Mississippi State News

Parent Outraged over Lawmaker Reply

“I see that you are not a native of the great state of Mississippi. I appreciate you going to the trouble to share your views with me but, with all due respect, I could care less. I would, however, recommend…

Guns in Church Bill Moving Forward

The Mississippi Legislature is coming closer to passing a law that would allow guns in church. A Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow places of worship to designate people with concealed carry permits as security and make…

Senate Boosts Education Funding In State Budget

JACKSON – Public schools, universities and community colleges could see increased funding under a Fiscal 2017 budget passed by the Senate today, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. “The Senate budget reflects our priorities with increased funding for education and lower…

Job Creation Bill

Legislation to bolster Mississippi’s workforce is on the way to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk. The House passed a Senate bill today. The bill creates the Mississippi Works Fund to provide highly focused workforce training for new and existing businesses. This…

Flood Waters Devastate North Mississippi

The widespread flooding triggered by last week’s storm system extends all across the state. Coahoma County residents say there's not much they can do now, after staggering 15-inches of rain fell over the area in the past few days. The…

Possible Gas Hike For Road Repairs

Today the State Senate Transportation Committee will consider whether to increase Mississippi’s gasoline tax and put additional registration fees on vehicles to help pay for highway and bridge repairs. The proposed bill would generate about $441 million dollars a year…

Federal Court Deadlines Set In Flag Case

A federal judge is ordering attorneys to file arguments over whether courts have authority to decide if Mississippi should remove the Confederate Battle Emblem from the state flag. A March 21 deadline has been set for briefs by Attorney General…

Pearlington, Mississippi

Mississippi and Louisiana officials say flooding on the Pearl River may come a day later than expected. Hancock County emergency management says flooding on the river that forms the southern end of the state line may not come until late…

Governor Phil Bryant Addresses Emergency Response Plans

“We are preparing for the worst while praying for the best.” Those were the words from Governor Phil Bryant in Gulfport today. Governor Bryant addressed emergency response plans for this slow-moving, developing storm system that’s already proven deadly and caused…

Woman Rescued from Flood Waters

Flooding is already becoming an issue in North Mississippi. A woman in DeSoto County had to be rescued after driving her car into standing water. WHBQ cameras caught a woman spinning out and being rescued from flood waters in DeSoto…

Escaped Inmate Killed in Vicksburg

The murder suspect who escaped a Warren County Jail last week has been shot and killed by a Vicksburg couple. This morning, a Vicksburg man told police he was attacked by 34-year-old Rafael McCloud who broke into his garage and…

Mississippi Flag Lawsuit

"Take it down" was the rallying cry at the Mississippi state capitol in Jackson Tuesday. The state flag is now at the heart of a federal lawsuit. In the shadow of the state flag, a large crowd gathered on the…

State Primary Results

It is Mississippi’s presidential primary Election Day 2016. According to election officials, more voters than usual were expected to cast ballots. With this being a presidential election, the Republican Party has 40 delegates at stake tonight while the Democrats have…

Interview with Political Consultant Howie Morgan

We’ve talked about what the results from this year’s races mean for the state of Mississippi, which voted in the primary today. Now, we’ll take a look at the national stage. Political consultant Howie Morgan has been following these races…