The Justice Department suggested that Otis Byrd’s death in March was a suicide, though it did not specifically say he killed himself.
Fans and musicians paid respects to Mr. King in Indianola, where he once picked cotton and busked for dollars on a juke-lined downtown.
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber were married near Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday.
The review found that conditions at the Hinds County Adult Detention Center in Raymond and the Jackson City Detention Center in Jackson violated the constitutional rights of prisoners.
The raids came after a 15-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which focused on the illegal sale and distribution of painkillers including oxycodone and hydrocodone and the tranquilizer Xanax.
Fifty years after the war on poverty highlighted need in Appalachia, Roger May set out to dispel stereotypes and redefine how the region was portrayed in photographs.
A fifth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two police officers last weekend.
The officers were killed during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg on Saturday night, and a hunt was underway for a suspect who fled in the officers’ car, according to local news media.
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday will call for a path to citizenship for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, an apparent attempt to set a clear contrast with Republicans while appealing to a crucial bloc of Hispanic voters.
A judge ruled that the federal government must pay for Hurricane Katrina damage caused by the failure of a canal built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Health departments in three states have issued alerts about more users of the synthetic drug being rushed to hospitals, with some cases resulting in death.
The penalties BP will have to pay in restoration may finally give the Gulf of Mexico’s fragile ecosystem the long-term care it needs.
Two Mississippi women who were among a group of 10 people that repeatedly searched the streets of Jackson for black people to assault were sentenced Thursday to multiple years in federal prison.