Latest Mississippi News

Man pleads guilty to killing his own mother on Mother’s Day

Nov. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his own mother on Mother’s Day 2017. Antonio Gladney, 37, of Shannon, appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded guilty to murder, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Investigators...

Historic designation considered for iconic Jackson hotel

Nov. 20, 2019 11:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A hotel that was a gathering spot for Mississippi lawmakers and lobbyists may be saved from demolition if it can become a historic landmark. Trustees for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History have put downtown Jackson’s Sun-N-Sand Motor Hotel on consideration for a...

Deputy: Man stole ambulance with napping crew member in it

Nov. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A man is accused of stealing an ambulance that had a napping crew member in it and leading authorities on a car chase that ended when he tried to flee on foot. Lauderdale County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun tells WTOK-TV that Zachary Hopson hopped into the ambulance at...

Mom, boyfriend charged with capital murder in baby’s death

Nov. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EST

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Police have charged a Tennessee couple with capital murder in the death of a 1-year-old child at a Mississippi hotel. News outlets report the child’s mother, 18-year-old Kentavia Chapman, and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Pierre Jarrell, both of Memphis, are also charged with...

Mississippi Highway trooper charged with domestic violence

Nov. 20, 2019 6:48 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper accused of grabbing a woman and forcing her into a car has been charged with domestic violence. News outlets reported Tuesday that Columbus Police also charged 33-year-old Devodrick Sims with malicious mischief. The victim accused him of grabbing...

Buffen, Tyree double up to send Ole Miss past Seattle 65-52

Nov. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Rebels had two different defensive performances in a 65-52 win over Seattle Tuesday, and it did not go unnoticed by coach Kermit Davis. “For 29 minutes, we guarded them at the level we expect,” Davis said. “In the final eight minutes or so, I was...

Louisiana Tech routs Mississippi Valley St. 76-43

Nov. 19, 2019 10:03 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton registered 13 points as Louisiana Tech easily beat Mississippi Valley State 76-43 on Tuesday night. Isaiah Crawford had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (3-1). Amorie Archibald added 10 points. Caleb Hunter had 12 points for the Delta Devils (0-5), whose season-opening...

Mississippi governor-elect looks to hire for administration

Nov. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov.-elect Tate Reeves says he is looking to hire talented and driven people to work in his administration. The Republican was elected Nov. 5 and begins his four-year term Jan. 14. He said during a news conference Monday that his focus since the election is “laying...

Restaurant owner: FDA agents check for labeling of fish

Nov. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A landmark restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was closed for several hours by agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bobby Mahoney is owner of Mary Mahoney’s Old French House restaurant in Biloxi. News outlets report that he issued a statement Tuesday saying...

Report: Mississippi laws cause ‘extreme’ prison sentences

Nov. 19, 2019 3:59 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s habitual offender laws are causing “extreme” prison sentences that are disproportionally affecting African American men and are costing the state millions of dollars for decades of incarceration, according to a new report by a nonprofit advocacy...