Mississippi State News

Storm Continue

People along the east coast are hoping the ride is over after severe thunderstorms suspected of spawning tornados destroyed homes and knocked out power to thousands. Severe weather left our area and made its way up the east coast Wednesday…

State Money

A bill to use state money to pay for private school tuition or for home schooling is off the table, but Mississippi house members are keeping alive a plan that could allow students to transfer from poor-performing public school districts…

Capital Murder Indictment Issued

More than a year after a teenage girl was burned alive in North Mississippi; her family may now have some closure in her murder case. 27 year old "Quinton Tellis" has been indicted on capital murder charges in the 2014…

Pass Christian Student

Two Mississippi students are top youth volunteers for this year's "Prudential Spirit Of Community" awards and one is very local. Seventeen year old "Lindsey Meyer," a senior at Pass Christian High School is receiving a one-thousand dollars award, *plus* a…

Jackson Water Problems

The Mississippi State Department of Health says pregnant women and young children should not consume Jackson water straight from the tap because of concerns about lead levels. The department issued precautions Wednesday, weeks after releasing results of testing that showed…

No Redesign For State Flag

Mississippi legislators will not attempt to redesign the state flag that features the confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't reach consensus on removing the symbol. Yesterday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and…

Teams Being Sent To Document Damage

Tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the gulf coast on Tuesday, mangling trailers at a RV park, ripping off roofs from buildings and killing at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi.   At least seven tornadoes hit southeast Louisiana…

Storm Damages

A reported tornado caused some damage but no injuries near New Orleans' main airport. High winds ripped off roofs and downed trees around the greater New Orleans area. Other suspected tornadoes were reported north of Lake Pontchartrain and west of…

Lawmakers Push Tanning Ban for Teens

Some state lawmakers are working to stop teenagers from soaking up rays at tanning salons. They cite evidence of an increased risk of skin cancers from using tanning beds, especially for high school and college-aged women. News 25’s Kendra Turley…

Lawmakers Push Tanning Ban for Teens

Some state lawmakers are working to stop teenagers from soaking up rays at tanning salons. They cite evidence of an increased risk of skin cancers from using tanning beds, especially for high school and college-aged women. News 25’s Kendra Turley…

Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department Offering Thanks

As the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department continues to grieve the weekend shooting death of one of its own, officials are offering thanks to all the law enforcement and first responders who came to their assistance. Early Saturday morning, Mississippi Bureau…

Fed up with 50th Rally

One of the parents heading to Jackson to fight on behalf of public education is Gulfport School District parent Becky Guidry, also a member of Fed up with 50th. She joins us live in the studio.

Fed up with 50th to Rally in Jackson

A group of parents around the state have been fighting for more funding for public schools and now they’re taking that fight to Jackson. On Wednesday, Fed up with 50th will head to Jackson to make sure their members of…

Weapons Allowed on College Campuses

A newly revised policy will allow visitors with enhanced carry permits to carry registered weapons in public spaces on campus at Mississippi’s eight state universities. Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce says in a news release that the state college…

Seventh Grader Dies of Flu

A Delta school shuts down as a precaution after a student dies of the flu. School officials say seventh-grader Cheyenne Hicks, a student at Washington School in Greenville, died of flu and flu-pneumonia. The school is closed until Wednesday. Acting…

Charter School Expansion Bill Passes

Both education committees in the Mississippi Legislature have passed bills that would allow students to attend public charter schools located in districts outside their own. As the law stands now, students must live in the school district where the charter…

Bill Passes for Armed Security in Churches

New legislation passed by the Mississippi State House of Representatives could allow churches across the state to have legally armed security. House bill 786, known as the Mississippi Church Protection Act, would allow houses of worship to designate members to undergo…

Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling

Today, daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel put a notice on their website that those in the state of Mississippi are not allowed to play. The daily fantasy sports games have been under scrutiny as seven other states have…

Two State Flags?

A state House leader suggests having two separate but equal flags: one with the Rebel cross and one without. Some lawmakers want the divisive Confederate battle emblem removed from the Mississippi flag. Others want to punish public institutions that refuse…

More Charges in Clarksdale Officer Shooting

Clarksdale police have filed new charges against the two men suspected of shooting a Clarksdale police officer and robbing a grocery store. Police arrested 19-year-old Johnny Robinson Jr. on charges of attempted murder and two new counts of armed robbery.…

Governor Kasich To Hold Rally On The Coast

News 25 has confirmed that presidential hopeful and Ohio governor John Kasich will be making his way to the Coast next week. The public rally for the Republican candidate will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday February 24th at Café Climb.…

Wildfire Crosses State Lines

News 25's Laurene Callander tells us about Wildfire that is currently crossing Mississippi state lines in to Alabama.

One in Custody after Officer Shooting in Clarksdale

Police in Clarksdale now say two suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting of a police officer. Corporal Derrick Couch was shot in the head while investigating a robbery yesterday. Police had surveillance video of the two suspects…