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  Mississippi casinos gear up for year two of sports betting and football season

Year two of sports betting in Mississippi is just getting started. And it comes just as football season is gearing up for kick-off.

  Antifa-themed vandalism spray painted on the Capitol Building

  Lawmakers hear from Gulf Coast, Delta leaders on flooding impact

  ‘Irate’ father arrested after barging onto school bus and screaming profanities at students

Mississippi AG joins 50 attorneys general and 12 companies in fight against illegal robocalls

’Batman and Robyn': Efforts to bring Waffle House to Oxford moving in the right direction

  Reeves and Waller debate less than a week ahead of runoff election

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Waller refutes ‘liberal’ advertising claims, looks ahead to November

Mississippi River Commission makes stop in River City to hear flooding concerns

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

  Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

  Fitch vs. Taggart: All eyes on the GOP battle for Attorney General

Judge: Lawsuit involving Jones County oil companies can move forward

Mississippi ranked the most Fortnite obsessed state in the country

Fortnite is the most popular video in every single state with over 250 million registered accounts.

21-month-old left in vehicle for hours before being found dead by police in north Mississippi

An infant appears to have been left inside a hot vehicle for several hours before being found by Booneville police officers.

New reported case of West Nile Virus brings state total to six

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019 on Monday.

Ole Miss to open $32M campus recreation center this month

The center is free for students. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members must buy memberships.

  AMA President discusses push for more mental health services in Mississippi

MSU football player pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

  Women in medicine honored by the Mississippi State Medical Association

  Study: Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

  Lower Delta flood victims on slow road to recovery

Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

SCAM ALERT: State official issues warning on scam calls involving high school spirit items

These calls are coming from a 678 or 404 area code or 1-866-397-7330 and are often asking for sponsorships over $800

  Miss. man files lawsuit against Roundup, claims it gave him lymphatic cancer

The popular weed-killer, Roundup, is the number one selling herbicide in the world.

  Future of Mississippi’s U.S. History state test unclear as task force recommends its elimination

Mississippi high school students could soon have one less testing requirement.

  Driver’s license stations in Mississippi to reopen Thursday for regular hours

After a system outage closed all driver’s license stations throughout the Magnolia State Wednesday, the Department of Public Safety announced the reopening just before 4 p.m.

  Potential Mississippi lottery retailers start submitting applications

We're more than 100 days away from the first lottery tickets being sold in Mississippi and retailers are starting to submit applications.

  Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

In order to obtain the esthetician’s license, eyebrow threaders must complete 600 hours of instructions over a minimum of 15 weeks and pass two exams, but the classes do not cover eyebrow threading.

  Homeland Security leader addresses targeted violence against faith-based communities

The leader of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was in the capital city Tuesday for a forum on Faith-Based Communities.

Mississippi receives more than $1.9 million in grant funding to upgrade 911 call centers

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $1.9 million in grant funding to the state of Mississippi to upgrade 911 call centers to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported, brings state total to five

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

  Some undocumented immigrants involved in Mississippi ICE raids allegedly stole American citizens’ identities

Some undocumented immigrants have been allegedly using American citizens' identities to get jobs.

Governor Bryant declares this week ‘Hurricane Camille 50th Anniversary Week’

Hurricane Camille made landfall in Mississippi near Waveland in the nighttime hours of August 17th, 1969.

Children affected by raids rally for change

Kids directly impacted by the raids held a youth-led prayer today on the Canton Square. Making Homemade signs, and voicing their opinions.

Man killed in shooting at Mississippi church

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.

'Here are the facts’: ICE spokesman releases statement ahead of planned protests after raids in Mississippi

In the statement, Cox wrote that people planning to protest are doing so “based upon incomplete information and/or rumors.”

Sunday begins Hurricane Camille memorial week

As the 50th anniversary of the storm approaches, Gov. Phil Bryant wanted to make sure the historic event was commemorated in a fitting way, with not just one day of reflection, but an entire week.

'It’s so painful’: Families affected by ICE raids ask for mercy

Families are still dealing with the fallout of Wednesday's immigration raids.

Trump: Mississippi immigration raids “serve as very good deterrent”

ICE raids took place Wednesday morning at seven locations across Mississippi and 680 people were detained in the largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in the nation’s history.

Koch Foods holding job fair following Mississippi ICE raids

ICE raids took place Wednesday morning at seven locations across Mississippi and 680 people were detained in the largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in the nation’s history.

Religious officials release joint statement regarding recent Miss. ICE raids

Religious officials from across Mississippi released a joint statement Friday regarding recent raids at food processing plants by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

2.8 magnitude earthquake hits Madison County

Several people have reported the light shaker near the Nissan Plant.

  After ICE raids, what happens to children affected?

One of the questions many of are asking surround concerns about the fate of the children of those detained in Wednesday’s ICE raids.

  A look inside the citizenship process

The road to becoming a united states citizen is a lengthy one. There are several steps a person has to go through just to become a citizen, as well as countless laws and regulations.

  Nearly 300 detained in ICE raids released, officials confirm

300 of 680 detained in ICE raids on Tuesday have been released, agents said.

