- Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage Updated: Jul-01-16 9:15 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.
- Officials tell Bryant to withdraw $63.1M to cover budget gap Updated: Jun-30-16 8:05 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Budget officials recommended Thursday that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant withdraw $63.1 million from state savings to cover the 2016 deficit.
- La, Miss abortion laws similar to overturned Texas law Updated: Jun-27-16 6:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mississippi's abortion restrictions will likely be the first outside Texas to be affected by Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning requirements that abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges, the leader of the Center for Reproductive Rights said.
- The Latest: Sponsor: Ruling may mean end to Mississippi law Updated: Jun-27-16 3:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on likely effects of the Supreme Court's latest abortion ruling in Louisiana and Mississippi (all times local):
- Mississippi officials react to Supreme Court migrant case Updated: Jun-23-16 10:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Reaction from Mississippi officials to a divided decision from the U.S. Supreme Court blocking President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Mississippi was one of 26 Republican-dominated states that challenged the Obama initiatives in court:
- Bryant among GOP governors meeting with Trump in New York Updated: Jun-14-16 10:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Jackson airport board says new FAA rule to stop takeover Updated: Jun-14-16 7:30 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A new federal policy means Jackson's two airports are likely to stay under the control of the current five-member board appointed by Mayor Tony Yarber.
- Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Mississippi flag Updated: Jun-14-16 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it.
- Mississippi governor: Lower flags to honor Orlando victims Updated: Jun-13-16 2:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on state property to honor those killed or wounded in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
- Louisiana, Mississippi react to killings at Orlando gay club Updated: Jun-12-16 8:39 pm
Louisiana is ready to support Florida in any way possible to bring justice for the people killed in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. He also said he and legislators will participate in a "moment of unity" Monday in the Capitol Rotunda.
- Mississippi to close privately-run prison as inmates dwindle Updated: Jun-10-16 7:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi officials plan to close a privately-run prison in Leake County in September, another sign of Mississippi's falling prison population after lawmakers cut prison sentences.
- Official seeks more rights work as prosecutor sets up unit Updated: Jun-08-16 8:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says there's more work to be done to guarantee the rights of citizens in Mississippi and nationwide.
- FEMA denies federal funding to for April flooding Updated: Jun-02-16 10:56 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied federal funding for late-April flood damage in South Mississippi. FEMA says the total damage amount doesn't meet the threshold for a disaster designation.