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Mississippi WIC funded through February amid shutdown

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that its special supplemental program for Women, Infants and Children will continue full operations through the end of February despite the federal government shutdown.

Up to 700 workers will possibly be affected by workforce cut at Canton Nissan

Internet access expansion bill passes MS House

Police investigating burglary at MS McDonalds; witnesses say man seen running down road with food on dolly

MS Air National Guard hosts training warfare exercise

WATCH: Gov. Phil Bryant delivers final State of the State address

Hattiesburg receives MDEQ grant

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Mississippi native Sarah Thomas makes NFL history

22-year-old arrested, charged after pastor gunned down Sunday morning

SNAP benefits for February issued early due to government shutdown

Two former Moss Point city employees arrested for embezzlement

HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Dog runs after SUV that dumps him at MS animal shelter

Democrat candidate Hughes calls for resignation of GOP hopeful Hosemann

MS Dept. of Education releases 2017-18 superintendent’s annual report

This report talks about all academic achievements in the past school year. It also includes an overview of the State Board of Education (SBE) Strategic Plan and highlights from the Mississippi Succeeds state plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

SHERIFF: Daughters tried to run over their mother with vehicle days before murder

Deputies respond to home of Pike county mother reportedly killed by her kids

WATCH: Animal control officers pull gator from storm drain

A mother in Pascagoula got quite a surprise Monday afternoon when she went to pick up her daughter, who was in the yard playing with the family’s cat.

Officials: 7 injured in Oxford chemical, ammunition plant explosion

Officials are responding to an explosion at a chemical and ammunition plant in Oxford.

Earthquake reported in Mississippi Delta

Terry Burton resigns as Senate pro tempore, apologizes for recent DUI

MBI asking for help identifying remains of child found in 2014

Mississippi auditor files papers to seek 4-year term

Only 1 of 3 Mississippi transport commissioners is running

Red Cross gives update on December floods relief work

  VIDEO: Escaped inmate leads agencies on wild high-speed chase

According to WTOK, 29-year-old Terry Pierce Jr. escaped police custody at the Noxubee County Community Work Center in Macon leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

Mississippi ranked 49th in ‘2019′s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family’

WalletHub ranked Mississippi as the second worst state to raise a family in a comparison of all 50 states released on Monday.

Log smashes through windshield of car in Mississippi

According to Corporal Brandon Fortenberry with MHP, the car was driving north on Highway 27.

Former LSU football player seriously injured in Mississippi hunting accident

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said a 911 call was received around 10:00 p.m. on December 28 stating that a man had been shot in the leg during a hunting trip.

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves makes gubernatorial bid official

The speculation is over. Tate Reeves is officially entering the race for the Governor.

MEMA sets level-3 emergency over flooding

It is primarily impacting the southeast region of the state. All the high water has prompted MEMA to raise its emergency level to 3.

  Mississippi cashier donating kidney to wife of her regular customer

After battling kidney failure for three years, an Alabama woman’s miracle came from an unexpected place: the grocery store.

Mississippi receiving federal grant for preschool programs

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state is receiving a $10.6 million federal grant for preschool programs.

Mississippi’s population is declining

Mississippi's population numbers are dropping but some neighboring states are seeing an uptick.

Gov. Bryant declares state of emergency for eight counties

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a state of emergency proclamation on Tuesday fro eight counties that were affected by severe weather beginning last week.

Mississippi adding ‘In God We Trust’ on new license plate

Mississippi has a new standard license plate that includes the state seal with the phrase, "In God We Trust."

Mississippi’s DUI laws have changed in past five years

Mississippi DUI laws re-examined ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations.

Extended government shutdown could have impact on WIC, SNAP

The shutdown has some wondering how it will affect their benefits at home.

Consumer Warning: Netflix phishing scam circulating

Officials are warning about a Netflix phishing scam that targets your personal information.

WIC program will stay active in January despite government shutdown

Mississippi’s federally-funded WIC program will continue to operate through January even if the government shutdown continues.

MBI issues Silver Alert for man and woman with medical conditions

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued a Silver Alert for 56-year-old Jeffrey B. Sandlin and 79-year-old Patsy Sandlin of Pearl, Rankin County, Mississippi.

Mississippians hope to win Mega Millions Jackpot on Christmas Day

People across the country are buying lottery tickets in hopes of winning the Mega Millions Christmas Day $321,000,000 prize.

