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Nation Feb 06Auditor says more than $4 million stolen from Mississippi welfare funds
Indictments issued Wednesday say $48,000 paid for a luxury drug rehabilitation program for a former pro wrestler.
Nation Feb 06Feds investigate Mississippi prisons after string of deaths
Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the deaths of at least 15 inmates since late December.
Nation Jan 1612-year sentence for having a phone in jail is ‘failure,’ Mississippi justice says
The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.
Nation Jan 024th Mississippi inmate dies from prison violence in a week
The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh.
Politics Nov 06Republican wins competitive race for Mississippi governor
Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor's race since 2003.
Politics Nov 01WATCH: Trump holds rally in Mississippi amid impeachment inquiry
In Mississippi, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is locked in a tight contest with Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump. The president is traveling to Tupelo, Mississippi, for a rally Friday. Watch live here…
Nation Nov 01Judge won’t block Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era election system
Plaintiffs' attorneys said Mississippi's history of racially polarized voting means that candidates preferred by black voters must receive a higher share of the statewide vote to win a majority of House districts.
Nation Nov 01North Dakota governor wants more monitoring after pipeline leak
The pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state.
Politics Sep 28Democrats in South’s governor races hit hurdle: Impeachment
While Democrats in Washington charge ahead with an impeachment inquiry, their party's candidates for governor in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana are doing all they can to steer the conversation away from Trump and toward safer ground back home.
Politics Jun 04Former Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral
Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.