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State's health care coverage gap provides 'double whammy' for many in pandemic

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surges in the nation, federal funds may soon be available to cover the hospital treatments for uninsured COVID-19 patients, President Donald Trump announced Friday.


Mississippi begins statewide stay-home order amid virus outbreak

Posted about 2 hours ago in State

A statewide stay-at-home order took effect Friday evening in Mississippi to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the state's caseload continues to grow.



Mississippi withholds some health prep info about virus

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how many ventilators are available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because the Health Department is withholding that information.



Inmate dies after fight in privately run Mississippi prison

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi inmate has died after a fight with his cellmate in a privately run prison. David Young died Wednesday in a Jackson hospital after being flown there from the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility in Woodville, according to a news release Thursday from Management & Training Corporation, which runs the prison.


Gov. Tate Reeves issues statewide shelter-in-place order

Posted 4/2/2020 in State

Gov. Tate Reeves issued an executive order Wednesday for Mississippians to shelter in place in the wake of the pandemic of COVID-19 coronavirus.


Sentencing postponed indefinitely in pain cream fraud scheme

Posted 4/2/2020 in State

Four people awaiting sentencing in a health care fraud scheme have had their hearings postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus.



Reeves issues stay-home order for 1 of 82 counties

Posted 4/1/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued his first stay-at-home order Tuesday against the new coronavirus, but it is only for one of the state's 82 counties.



Mississippi alters probation check-in because of coronavirus

Posted 4/1/2020 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is temporarily stopping in-person check-ins for people on probation, parole, house arrest or other forms of community supervision.



Autopsy set for inmate who died in Mississippi prison

Posted 4/1/2020 in State

An inmate has died at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, and the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday that no foul play is suspected.



2nd Mississippi rep resigns over pension and pay dispute

Posted 4/1/2020 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker is resigning as of Tuesday because he will not be able to collect his state government pension while serving in the state House.


MSDH reports more than 900 COVID-19 cases statewide

Posted 3/31/2020 in State

Mississippi State Department of Health reported Tuesday there are now 937 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus statewide.


Trump nominates Mississippi judge for 5th US appeals court

Posted 3/31/2020 in State

A judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals is being nominated to serve on a federal appeals court that handles cases for Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, the White House announced Monday.


Mississippi COVID-19 numbers rise above 800 over the weekend

Posted 3/30/2020 in State

As of Sunday night, 847 Mississippians are confirmed to have COVID-19, and 16 Mississippians have died from the virus, according to Mississippi State Department of Health.

State's death toll from COVID-19 rises to five

Posted 3/26/2020 in State

Mississippi State Department of Health reported Wednesday that four more people in the state have died of COVID-19 coronavirus.


Governor: Mississippi not 'dictator' on limits during virus

Posted 3/26/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is rejecting "dictator models like China" to strictly control people's movements to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.



Mississippi has nation's 12th highest COVID-19 infection rate

Posted 3/25/2020 in State

Based on total confirmed cases, Mississippi currently has one of the nation's highest COVID-19 infection rates.



Mississippi governor bans most gatherings of 10 or more

Posted 3/25/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday issued an executive order that further restricts people's physical interactions to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is not mandating that people stay at home.


MSDH reports 320 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi

Posted 3/24/2020 in State

Mississippi State Department of Health reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi Tuesday morning, bringing the state's total to 320.


Reeves: Closing businesses amid virus could do harm

Posted 3/24/2020 in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is not ordering businesses to close or people to stay at home to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, in contrast to what several other governors are doing.


249 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi

Posted 3/23/2020 in State

There are nearly 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Mississippi, including two new cases in Lowndes County and three in Oktibbeha County.


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