OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi church where William Faulkner was married nearly a century ago has been heavily damaged in a fire.
By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with preferential treatment rather than prosecution after her encounter with Emmett Till led to the lynching of the Black teenager in the summer of 1955.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety said Friday that its internal investigation found no criminal conduct by a white Highway Patrol trooper who used physical force against a handcuffed Black man during an arrest — a confrontation caught on video by relatives of the man being arrested.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — David Huggins, who led the Mississippi Highway Patrol under one governor and the Department of Public Safety under another, died Wednesday. He was 74.
A Department of Public Safety news release on Friday said Huggins died of health complications, but it did not specify what kind.
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman allegedly sexually assaulted by an on-duty policeman is suing the former officer, the police chief and a north Mississippi city for unspecified damages.
The lawsuit says that while a former Booneville officer was on duty, he detained a woman and assaulted her in a warehouse parking lot.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University is delaying students' move-in days for on-campus housing because of lingering water system problems in Mississippi's capital city.
The university says low pressure in the system impedes water flow to the upper floors of dormitories.
GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi chiropractor accused of selling fentanyl and being in possession of drug paraphernalia was taken into custody after an undercover investigation.
Joseph “Joey” Andrew Rogers, 53, of Long Beach, faces charges including possession of meth, tampering with evidence and sale of a controlled substance.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi school district will seek a replacement for a superintendent who resigned this week after four years on the job.
Cherie Labat announced Tuesday that she is leaving the leadership role in Columbus Municipal School District, the Commercial Dispatch reported.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole was waiting with his semiautomatic service rifle — and an explanation — when deputies arrived at his sprawling wooded property on a warm spring night last year and found a bullet-riddled body near the driveway.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge on Tuesday denied bond for a man suspected of killing a University of Mississippi student who has been missing since early July.
Judge Grady F. Tollison III rejected a request to set bond for Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada, during a preliminary hearing in Oxford.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A business group and one of Mississippi's largest unions have issued separate statements urging renewed action to address Jackson's “water crisis.”
In a Monday joint letter and news conference, 46 business owners in the capital city said back-to-back citywide boil water notices and citywide water outages have had “dramatic negative consequences” for restaurants.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — An incident involving a white Mississippi Highway Patrol officer and three Black men is under investigation after a viral video showed the officer putting a handcuffed man into a chokehold and wrestling him into a ditch.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years.
A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor, officials said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four men who escaped from a Mississippi jail are back in custody nearly 24 hours after they escaped, authorities said Saturday.
Captured Friday night at a gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims and Hunter Wiginton as well as an accomplice, Louisiana State Police said.
GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A teenage student was taken into custody Friday morning after bringing a loaded handgun to a south Mississippi campus.
The teen, 15, is a student at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, WLOX-TV reported.
CORINTH, Miss (AP) — Four men escaped from a Mississippi jail early Friday by cutting a hole in the facility's roof, authorities said.
Security camera footage shows the inmates running east from the prison toward the National Guard Armory in Corinth around 2 a.m., said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Officials in Mississippi's most populous county said they were weighing legal options after a federal judge seized control of a local jail that saw the deaths of seven detainees last year.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi will soon stop accepting applications to a federal rental assistance program created during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people stave off evictions, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Residents in eight Mississippi counties can get up to $3,500 to build safe rooms as part of a pilot program.
A safe room, also known as a storm shelter, must be built to withstand 250 mph-winds and, if in a flood plain, must be built above ground, state officials said.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An Airbnb listing in Mississippi advertised as a “slave cabin” has been removed from the site following backlash on social media.
GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to shooting and injuring a police K-9 during a chase in Mississippi earlier this year.
Richard J. McGuire, 44, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of animal crushing.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rain caused flash flooding in central Mississippi Tuesday, trapping some people in homes and offices.
WLBT-TV reported fire department crews used boats to get people out of homes in Canton, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) north of Jackson.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A hospital system with properties in Mississippi and Alabama has merged with a health system based in Louisiana.
