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First case of Monkeypox identified in Mississippi

On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its first case of Monkeypox in a Mississippi resident. The specimen was tested at the ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:45 am


Incoming health officer backs postpartum Medicaid expansion

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s incoming state health officer has stated his support for expanding postpartum Medicaid coverage. The policy, which some Republican lawmakers oppose, would ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:16 pm


Mississippi clinic ends challenge of near-ban on abortion

The Mississippi abortion clinic that was at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade ended a lawsuit Tuesday in ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:30 pm

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Lafayette County flagged as “high risk” for COVID-19

Confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to MSDH have continued to increase. Lafayette County has been recently flagged as “high risk” for the spread of COVID-19. The county ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, July 18, 2022 10:00 am


WIC further expands formula options to combat nationwide shortage

Starting today the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC) will temporarily expand its formula options for participants. This ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:30 pm


Man sentenced on lesser charges in Lorenzen Wright’s slaying

A Tennessee man serving life in prison after his first-degree murder conviction in the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was sentenced Friday on ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 10:19 am


Lone Mississippi abortion clinic seeks legal path to reopen

Attorneys for Mississippi’s only abortion clinic filed papers Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to block a new law that bans most abortions and to ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, July 8, 2022 3:30 pm


Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:15 pm


DeSoto County man pleads guilty to making threats of racial violence

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to buy an assault rifle after making racist threats online. Aubrey Sakai Suzuki, 21, ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:15 am


Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, equal pay, CRT, Parker’s Law

Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, July 1, which is also the first day of the new state budget year. Teacher Pay ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:32 pm


Mississippi clinic challenges law banning most abortions

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a state law that will ban most abortions. The lawsuit says the Mississippi Supreme ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:55 am

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10-day clock starts on closing Mississippi abortion clinic

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has taken a step to activate a law that will ban most abortions in the state. The 2007 state law ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, June 27, 2022 8:03 am


Juneteenth holiday weekend approaches

The term Juneteenth is a blend of the words June and nineteenth. The holiday has also been called Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day. Often ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, June 16, 2022 9:15 am


US Sen. Wicker of Mississippi again tests positive for COVID

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has again tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Monday. His communications director, Phillip Waller, said Wicker took ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:30 am


Help swallow-tailed kites come home to Mississippi

Swallow-tailed kites are among Mississippi’s most striking birds with their contrasting black and white feathers and long V-shaped tails. Researchers have asked that sightings of ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, June 13, 2022 10:10 am


Tishomingo County ER doctor sentenced to prison for tax evasion

An emergency room doctor from Golden, Mississippi has been sentenced to almost three years in prison today for failing to pay his taxes. According to ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:35 pm


Mississippi election: 1st Congressional District ballot

Mississippi holds party primaries today for its four U.S. House seats, with three Republicans and one Democrat seeking reelection including Republican Rep. Trent Kelly. Polls ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:22 am


Ex-governor Ronnie Musgrove seeks to open medical marijuana testing facility

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is teaming up with a health care executive to apply for a state license to open a medical marijuana testing ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, June 3, 2022 12:30 pm


First all-female rideshare business in Mississippi launched

Troublesome incidents involving women rideshare passengers and drivers have increased enough to prompt an entrepreneur in Mississippi’s capital to come up with a new business. ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, May 30, 2022 9:16 am


Inflation will make your Memorial Day BBQ more costly

The upcoming Memorial Day BBQ will be a lot harder on consumer wallets this year. Barbecue staples like hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beer are ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:22 am


Judge: Ex-cop Kinne must pay $2.2M to children of woman he killed

OXFORD (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former Mississippi police officer to pay $2.2 million to four children of a woman whom he ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, May 27, 2022 5:33 pm


Mississippi: reading test almost at pre-pandemic pass rate

A preliminary snapshot of 3rd graders’ literacy proficiency in Mississippi shows a passing rate nearly the same as before the COVID-19 pandemic, the state education ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, May 27, 2022 8:50 am

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