HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Four people awaiting sentencing in a health care fraud scheme have had their hearings postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday that he is ordering people statewide to stay at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A longtime newspaper executive has been named publisher of several Mississippi newspapers and magazines owned by Boone Newspapers Inc.
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Mississippi man led to the arrests of six people, including the mother of one of the suspects.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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. It's part of an effort to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has died at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, and the state Department of Corrections said Tuesday that no foul play is suspected.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An apparent tornado slammed into an Alabama neighborhood, shattering more than a dozen homes Tuesday while people were hunkered down inside because of the coronavirus outbreak, as storms caused damage from Mississippi to Georgia.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman convicted of helping her boyfriend kill a state trooper decades ago has filed a lawsuit against the parole board, claiming the board has not granted her parole because of unfair retaliation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi cities are taking steps to break up parties in nightclubs and on beaches as people ignore Gov. Tate Reeves's order to avoid gatherings to control the spread of the new coronavirus.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.
NEW YORK (AP) — In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Officials have approved a $15,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting of a judge outside a Mississippi courthouse.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of a coastal Mississippi city called on the governor Sunday to step up restrictions imposed because of COVID-19.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are supposed to set a state spending plan before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Not everyone is happy with how Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is managing the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — As the sun lowered Wednesday (March 18) in western Lowndes County, Mavis Unruh stood back and marveled at the sight of something she's been thinking about for 20 years -- her family's new home going up. In this case, a home a bit out of the ordinary. What had been an e…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing many businesses to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he repeated Friday that some should voluntarily change the way they operate. The Republican added a new twist by implying a threat from trial lawyers who often sup…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi businesses and residents who were hurt by Pearl River flooding in February are now eligible to receive disaster assistance.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will begin investigations to find people who have been near those testing positive for the coronavirus and will tell those contacts to quarantine themselves, Gov. Tate Reeves and the state health officer announced Thursday.
Mississippi's education leaders on Thursday moved to ease the way for seniors to graduate and third graders to move on to fourth grade in the face of schools closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The state Board of Education already voted last week to halt state standardized tests …
CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are trampling on freedoms central to American lif…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and prayed.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man awaiting trial in the shooting deaths of two police officers has been moved to a different detention facility.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A former court clerk in Mississippi has been sentenced to two years in prison and five years of probation after she was convicted of embezzlement.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the Mississippi River in New Orleans continues to drop, there is still a threat of flooding this spring across a third of the country.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The former superintendent of a Mississippi school district is accused in a federal lawsuit of using district funds and resources for his daughter's wedding.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is a germ and virus factory during any normal legislative session because of all the glad-handing, back-slapping and random hugging. It was clearly in line to become more perilous than usual during the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections climbed to more than 200 in Mississippi, and the governor announced plans to provide quicker access to unemployment benefits for residents affected by the outbreak.
CHICAGO (AP) — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim's legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according to family members.