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Pine Belt practitioner appointed MSDH head

A doctor who had worked for several years in Laurel and Hattiesburg was named Mississippi top health care officer.

What should you be looking for when picking a daycare for your children?

Two arrested after unsupervised one-year-old dies, 2 other children taken from home

Two Mississippi Museums project celebrates one year, exceeds expectations

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

Voter fraud indictments served to several officials in Canton

Propeller blade broke, causing 2017 plane crash

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‘TWITTER’S FULL’: MDOT sends hilarious message to distracted drivers

Officials identify 2 killed in Marshall County, MS train crash

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients

77-year-old woman drowns after car crashes into Florence pond

Mike Espy holds final rally on election eve

President Trump rallies support for Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

SEC releases statement on Egg Bowl fight

SEC Commissioner calls for Cohen & Bjork to meet with league office

Seven nooses, signs found at Mississippi State Capitol

Early Monday morning, two nooses were found at the Capitol. According to the Associated Press, five more have been found since. The nooses and signs, referring to the state’s history of lynchings, were found one day before the U.S. Senate runoff between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike

Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

President Donald Trump has tweeted support for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a day before he plans to campaign with the fellow Republican in Mississippi ahead of her runoff against a Democrat.

Mississippi will seek revive law on 15-week abortion ban

Mississippi's attorney general says he will appeal a federal judge's ruling striking down one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.

Mississippi governor wants appeal of ruling on abortion ban

Confessed serial killer charged with 1970s murder of South Mississippi woman

Pearl woman arrested, charged with kidnapping two children from Josephine, Texas

Griffis to become next Chief Judge of Mississippi Court of Appeals

Mississippi WWII veteran flown back for burial

Gov. Bryant releases budget proposals for 2020

  Victims identified after Tunica-bound tour bus overturns on slick Mississippi highway

Two people are dead and 44 others are injured after a tour bus overturned in DeSoto County, Mississippi, about 40 miles south of Memphis.

Clinton police officers ride along on city school buses

Following complaints and concerns about drivers going around school buses or not stopping, Clinton police board buses to lookout for violators.

HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Former Sgt. sings to homeless taking shelter during cold

A local police sergeant sang a gospel song to the people taking shelter for the night out of the cold at the Stewpot Opportunity Center in Jackson.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A veteran and his K-9 friend are together again

When it comes to a man and his service dog, well... that bond can be a life-line.

VIDEO: Governor Phil Bryant defends Cindy Hyde Smith after public hanging comment

Cindy Hyde-Smith is standing by her statement released Sunday regarding her comments about a public hanging made earlier this month while on the campaign trail.

MBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Clarksdale

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal shooting involving an officer.

Ole Miss chancellor announces resignation

The chancellor at Ole Miss has announced that he will resign from the position early next year.

Memphis hospital employee seen wearing shirt with noose, Confederate flag while voting

A Mississippi man has gone viral for wearing a racist shirt inside an Olive Branch polling place.

Search underway for deckhand who fell off boat into Mississippi River

According to Tenas Parish Sheriff Rickey A. Jones, a search and recovery operation is underway near St. Joseph, Louisiana in the Mississippi River for the missing man.

MDOC lifts lockdown for regional corrections centers

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has ended the lockdown for inmates held at the 15 regional corrections centers across the state.

Ivanka Trump visits Gulfport for childhood education discussion

Ivanka Trump, who is the daughter of and an advisor to President Trump, is visiting Gulfport Thursday to take part in a panel discussion on early childhood education and workforce training.

Governor Phil Bryant responds to suspicious packages

Governor Phil Bryant responded on Twitter to the suspicious packages recently sent to several political figures in New York.

Latest polling shows likelihood of Senate special election runoff

It's two week until the midterm elections and new polling shows that Mississippi's special Senate election will likely head into a runoff.

Ivanka Trump coming to Mississippi to discuss early childhood education

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, will be in Mississippi this week.

One Coast makes first trip to Florida to offer relief after Hurricane Michael

A huge relief group from cities across South Mississippi left Monday morning heading to Florida. The caravan left from Gulfport sending help and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Michael.

State agency head arrested, charged with DUI

A state official has been released from prison after being arrested for driving under the influence.

Gov. Bryant appoints MS Lottery Corporation board of directors

Gov. Bryant appoints MS lottery corporation board of directors; Source: Governor's Office

Put “fingers in their salads”: Ole Miss professor urges harassment of senators

James Thomas, who works for the school’s Sociology department, posted on Twitter, saying: “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out.

Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer

State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Patty McQuillan tells The Fayetteville Observer that 63-year-old Joseph Edwards was served with an arrest warrant in hospital Wednesday. He's accused of shooting a Fayetteville officer at the officer's home Monday and trying to ram responding troopers and du

Mississippi imposes new tax on hybrid vehicles

Owners of hybrid and electric vehicles in Mississippi received a noticed form the state’s department of revenue informing them of the new annual tax on their vehicles.

WATCH LIVE: President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Southaven

The crowd eager to see President Donald Trump in Southaven made their way to Landers Center early.

