Two years after rule changes in Mississippi courts, judges are still demanding bail -- and people are still getting stuck in jail.
Several new laws are taking effect Monday in Mississippi, including one that gives a pay raise to teachers and two that are designed to ease burdens on people who face court fines or who are trying to find jobs after having a criminal conviction.
Three Mississippi lawmakers are retiring as of Monday, when the new state budget year begins.
A federal judge says he's aware of the "time-sensitive nature" of an election-year lawsuit that says Mississippi has a racially discriminatory method of choosing statewide officials, including governor.
A new Mississippi Lottery could start selling scratch-off tickets Dec. 1.
Jurors will be allowed to hear what a Mississippi man told a reporter on video as he was arrested in the shooting deaths of eight people.
As the federal government tries to compel Mississippi to give mentally ill people more options to get the treatment they need in their own communities, the experiences of Harold Biggs and Pamela Kirby offer a sharp contrast.
Mississippi voters can start casting absentee ballots for the Aug. 6 party primaries for governor and other statewide, regional, legislative and county offices.
Four more people accused of prescribing unneeded pain creams to bilk insurers have been indicted on fraud charges in Mississippi.
A Mississippi man who spent nearly 12 years imprisoned for a wrongful conviction has been fatally shot, 13 years after his release.
A Mississippi school teacher who had recently been honored by his school district was found fatally shot Monday across the state line in Louisiana. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death.
A federal judge sat through a monthlong trial last year over conditions at a privately run Mississippi prison, but that wasn't enough for him to make a decision on whether conditions are unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial.
Mississippi is giving notice that it will continue defending one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.
Mississippi gubernatorial candidates are divided over whether the state should expand Medicaid to the working poor and find additional ways to fund improvements for highways and bridges.
A Mississippi sheriff repeatedly freed a woman's abusive husband from jail on weekends, and the man tried to run her over, beat her unconscious and then drenched her body with sulfuric acid, the woman says in a lawsuit.
Authorities are investigating a series of overdoses in northeast Mississippi that led to two deaths.
A grand jury will hear the case against the suspect in the slaying of a Mississippi officer who was shot outside a police station last month.
A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized.
In 2015, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said: "I am as committed as ever to ending abortion in Mississippi."
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