Photo of armed students at Emmett Till sign is investigated

The University of Mississippi says it has asked the FBI to investigate a photograph of three male students posing with guns beside an oft-vandalized historic marker to lynching victim Emmett Till. ...

Board approves air pollution permit for wood pellet plant

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi environmental regulators have approved an air pollution permit for what could be the largest wood pellet plant in the world, despite objections from environmental gro...

Mississippi fights lawsuit over reliance on mental hospitals

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the federal government tries to compel Mississippi to give mentally ill people more options to get the treatment they need in their own communities, the experiences of Harold ...

Mississippi sheriff admits guilt in corruption case, resigns

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff pleaded guilty to four felony charges Wednesday and resigned from office, becoming the state's second sheriff in the last year to be deposed by crimin...

Mississippi: Police hunt killer of officer outside station

A tense manhunt continued Monday along the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a gunman who shot a uniformed police officer outside the Biloxi police station. It's unclear what prompted the k...

Judge dismisses most of suit between Jerry Lee Lewis, family

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis alleged a daughter had stolen from him. U.S. District Judge Neal ...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage proje...

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury is awarding $250,000 in damages to woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge. The verdict, including $200,000 in damages against Choctaw Co...

Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slow sales for Frontier pickup trucks and vans. The comp...

Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's wo...

Mississippi officials investigate toddler found dead in oven

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A grandmother was being questioned Tuesday after her dead granddaughter was found inside a heated oven in a Mississippi town. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Will...

Mississippi lawmakers approve bill to create a state lottery

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote ...

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman. ...

Report points to lapse in key data in Mississippi bus crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than a year after a train slammed into a bus stuck on a railroad crossing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and killed four people, investigators report that local officials and...

Trial set for physician tied to guitarist's fatal overdose

An Alabama physician is scheduled to go on trial Friday on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts, who died of a drug overdose. ...