- Clarksdale teacher seeks settlement over cheating charges Updated: Jul-27-15 6:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Clarksdale teacher accused of helping students cheat on state tests began exploring a legal settlement with the Mississippi Department of Education Monday, after evidence against her began to mount in a hearing.
- 2nd West Nile case of 2015 reported in Mississippi Updated: Jul-27-15 3:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Health officials in Mississippi say the state's second West Nile virus case for 2015 has been reported in Adams County.
- Hinds board issues burn ban through mid-August Updated: Jul-26-15 5:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has issued a burn ban through Aug. 19 because of a lack of rain and an increase in grass fires throughout the county.
- Butler says Pickering misspending his own campaign money Updated: Jul-24-15 7:20 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Second-term Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering is defending his campaign spending on travel, vehicles and a garage door.
- Woman loses appeal of tax fraud conviction Updated: Jul-23-15 8:10 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Mississippi woman for her role in a scheme to pocket refunds from the filing of false income tax returns involving former or current state inmates in the Jackson area.
- Challenger slams lawmaker's watermelon giveaway to voters Updated: Jul-22-15 1:23 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted bad racial stereotypes.
- Family of diabetic man who died in jail files lawsuit Updated: Jul-22-15 8:10 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The family of a 36-year-old diabetic man who died in the Hinds County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local officials.
- Damage more extensive than initially thought Updated: Jul-21-15 6:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Education headquarters will be closed for up to a week after a nearby fire started the building's sprinkler system.
- Jackson leaders warn of lean 2015-16 budget year Updated: Jul-21-15 9:19 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Estimates show $15 million gap in what tax revenue will bring in to the city of Jackson for the next fiscal year compared to the amount requested by city departments, according to the city director of administration.
- About 115 serving life sentence for nonviolent offenses Updated: Jul-21-15 4:38 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Charlie Blunt of Jackson is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for stealing a pickup.
- Mississippi colleges get money for academic enrichment Updated: Jul-18-15 9:49 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Eight Mississippi colleges and universities will share in $2.25 million to provide better academic opportunities for students and to improve retention and graduation rates.
- Last 2 Mississippi jail escapees caught after chase on I-20 Updated: Jul-17-15 6:53 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - After a high-speed chase on an interstate Friday, Mississippi law enforcement officers captured the final two inmates of the four who escaped from a county jail this week.
- Mississippi Greek-Americans fault media in economic downturn Updated: Jul-17-15 4:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - While recognizing Greece's financial hardships, some in Jackson's Greek-American community have said that the media is partly to blame for the country's economic problem.
- Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools Updated: Jul-15-15 9:10 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.
- 2 plead guilty to tax return fraud Updated: Jul-14-15 4:53 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Two Meridian residents have pleaded guilty to charges of using stolen identities to file false federal income tax returns.
- Officials: 4 escape from Mississippi jail; 2 still at large Updated: Jul-14-15 1:22 pm
RAYMOND, Mississippi - Four prisoners escaped from a Mississippi jail before a late-night bed check with help from inside and outside the facility, officials said, and two remained at large Tuesday.
- 1 of 4 escaped inmates back in Mississippi prison Updated: Jul-13-15 9:31 pm
RAYMOND, Mississippi - Authorities late Monday recaptured one of four inmates who escaped from the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond.
- Construction to start on 100-room boutique hotel in Fondren Updated: Jul-13-15 6:25 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Construction is scheduled to start this year on a 100-room boutique hotel in Jackson's historic and popular Fondren neighborhood.
- Confederate flag down but what happens now Updated: Jul-12-15 11:46 am
Legions of people clapped, cheered and cried as South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag. But the euphoria of a moment that was more than a decade in the making quickly began to shift to a hard question to answer: What exactly had been accomplished for race relations in the United States? Was it more symbolic than substantive?
- Mississippi capital city hoping for some BP oil spill money Updated: Jul-10-15 4:47 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The city of Jackson is hoping for some money from the state's settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Mississippi appeals order keeping court oversight at prison Updated: Jul-09-15 5:44 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi prison officials have filed notice that they plan to appeal continued federal court oversight of a Leake County prison.
- Former coach accused of molestation denied new sentencing Updated: Jul-09-15 11:06 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Bible-quoting judge did not allow religion to influence the 300-month sentence given to a former prep football coach who had been accused of molestation, a federal appeals panel has ruled.
- Chinese solar firm plans 250-worker factory in Jackson Updated: Jul-08-15 9:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Chinese solar panel maker Seraphim Solar announced Wednesday that it will invest $50 million to open its first U.S. factory in Jackson.
- Former school official pleads guilty to embezzlement Updated: Jul-08-15 4:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The former finance director for the Jackson Public Schools has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
- Jackson schools target 'homeless' students for help Updated: Jul-08-15 4:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson Public Schools is seeking renewal of a federal grant to continue services to children identified as homeless.