- No immediate high court action on Mississippi abortion law Updated: Jun-30-15 12:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's only abortion clinic will likely remain open at least until the fall, because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action until then on a dispute over a state law that could close it.
- Interim publisher named for The Clarion-Ledger Updated: Jun-30-15 12:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Genia Lovett, a longtime Gannett executive, has been named interim president and publisher of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Former school official indicted Updated: Jun-30-15 8:40 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The former finance director for the Jackson Public Schools has been indicted for embezzlement.
- La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Jun-30-15 12:11 am
NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.
- Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Mississippi Updated: Jun-29-15 7:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - In the basement of the Hinds County Courthouse, in a corner underneath peeling paint and next to a United Way poster, Michael Dorado and Aaron Polk were getting married Monday.
- Protesters: Remove Confederate sign from Mississippi flag Updated: Jun-29-15 5:59 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Protesters are calling on Mississippi to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, saying it's a divisive symbol that fails to represent a state where more than one-third of residents are African-American.
- 2 in custody in connection with Natchez shooting Updated: Jun-27-15 3:20 pm
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Police in Natchez say two people wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last weekend at an apartment complex have been taken into custody.
- Gulfport man loses appeal of life sentence Updated: Jun-26-15 5:05 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear James John Rodgers' appeal of his conviction and life sentence for a 2011 fatal shooting at a mobile home park in Gulfport.
- Kellogg Foundation provides funds for job training programs Updated: Jun-24-15 12:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's 15 community colleges are getting a $6 million donation to boost education and job training for adults who didn't graduate from high school.
- Meridian man pleads guilty in black bear shooting Updated: Jun-24-15 4:49 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Meridian man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of obstructing a federal investigation into the killing of a protected Louisiana Black Bear in east Mississippi.
- Judge says hearing can proceed on teacher cheating claims Updated: Jun-23-15 7:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Hinds County judge ruled Tuesday that the state can proceed with a hearing that could revoke the license of a Clarksdale teacher over allegations that she cheated on state standardized tests.
- Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi Updated: Jun-23-15 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States - with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine.
- Hinds County jailer arrested on sexual battery charges Updated: Jun-23-15 6:28 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Hinds County jailer has been fired following his arrest on a charge of sexual battery.
- Ex-husband, son of convicted killer Paula Sims die in crash Updated: Jun-22-15 3:23 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The ex-husband and son of an Illinois woman convicted in the deaths of her two baby daughters 25 years ago were killed Saturday when their Jeep flipped over the railing of an Interstate 55 overpass.
- Father, son die when rear-ended Jeep flips off I-55 overpass Updated: Jun-22-15 4:35 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Police in Jackson, Mississippi, say a father and son from Illinois died when their Jeep was rear-ended and flipped over the railing of an Interstate 55 overpass.
- Video voyeurism case before Mississippi Supreme Court Updated: Jun-20-15 11:53 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A former Mississippi minister convicted of secretly videotaping women taking showers at his home is asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss the conviction.
- DOJ, Meridian reach pact on youth arrests complaint Updated: Jun-19-15 2:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Justice Department said Friday it has reached a settlement with the city of Meridian over policies that had allowed students to be detained without probable cause or legal representation - policies mainly affecting black and disabled children.
- JSU presents $42 million plan to buy land and build new dorm Updated: Jun-18-15 5:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson State University officials want to issue $42 million in bonds to finance construction of a new dormitory on campus.
- Uber presents challenge for Jackson to regulate Updated: Jun-18-15 9:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Ride-hailing services that allow people to request rides using smartphone apps may be outside the authority of local governments.
- Body of missing woman found near Pearl River Updated: Jun-18-15 3:28 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson and Flowood police say a body found along the Pearl River is that of a woman reported missing Monday.
- Report: Mississippi foster care backsliding, not improving Updated: Jun-17-15 2:35 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Not only is Mississippi not living up to a court order to improve its child welfare system, but a court monitor finds that things may be getting worse.
- Hinds supervisors reject payment of 5 private lawyers Updated: Jun-16-15 6:08 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has refused to pay claims by five private lawyers appointed by Circuit Judge Jeff Weill to handle cases of indigent defendants during his dispute with the public defender's office.
- Police: Vehicle hit pedestrian in fatal crash, cause unknown Updated: Jun-15-15 4:09 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson police say a pedestrian has been hit by a car and killed.
- 2 say man to be tried in Aug talked about killing 1st wife Updated: Jun-14-15 9:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Two men have told a Mississippi newspaper that a man scheduled for trial in Louisiana this summer on charges that he killed his first wife told them in the 1960s that he killed her.
- Jackson mayor wants Landmark Center considered for offices Updated: Jun-13-15 2:44 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says he wants city officials to consider whether some city offices should move to the Landmark Center downtown.