Suit: Arts school should pay for city work after roof fell

A Mississippi city has sued the head of a school for the arts, saying he knew before the roof collapsed that it was in danger of falling in.

Ex-officer sentenced to 42 months in prison for visa fraud

A federal judge has sentenced a former Jackson police officer to 3½ years in prison after the officer pleaded guilty in October to preparing false police reports.

Estimate: More than $1 million in timber damaged by tornado

More than $1 million worth of timber was destroyed by last week's tornado in Lamar, Forrest and Perry counties.

Mississippi Choctaws approve plan for casino near Carthage

Mississippi's only Indian casino operator plans to expand to a third site.

Decomposing body found in shed behind empty D'Iberville home

Authorities are investigating after decomposing human remains were found behind a vacant home in D'Iberville.

Southaven tax could renew with a twist a way to erase it

Mississippi lawmakers could renew Southaven's restaurant tax this year. And, they might give local residents a way to erase it.

Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along coast

An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners.

Mississippi autopsy report for2 slain nuns still unfinished

The Mississippi medical examiner is still working on an autopsy report for two nuns who were killed in their home five months ago.

Jackson State's interim chief looks to cut expenses

Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige says his main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes hiring a chief financial officer.

Jury awards $15M to survivor of deadly crash

Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit.

Man charged with murder in the death of woman

Authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman in south Mississippi.

Scale Back Alabama weight-loss contest kicking off

The state of Alabama is beginning its annual free weight-loss contest this week.

$2,500 reward offered for information on puppy beating

A $2,500 reward is being offered after a puppy was found so severely beaten that the animal had to be euthanized.