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State health department braces for impending hospital crisis

As the Mississippi health care crisis worsens and threatens to imminently shutter hospitals in the Mississippi Delta, the state Department of Health is taking...

It’s Valpo vs. Ole Miss for the first time since ’99. Remember?

Valparaiso will visit Ole Miss for a basketball game Saturday, the first time the two teams have met since Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew hit the...

Jackson meets the man tasked with fixing its water system

The new temporary face of Jackson’s water rehabilitation introduced himself Wednesday night to residents at Forest Hill High School, a recurring backdrop for the...

Empower releases report on violent crime in Mississippi

Mississippi’s homicide rate is significantly higher than the national average, according to a new analysis of FBI crime data by Empower Mississippi. The overall...

Federal judge greenlights Mississippi execution

The scheduled execution of death row inmate Thomas Edwin Loden Jr. will be allowed to proceed, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.  U.S. District Court Judge...

Phase out income tax or cut taxpayers checks? GOP lawmakers, governor disagree

Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and other GOP Senate leaders want to use a huge revenue surplus to give Mississippi taxpayers one-time rebate checks. Republicans...

‘The Gangs Run the Prison’: Witness Disputes Official Parchman Death Count

A gang helmsman at Unit 30B of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., shouted a threatening message about some inmates he had singled...

State auditor says Dept. of Ed mishandled bidding process using federal funds, something MDE...

Mississippi State Auditor Shad White announced his office’s annual report on the state’s federal spending Tuesday, with a special focus on the Mississippi Department...

Historic Flu Season Growing In Mississippi, But Prevention Possible

The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the worst flu season in over a decade, with more than 78,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 deaths...

Legislative leaders approve budget plan, leaving at least $1 billion for consideration in 2023...

Legislative leaders approved a starting budget proposal for the quickly approaching 2023 session that leaves the state with an unprecedented $3.9 billion in unencumbered...