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  VIDEO: Hancock Co. man finds one dead dog, rescues 3 that are starving

Outraged people throughout South Mississippi are sharing videos taken in Hancock County showing three malnourished dogs and the body of one deceased dog.

Escaped inmate captured in Covington County; 2 still on the run

  Task force meets to discuss progress and needs to advance Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms

SBA offering assistance to businesses affected by harmful algae bloom

  Governor Tate Reeves discusses next steps for MDOC

Unloaded gun found in student’s possession at Tupelo elementary school

MBI investigating shooting death of 17-year-old Ellisville girl

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Manhunt continues for escaped Covington County inmates

Mississippi is least physically active state in U.S., study finds

Historic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech donated to University of Memphis

IHL delays vote on request to relocate Confederate statue at Ole Miss

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

  Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

Mississippi River predicted to reach flood stage at 3 Miss. cities by mid-January

The gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure were closed Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to high water.

Jay-Z lawyers join lawsuit against Mississippi prison officials

Hip Hop artists Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are moving forward after threats of legal action against Mississippi due to conditions at state prisons.

Former Ocean Springs mayor says events leading to arrest were “a big misunderstanding”

Former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran was arrested late Monday night after an officer found her lying on Washington Avenue. But Moran says the whole situation was “a big misunderstanding.”

Claiborne Co. authorities capture man wanted after girlfriend found dead

The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended a man wanted after his girlfriend was found dead.

More than 200 homes left damaged in DeSoto County

Legal moonshine made in Kiln, Mississippi

  Governor Phil Bryant reflects on his time in office

MDOC contracts with private prison to house Parchman inmates in wake of recent violence

Endangered/Missing Child Alert canceled for 13-year-old girl out of Monroe County

  ‘We’re talking about a medication’: Gulfport doctor breaks down benefits of medical marijuana

  Woman says her pleas to MDOC warning of gang activity, corruption in Parchman were ignored

The woman is claiming her incarcerated brother and other inmates knew of the Parchman riot plans back in December.

  Inaccurate gang names in MDOC database lead to questions

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a gang database that lists errors in gang names that may have been there for years.

  Anti-gang legislation expected to be filed again in Mississippi Legislature

Mississippi lawmakers will soon have another opportunity to pass what's been called an "anti-gang" bill.

Miss. Board of Health expresses ‘strong opposition’ to medical marijuana ballot initiative

Mississippians will still be allowed to vote for or against the amendment in November of 2020.

  ‘That’s somebody’s son’: Families of inmates at Parchman say they’re worried, angry at conditions

Family members have concerns about their loved ones amid the gang violence and reportedly deplorable conditions at Parchman.

  2020 legislative session begins amid concerns about MDOC

Both the incoming and outgoing leadership were meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss temporary solutions for MDOC’s problems.

Hattiesburg recognizes firefighter for rescuing 3-year-old from well

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the city of Hattiesburg recognized a Hub City firefighter who helped rescue a 3-year-old boy from a Jefferson Davis County well on Saturday morning.

  Mississippi congressmen respond to rumors of “World War 3” and military draft

Currently, the 114th Military Police Company out of Clinton is the only Mississippi Guard unit in the region.

  Gov. Bryant says blame falls on inmates for violence in state prisons, not his administration

"The inmates are the ones that take each other’s lives. The inmates are the ones that fashion weapons out of metal."

Vernon Dahmer statue unveiled at Forrest County Courthouse

A statue memorializing slain civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer was unveiled in downtown Hattiesburg.

Governor Bryant working with officials to ‘restore order and control’ at Parchman

The investigation continues into a rash of riots and violence into MDOC.

Families, friends of inmates - and some inmates themselves - fearful over violence

As state prisons continue to be on lockdown after a week of violence, family members and friends of inmates – as well as some inmates themselves – are feeling helpless and frightened.

  No Power, No Pillows: June inspection report shows conditions inside Parchman

A June 2019 inspection report from the Mississippi State Department of Health reveals the condition inside the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

  Investigators say Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords fighting in state prisons

The violence in state prisons is, for the most part, related to a feud between the Vice Lords and the Gangster Disciples.

MDOC lockdown forcing counties to cover work normally handled by inmates

The lockdown of state, private and regional facilities by the Mississippi Department of Corrections has left many communities scrambling to cover the workload normally handled by state inmates.

Mississippi scratch off games bring $54 million since November debut

Lottery players are anxiously awaiting the release of the Mega Millions and Powerball games in just a few weeks.

Families of Miss. prisoners concerned about safety after recent string of violence

Many families with loved ones being housed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary are concerned about safety follow the death of three inmates in three days.

Attala Co. authorities searching for missing man

The Attala County Sheriff’s office is asking for helping locating 22-year-old Anfernee “Ant” Lusk.

Executive Director of MDEQ to step down Jan. 13

The executive director of the MDEQ announced Friday that he will be leaving the agency this month.

  Mississippi’s qualifying period opens for candidates running for federal office

You'll be heading back to the polls soon. This time you'll be casting a ballot for federal races. The qualifying period for candidates to file papers opened today and will close on the 10th.

MDCPS: Runaway teens have been missing since November

MDCPS officials said the brothers ran away on Nov. 19, 2019.

  Families of alleged rape victims inside Yazoo Regional Correctional Facility want justice

Two women allege that they were sexually assaulted by three guards in the Yazoo County Regional Correctional Facility. The guards are on leave, and the women's families are on a mission.

One dead, two injured after fight at Chickasaw Regional Correctional Facility

One inmate is dead and two are injured after a fight at the MDOC Regional Correctional Facility in Chickasaw County

MHP New Year’s holiday enforcement period ends with 79 DUI arrests and 3 deaths

MHP has concluded its New Year’s holiday enforcement period.