Mississippi ranks 8th in highest rate of impaired driving deaths

SafeWise ranked Mississippi eighth in an analysis of states with the highest rates of impaired driving deaths in 2017.

Clinton police break open multi-state and international credit card skimming operation

Clinton police detectives are learning that this is an extremely widespread organization, covering multiple jurisdictions.

Espy received historic number of votes for Democratic candidate in November special election

Democrat Mike Espy received 46.4 percent of the vote Nov. 27 when he went head-to-head with Republican Cindy Hyde Smith.

Amazon locating consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs

Amazon is currently making improvements to an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.

MS Board of Education approves five new early learning collaboratives

The Mississippi Board of Education voted Thursday to add five new early learning centers across the state to provide high-quality early childhood education programs to 4-year-old students.

"I truly believe this is a misunderstanding”: Mississippi State Senator arrested for DUI

Terry Burton was arrested Wednesday night in Oktibbeha County by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Webster County Sheriff jailed on multiple felony charges, including attempting sex with inmate

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that 53-year-old Timothy Seth Mitchell, a resident of Eupora, has been arrested on multiple felony charges.

Gov. Phil Bryant appoints Judge Kenny Griffis to Mississippi Supreme Court

Mississippi Supreme Court District 1 is comprised of Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo counties.

MDHS announces new options for parents to make child support payments

The Mississippi Department of Human services announces a new and easier option to make child support payments. The agency is now working with MoneyGram.

Mississippi improves health ranking to 49th

Mississippi’s overall health has improved one place in the United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report.

Nuclear power plant in Port Gibson shut down for inspection

A two-member NRC team will visit the power plant and stay for about a week on site developing a chronology of the event, and evaluating the plant.

More than 500 Mississippi bridges remain closed

Bridge closures took up a lot of our coverage time in 2018. So, we wanted to know the latest status of Mississippi's bridges.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn in Monday as the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in Congress. She will complete the term of former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

Mississippi to welcome new State Forester

Russell Bozeman to become Mississippi State Forester Saturday.

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.

Public Service Commission says cell coverage maps are inaccurate

FCC is investigating whether coverage maps submitted by cell phone companies indicate more coverage than what actually exists.

“She didn’t want to live like this”: Bond denied for elderly man accused of killing ill wife of 40 years in nursing home

Thomas Ballenger told investigators that he was depressed and harbored a significant amount of guilt for his wife’s illness.

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

Little Dreamers is an example of a licensed daycare facility.

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

A man and woman are facing serious charges after a one-year-old died while in their care. Two other small children were taken into custody by DHS after showing signs of abuse.

Two Mississippi Museums project celebrates one year, exceeds expectations

More than 240,000 people visit Mississippi's Two Museum during the first year surpassing tourism industry projections

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

Todd Moudy was being transported back to the jail after a felony bond hearing when he escaped. He was able to overtake the officer and steal the van while shackled and handcuffed.

Voter fraud indictments served to several officials in Canton

Voter fraud indictments have been served to several officials in Canton.

Propeller blade broke, causing 2017 plane crash

Investigators with Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing released the report Wednesday into the July 10, 2017 crash.

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

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has a message for distracted drivers...and it’s one that’s getting a lot of attention.

Officials identify 2 killed in Marshall County, MS train crash

Two people are dead and three are in critical condition after train collided with a van in Marshall County, Mississippi.

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients

A former hospital employee will spend the next 15 years in prison after taking pictures of three young girls while they were patients at Memorial Behavioral Health. The girls were six to eight years old at the time.

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

A 77-year-old Florence woman was killed in a wreck Wednesday night.

Mike Espy holds final rally on election eve

Hundreds attend final rally for MIke Espy

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

On the eve of the runoff election, U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy are making their final pushes to get voters.

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

Mississippi’s governor wants the state to appeal a ruling striking down an abortion law that would have been one of the most restrictive in the country.

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

A convicted murderer who has confessed to killing dozens of people across the country is now charged with murder in the death of a South Mississippi woman.

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

Investigators quickly determined that the children had been lured from their home and were being taken, without permission, to a location in Jackson, Mississippi.

Griffis to become next Chief Judge of Mississippi Court of Appeals

Judge Griffis will become the sixth Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

Mississippi WWII veteran flown back for burial

Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Durell Wade died on the USS Oklahoma during Pearl Harbor. The defense POW and MIA accounting agency announce they’ve successfully identified Wade and will be transporting his remains to the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetary on December 7.

Gov. Bryant releases budget proposals for 2020

Gov. Phil Bryant has released his Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 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.