On Monday, Rush Health Systems became Ochsner Rush Health, the Meridian Star reported.
BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.
Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two former Natchez city employees were arrested Monday after being indicted on embezzlement charges, the Mississippi auditor's office said.
Former city clerk Servia Fortenberry and former deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon are accused of wiring payments from a city account to themselves without approval, Auditor Shad White said in a news release.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves handed down the sentence Monday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three people face charges related to the sexual exploitation of children following a week-long cyber crime operation in North Mississippi, state officials said.
The joint effort, known as Operation Catfish, involved finding people online who were trying to lure children to meet for sex or ask them to produce child pornography, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said in a news release Friday.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A federal judge has seized control of a Mississippi jail after citing “severely deficient” conditions at the facility.
In a Friday ruling, U.S. Southern District of Mississippi Judge Carlton Reeves placed Hinds County’s Raymond Detention Center in Raymond into receivership.
KEARNEY PARK, Miss. (AP) — Several workers suffered severe burns following a Friday morning explosion in central Mississippi.
The explosion happened at a salt water disposal site in Madison County, WLBT-TV reported.
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi on Thursday said it was suing three employees of the University of Mississippi Medical Center for allegedly spreading false information.
The attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty in what has been described as welfare fraud totaling $77 million has subpoenaed former Mississippi Gov.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The First Bancshares Inc. (FBMS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $15.8 million.
The Hattiesburg, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 76 cents per share.
RIPLEY, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man is facing criminal charges after posting a video of himself on social media in which he can be seen using racial slurs and driving a car toward a group of teens on bikes.
OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in the northeast part of the state.
Jasper Michael Wagner, 56, of Tupelo, entered the plea onTuesday before U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California federal judge has rejected a legal push to require Uber to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, finding that such a mandate would be too onerous on the ride-hailing company.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $34.3 million.
The Jackson, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 56 cents per share.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $39.7 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 72 cents per share.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) _ EastGroup Properties Inc. (EGP) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations.
The real estate investment trust, based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, said it had funds from operations of $73 million, or $1.72 per share, in the period.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Amid a series of mass shootings in the U.S., Mississippi education officials made clear that school districts in the state are on a path to being able to make their own rules for letting armed people with enhanced carry licenses onto school property.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor investigating millions in misspent welfare dollars in Mississippi has been dropped from the case by the state agency that hired him.
The state Department of Human Resources will find a new lawyer to replace Brad Pigott, a former U.S.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Cadence Bank (CADE) on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $127 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 68 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 73 cents per share.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is in custody accused in the disappearance of a college student last seen July 8.
Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada, was arrested on a charge of murder in the case involving Jimmie “Jay” Lee, a 20-year-old University of Mississippi student.
OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a missing Ole Miss student.
Oxford police announced Friday that they arrested Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A park by a central Mississippi reservoir will be named for a longtime outdoors writer who promoted events there after he retired from journalism.
The governing board for the Ross Barnett Reservoir has voted unanimously that Lakeshore Park will become the Bobby Cleveland Park at Lakeshore, the Clarion Ledger reported.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A string quartet performed classical music, movie scores and hymns during a concert this week inside a Mississippi prison.
Two violinists, a viola player and a cellist from First Baptist Church of Jackson played for 68 inmates Tuesday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker was killed in Jackson Thursday after a suspect involved in a police chase crashed into his truck.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said the mail carrier died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi's incoming state health officer has stated his support for expanding postpartum Medicaid coverage.
The policy, which some Republican lawmakers oppose, would give poor mothers in the state access to more Medicaid coverage after they give birth.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — On a few occasions, Sitaniel Wimbley’s mother grew manic in her front yard. When neighbors were met with screaming and cursing on their street in Natchez, Mississippi, they would dial 911.
HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — Police in north Mississippi shot and killed a Tennessee woman Wednesday after officers said she led them on a car chase and then pointed a gun at them.
WREG-TV reported that the DeSoto County coroner identified the woman killed in Horn Lake, Mississippi, as 39-year-old Molka Horton of Memphis, Tennessee.