  New federal law aimed at combating robocalls

No one wants to ring in the new year with...more robocalls. There's some good news to pass along in the fight to keep those calls at bay.

  Former JPD officers talk about area where 2 children were shot on Medgar Evers

Two former JPD officers tell us about the area where two children were shot in a drive by on Tuesday. It's known for a high crime rate, drugs, and gangs.

  Cecil Brown reflects on 24 years of service and what he hopes for future of Mississippi

Tuesday marks the last day in office for Central District Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown.

MDPS commissioner Marshall Fisher announces retirement, plans to pursue other opportunities

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher announced Tuesday that he is retiring from state government, effective January 31, 2020.

  Jackson church congregation needs an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building

Southside Baptist Church has been at it's location on Raymond Road since 1939, and has been serving the inner city for many years. Now they need an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building.

  Mississippi pastor discusses security measures in wake of Texas church shooting

Pastor Jesse Horton at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson is rethinking the security of their sacred space.

Customers, businesses see returns in Mississippi lottery

Around the state, both customers and convenience stores are seeing returns from the state lottery scratch-off tickets.

1 dead after officer-involved shooting in DeSoto Co., DA says

Person killed during officer-involved shooting in DeSoto County.

Favre named among top NFL quarterbacks ever

Brett Favre selected as one of top 10 quarterbacks in history of the National Football League.

  Vicksburg approves plan to recover unpaid fines by going after income tax refunds

Vicksburg city officials are giving the green light to exercise a plan allowed under legislation signed into law last year. It will let the city go after state income tax refunds to recover those unpaid fines.

  ESPN reporter’s death prompts questions about dangers of pneumonia

More people are asking about the dangers of pneumonia after the passing of ESPN reporter Edward Ashcoff.

  Using federal charges to put away violent criminals in Jackson

The "convicted felon in possession of a firearm" charge is helping to get violent criminals off the streets of Jackson, officials said.

Pine Belt teen with heart condition reads Christmas cards

Christmas cards are all one Pine Belt teenager asked for this Christmas.

BEHIND BARS: Police arrest the Grinch before he can steal Christmas joy

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. But now, no more Christmas joy - or gifts! - can be stolen.

  Mississippi Strong: MBI agent wounded in fatal shooting grows ministry in fallen agent’s honor

Almost four years after a fatal standoff in Tishomingo County, the memory of a fallen agent and the grace of God are powering a ministry started by an MBI agent.

  U.S. Attorney chastises Jackson officials, judges over crime in the capital city

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst had strong words for criminals, but also for officials he said are not helping the problems.

Two victims identified in Moss Point double homicide, 3rd victim remains in critical condition

Police are investigating a double homicide after two people were found in a Moss Point house and a third was critically injured.

Attorneys for Willie Godbolt say it’s unlikely they will use insanity defense

Attorneys for Willie Godbolt say it’s unlikely they will use an insanity defense when trial starts on February 10, 2020

High school dropout graduates top of his class from Challenge Academy

Saturday was Graduation Day for Camp Shelby cadets, who went through a 22-week program where they got their high school equivalency diplomas.

  Mississippi teenager asks for Christmas cards as he waits for heart transplant

Waylon Walker, 14, just wants to know how many cards he can get for Christmas as he waits for a donor for a new heart.

  U.S. Marshals lead crime sweep in Jackson, dozens arrested

The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force just conducted a crime sweep in Jackson aimed at picking up some of the capital city's toughest criminals.

Hattiesburg woman wins car

Christmas will be a little brighter for one lucky woman thanks to a Pine Belt car dealership.

  Maj. Gen. Janson Boyles will remain Adjutant General of Mississippi

Major General Janson D. Boyles will remain Adjutant General of Mississippi.

  Mississippi Department of Transportation uses humor and pop culture references for memorable message boards

MDOT uses pop culture references and humor as they brainstorm ideas for message boards over the state highways.

  Brandon and Flowood outlaw teen vaping; Rest of Rankin County expected to follow

Vaping under the age of 18, or 21 for students of Rankin County Schools, has been outlawed in Brandon and Flowood.

  Lt. Governor-elect Delbert Hosemann discusses preparations for the 2020 legislative session

Lt. Governor-elect Delbert Hosemann discusses his legislative priorities for the 2020 session that begins in January.

  Serial killer claims another victim in South Mississippi but authorities don’t know who she is

Little claimed he killed five women that he picked up in the Gulfport area. Three of the five women have been identified, but two of his victims remain unknown.

  2 more arrested in fatal I-20 Frontage Road shooting

Two additional arrests were made by U.S. Marshals in the shooting death of Jorge Ramirez Morales on the I-20 Frontage Road near Beasley on December 6.

Charges dismissed against man accused of shooting his toddler and another man

All of the charges have been dismissed against a Saucier man accused of killing his toddler while firing multiple shots at another man in self defense.

LIST: Pine Belt schools closing Tuesday after storms

Some Pine Belt schools have announced closures for Tuesday after severe weather passed through the area Monday night.

  Curtis Flowers granted bond 23 years after quadruple murders in Winona

A Winona man who’s been tried six times for the same crime was given a $250,000 bond.

  18 months after being shot in the head, Brookhaven boy gets prosthetic skull

A boy who was shot in the head a year and a half ago underwent surgery Wednesday to put in a prosthetic skull.

  Proposed Constitutional Amendment would provide strengthened crime victims’ rights

Mississippi does have a crime victims' bill of rights in law. But a law can be changed, so the attempt is to get it enshrined in the State Constitution.

MSU running back Kylin Hill entering 2020 NFL Draft

The Columbus native released a statement on social media Thursday afternoon.