Latest Mississippi News

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

The Latest: Trump could return to Mississippi for senator

Nov. 14, 2018 8:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who's facing a Democrat in a runoff. The White House is looking at holding a rally in...

Challenger: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' comment harmful

Nov. 14, 2018 7:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging," her black Democratic challenger said Wednesday. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the remark in a video that surfaced Sunday. She praised a cattle rancher at a Nov. 2...

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 7:38 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 6 p.m. A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee. DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin,...

Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement

Nov. 14, 2018 12:25 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chief executive officer of the nation's largest public utility has announced his plans to retire. Bill Johnson of the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed his plans during a board meeting Wednesday in Tupelo, Mississippi. Johnson joined the federal utility in 2013. He turns 65 in...

Police: DNA leads to arrest of Utah man in Mississippi rape

Nov. 14, 2018 4:50 AM EST

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say DNA from a 2014 rape in Mississippi was recently matched to that of a Utah man arrested on a drug charge this year. News outlets report 32-year-old Aaron Roy McMillian of American Fork, Utah, was arrested Friday on a rape charge and is at a Utah jail awaiting an...

Utah State cruises past Mississippi Valley State, 94-59

Nov. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Brock Miller hit six 3-pointers and put up 26 points as Utah State boosted its record to 3-0 with a 94-59 win over Mississippi Valley State Tuesday night. The Aggies scored 100 points or more in the first two games of the three-game home stand to start the season, the first time in...

Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2018 8:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual misconduct....

The Latest: Senate candidates in Mississippi agree to debate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The two candidates in a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi have agreed to their only debate of the campaign season. Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Jon Kalahar says...

Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

Nov. 13, 2018 8:27 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi. News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early...