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A businessman who had contracts with the Mississippi prison system has been sentenced to five years in prison in a bribery scheme involving the state's former corrections commissioner. The Clarion-Ledger reports ( )... [Read More]
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - There's no argument that Mississippi lacks in revenue these days. Governor Phil Bryant has made four cuts to the state's budget because of it. The legislature is currently crafting the... [Read More]
A larger share of Mississippi high schoolers than ever before are graduating. The state Department of Education announced Thursday that the graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent last year. That's still below the... [Read More]
The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate is calling the Democrat "one of the most consequential presidents in... [Read More]
Mississippi's eight public universities and its business recruitment agency are signing an agreement to work together to improve the state's economy. Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce and Mississippi Development Authority Director Glenn McCullough... [Read More]
[anvplayer video="WJTV:1220825"] JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson police are investigating the whereabouts of a man that has been missing for three weeks. Tuesday Dec. 27 was the last day Mary Armon saw her boyfriend... [Read More]
Two crashes on I-20 near Ellis Avenue cause traffic delays in both westbound and eastbound lanes. According to Jackson Police, a fire truck lost it's hose in the eastbound lanes, causing at least... [Read More]
[anvplayer video="1220601"] JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - There are at least four legislative bills that could make penalties tougher for attacking law enforcement officers. Firefighters and emergency medical technicians are also included in some of... [Read More]
Today is Alzheimer's Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. This day is an opportunity to have open dialogue with Legislators and staffers about services offered by organizations for those who live with Dementia.... [Read More]
The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general's powers. [Read More]
The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general's powers. But the bill is being held for another debate. A Republican chairman needs to pick up just a few... [Read More]
A man police say was driving a pickup that killed three people faces second-degree murder charges. Jackson police announced Tuesday that they had arrested Tony Harper, 24, on three counts following the Saturday... [Read More]
The Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson is going to be razed and replaced by a new exhibit hall attached to the Mississippi Coliseum. The Mississippi Business Journal ( ) reports that city commissioners... [Read More]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant received some praise and some criticism for his 2017 State of the State speech, which he gave Tuesday night at the Capitol: ____ State Treasurer Lynn Fitch,... [Read More]
The text of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's 2017 State of the State address, as prepared for delivery Tuesday:... [Read More]
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student... [Read More]
The text of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's 2017 State of the State address, as prepared for delivery Tuesday: Thank you, Mr. Lt. Governor, for your kind introduction. To you and the speaker: Thank... [Read More]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican says in his State address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a... [Read More]
A critic of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is again trying to restrict his powers to bring lawsuits. The House Judiciary A Committee on Tuesday passed House Bill 555 , which would require... [Read More]
A new Mississippi law says local school boards can appoint replacements for elected superintendents who resign in the next three years. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 32 ( ) on Tuesday, and... [Read More]