Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.
A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.
The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.
Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.
Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol converged on the state capitol Wednesday for "Blue Out" day. The troopers were asking state legislators for more funding, including funding for a new trooper school that would allow for additional troopers to be added to the current 501 active troopers.
A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later.
A federal appeals court is expected to hear oral arguments in late April or early May in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 law that threatens to close Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
Parents who want Mississippi lawmakers to approve special education vouchers are adding their voices in support.
Plans are moving forward for a Mississippi sales tax holiday for guns, ammunition, bows, arrows and accessories.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah), a nationally prominent attorney and human rights activist who persuaded voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and infrastructure in Mississippi's capital, died Tuesday.
Two new Mississippi Blues Trail marker unveiled Tuesday honor legendary blues artist Charley Patton and country blues guitar and fiddle group, the Mississippi Sheiks.
A Jackson man has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.
The attorney general's office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to set execution dates for two death row inmates.
Mississippi's Board of Education approved new Common Core-aligned English and math courses Friday, but not before some board members objected, saying they believe teachers and students need another year to prepare.
The state Board of Education has awarded school security grants to 24 more Mississippi school districts, but still hasn't managed to spend even half the $5 million that the state Legislature appropriated for the program in 2013.
The campaign is nearly underway for the 2015 Mississippi legislative elections, a time when lawmakers often find that past decisions come back to haunt them in nasty attacks by their opponents.
A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.
The Mississippi House has rejected about 40 proposals to give pay raises to state employees.
Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state.
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