HPD sends officers to Brookhaven following officer deaths

Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered State and American flags on public property to fly at half-staff to mourn the loss of the three law enforcement officers killed this past weekend in Mississippi.

Governor orders flag to fly at half-staff to mourn loss of three law enforcement officers

Governor Bryant has ordered that State and American flags on public property will fly at half-staff to mourn the loss of three law enforcement officers killed over the weekend.

Former DMR exec. to be released from jail; no more time to serve

Dr. Bill Walker will now have to refinance or sell his home to make up for $35,000 he owes the court. Walker failed to pay $5,000 a month in restitution amounting to the $35,000.

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor’s name after flap

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor’s name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist.

Jury selected in Jessica Chambers retrial

Jury selection started Monday in the retrial of Quinton Tellis -- the man accused of killing and burning Jessica Chambers in Panola County.

McDaniel stands behind controversial MSNBC comments

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is standing behind a controversial comment he made on MSNBC.

President Trump to hold rally in Jackson

President Donald Trump will speak on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Mississippi Coliseum.

MDOC: Inmate with four convictions dies in prison

An inmate serving four sentences has died in a Mississippi prison. News outlets reported that 32-year-old Lemario Smoot died Monday at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility near Pearl. Smoot was serving 16 years for convictions in Hinds, Madison and Warren counties. Those included felony driving under the influence, robbery and fleeing from police. A news release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections said he was pronounced dead in the infirmary shortly after 5:00 p...

Mississippi Highway Patrol to begin July 4th enforcement

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2016 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period on Friday at 6 p.m. ending at midnight Monday.

US judge mulls challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

A federal judge in Mississippi is considering whether to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Miss. girl, 2, found unharmed in south Georgia

A 2-year-old girl whose younger sister was found dead in Mississippi has been found unharmed in Georgia.

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has signed three bills to limit labor union activities in Mississippi.

Construction ends at Biloxi's Golden Nugget

Construction that transformed the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi over the past 16 months is coming to an end and the party to celebrate its completion is about to begin.

Natchez man pleads guilty to fraud

A 46-year-old Natchez man has pleaded guilty to swindling several buyers out of money for headstones.

Cochran tops McDaniel in 2014 campaign fundraising

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

USM Gulf Park reaches record master's enrollment

The number of students getting a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach has reached an all-time high.

MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records

The Mississippi Ethics Commission says public officials' text messages about government business are public records.

Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

Authorities say a storm packing powerful straight-line winds has overturned up to 30 campers in the coastal Mississippi community of Gautier.

Man faces assault charge over child's injuries

Officials say a 40-year-old Saucier man was arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly took a belt to the back of his child's legs and picked the boy up by the neck and choked him.

Drug roundup in Hancock County nets 13 arrests

Authorities say a 24-hour drug roundup netted 13 arrests in an operation that targeted the sale and distribution of heroin and crystal meth and allegations of doctor shopping.

Lee County charts African-American history

The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for memorabilia about the history of Lee County's black community.

Judge OKs delay in Dutschke sentencing

A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report.

Oxford to survey student sentiments

Some students in the Oxford school district will be asked to take a survey on the quality of the learning environment at their schools.

Lamar Co. supervisors consider 911 upgrade

Cellular phone users in Lamar County may be able to text 911 on their phones by the end of the year.

Bond hearing in arson case resumes Thursday

A bond reduction hearing for a woman accused of setting a D'Iberville apartment building on fire resumes Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court.

Top toxic sites in Anadarko Petroleum settlement

By The Associated Press Top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details...

Falling tree kills man in Amite County

The Amite County coroner says a Liberty man was killed Wednesday when a tree he was cutting fell on him.

FEMA forgives Picayune post-Katrina loan

The remainder of a $3.2 million loan approved for the city of Picayune after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has been forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

City considering smoking ban

The Gautier City Council is holding a public meeting on April 15 to take comments on a proposed smoking ban ordinance.

Blakeney gets new trial date

Justin Blakeney, who is charged with capital murder in the 2010 death of a 2-year-old girl, will go to trial a second time on July 7.

Miss. lawmakers approve borrowing $230 million

Mississippi lawmakers are approving plans to borrow almost $230 million.

Group works on Miss. health insurance enrollment

Employees at the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program are working by phone and in person to help state residents apply for coverage through a federally run health insurance website.

Sheriff: Pit bull kills boy, 3, in Holmes County

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says two pit bulls have killed a 3-year-old boy in the community of Thornton.

Miss. religious-practices bill goes to negotiation

Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

Church pursuing charter school approval

Meridian Public School District has cut ties with an afterschool program at Freedom Rock Christian Fellowship Church because of the church's application to open a charter school in the city.

Navy christening USS Jackson at Mobile

The Navy is christening its newest shallow-water, near-shore combat ship in Mobile.

Bryant signs law to set rules for deductibles

Mississippians will see uniform rules about when hurricane deductibles apply to their homeowners insurance under a law Gov. Phil Bryant signed Monday.