16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

Governments warned that the hard-won gains against the scourge must not be jeopardized by relaxing social distancing over the holiday weekend.
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  Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign after disappointing primary results, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Hazard pay approved for over 100 city employees in Clarksdale, Miss.

Jackson names Friday ‘First Responder Appreciation Day’

NWS: Tornado safety top priority despite COVID-19 concerns

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  First Alert Forecast: Alert Day Easter Sunday

Mild, breezy Thursday ahead of a shower chance overnight, turning cooler Friday before an increasing threat for severe storms by Easter Sunday.
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  Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.

  2,260 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 76 deaths

Many South Mississippi residents support school remaining closed through end of year

Mississippi Blood Services desperately needs donations to save lives

  Prayer vigil held for 11-year-old killed while sleeping in bed

City of Jackson will use symptom tracker for COVID-19 hotspots

  Miss. family stages parade to comfort quarantined uncle who lost his wife to coronavirus

Mayor: Elementary school educator first coronavirus death for City of Jackson

  Surviving motherhood: Tips to boost your family’s immune systems

  • Coronavirus

83 residents at Calif. nursing home hit by coronavirus evacuated after staff fails to show for work

After staff at the 90-bed facility didn’t show up for work two days in a row, the patients had to be moved to other healthcare locations in the county.

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‘Snacks’ to be featured in livestream H-O-R-S-E game

  Season Delayed: Yankees’ Jonathan Holder back home in Gulfport amid COVID-19

Former Admiral & Mississippi State pitcher talks about the MLB's delay, his workout routine at home, and what the season might look like once baseball resumes.

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Blues singer Bobby Rush in quarantine after inconclusive COVID-19 test

  'I hope I never see anything like this again’: Charities, food banks desperate for supplies

  UMMC opens mobile clinic for respiratory patients

Two killed in deadly wreck on I-220 at Industrial Dr.

  Governor Reeves urges pastors not to hold in-person services during shelter-in-place

Governor Reeves invited a bishop who held Palm Sunday services to come and discuss why he's changing his mind about holding an Easter service.
  • Coronavirus

  Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Even as coronavirus deaths continue to mount across Europe, New York and other hot spots, the U.S. and other governments are slowly beginning to envision an exit strategy.

  WATCH: One-on-one interview with Gov. Tate Reeves

Miss. Fair Commission director arrested for promoting prostitution

Shelter insurance offering assistance to customers affected by coronavirus

  More than a dozen Memphis police officers test positive for coronavirus