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Mississippi: State in the United States
Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.


Ice likely caused fiery rural Louisiana plane crash that killed three, report says

The plane was on its way from Jackson, Mississippi, to Shreveport. The Monroe Regional Airport tower lost contact with the plane at 2:10 p.m. - Published

Columbus ship replicas arrive in Mississippi

Replicas of the Christopher Columbus ships Niña and Pinta have sailed into a Biloxi harbor in Mississippi. About a dozen spectators lined a pier as the ships arrived. (Feb. 20) - Published

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Mississippi floods appear to peak, parts of Jackson under water [Video]Mississippi floods appear to peak, parts of Jackson under water

Floodwaters in central Mississippi appeared to hit their peak on Monday, potentially allowing the area around the state capital Jackson to avoid any casualties after the Pearl River reached its highest..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Mom, 6 kids killed in Mississippi house fire [Video]Mom, 6 kids killed in Mississippi house fire

A mother and her six children perished in a house fire Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

Tap water widely contaminated across U.S. -report [Video]Tap water widely contaminated across U.S. -report

The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, according..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:18Published

Jay-Z and Yo Gotti sue Mississippi prison over 'Inhumane Conditions' [Video]Jay-Z and Yo Gotti sue Mississippi prison over 'Inhumane Conditions'

According to CNN, Yo Gotti and Team Roc — the philanthropic extension of Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation — secured legal representation for more than two dozen inmates to be able to sue..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

Cheaters In These Nine States May Want To Reconsider [Video]Cheaters In These Nine States May Want To Reconsider

In Georgia cheaters don’t receive alimony. Cheating in Michigan can lead to a life sentence in prison. Cheaters in Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota or Utah..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


AP Top Stories February 20 A

Here's the latest for Thursday February 20th: Contentious Democratic debate in Las Vegas; Trump holds rally in Phoenix; Mass shooting in Germany; Mississippi floodwaters receding. - Published

Not enough guards, too many inmates: Mississippi prisons a perilous place to work

Guards risk their lives in a high-turnover job no one else wants as the number of prison inmates in Mississippi continues to grow. - Published

Shooting outside Mississippi hospital leaves 3 dead

shooting outside mississippi hospital leaves 3 dead
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman and an unarmed security guard in a Mississippi hospital parking lot Wednesday before driving to a nearby...
WorldNews - Published

More rain forecast for flooded South during near-record wet winter

Another round of heavy rain was forecast for the waterlogged South this week, adding to the misery for residents in Mississippi and Tennessee. - Published

Mississippi floodwaters forecast to recede

The swollen Pearl River appears to have crested in Mississippi's capital of Jackson at just under 37 feet, but Gov. Tate Reeves warned the hundreds of evacuees not to rush back home until they get the.. - Published

Mississippi floods appear to hit peak with parts of Jackson under water

Floodwaters in central Mississippi appeared to hit their peak on Monday, potentially allowing the area around the state capital Jackson to avoid any casualties after the Pearl River reached its highest..
Reuters - Published

Historic flooding continues in southern U.S.

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee. - Published

'I'm worried': Flood waters rise around Mississippi's capital

The swollen Pearl River flooded homes in Jackson, Mississippi with murky brown water. - Published

Mississippi flooding allows man to pull 'dinner' from Pearl River

This makes fishing look easy. - Published

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern U.S.; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee - Published

Mississippi residents watch historic flood water rise: 'Going to be financially crushing'

Jackson, Mississippi, residents who never thought about flooding are now worried their homes will be drenched as the Pearl River continued to rise. - Published

Coronavirus, Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Flooding: Your Monday Briefing

Here's what you need to know. - Published

Historic flooding slams Mississippi as river continues to rise: 'This thing isn't over yet'

The Pear River rose to its third highest level in recorded history Sunday morning. Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday. - Published

Mississippi prison crisis: 18th inmate dies since Dec. 29, second in 24 hours

An unidentified inmate died Sunday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, marking the 18th death at state prisons since Dec. 29. - Published

As Flooding Spreads in Mississippi, Officials Say the Worst Is Still Ahead

Heavy rains have swamped a reservoir and pushed the Pearl River over its banks, forcing evacuations. The river may not crest until Monday. - Published

Mississippi braces for floods as Pearl River hits 37-year highwater mark

Mississippi urged thousands of people in the Pearl River flood plain to evacuate as the river reached its highest level in 37 years near the state capital on Sunday and was not expected to recede for..
Reuters - Published

