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.
Itawamba County now has 261 acres to market to prospective companies.
Heroin, a deadly drug that plagues other areas of the nation, is on the rise in South Mississippi.
Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests.
A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.
A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.
A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.
Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
Lawyers for a man convicted in the killing of a woman in Tunica County nearly two decades ago will argue his innocence on March 18 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.
The Mississippi Senate on Thursday advanced a bill that supporters say is designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.
Officials say a 65-year-old Natchez man has been arrested for reportedly flashing a badge and impersonating an officer after he rear-ended a driver in October.
The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.
Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.
A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.
Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices.
A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.
Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.
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