MIRA holds press conference following several ICE raids across state

ICE raids took place Wednesday morning at seven food processing plants across Mississippi and 680 people were detained in the largest singe-state worksite enforcement operation in the nation’s history.

  Tate Reeves and Bill Waller prepare for GOP gubernatorial primary runoff

Tate Reeves and Bill Waller Jr. are heading to a runoff in three weeks.

680 people detained in largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in nation’s history

These locations include Peco facilities in Canton, Bay Springs and Sebastopol.

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

This week, a group called Mississippi Strong -- a political action committee -- launched an ad campaign attacking what they call Hood’s liberal alliances.

Federal agents raid Bay Springs chicken plant

Federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and ICE Homeland Security Investigations are conducting raids at multiple locations across the state.

Current Coast mayor, former Coast mayor to face off in state race

The race for Public Service Commission, Southern District will feature two Coast residents, each with experience serving as mayors.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

Choose the political party, then click on any county in Mississippi to see how the vote breaks down among the candidates for governor.

Man charged in Miss. cross burning pleads guilty to federal hate crime

A second suspect pleaded guilty Monday to burning a cross in a predominantly African American area of Seminary on Oct. 24, 2017.

  VIDEO: Mississippi’s top statewide candidates say why they deserve your vote in Tuesday’s primary

Candidates for statewide office came from all across Mississippi to stump at the Neshoba County Fair this week, and we caught up with them.

  Researcher talks about evolution of an active shooter

Active shooters don't evolve overnight. The signs can be detected, one expert says.

State Auditor releases annual Audit Exceptions Report

State Auditor Shad White announced Monday the release of the annual report listing all instances of misappropriation, misspending or theft of public funds over the last fiscal year.

Gov. Bryant orders all flags to be flown at half staff after recent mass shootings

He issued a state executive order Sunday afternoon.

Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza boycott results in low attendance

“There’s a marked decrease in attendance, both in attenders and attendees,” said Nick Barnes, one of the few people to attend the extravaganza."

Circuit clerks offices open Saturday for absentee voting

Mississippi is just days away from the primary elections for statewide offices. Absentee voting began on June 24 and ends for the primary election on Aug. 3.

Department of Health calling attention to pet-friendly restaurants

Creel has had his restaurant pet-friendly restaurant open for years. He said that after learning about this food code, the restaurant will turn away any future furry customers.

Former Hattiesburg mayor offers condolences to fellow Secretary of State candidate

Johnny Dupree, a Democratic candidate for Mississippi Secretary of State, offered condolences to fellow candidate Sen. Michael Watson over the recent passing of his mother.

Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicks off amid controversy

The Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza kicks off Friday afternoon at the Mississippi Trademart, but this year’s event is entangled in controversy.

  Mississippi lottery opens applications to vendors

Vendors who are interested in selling lottery tickets can now submit applications to do so, said the Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Friday.

  Gubernatorial candidates speak at Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fair political speeches are considered one of the last big campaign stops ahead of next Tuesday's election.

  What you need to know about the Hepatitis A outbreak in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health is joining other states across the country to fight the spread of Hepatitis A.

  Lt. Governor candidates make their pitches to voters at the Neshoba County Fair

The race that drew a big crowd Wednesday was the Lt. Governor’s race, and it’s not expected to be a primary fight.

  Surviving the shooter: Police chief offers tips for living through mass shooting

If a shooter opens fire where you are, what should you do?

Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner arrested during separate investigations by Miss. Bureau of Narcotics

Both cases are currently ongoing investigations by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

USM to offer free tuition to Mississippi National Guardsmen

The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with the Mississippi National Guard to offer free tuition to the state’s citizen soldiers and airmen.

  It’s possible: Deer season in the South Delta might not happen this year

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is about to make an important decision about this years hunting season.

Neighbors describe suspected Walmart shooter as quiet and nice

Neighbors of accused Walmart shooting suspect react to his arrest

2 employees killed, officer wounded in shooting at Southaven, Mississippi Walmart; suspect shot, in custody

Police cars are surrounding Walmart on Goodman Road in Southaven.

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

One picture taken in Jackson over the weekend and then posted to Facebook may sum up the problem in one snapshot.

Senators Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith co-sponsor proposal to rebuild deficient bridges

Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced that their Bridge Investment Act has been included in America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act.

Reeves holds lead over Waller in latest Mason-Dixon poll; still short of 50% needed to avoid runoff

Statewide, 41% of likely Republican primary voters support Reeves and 31% back Waller, but third-place candidate Robert Foster is drawing 13% of the vote.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks withdraws from Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks voted unanimously to withdraw from the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza and will not participate in future events until further notice.

  'We loved our relative’: Family of Emmett Till demands justice after Ole Miss students pose with bullet-ridden memorial

The family is now demanding justice, an apology and charges be brought against whoever was responsible for damaging the memorial.

  Criminal justice reform rally demands end to mass incarcerations in state prison system

Supporters of criminal justice reform made their voices heard during a demonstration Monday in Brandon.

Health departments hold back-to-school immunization clinics

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering a one-stop-shop for students to get their vaccination requirements.

Man turns himself in after stabbing incident on MSU campus

Officials say they have responded with increased patrols.