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State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, right, speaks about the state's continued efforts in dealing with COVID-19 during Gov. Tate Reeves' daily media update session in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Reeves also discussed how the state is responding to the continuing growth of unemployment demands and helping direct assistance for self-employed, church employees, gig workers, and others who were previously ineligible for unemployment assistance. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi physician: 'One wild weekend' can spread virus

May. 28, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Social gatherings are fueling the spread of the new coronavirus in parts of Mississippi, the governor and the state health officer said Thursday. They said people need to follow public health guidelines even if they are tired of doing so. “Every county is one wild weekend from...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea's central bank lowers rate to 0.5%

May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US deaths from coronavirus surpass 100,000 mark. —...

Rep. Manly Barton, R-Moss Point, presents a slew of budget bills during a House Appropriations Committee meeting at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Because several committees are large, the House chamber is being used as a committee meeting room when lawmakers are not in general session. Lawmakers are spaced out to observe the social protocol. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi legislators could extend their disrupted session

May. 27, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature is working to extend its session that has already been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Senators and representatives originally were scheduled to be at the Capitol from early January until early May to enact new laws, plug holes in the...

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, left, confers with an unmasked Gov. Tate Reeves in Senate Chambers at the Capitol prior to a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the state's economic outlook and anticipated revenue collections as affected by COVID-19, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Governor: Mississippi reopening plan has 'freedom with risk'

May. 27, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he will allow all types of businesses to reopen Monday but they must follow safety guidelines to try to minimize spread of the new coronavirus. “This does not mean the threat is gone,” Reeves said. “COVID-19 is a...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 27, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ May 22 The Dispatch on the Mississippi Department of Corrections' new leader: Given the current state of Mississippi’s prison system, as well as its sordid history, there should have been a couple of obvious priorities for the person who would be the new...

Burl Cain responds to a reporter's question after being introduced by Gov. Tate Reeves as the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections during his daily coronavirus update for media in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Cain was warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, which is commonly known as Angola, for 21 years. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Mississippi prisons nominee faces Senate scrutiny

May. 24, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nominee to lead Mississippi's troubled prison system, Burl Cain, spent 21 years as warden of Louisiana's Angola penitentiary, resigning in early 2016 amid ethics questions about how public money was spent during his tenure. Advocates for inmates' rights have also condemned his...

A patron rushes into the WaterView Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday, May 21, 2020, for a morning of gaming, following a two-month shutdown due to coronavirus. Casinos statewide are allowed to reopen Thursday, amid enhanced restrictions to keep customers and employees safe. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi virus cases surpass 13,000 with 433 hospitalized

May. 23, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi have surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities, according to the state health department. The figures on the state health department website Saturday showed totals as of Friday night. They showed the state, with a...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Some tattoo shop owners say business will never be the same

May. 23, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Italiana Anderson Tattoo shop owners face major challenges navigating the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. After months of being closed, shops are now allowed to open with new guidelines such as daily deep cleaning, face shields for artists and contact-less payments. On April 1, Gov....

Gov. Tate Reeves speaks about selecting Burl Cain, the former warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola, as the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Correction, during Reeves' daily coronavirus update for media in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi gov extends home order, lets water parks open

May. 22, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he's adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he's also easing restrictions on water parks and other outdoor sports and leisure venues. The home order had been set to...