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Police Advisory Board Begins Work

Updated: 09/01/2014 - Meridian's Police Advisory Board will make share feedback with the police department to help develop crime-fighting strategies.

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McDaniel Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

Updated: 08/29/2014 - A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

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MDOC Seeks New Prison Deals

Posted: 08/29/2014 - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate East Mississippi Correctional Facility and three other prisons in the state.

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Judge Considers Request to Dismiss Election Challenge

Updated: 08/28/2014 - A Mississippi judge says he will announce his decision about a motion to dismiss Chris McDaniel's election challenge Friday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport.

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Fourteen Mississippi School Districts Sue over Underfunding

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

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Senate Candidates Working Toward November

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Even as an election challenge is being pursued by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, his opponent and others are looking ahead to November.

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McDaniel Demands Election Records from Counties

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Attorneys for Chris McDaniel are demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Grant Awarded for Winston County Economic Plan

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Posted: 08/27/2014 - The Economic Development Administration has awarded a $100,000 grant to help foster economic development in Winston County, damaged by a tornado Apr. 28.

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Louisiana Governor Sues Feds over Common Core

Updated: 08/27/2014 - Louisiana's governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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AG Gets More Time to File Response

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.

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Mississippi Ballot Lists Cochran as Senate Nominee

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi elections commissioners have approved a November ballot listing Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.

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Advocates for Poor Concerned about New Law

Posted: 08/25/2014 - A new law in Mississippi could lead to drug testing of applicants for welfare, but advocates say they're concerned about the ripple effect.

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Challenger Wants Debates with Governor

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith says he's challenging Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of debates. But Bentley's office says Griffith has not contacted the governor's campaign.

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House Speaker Plans Listening Tour of State

Updated: 08/25/2014 - Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will make several stops across the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session.

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