Schools in Jackson and Harrison counties have reported more coronavirus cases among teachers, staff and students, than any other county in Mississippi since children returned to class, according to newly-released data by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Three police departments in Jackson’s metro counties -- Madison, Ridgeland and Clinton -- haven’t cited any people or businesses for violating Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive orders on mask mandates, according to top officials within those agencies.
“Some want to claim that Mississippi is a major source of illegal guns in Chicago, and I don’t think any statistician in the country is going to say that less than three percent is a major source of anything,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
As the Jackson Zoo gets ready to welcome visitors back for the first time Saturday, city leaders remain confident they will be able to secure an exhibitor license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture following an inspection of the zoo’s facilities next month.
A north Mississippi coroner’s claim that the Mississippi State Dept. of Health inaccurately recorded deaths as caused by COVID-19 -- even if the virus played no role in that death -- has been debunked by 3 On Your Side and deemed “ridiculous” by the agency.
Jackson’s mayor believes the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a recent spike in killings, comparing the Capital City’s statistics to a national analysis of larger cities showing increases in killings and decreases in other types of violent crime.
As coronavirus cases rapidly increase in Mississippi -- with nearly 10,000 added in the last week alone -- Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday he used week-old data from early July to make decisions on whether counties should face greater restrictions.
A 3 On Your Side analysis of thirteen Mississippi counties initially pegged with mask mandates shows fewer new cases and a downward trend in three of them, according to data from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
While there’s no shortage of social media comments from people who think Mississippi’s strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19 isn’t the right move, posts from current and former lawmakers echo some of those sentiments, including one dubbed “not accurate” by the state’s health officer.
Despite widespread claims on social media that concealed carry permit holders could violate state law if they choose to wear a mask, a 3 On Your Side analysis finds only two states consider that illegal, and Mississippi isn’t one of them.
Gov. Tate Reeves continues to stand behind his claim over the weekend that recent increases in coronavirus cases here are tied to protests that happened here, and he says the same is true nationally as well.
In one week, Mississippi saw its biggest spike in coronavirus cases: more than 3,800 cases, many of these concentrated in more populated areas of the state than health experts observed since the pandemic began here in March.
Tuesday’s record-high coronavirus cases in Mississippi -- coupled with slightly increasing virus-related hospitalizations -- could spell trouble for the state’s health care system, according to an internal medicine specialist who’s seen the impact for himself over the course of the pandemic.
It took just three months for the coronavirus to kill more Mississippians than influenza/pneumonia did in an entire year, according to a cursory analysis of data from the state Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fifteen minutes into Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Burl Cain, the former warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary whose exit came amid three state investigations, a Mississippi senator asserted that information he had been given on those allegations proved to him that Cain had been “exonerate
Nearly four years after a Lowndes County grand jury indicted a Columbus cop for shooting and killing a black man, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has dismissed the case, citing a lack of evidence to prosecute.
As Gov. Tate Reeves gears up to completely reopen the state on Monday, data from the Department of Health suggests Mississippi still hasn’t reached its peak of coronavirus cases, with average daily cases Wednesday hitting their highest point since the pandemic began.
As Mississippi stands to hit 15,000 total coronavirus cases by the end of this month, state leaders say hospitalization data is one of the biggest indicators to help determine if the state’s social distancing measures and COVID-19 strategies are working.
An analysis of state nursing home inspections and records of COVID-19 infections associated with nursing homes by the Washington Post reveals dozens of facilities had infection-related violations in the months before coronavirus infections.
This week’s newly-released audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services shows the lengths former agency head John Davis and others went to so they could keep spending tens of millions of your tax dollars -- unchecked -- for nearly three years.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there were no burglaries of federally licensed firearms dealers in the Southern district in 2019. So far that’s not the case this year, and authorities are cracking down.
Gov. Tate Reeves’ temporary ban on elective procedures and surgeries in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus has challenged many rural hospitals financially, with patient numbers dropping and some facilities dipping into their own reserves to keep doctors and nurses on staff.
Over the past three days, state leaders have been holding daily news conferences to keep the public informed during this coronavirus pandemic, yet also reveal the Mississippi State Department of Health keeps some details to itself, citing privacy and panic as primary reasons for the move.
Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.
Mississippi’s unemployment claims are nearly six times higher than they were earlier this month, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor, which reflect layoffs across the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mississippi’s correctional system has already seen 25 inmate deaths this year -- six of them ruled homicides -- but the state agency in charge of solving those killings has yet to release any information in those cases more than a month later.
Current and former NFL players say they have tested positive for drugs because of contaminated supplements. Scientists say it's a problem not just for athletes but anyone taking supplements - particularly those in performance-enhancement categories like weight loss and muscle building.
Despite investigating public officials in twenty-two counties and demanding $5 million of your tax dollars be paid back in 2019, State Auditor Shad White believes his investigators are winning the fight against corruption in the Magnolia State.