Latest Mississippi News

A Texas school that was built to segregate Mexican American students becomes a national park

Jul. 17, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

A west Texas school built in 1909 for Mexican and Mexican American students as part of “separate but equal” education segregation was designated Wednesday as a national park. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland formally established the Blackwell School National Historic...

Mississippi state Sen. McLendon is cleared of DUI charge in Alabama, court records show

Jul. 16, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker said Tuesday that he has been cleared of a DUI charge brought against him last year in Alabama. Republican Sen. Michael McLendon of Hernando was arrested on June 5, 2023, near Foley, Alabama, after law enforcement officers said...

Hancock Whitney: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Hancock Whitney Corporation (HWC) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $114.6 million. The bank, based in Gulfport, Mississippi, said it had earnings of $1.31 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street...

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin had to hold it together at SEC Media Day as he spoke about late father

Jul. 15, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin came to SEC Media Days on Monday still grieving the death of his father, Monte Kiffin, a longtime and well-respected NFL assistant. Monte Kiffin died last week at 84. One of the architects of the successful and widely used Tampa 2 defensive scheme,...

A Mississippi judge removes 1 of Brett Favre's lawyers in a civil case over misspent welfare money

Jul. 15, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has removed one of the attorneys representing retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre in a state civil lawsuit that seeks to recover welfare money that was supposed to help some of the poorest residents in the U.S. but went to projects pushed by wealthy and...

4 people fatally shot outside a Mississippi home

Jul. 15, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Four people were found shot to death outside a home in north Mississippi, law enforcement officers said. Holly Springs Police Chief Chief Darryl Bowens told WTVA-TV that the bodies of three women were in a car and a man's body was on the driveway nearby....

Mississippi must move quickly on a court-ordered redistricting, say voting rights attorneys

Jul. 12, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi should work quickly to fulfill the court-ordered redrawing of some legislative districts to ensure more equitable representation for Black residents, attorneys for voting rights groups said in a new court filing Friday. The attorneys also said it's...

Mississippi election officials argue against quick work on drawing new majority-Black districts

Jul. 11, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Redrawing some Mississippi legislative districts in time for this November's election is impossible because of tight deadlines to prepare ballots, state officials say in new court papers. Attorneys for the all-Republican state Board of Election Commissioners...

Mother of the 'miracle baby' found crawling by a highway faces a murder charge in older son's death

Jul. 11, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three days after a 4-year-old boy’s body was pulled from a southwest Louisiana lake, and two days after the child's 1-year-old brother was rescued while crawling beside an interstate highway, Louisiana authorities announced a murder charge against the children's mother....

Long-unpaid bills lead to some water service cutoffs in Mississippi's capital city

Jul. 11, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water service is being shut off at some apartment complexes in Mississippi's capital city because of long-unpaid bills, the company that runs the Jackson water system said Wednesday. JXN Water said in a statement that it has made “major strides in improving...