Major flooding threatens residents in Mississippi as reservoir nears capacity

In Jackson, Mississippi, the Pearl River is expected to crest at 38 feet by 6 p.m. on Sunday, its third highest on record. - Published

Mississippi Governor Declares Emergency Amid Rising Floodwaters

Officials urged thousands to evacuate as the Pearl River threatened central Mississippi with the worst flooding in decades. - Published

Threat of historic flooding forces evacuations in Jackson, Mississippi

The Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, is expected to rise to historic levels this weekend, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes. - Published

Flood forces Mississippi residents to flee homes

Residents along a rain-swollen river in Mississippi are packing up belongings and fleeing to higher ground to escape what authorities warn could be devastating weekend flooding. (Feb. 14) - Published

Mississippi gave 'Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase's nonprofit over $2M in welfare money

Mississippi doled out more than $2.1 million in welfare to a religious and wrestling nonprofit run by ex-wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., state records show. - Published

Jackson State University president arrested in Mississippi prostitution sting

Police made contact with the alleged offenders in prostitution sting through online "dark web" sites, where services were discussed. - Published

Mississippi fire: Mother and six children killed in house blaze

The only survivor is the father who was injured trying to save his family, officials say.
BBC News - Published

Mother, six children die in Mississippi house fire

A mother and her six children died when a fire destroyed their home early Saturday in Mississippi, authorities said. The father was the lone survivor of the early morning blaze in Clinton. (Feb 8) - Published

'We ask for your prayers': Mom, 6 kids killed in Mississippi house fire, authorities say

The father, who attempted to rescue his family, survived according to a Clinton, Mississippi spokesman. - Published

Three people dead in fiery rural Louisiana plane crash

The plane was on its way from Jackson, Mississippi, to Shreveport. The Monroe Regional Airport tower lost contact with the plane at 2:10 p.m. - Published

Violence in Mississippi prisons poses urgent threat, rights groups say

Civil rights advocates on Thursday called for urgent changes at Mississippi's state prison system, where 15 people have died in gang violence since December, after the U.S. Justice Department launched..
Reuters - Published

Former Mississippi Welfare Director Charged With Embezzling Millions

John Davis, who last year retired from the Department of Human Services, used some of the funds to pay for Brett DiBiase, a former professional wrestler, to go to drug rehab, the state auditor said. - Published

Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Mississippi Prisons

For weeks, Mississippi’s prisons have been gripped by crisis, including at least a dozen inmate deaths. On Wednesday, the Justice Department responded to the turmoil. - Published

Justice Department investigating Mississippi prison conditions amid slew of deaths

Fifteen inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since December. Many of the deaths were the result of stabbings and fights. - Published

Almost 200 dogs rescued from Mississippi puppy farm

The Tunica Humane Society found 102 dogs in one building and 90 more dogs outside in makeshift cages.
BBC News - Published

15th state inmate dies amid Mississippi prison crisis, cause under investigation

Jesus Garcia, 39, is the 15th inmate to die in a Mississippi state prison since Dec. 29 and the fifth in little more than a week. - Published

Mississippi governor to close notorious prison unit after string of inmate deaths

Gov. Tate Reeves told lawmakers Monday he has ordered the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman's notorious Unit 29 closed. - Published

Postal worker dies a week after being shot while delivering mail in Mississippi

The local community rallied around Ingold by hosting prayer vigils, dressing in purple and placing purple bows along her mail route. - Published

School's in with Alice Cooper, Muhammad Ali's gym, Goldblum vs. plastic: News from around our 50 states

University offers scholarship in 'Hate U Give' author's honor in Mississippi, organ pipe theft attempt leaves church in shambles in New Jersey, and more - Published

University of Alabama students escape injury after charter bus bursts into flames in Mississippi

A video posted on Twitter shows a charter bus engulfed in flames. The bus was carrying University of Alabama students, who were evacuated safely. - Published

More Slayings at Parchman as Mississippi Confronts Prison Crisis

Several inmates have been killed in Mississippi prisons in the past month, a crisis that underscores the dangers of a system the state’s new governor has called a “catastrophe.” - Published

Two more Mississippi inmates killed in prison: 9 inmates dead in less than a month

The most recent deaths appear to be "an isolated incident," the Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a tweet. - Published

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