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By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Jackson, Mississippi, is dealing with its third water crisis in two years. This time, residents and businesses are under a boil advisory because of a loss of pressure that began on Christmas Eve. Ted Henifin is the interim manager hired…
By Lisa Desjardins, Sarah Clune Hartman
It's not well known, but about 4.5% of U.S. households are unbanked, meaning no one in the house has a checking or savings account. The rate declined during the pandemic because people opened accounts to receive government stimulus funds. But…
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
A storm system that spawned dozens of reported tornadoes from east Texas to the Florida Panhandle was all but done with the South on Thursday after killing at least three people and uprooting families across Louisiana, where some homes were…
By Jake Bleiberg, Kevin McGill, Associated Press
A destructive storm marching across the U.S. spawned tornadoes that authorities say killed a young boy and his mother near Shreveport, Louisiana, and left a trail of destruction several miles long.
By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press
Mississippi State says football coach Mike Leach has died following complications from a heart condition at the age of 61. The pioneering coach helped revolutionize the college football passing game with the Air Raid offense.
By Michael Goldberg, Associated Press/Report for America
The potential closures threaten to exacerbate poor health outcomes in one of the nation's poorest states. Experts at the hearing say the crux of the problem facing Mississippi's hospitals is that revenues have not kept pace with rising costs to…
By Hannah Grabenstein
High-poverty school districts are struggling to fill more open positions than higher-income districts, but those areas have had staffing shortages for at least a decade.
Authorities in Mississippi's capital city are on the hunt for a suspected arsonist who set seven fires early Tuesday morning. News outlets report at least seven fires were confirmed by officials early Tuesday.
By Associated Press
No injuries were reported, and authorities are searching for one suspect.
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