Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a welfare drug-testing bill on Monday, requiring those who test positive to get treatment in order to get cash.
Two Alcorn County regional jail inmates are being returned to the state penitentiary in Parchman after attempting to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Corinth facility.
The state of Mississippi says Frank Sanders Tipton is due $41,097 for the 300 days he was wrongfully incarcerated in prison.
A man is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot multiple times while fishing with his three sons.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is adding his support those seeking a union at Nissan Motor Co. Combs endorsed the effort by video at a free pro-union concert by rapper Common Friday night at Jackson State University.
Mississippi lawmakers consider hundreds of bills each year. While most votes are straightforward, House and Senate operating rules can make it difficult for spectators -- or even new lawmakers -- to understand what's happening when legislation passes or fails.
A competitor's effort to question an air pollution permit for a planned Tishomingo County silicon metal refinery has spilled into court.
Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned consumers to be on guard against scammers that have been targeting Mississippi utility customers.
Hattiesburg police are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into the Islamic Center.
DeSoto County has added electronic cigarettes to a local smoking ban in government buildings.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections and attorneys for a death row inmate have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over release of information on execution drugs and suppliers.
Legislation to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive won final approval Thursday from state lawmakers.
Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel's barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family's political machine.
Viking Range Corp. has announcement more layoffs in Greenwood.
Four months after she started work, Carey Wright's position as Mississippi's state superintendent of education is official.
Mississippi senators on Tuesday rejected a proposal to give a $1,000 pay raise to all state employees, but a top budget writer said legislators still might consider a raise for lower-paid government workers.
Mississippi corrections officials have added netting, body scanners and monthly prison searches to a growing list of steps to keep illegal cellphones, drugs, tobacco and other contraband out of prisoners' hands.
A bill that supporters say could make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and cut prison costs by hundreds of millions of dollars is one step from going to Gov. Phil Bryant.
Bail for a Vicksburg man accused of shaking his infant son to death has been lowered by more than 97 percent.
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