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Third lawsuit seeks to block religious objections law

Updated: 06/03/2016 - A third federal court case seeks to block a Mississippi law that will let government clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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ACLU complaint challenges new Alabama laws

Updated: 06/03/2016 - The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging two new Alabama abortion restrictions, one banning clinics near schools and another banning a second-trimester abortion procedure.

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Debate continues over TANF drug testing

Updated: 06/02/2016 - Opponents of drug testing for some welfare recipients say it's a waste of taxpayer money. Supporters say it's worthwhile.

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Coats pleads guilty in overtime embezzlement scandal

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Former county administrator, Benjie Coats pleaded guilty June 1. Judge William Barnette accepted the plea in exchange for a testimony against the other three former county employees, involving an embezzlement scandal.

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Parchman back on lock-down amid problems

Posted: 06/01/2016 - Part of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman is back under lock-down only days after restrictions there had been lifted.

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Bryant says secular world angry over religious objections law

Updated: 06/01/2016 - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the "secular, progressive world" vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Trump considering Sessions for VP

Updated: 06/01/2016 - As Donald Trump considers a running mate, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is floating the name of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

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