JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of a 17-year-old boy who drowned Sunday in the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson.
Nathan Griffith was a student at Brandon High School.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers filed Thursday with the high court.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi’s capital city said Thursday that they’re confident they can meet the first deadlines in an agreement with the federal government on steps to improve the quality of Jackson’s drinking water.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators will decide next year whether to keep the state Parole Board as a separate entity or transfer the board's functions to the Department of Corrections.
Some state agencies come up for review every few years.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — After rolling triumphantly into Salt Lake City's Liberty Park waving an American flag on Independence Day, Dusty Campbell promptly collapsed onto the grass.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elise Winter, the wife of former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, was surrounded by loved ones when she died Saturday at her home in Jackson, said Dick Molpus, a longtime family friend who served on Winter's gubernatorial staff.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train from New Orleans to Chicago collided with a semi-trailer, killing two people who were not on board, damaging the train engine and forcing it to terminate the route in Mississippi, authorities said Friday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury has brought additional charges against a mother and son accused of improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the state of Mississippi.
Nancy New and Zachary New were charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering on March 18.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Jackson city employees say they’ve gone without air conditioning for days amid the smell of sewage in their workplace at an old shopping mall.
WAPT-TV aired pictures of sewage at Metrocenter Mall.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some residents in Mississippi's capital with overdue water bills could be eligible for support through a new program announced this week by the city.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Monday said the city wants to help residents catch up on past due bills and offer potential debt forgiveness.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Michael Hogan was appointed by a federal judge to help craft a road map for the future of Mississippi’s embattled mental health care system, he planned to tour community mental health centers in-person to see the state's services in action.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Jackson city leaders want to open up more jail space to keep criminals off the streets.
The idea involves an old youth detention center, which would be reopened to hold people charged with misdemeanor crimes, WJTV-TV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson Black Rodeo has returned to Mississippi's capital city after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation reunited in Jackson over the weekend, WLBT-TV reported.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — For Sue Mills, it was simultaneously concerning and reassuring for her staff to find a quagga mussel attached to a boat that was about to hit the water in Yellowstone National Park.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 14-year-old has accidentally shot and killed a 1-year-old boy in Jackson, police said.
The baby — Jordan Bradfield — was shot at a home around 5 p.m. Thursday, WAPT-TV reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Security camera video shows a Mississippi sheriff's deputy running backward and tripping before he fatally shot a man authorities say was charging him with a knife outside a courthouse.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Ex-Detroit police chief James Craig on Tuesday sought to burnish his Republican credentials before a likely run for governor, telling party stalwarts about his evolution from being a “born” Democrat.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For the first time in the history of Mississippi's capital city, the City Council president and vice-president are women.
Jackson City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday to elect Virgi Lindsay as council president and Angelique Lee as vice president.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers equipped with rubber bullets, beanbags, paintballs and noisemakers recently descended upon a popular grizzly’s favorite roadside hangout and created an uproar. The action, intended to keep the bear and the public safe, sparked criticism from wildlife advocates, particularly after officials raised the possibility of euthanizing the bear if hazing did not work.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Yellowstone National Park tourist has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and banned from the park for five years after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and other charges involving a disturbance that erupted when a guide refused to take the tourist's party on a kayak trip because the group was too drunk to go.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man accused of shooting one of its special agents in Jackson, Mississippi over the weekend.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man was found shot to death in a car that crashed into a building in Mississippi’s capital city, authorities said.
The man was found dead Monday morning on Livingston Road, Jackson police said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An FBI special agent has been shot and wounded in Jackson, Mississippi, and is expected to survive the injury, authorities said.
The agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Jackson field office was shot Saturday night, Jackson police spokesman Sam Brown told The Clarion Ledger.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Never before seen case files, photographs and other records documenting the investigation into the infamous slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi are now open to the public for the first time, 57 years after their deaths.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy said Wednesday it would stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2025, relying instead on natural gas and renewable energy sources in a push to continue reducing its planet-warming carbon emissions.
MERCER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee businessman was killed when his single-engine plane crashed about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from an airport, officials said.
The plane went down Monday in Mercer, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northeast of Memphis, official said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — About 2,000 water customers in Jackson are still advised to boil their water amid ongoing repairs to the city’s water systems.
