Citing errors by police, a Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of two white men accused of chasing and shooting at a Black FedEx driver who was making a delivery.
Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department said the Mississippi officers "caused harm to the entire community who feel that they can't trust the police officers who are supposed to serve them."
A new Mississippi law restricts who can help voters seeking assistance casting their ballots by mail. A federal judge ruled it limited access to the polls and was therefore not permitted.
Climate change is driving warmer winters, and several cities in the U.S. South have experienced one of their top five warmest meteorological winters this year. Farmers have adapted by using new or improved agricultural techniques, trying new crop varieties and even growing crops that were previously less common in their regions.
The Mississippi 17-year-old is not participating in her high school graduation ceremony because school officials told her to dress like a boy and a federal judge did not block the officials' decision.
Mississippi's Parchman Farm was once one of the country's most notorious prisons. The University of Mississippi has introduced college-level classes to offer inmates education - including the blues.
Plumes of smoke emanated from the charred remains of the home in Mississippi hours after a body was recovered. Dylan Arrington, 22, perished inside the home, authorities said.
Companies run by former professional wrestler Ted "Teddy" DiBiase Jr. received "sham contracts" in Mississippi and misspent millions of dollars of welfare money, according to a new federal indictment.
Western Mississippi is turning to recovery after being hit by a long-track tornado on Friday. Here's what made it so destructive — and why the impact of climate change on tornadoes is still unclear.
Extensive damage to buildings, homes and infrastructure can be seen across the area as the tornado moved from the southwest to the northeast directly through the town, the technology firm Maxar said.
The destructive tornado killed at least 26 people, leveled buildings and left thousands of customers without power.
A rare, long-track tornado left a trail of devastation — tearing buildings and leaving thousands without power. The tornado spanned roughly 170 miles and lasted over an hour, a NWS meteorologist said.
Axel Cox said he chose to burn the cross in front of his Black neighbors because of their race, saying he "intended to scare them into moving out of the neighborhood."
The family of a Mississippi man whose dismembered body was found in November said his newly released autopsy report shows he was murdered, and they called for a federal investigation into the case.
Supporters of the bill say they are trying to improve public safety in Jackson but critics say the bill is a paternalistic attempt to intrude on local decision-making and voting rights in the capital.