A bridge inspector was working 120 feet above the Mississippi River when he spotted a distressed dog beneath the deck.
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Storm-weary residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast are preparing for a new weather onslaught as Tropical Storm Sally churns toward them.
"Overall, there was just this utter disrespect for teachers and their lives," a 57-year-old teacher from Indiana said. Teachers in three states have died from coronavirus-related causes since this school year started.
The single design of the magnolia will go on the November ballot. If voters accept the design, it will become the new state flag.
People along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Alabama, are preparing for twin hurricanes expected to hit this week within 48 hours of each other. "You're looking at a potential for a major flood event that lasts for some time," said a weather service storm expert. "And that's not even talking about the wind."
A man found fatally shot in a USPS delivery truck has been identified as a Mississippi Highway Patrol lieutenant.
The Mississippi capital named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, voted on Tuesday to remove the former Southern populist's statue from the grounds of City Hall in a 5-to-1 vote.
With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.
HISTORIC: Mississippi lawmakers voted on Sunday to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag, a bill that the Republican governor has promised to sign. The flag will lose its official status as soon as that happens.
For the first time ever, the Republican governor of Mississippi has said he will sign a bill to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag, if that bill is passed by the legislature.
Mississippi is the only state currently affected by the policy.
City council members in Gulfport, Mississippi voted unanimously to take down the state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem, from municipal buildings.
Pressure is growing in Mississippi to change the state flag, which features the Confederate symbol in one corner. The population of Mississippi is 38 percent black.
The crescendo of calls comes amid protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, and has reignited discussions over racial equality across the country.
Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to hit the Gulf Coast on Sunday night, bringing heavy rains that have already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico.
The presence of Confederate monuments across the South — and elsewhere in the United States — has been challenged for years, and some of the monuments targeted were already under consideration for removal.
Players from the SEC dominated this year's NFL draft.
A sheriff's deputy and his wife in Mississippi are among the dead after a tornado struck on Easter Sunday, part of a widespread deadly storm system leaving devastation across the South.
Storms killed at least six people in Mississippi and destroyed 300 homes in Louisiana.