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Suspect indicted in shooting death of Biloxi Police officer McKeithen

The suspect accused of killing Biloxi Police officer Robert McKeithen was indicted Thursday by a Harrison County grand jury, according to Crosby Parker.

Mississippi gets “A” grade for human trafficking laws

  Mother says her daughter was nearly abducted after getting off school bus in Horn Lake, Miss

  Former school bus driver found guilty of sexual battery, touching 8-year-old girl

Several J-Settes and Sonic Boom members suspended after hazing allegations

State Auditor’s report reveals Mississippi’s school spending habits

FDA searches Mary Mahoney’s; restaurant set to reopen for dinner

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MHP trooper arrested for domestic violence

Bill would support climate change research at coastal universities

Republican Governor-elect Tate Reeves announces new web portal to hire team members

Meridian man steals ambulance while crew member napped in the back

Man pleads guilty to triple homicide in Mississippi

Voting suit challenges Mississippi law on citizenship proof

Lawmaker wants Fair Pay to Play bill introduced next session

One Mississippi lawmaker would like to see the state’s college athletes get paid for the use of their name, likeness and image sooner rather than later.

Cabot Lodge at Millsaps College scheduled to close after almost 50 years

The Cabot Lodge Hotel at Millsaps College is scheduled to close by the end of the year.

Seventh worst weed in the world invading Mississippi

Mississippi is under attack from a seemingly unlikely invader – a plant.

Amazon locating second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi, creating 500 jobs

Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in Olive Branch.

Simpson County Lake to be drained for dam repairs

Mississippi National Guard: Free tuition, more jobs than ever available for guardsmen

  She said ‘yes’! Byram firefighter proposes to girlfriend at graduation ceremony

  Some Mississippi students are choosing alternate paths over college

  Retailers preparing for launch of Mississippi Lottery

  Silver Alerts ramp up in the winter. How can you protect your loved ones?

More than half of Mississippi’s schoolchildren didn’t score ‘kindergarten-ready’

The Mississippi Department of Education released the Fall 2019 Kindergarten-Readiness Assessment results, with only 36.6% of students scoring ‘kindergarten-ready’ this year.

Phil Bryant Wildlife Management Area to offer unique opportunities to hunters

Hunters can expect group draw hunts, youth and handicapped hunting, waterfowl hunting and an archery-only area.

US Navy to name destroyer for Sen. Thad Cochran

The U.S. Navy will be naming a future guided-missile destroyer after the late U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran from Mississippi.

Mississippi soldier missing in Korean War accounted for after almost 69 years

The announcement came Wednesday morning from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950 and is now accounted for.

“He’s as dangerous as there is": Jessica Chambers’ accused killer gets bond in Louisiana case

A Louisiana judge has set a bond for a man facing a murder charge in the stabbing death of a Taiwanese woman.

Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy, a Democrat known for supporting public education, has died at age 77

A longtime lawmaker says former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy has died at age 77.

Mississippi agencies receive $1.7 million to combat human trafficking and provide services to trafficking victims

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $100 million in funding, including grants to the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Accused cop killer pleads not guilty in shooting deaths of two Brookhaven officers

Marquis Flowers has pleaded not guilty in the deaths of Brookhaven police officers Zach Moak and James White.

Report: Mississippi ranks in the top 10 states where you are most likely to hit a deer

November’s cooler temperatures and darker nights makes it difficult to share the roads with deer

Governor-elect Tate Reeves talks future of his administration, vision for the state

The governor-elect is in the process of putting together a transition team to help create his vision for the state.

New bill aims to grow South Mississippi’s space industry

Stennis Space Center’s key role in our nation’s exploration of space may be expanding.

Instagram-worthy milkshakes bring ‘Shark Tank’ investors to The Yard

Their milkshakes bring everyone to The Yard, including the multimillionaire sharks on the hit ABC show Shark Tank.

4 La. children kidnapped by parents who lost custody; last seen in Alabama

Washington Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for four kidnapped children and their kidnappers.

Adams Co. man becomes first in Miss. found guilty on multiple counts of dogfighting

An Adams County man was found guilty Thursday of three counts of felony dog fighting.

  U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security holds field hearing about impacts of ICE raids

The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security held a field hearing on the impacts of the ICE raids on communities in Mississippi.

Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too

Victims of domestic abuse can now find safety for their pets as well.

Silver Alert canceled for 59-year-old woman from Simpson Co.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 59-year-old Elizabeth Wagner Barker of Mendenhall, Simpson County, MS.

State Board of Education: More study needed before elimination of U.S. History Exam

The Accountability Task Force is scheduled to meet on December 5.

Silver Alert canceled for 79-year-old Newton County man

He's been found safe.

  GOP’s Reeves wins Mississippi governor’s race

Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat in more than a decade.

AP: Watson tops DuPree for Secretary of State post

The Associated Press has declared Republican Michael Watson the winner in the race for Mississippi Secretary of State.

