Mississippi

These are the country's best-paying jobs, with salaries over $100,000

SAN FRANCISCO — More of the country's highest paying jobs are in technology, and they all require specialized training -- but not necessarily an …

Employment

Google Can't Shake Privacy Suit By Mississippi Attorney General

n<p>In a 6-2 ruling issued late last week, Mississippi's Supreme Court rejected Google's request to immediately appeal a trial judge's decision allowing …

Search Engine Marketing

What our investigative journalists expose isn’t fake news

USA TODAY Network reporters aren’t the enemy of the people. They pursue real stories intended to right wrongs and help the least among us.<p>Imagine if …

Journalism

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts …

Glyphosate

Class of 2021 OH Avery Fitzgerald Commits to Mississippi State

Mississippi State has landed class of 2021 outside hitter Avery Fitzgerald. Archive Photo via Todd Remy<p><i>If you have or know of a commitment, email</i> …

College Sports

Jackson mayor's annual budget includes pay increases for city workers

CLOSE<p>Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba gives his thoughts on working with Gov. Phil Bryant on an alternative for the Jackson Public Schools system.<p>A …

Libraries

Boil water notice issued for 6,000 connections in Jackson

CLOSE<p>Across the country almost two thousand drinking water systems have failed lead testing since 2012. A USA TODAY Network investigation found …

Water

Despite politicians’ rhetoric to the contrary, news they disagree with isn’t ‘fake’

STARKVILLE — From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term “fake news” to discredit …

Journalism

A high school graduate with experience could be hired as head of the state dental board

CLOSE<p>If you've been putting off going to the dentist this product may be able to help. After not going for years, Tami Kuhn now goes just for the …

High School

Other view: After FEMA's soul-searching on Puerto Rico, no more excuses

CLOSE<p>Six months after Hurricane Harvey, communities continue to recover. FEMA has also released information on numbers federal aid.<p>Last week, the …

Caribbean

State board could reset A-F grading scale for high schools

CLOSE<p>The fifth-grade English teacher in the Delta community of Marks urges her students to learn, cares for them and lectures sternly when …

High School

Woman sues drug store over alleged assault and robbery in parking lot

CLOSE<p>After a miscarriage, Nicole Arteaga had a doctor prescription filled at Walgreens. She went to pick it up, the pharmacist refused to give it to …

Drugstore

Burned car with body belonged to missing woman, sheriff says

A burned vehicle with a body inside found a week ago is owned by a woman who went missing a day before the discovery, the Scott County Sheriff's …

License Plates

Does that nursing home have enough nurses?

In Mississippi, there may be enough nurses at any given nursing home on any given day to deliver nearly one-on-one care.<p>Or one nurse may be …

Health Care

Northwest Rankin Cougars return slew of skill players in 2018

CLOSE<p>Northwest Rankin wide receiver/defense back Jarrian Jones is one of the better athletes in the state of Mississippi.<p>Northwest Rankin football …

College Football

Metrocenter Mall Closing

— 16 WAPT News reported today that Metrocenter Mall owner and chief investor Paul Oliver announced the mall will close Wednesday, Aug. 15.<p>The …

Highway Patrol

Appeals question life sentences for Mississippi juveniles

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Another Mississippi juvenile resentenced to life without parole in prison is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, raising …

U.S. Supreme Court

Mississippi hospital worker fired after video shows him using racial slur repeatedly

A worker at a Mississippi hospital was fired after a video showing him repeatedly using a racial slur went viral.<p>The man works as a radiology …

Orlando

Mississippi man who went missing in New Orleans has been found | NOLA.com

A Mississippi man whose family could not get in touch with him after he came to New Orleans to visit his mother has been found, New Orleans police …

New Orleans

Fromer Mississippi State Strength and Conditioning Coach Fired in wake of Jordan McNair Investigaton

Former Mississippi State Strength and Conditioning Coach Rick Court has been fired due to his handling of Jordan McNair’s health when he died …

University of Maryland

Alcorn 3rd on Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value HBCUs list - Mississippi Business Journal

Alcorn State University in Lorman has been recognized again as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities.<p>The University is …

College & University

1 killed in 3-car crash on I-270 bridge over Mississippi River

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> • Police say one person was killed in a three-car crash on the Chain of Rocks Bridge early Tuesday.<p>Police say the crash happened at 12:30 …

Mississippi River

Episode 20: You'd have to be blind to think MSU isn't the best team in Mississippi this year

Mississippi

ACROSS AMERICA: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories from the Movement

In the early morning hours of January 10, 1966, civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer Sr. was jolted from his sleep, as members of the Ku Klux Klan …

Black History

A little shrimp can go a long way on County Line Road in Ridgeland

Shrimp Basket restaurant is expected to open this fall in the former Shoney’s restaurant that has been vacant for numerous years on East County Line …

Baton Rouge

Tallahatchie County sheriff steps down, given $25,000 bond and house arrest

CLOSE<p>When breaking news happens, we want you to see it first hand. Thank you for trusting the Clarion Ledger.<p>Now-former Tallahatchie County Sheriff …

Corruption

Mississippi man charged with launching objects at drivers

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Officials are adding charges against a Mississippi Delta man they say was launching objects at people along a highway.<p>The …

Highway Patrol

Herbert Davis expects defense to lead the way for MRA

CLOSE<p>Brandon wide receiver/defensive back Jonathan Mingo is a member of the 2018 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen<p>For the first time since Herbert Davis …

College Football

Injury developments highlight Mississippi State's second full week of camp

CLOSE<p>Mississippi State offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Luke Getsy speaks to the media after the Bulldogs' fourth preseason …

College Football

This good luck goes hand in hand with danger

William Salaun’s eyes were wide open, but he was running the river blind. More than 1,200 miles from home, the medical student had lost his way; he …

Grand Canyon