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Police: 2 men rape elderly woman in her home, steal cash

Posted 9/22/2015 in State

Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.



School funding initiative faces tough road in November

Posted 9/21/2015 in State

Mississippi's initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that's clearer than ever.



Backers of school funding initiative drop ballot lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.



Community College Board hires new leader

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

Mississippi's Community College Board voted unanimously to hire Andrea Mayfield as its next executive director.



Jury awards white principal $371K in discrimination case

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.


Prison for man who helped place noose on Ole Miss statue

Posted 9/18/2015 in State

A former University of Mississippi student who admitted helping place a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist is going to prison.


Officials: Survey positive on Common Core-linked standards

Posted 9/18/2015 in State

The Mississippi Department of Education says public comments on the state's Common Core-derived academic standards were overwhelmingly positive.



Miss. GOP opposes 2 school funding proposals on ballot

Posted 9/17/2015 in State

Mississippi Republican Party leaders are urging people to vote against both of the education funding proposals on the November ballot.



Motive elusive in Mississippi double shooting

Posted 9/16/2015 in State

Shannon Lamb's motive for fatally shooting his girlfriend and a university colleague remains largely a mystery.



Initiative 42 supporters want more information on ballot

Posted 9/15/2015 in State

Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42 have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to have more information about their proposal placed on the Nov. 3 ballot.


Suspect in 2 Mississippi killings dies of apparent suicide

Posted 9/15/2015 in State

After an intense manhunt, state authorities said a college instructor wanted in the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as police closed in on him.


Under the Capitol dome: Wright wants higher bar third-grade reading test

Posted 9/15/2015 in State

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright wants to move the goalposts on third-grade literacy, requiring students to score significantly higher to advance to fourth grade.



Hunting show host charged with poaching in Alaska

Posted 9/15/2015 in State

The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show "The Syndicate" was charged Monday with two felonies related to poaching in northwest Alaska.



Time to change Mississippi flag, Steve Earle says in song

Posted 9/12/2015 in State

Country rockers Steve Earle & The Dukes have released a new song exhorting Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.



Second man set to plead guilty over noose on Ole Miss statue

Posted 9/12/2015 in State

A man implicated by federal prosecutors in placing a noose on a statue of a civil rights activist plans to plead guilty.



1 Miss. flag initiative withering, but plans for more

Posted 9/10/2015 in State

One proposal to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is about to die, but a flag supporter said Wednesday that others are being filed.



Miss. pays over $60K to defend lawmakers in ballot dispute

Posted 9/10/2015 in State

Public records show the state has paid more than $60,000 to defend Mississippi legislative leaders in a legal dispute over school funding amendments.



Mississippi potter Lee McCarty dies at 92

Posted 9/9/2015 in State

Lee McCarty, an award-winning artisan who worked with his wife for decades to turn Mississippi clay into pottery that became collector's pieces, died Monday at his home in the Delta town of Merigold. He was 92.



4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well

Posted 9/8/2015 in State

After spending hours in a well, a 4-year-old boy and his dog were rescued in southern Mississippi as emergency workers cheered.



Army contract will bring $27.2M to Mississippi

Posted 9/8/2015 in State



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