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Mississippi: Hanging Death Declared Not a Homicide

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00pm
The Justice Department suggested that Otis Byrd’s death in March was a suicide, though it did not specifically say he killed himself.

B.B. King Returns to a Mississippi Home, and Its Warm Embrace

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00pm
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 Marries Longtime Aide

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:00pm
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber were married near Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday.

Justice Dept. Faults Two Mississippi Jails

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Doctors Among Dozens Held in Raids Against Illegal Sales of Prescription Drugs

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Looking at Appalachia Anew

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:00am
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.

Justice Reform in the Deep South

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:00pm
Important progress has been shown in enacting much-needed changes in state prison systems.

Mississippi: Fifth Arrest in Officers’ Killings

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00pm
A fifth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two police officers last weekend.

Slain Hattiesburg Police Officers Are Memorialized

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:00pm
The memorial service came two days after the two officers were shot to death during a traffic stop.

Two Police Officers Are Shot and Killed in Mississippi

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Today in Politics: Clinton to Call for a Path to Citizenship

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:06am
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.

U.S. Liable in New Orleans-Area Flooding

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Surge in Hospital Visits Linked to a Drug Called Spice Alarms Health Officials

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:00pm
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 Gulf, Still at Risk

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

1965: Mississippi Floods New Areas

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:14am
From the International Herald Tribune archives: Mississippi flooding displaces thousands in 1965.

To Become a Bridge

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:00pm
A first-gen student’s journey.

Mississippi: Two More Sentenced in Hate Crime Death

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:00pm
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.