A boil water notice is still in effect for about 2,000 customers who use well water, WAPT-TV reported.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers in Grand Teton National Park have scaled back efforts to find a hiker missing for almost two weeks.
Park staff will continue to patrol the backcountry and look for signs of Cian McLaughlin, 27, in a “continuous but limited mode,” park officials said.
A Colorado woman raced to the top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast on Saturday to win the 60th Mount Washington Road Race.
Kim Dobson, 37, of Eagle, Colorado, earned her victory at the mountain's fogged-in summit, which was being buffeted by gusts up to 60 mph (90 kph), with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds.
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A former Catholic school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children during his tenure at a southern Michigan school in the 1970s.
Joseph Comperchio, 66, pleaded guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A prominent Mississippi business leader said Wednesday the decision to change the state's flag has removed a “significant impediment” to economic development in Mississippi.
Mississippi lawmakers voted last year to retire a Confederate-themed flag state as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Research by a Mississippi State University professor and two undergraduate students will be included in a PBS documentary called “Mysteries of Mental Illness.”
The four-hour series premiers June 22.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dale Danks Jr., who served 12 years as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his family told news outlets. He was 81.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mayors won reelection Tuesday in Mississippi's two largest cities, Jackson and Gulfport, and a Republican was elected in Tupelo to succeed the Democratic mayor who did not seek a third term.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Jackson say crews are working to fix ongoing problems with water pumps, but warn that weather could affect the pace of the work.
About 2,000 residents are under a precautionary boil water notice, WAPT-TV reported.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Landon Sims struck out four in three innings of scoreless relief for his ninth save, and No. 7 overall seed Mississippi State clinched its fifth straight trip to the super regionals with a 6-5 victory over Campbell on Monday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Southwest Airlines has resumed flight service to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport after a seven-year absence.
The Clarion Ledger reports that Southwest flights returned to Jackson this week.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Big mountain freeskier Caite Zeliff is ditching her ski boots for a paragliding saddle, but her sports psychologist isn’t exactly thrilled.
In fact, many health experts warn pro athletes may turn to summer sports like mountain biking (or paragliding) as a coping mechanism, unwilling to cut ties with the kind of action, and its corresponding community, which has such an outsized impact on these athletes’ mental health.
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are investigating after a police officer shot a 16-year-old boy who was suspected of shooting his own uncle in a hotel parking lot.
Detectives said the wounds to both people were not life-threatening.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Just hours earlier, Kennedy Hobbs had walked across the stage at her high school graduation.
She wore a pair of sparkling silver high heels, with her hair straightened under her royal blue cap, video of the ceremony livestreamed on Facebook shows.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson City Council committee is recommending tougher penalties to deal with street racing — an ongoing problem in Mississippi’s capital city.
The proposal could hike fines for a first offense from $250 to $500, WJTV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Joseph Latino, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, died Friday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the diocese said. He was 83.
The diocese said Tuesday that a Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:30 a.m.
TALLULAH, La. (AP) — A man who crashed his car in Louisiana after injuring two Mississippi sheriff's deputies was shot to death following an hourslong standoff with state troopers, Louisiana State Police said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Katrina Folks says she has tried everything she can think of to find work since losing her job in September because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 39-year-old mother from Hattiesburg used to do data entry at a law firm, and she has health issues that require her to work from home.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — In Melissa Brandao’s vision, every cow in Wyoming will soon sport a new high-tech earring, transferring real-time data via Bluetooth on the animal’s location and biometrics.
Brandao is the founder and chief revenue officer of HerdDogg, a technology company that creates specialized ear tags and tracking software to give ranchers information on their herd and in turn increase the value of each animal.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Businesses and residents in areas affected by severe storms and flooding in West Virginia earlier this year can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Additional cases of two variant strains of COVID-19 have been found in Mississippi, the state Health Department said Thursday.
Officials said 10 additional cases of the variant that originated in South Africa have been identified in the state, bringing the total to 12.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is honoring the civil rights activism of the late Rev. C.T. Vivian 60 years after he and other Freedom Riders were arrested upon arrival in Jackson as they challenged segregation in interstate buses and bus terminals across the American South.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People are being advised for the third year in a row to avoid swimming, fishing and other recreational activities in the river and creeks in Mississippi's capital city, after a recent evaluation from the state environmental agency.