In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature's reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system prompted then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to recommend fashioning a payment plan to encourage private lawyers to handle death penalty cases -- the main concern at that time.
A man crashed his car trying to evade a traffic stop, then allegedly sped off in the deputy's squad car -- only to return in a third vehicle and shoot at deputies and people nearby, Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said.
Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs.
A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.
Moss Point police are searching for two people who stole an ATM machine from Navigator Credit Union on Mississippi 63.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.
Attorneys for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran are asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.
A Confederate history group is asking a court to block the University of Mississippi from changing Old South symbols on campus.
A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit, and a law professor said Wednesday that something similar could be happening elsewhere in the state.
Two girls who were subject of an Amber Alert in Mississippi have been found safe in Slidell, Louisiana.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys were preparing legal arguments trying to block a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.
Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding.
One man has died and another is in custody following a weekend dog attack in Benton County.
The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program.
An Alabama-based group is filing legal arguments to support Chris McDaniel as he tries to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.
The owner of a video production company has bought Mississippi Film Studios.
Mississippi's Court of Appeals says the state Board of Medical Licensure can discipline a radiologist for making what a federal judge found to be thousands of "manufactured" lung disease diagnoses.
State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.
It's been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn't conceded. Now, it's worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing.
1. Cajun seafood restaurant coming to Highway 45 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Parents rush to get children at Armstrong Middle School after false gun scare STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Police dressed as joggers nab man for indecent exposure STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Woman jailed for allegedly stabbing husband COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY