Mississippi

Army National Guard Closes Armories

Army National Guard is closing four armories and more closures could be on the horizon. As it cuts the size of its force, the National Guard is closing readiness centers in Grenada, Menden Hall, Lumberton, and Nettleton. Those doors will…

MS Senators Oppose USDA Proposal

Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are among a bi partisan group who oppose a proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule regarding SNAP benefits that they say could limit food access in rural areas. The U.S.D.A. plans to increase…

CDC Gives Mississippi Zika Funding

In preparation for the possible spread of the Zika virus, the centers for disease control and prevention has given Mississippi funding to fight the virus. The CDC gave the magnolia state 400 thousand dollars to improve the ability to rapidly…

Lawmakers Tour Roads & Bridges With MDOT

We're months away from the 2017 legislative session, but this week Mississippi lawmakers toured the state looking at what legislators continue to say is one of the state's biggest issues infrastructure. Of those inspecting our roads and bridges with MDOT…

Two Facing Bribery Charges In Epps Case

Set to appear in court today one of two people indicted on bribery charges in the kick back corruption case involving former MDOC commissioner Christopher Epps. 53 year old Mark Longoria, the CEO of a drug testing corporation, is set…

Tax And Budget Review

Legislative leaders are launching a review of Mississippi’s tax system and government spending, Saying they want to move away from income taxes and toward charging people based on their use of government services. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and house speaker…

Religious Objections

A federal judge has denied a request by Governor Phil Bryant to allow the religious accommodations act to take effect during the appeal process. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the same judge who blocked the law hours before it would…

Mississippi Sues Landlords

The state of Mississippi is going after landlords and would be landlords who promised to fix up property after hurricane Katrina for low to moderate income tenants but failed to abide by the terms of their forgivable loan agreements. The…

Opening Arguments Today

Opening arguments are scheduled in a fraud case against a Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for gulf oil spill litigation. Online court records show prosecutors dropped 22 counts of fraud before jury selection began Monday in Gulfport…

Former Mississippi Mayor Re-trial

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis in a different county. Mississippi's court of appeals Tuesday overturned Davis's 2014 conviction in Desoto County on two felony charges. The appeals court found that the trail judge should have moved the case outside Desoto…

Federal Judge Blocks Religious Accommodations Act

A federal judge killed Missississippi's controversial "religious freedom" law Thursday night minutes before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves stated that the bill was an unfortunate example of mississippi trying to write discrimination into…

House Goes To 2nd Day Of Session

The Mississippi house will convene again *today* for a second day of a special session addressing the state's budget deficit. State Senators passed a bill Tuesday to let Governor Phil Bryant dip further into the state's financial reserves to plug…

Governor Bryant Calls Special Session

State Legislators will be making a trip to the capital tomorrow. Governor Phil Bryant has called a special session to address shortfalls in Mississippi’s 2016 budget. The session will open at 10 am with one item on the agenda legislation…

Planned Parenthood Sues Mississippi

Planned Parenthood is suing Mississippi over a new state law that bans Medicaid from spending money with any abortion provider. The suit was filed Wednesday in a Jackson Federal Courtroom. It says the Hattiesburg clinic does not offer abortions so…

Special Session On Budget Possible

Governor Phil Bryant could be forced to call a special session to balance the state budget if a record revenue is not generated this month. By law, the governor is requiring to keep the state's budget balanced at all times.…

Torch Run For State Games Of Mississippi

Let the games begin for the 25 annual state games of Mississippi. Earlier this morning Jourdyn Combs ran the lit torch in her hometown of Gulfport to honor the games. Combs was selected as athlete of the year in 1999…

Search Continues For Two Buried

Rescue crews are still trying to find two men who were buried in a pit collapse in Copiah County. Officials say Emmitt Shorter and James "Dee" Hemphill were trapped after the collapse of a gravel pit at green brothers gravel…

Service For Shania Caradine

A Mississippi community is mourning the death of an eight month old baby who died after her father reportedly left her in a hot car. Joshua Blunt claims he forgot his daughter was in the car when he went to…

Mississippi Gun Shop Smash And Grab

Authorities in Mississippi are looking for two thieves following a brazen smash and grab in a small town and it all caught on tape. The two suspects used a stolen truck to ram their way through the front wall of…

Four Dead In Small Plane Crash

Four people are dead after a plane crash this morning in Tupelo. Officials say the small private plane was headed for Virginia and fell from the sky shortly after taking off from the tupelo airport. A total of four people…

Help Military Family After Fire

A Mississippi National Guard unit in Biloxi is working to help one of their own after a devastating fire. Three kids and five adults lost their home in Mississippi May 7th after they say a charging cube short circuited. Private…

Ryan's Wednesday Night Forecast

I've backed off on the rain percentages for tonight, the system has moved considerably slower and only isolated showers are forecast through tonight and into tomorrow morning. These showers will slowly increase in frequency and strength as we head into tomorrow…

$56.8 Million Mistake Found in Mississippi Budget

Statement of Legislative Leadership "Late last week, we were made aware of a staff error that led to expected general fund revenues to be overestimated by $56.8 million during the FY2017 budget negotiations,” said Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker…