Mississippi News

High Court: City Liable in Woman’s Death After 911 Violation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The city of Jackson is liable for the wrongful death of a woman who was killed after she called 911 and the operator did not tell her to remain on the line, the Mississippi Supreme Court …

Pharmacist Gets 10 Years For $180M Health Care Fraud Scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Mississippi pharmacist has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for a $180 million health insurance fraud scheme involving unnecessary prescriptions for expensive pain creams and other medications. Mitchell …

Lawsuits: Mississippi Capital City’s Water Harms Children

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city, which has been facing water system problems for years. One lawsuit represents one child, …

Supervisor on Miss. Ship Abused Multiple Women, Lawsuit Says

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A military manufacturer and a contracting company are being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly ignoring claims of sexual assault by staff members on Coast Guard ships in Mississippi, a news outlet reported. …

3rd Person Dies in Mississippi Highway Collapse

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A third person has died as a result of a highway collapse in south Mississippi two weeks ago. Amanda Williams of Wiggins died Saturday after being hospitalized since the Aug. 30 collapse, WLOX-TV reports. The collapse …

Barge Stuck on Alabama Dam, so Mississippi Yards Flooding

COLUMBUS, Miss.. (AP) — A barge is stuck against a dam in Alabama, causing flooded yards in Mississippi, officials said. The barge can’t be removed from the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam in Aliceville, Alabama, until the water goes down, …

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding Across Northern Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Heavy rainfall this week has flooded roads and neighborhoods in parts of north Mississippi, and forecasters said Thursday that more rain was expected. The National Weather Service said more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain …

Four People Killed When Plane Crashes Into Mississippi Home

A small plane crashed into a Mississippi home, killing one of the home’s four occupants and three Texas residents who were flying to a university graduation ceremony, authorities said Wednesday. A National Transportation Safety Board investiator was en route to …

Storms Spawn Twisters in Mississippi, Kill 2 in Georgia

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Much of the South is at risk of more severe weather Tuesday, forecasters said, after tornadoes struck parts of the region Sunday night and Monday, causing heavy damage in some parts of Mississippi and flipping …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Mississippi; Tupelo Hit at Night

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Atlanta, prompting residents Monday to seek shelter in Georgia’s largest city. There were no immediate reports …