DECISION 2019: What to know before you vote

Polls open for the General Election at 7 a.m. Tuesday, November 5. All Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card.

Meridian City Council approves request to open DOJ investigation into Christian Andreacchio case

Andreacchio’s death in 2014 was ruled a suicide by the Meridian Police Department and by the medical examiner’s office.

Mississippi governor’s race most competitive in years

Hood, Reeves and two lesser-known candidates are competing on Tuesday’s ballot to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

Two new cases of vaping-relating lung illness reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi.

Several factors will impact Mississippi’s general election

The elephant in the room ahead of Tuesday’s general election is the state’s method for choosing statewide elected officials

Former Mississippi corrections officer pleads guilty to punching, kicking, stomping inmate

While attacking the inmate, Sharalyn McClain knew that he did not pose a threat.

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at campaign rally for Tate Reeves

Vice President Mike Pence was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday lending his name and voice in support of Tate Reeves.

  Community help movement ripped straight from gang literature

Gangs are using community events to increase visibility and boost credibility and recruiting.

  White nationalists seen filming at Emmett Till memorial

Men carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi.

New policy allowing dogs on restaurant patios takes effect

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced a new policy taking effect Friday that would allow people to dine with their pets at restaurants under certain conditions.

US judge not blocking multistep Mississippi election system

A federal judge has ruled that he will not immediately block Mississippi’s unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials.

Statewide candidates make pitches to business leaders at MEC’s Hobnob event

The Mississippi Economic Council's Hobnob has been bringing politicians and business leaders together for the last 18 years.But it takes on new meaning in statewide election years.

Mississippi ranks #1 for test score gains

Mississippi educators, students and administrators are celebrating a new era of public education.

SFMO reminder to check smoke alarm as time changes this weekend

SFMO investigated 41 fire deaths in 2019, and 70% of those cases either didn't have a smoke alarm or had the smoke alarm was not working.

Kemper Co. man sentenced to prison on charges of rape and incest

A 55-year-old Kemper County man is going to prison after being convicted for rapong a relative.

Suspect connected to murdered Hurley teen still on the run

Authorities are still looking for a man who is believed to be connected to a Jackson County teen who was found murdered in Ohio this week.

First African American woman crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2020

Asya Branch, a student at Ole Miss from Booneville, was crowned as the first African American Miss Mississippi USA.

Jackson woman found alive after going missing in California park

She reportedly appears to be okay.

VP Mike Pence to appear at Biloxi campaign rally for Tate Reeves

A spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence says he will campaign in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor.

Beloved Fox 40 anchor Mike Sands ends long battle with cancer at 34

Mike died Saturday evening, surrounded by family and friends.

MDOT worker killed while clearing trees in Newton Co.

The accident is still under investigation.

Bryant: Mississippi rainy day fund is full at nearly $555M

Bryant said on Twitter that the amount of money in the fund is "the most in Mississippi's history."

Trump Jr. says Mississippi GOP nominee will help his father

One of President Donald Trump’s sons has told a Mississippi audience that the Republican nominee for governor will be an ally of the White House.

AG Jim Hood plans to file lawsuit on behalf of state over Bonnet Carré Spillway

Attorney General Jim Hood announced his plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Mississippi against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday afternoon.

MDWFP to monitor and test for chronic wasting disease during hunting season

One of the goals of Mississippi’s CWD response is to determine the geographic extent and prevalence of the disease.

UMMC opens Mississippi’s first primary care clinic for the LGBTQ community

Health care professionals say it's a safe place for patients to bring specific needs, all within a judgement free zone.

Police say someone stole insulin from a Mississippi veteran’s porch

Police in Corinth, Mississippi say a veteran fell victim recently to a package thief, and it wasn’t just any old delivery either.

State Health Department ‘really, really concerned’ after seeing severe flu season in Australia

It may not be chilly right now, but that doesn’t mean the flu isn’t lurking.

  Pine Belt vendors prepare for lottery

Lottery sales are coming to Mississippi. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation recently announced the dates players can begin buying their tickets.

  Trump Jr. to campaign for Reeves in the Pine Belt on Thursday

Donald Trump Jr. will be in Mississippi to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves.

‘You do not know what you are consuming:' State officials warn of CBD dangers

Authorities in Mississippi are warning people not to consume products advertised as including CBD.

USDA offers funding for rural water project in Lamar Co.

The funding comes from the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

MSDH: Two new cases of vaping-related illness brings state total to 7 with one death

Nationwide, as of October 15, there have been 1,479 cases of lung illness reported from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.

Powerball and Mega Millions to launch January 2020

Mississippians, now is your chance!

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2020 class announced

The 2020 class for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame was announced Monday afternoon.

2020′s best colleges and universities in Mississippi, according to WalletHub

The first “early decision” college-application deadline is Nov. 1.

New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

A new memorial to Emmett Till is being dedicated after past historical markers were vandalized.