Mississippi

  • Teen allegedly shoots sister to death over video game dispute

    A teenage Mississippi girl whose 9-year-old brother allegedly shot her over a video game has died, according to ABC Tupelo affiliate WTVA-TV. Dijonae White, 13, died at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Tupelo Sunday evening after the boy allegedly shot her in the head during an argument Saturday over the video...
  • Man will face judge in fatal shooting of 8 people

    A Mississippi man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he shot eight people to death, including a deputy sheriff. Willie Cory Godbolt is scheduled to go before a judge Monday in Brookhaven to answer to the charges after being indicted Thursday. Charges include four counts of capital...
  • Major changes made in Mississippi Abortion Law

    Mississippi lawmakers have passed the country’s most restrictive abortion law, a measure the governor is expected to sign. The Mississippi House approved the measure in a 75 to 34 vote, according to The Associated Press. The bill would change the state’s current law prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy...
  • Long time Senator set to retire

    Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, will resign April 1, CBS News confirmed. The chairman of the Appropriations Committee announced Monday that his time in the Senate will come to an end in a month for health reasons. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,” Cochran, 80, said in...
  • After pot video surfaced Police Chief suspended without pay

    A Mississippi police chief was suspended with pay after a video recorded by his “very vindictive” wife emerged, apparently showing the lawman smoking weed. Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt is seen on a video obtained by WDAM babbling incoherently and puffing on a broken pipe — saying “I’m the only chief...
  • Small Mississippi Town Sued for Declining to Issue Permit for Gay Pride Parade

    A small town in Mississippi that declined to grant a permit for a gay pride parade is now being sued by two university students. Last week, the aldermen of Starkville, Mississippi, which is home to Mississippi State University and has a population of approximately 24,000 people, voted to turn...
  • Congressman John Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson police...
  • Klansman responsible for ‘Mississippi Burning’ dies in prison

    A Klansman who orchestrated one of the nation’s most notorious mass killings, the slayings of three civil-rights workers in 1964 in Mississippi, has died in prison. In 2005, a jury convicted Edgar Ray Killen on three counts of manslaughter in the June 21, 1964, deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael...
  • White House responds to congressmen who said they would skip a Mississippi civil-rights museumm opening because Trump will be there

    • The White House said it’s “unfortunate” two congressmen will skip the opening of a civil rights museum because Trump will be attending. • The congressional Democrats have said Trump’s “hurtful policies” are an insult to the people portrayed in the Mississippi museum. • The NAACP called for Trump...