From the Wire
High Court Won't Hear Mississippi Lawsuit Over Talcum Powder The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a request by Johnson & Johnson to halt a Mississippi lawsuit over its talcum powder products.
Initial Funding Approved for State Mental Health Monitor A federal judge has approved funding for an independent monitor to collect and analyze data on how Mississippi's mental health system is working to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
Democrat from East Mississippi Takes Oath in State Senate The Mississippi Senate is back up to its full membership of 52 people after Democratic Sen. Rod Hickman of Macon was sworn in Wednesday at the state Capitol.
Mississippi to Receive Nearly $75M in Infrastructure Funding Mississippi will receive nearly $75 million in water infrastructure funding as part of the recent bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced this week.
Eyesore: Illegal Trash Dumps Cause Problems in Jackson An illegal dump site is filling up with tires, exacerbating blight in Mississippi's capital city.
Abortion Debate Epicenter: Mississippi Clinic Stays Open As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a Mississippi case Wednesday that could topple abortion rights nationwide, the state’s only abortion clinic was busier than ever: Volunteers continued to escort patients into the bright pink building while protesters outside beseeched women ...
Two New Members Nominated for State Health Board An obstetrician-gynecologist and a pharmacist have been nominated by Gov. Tate Reeves to join the Mississippi State Board of Health.
Mississippi's Reeves Touts Anti-Abortion Law Before Hearing Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Appellate Court Upholds Ex-Pastor's Rape and Battery Conviction Troy Anthony Piccaluga, then 48 and former pastor of the Eagle Lake and Redwood United Methodist churches, was arrested March 30, 2018, at his home by Warren County sheriff’s deputies after an investigation into a complaint about a girl between ...
Some Families Still Waiting for Pandemic Food Benefits About 345,000 Mississippi children were set to receive a benefit of $375 per child through the Pandemic EBT program, according to the state. The Mississippi Department of Human Services said in September the money would be distributed by the end ...
Mississippi Loses Supreme Court Water Fight with Tennessee A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday rejected a claim that the Memphis, Tennessee, area has been taking water that belongs to Mississippi from an underground aquifer that sits beneath parts of both states.
Ex-Deputy Municipal Clerk Faces Embezzlement Charge A former deputy municipal clerk in a Mississippi town was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling cash from residents paying their water bills.
Mississippi Senator Sworn in for Seat He Previously Held Democrat Kelvin Butler of Magnolia was sworn in to the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, returning to the seat he previously held for 12 years.
Many in Mississippi's Capital Left With Little or No Water Residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being warned to boil water before using it because of low pressure in the aging water system.
Woman Who Won Freedom from Prison in 2011 Dies of COVID-19 Jamie Scott, a woman who won freedom from prison a decade ago after being convicted with her sister in a 1993 armed robbery in Mississippi, then went on to become an advocate for justice, has died of COVID-19.