A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them -- 56 percent -- have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they've been involved in "sexting," the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity. Among those in a relationship, 4 out of 10 say their partners have used computers or cellphones to abuse or control them.
New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.
If being state treasurer were like being a investigative reporter, Lynn Fitch would be a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Ocean Springs Mayor and Democratic State Treasurer candidate Connie Moran hopes her message to voters helps fend off Republican opponent Lynn Fitch in the general election in November. Moran was unopposed in the August primaries.
A Mississippi federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by gay teenager Ceara Sturgis over the Copiah County School Districts refusal to include a picture of her in a tuxedo in the high school yearbook's senior section.
Top lawmakers meet this week to start planning how Mississippi will spend tax dollars during the budget year that begins next July 1.
Charles E. Hickson Sr., one of two men who reported they were abducted from the banks of the Pascagoula River by aliens in 1973, has died at the age of 80.
A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.
Homeland Security grants after Sept. 11, 2001, helped the state prepare to handle Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies, Mississippi officials say.
Poor leash law enforcement has led to dogs mauling or killing more than 30 cats in the downtown area, Natchez residents say.
JACKSON -- A temporary restraining order was issued Friday in Panola County to stop the sale of photos, official correspondence and other items from the estate of the late Mississippi Gov. Cliff Finch.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi governor's race on Friday was narrowed from four candidates to two, with only the major-party nominees remaining on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi coast braced Saturday as squalls from the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Lee swept in, bringing heavy rain and sparking sporadic tornado warnings. Officials urged motorists to either stay home or take precautions if out in the heavy rainfall associated with Lee, especially along U.S. Highway 90.
Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.
Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that he won't get deeply involved in helping any presidential candidate until Republicans choose their 2012 nominee.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and top lawmakers said they'll reveal details later this week about job-creation incentives the Legislature will consider during a special session Friday.
Two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center that collapsed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are on the way to Hattiesburg for a memorial at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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