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the roommate's throat.
Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 ½ years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.
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