- Miss. State Fair seeks court order for police security Updated: Oct-03-15 3:18 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi State Fair Commission has gone to Hinds County Chancery Court seeking an injunction to force the Jackson Police Department to provide security and traffic help outside the fairgrounds during this year's annual Mississippi State Fair.
- Proposal would erase Confederate sign from Mississippi flag Updated: Oct-02-15 7:32 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag. But it could be years before the issue gets on the ballot, and there's no guarantee voters would accept it.
- Miss. State Fair sues to compel Jackson police protection Updated: Oct-02-15 6:18 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi State Fair Commission is suing the city of Jackson to try to force the police department to provide security and traffic control outside the fairgrounds.
- New Jackson budget in effect; fee increases to follow Updated: Oct-02-15 6:20 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson budget that went into effect Thursday includes revenue from proposed higher fees for admission to the Davis Planetarium, more for traffic accident reports, more to rent space at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and more for other services.
- Musgrove to make new arguments in school funding lawsuit Updated: Oct-01-15 6:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove will make a new round of arguments later this month in a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars for 21 school districts.
- Child receives prosthetic hand made by student and teacher Updated: Oct-01-15 3:16 pm
FLOWOOD, Mississippi - For six years, Braden McCay has lived without his left hand. From homework to soccer, the first-grader has deftly maneuvered his way through life with one hand.
- Jackson receives $958K Deepwater Horizon payment Updated: Oct-01-15 6:32 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The city of Jackson has received $958,000 from a Deepwater Horizon claim even though the city was more than 150 miles from where any oil washed ashore.
- Miss. considering policy on restraint, seclusion in schools Updated: Sep-30-15 7:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Children's advocates are urging the Mississippi Department of Education to ban the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.
- City of Jackson pushes health care corridor Updated: Sep-29-15 10:35 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson has created the first step toward establishing a health care corridor in the city in an effort to drive economic development around the area's medical facilities.
- Licensure hearing rescheduled for Mississippi teacher Updated: Sep-29-15 4:46 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A teacher charged with violating state law by cheating on state assessments has had her hearing rescheduled for next month.
- Ivy's 3 TD passes help Jackson St. top Texas Southern, 34-30 Updated: Sep-26-15 11:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - La Montiez Ivy completed 22 of 27 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and Teddrick Terrell had a sack in the closing seconds to help Jackson State beat Texas Southern 34-30 on Saturday night.
- 3 Delta counties included in federal anti-poverty push Updated: Sep-26-15 7:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The federal government is tackling poverty in the southern reaches of the Mississippi Delta by focusing on the health of children and their parents' work and education prospects.
- National AIDS leader urges broader use of preventive drug Updated: Sep-26-15 11:48 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Federal officials are asking Mississippi health care providers to expand use of a medicine that can keep people from getting AIDS.
- Hazlehurst man killed in Hinds County wreck Updated: Sep-25-15 8:37 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Hinds County.
- Miss. death sentence overturned, mental evaluation ordered Updated: Sep-24-15 5:54 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the death penalty of Erik Wayne Hollie, who pleaded guilty to killing a pawn shop owner and claiming God had led him to the shop.
- Baton Rouge company building new data center in Jackson Updated: Sep-24-15 1:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A business data company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has begun turning a former department store in Jackson, Mississippi, into a data center.
- Jackson police officer charged with illegally seizing cash Updated: Sep-24-15 1:00 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson police officer has been arrested on charges that he was stealing money from suspected drug dealers.
- Jackson parking meter haul plummets Updated: Sep-24-15 12:45 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - With at least 1 in 10 parking meters inoperable, Jackson's annual revenue from meter change has plummeted by about $312,000 in 15 years.
- Jackson residents won't see increase in garbage fees Updated: Sep-24-15 10:16 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson residents won't see an increase in garbage fees under the city's new garbage collection contract.
- Excessive-force lawsuit against Waveland police dismissed Updated: Sep-23-15 10:13 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Waveland police of using excessive force against a man who had been ordered arrested in 2010 for failing to pay misdemeanor fines.
- Judge picked in House District 98 primary challenge Updated: Sep-23-15 6:45 am
MCCOMB, Mississippi - A judge has been assigned to hear Tasha Dillon's challenge of her loss of the House District 98 Democratic primary to incumbent Rep David Myers.
- Thompson: Jackson State gets $2.9 million award Updated: Sep-22-15 4:10 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Congressman Bennie G. Thompson says the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a First in the World Development Program grant in the amount of $2.9 million to Jackson State University.
- Wife says TV news man Case awakens from sedation in hospital Updated: Sep-21-15 12:58 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Longtime Mississippi TV journalist Bert Case is improving while he remains hospitalized to recover from an infection.
- Police: Man killed during shooting stemming from street race Updated: Sep-21-15 4:01 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Police say a man has been shot and killed during an altercation stemming from a street race.
- Backers of school funding initiative drop ballot lawsuit Updated: Sep-18-15 7:45 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.