{FD} Video shows Mississippi man lashing girl with belt more than 50 times, police say

A Mississippi man was arrested this week after video footage appeared to show him repeatedly beating a girl with a belt and then shaving her head to punish her.

{FD} President Ulysses S. Grant, a former Union Army general, gets a library in the deep south

A former president and general who helped defeat the Confederate south during the Civil War will soon get a presidential homecoming in Mississippi.

{FD} Manhunt for ‘extremely dangerous’ triple-murder suspect who broke out of Mississippi jail

A multi-state manhunt was underway across the South on Monday for an accused killer who escaped from a northern Mississippi jail early Sunday, officials said.

{FD} Manhunt for ‘extremely dangerous’ escaped inmate from Mississippi jail

A multi-state manhunt was underway across the South on Monday for an accused killer who escaped from a northern Mississippi jail early Sunday, officials said.

{FD} Mississippi eighth graders need permission slip signed before reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mississippi 8th-graders need their parents’ permission to read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mistrial declared in burning-death trial of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers

The judge in the Jessica Chambers murder trial asked jurors Monday to “reconcile your differences” as they deliberate a verdict, indicating a possible hung jury.

{FD} Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was removed from a Mississippi’s school district’s lesson plan because it the book’s language made some people feel uneasy.

{FD} Prosecutors describe Jessica Chambers’ gruesome burning death in detail

The man accused of killing 19-year-old Jessica Chambers burned her alive in her car after he mistakenly thought he had suffocated her, the prosecution alleged in its opening statement Tuesday.

{FD} Murder trial begins in gruesome burning death of former Mississippi cheerleader Jessica Chambers

Quinton Tellis, 29, has been charged with the murder of Jessica Chambers on Dec. 6, 2014 and faces life in prison without parole if convicted. Tellis has pleaded not guilty.

{FD} Hurricane Nate unleashes flooding, power outages on Gulf Coast

The South may have been mostly spared yet another catastrophic storm, but not before Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

{FD} Nate makes 2nd landfall in Mississippi, weakens while spreading heavy rainfall inland

Hurricane Nate weakened early Sunday after making its second landfall along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, downgrading to a tropical storm.

{FD} Nate makes 2nd landfall in Mississippi, weakens to tropical storm

Hurricane Nate weakened early Sunday after making its second landfall along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, downgrading to a tropical storm.

{FD} Nate loses force over Mississippi, downgrades to tropical storm

Hurricane Nate weakened early Sunday after making its second landfall along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, downgrading to a tropical storm.

{FD} Hurricane Nate hits Mississippi, expected to weaken

Hurricane Nate made a second landfall early Sunday, outside Biloxi, Miss., becoming the first hurricane to strike the state since Katrina in 2005.

{FD} Hurricane Maria victims airlifted to mainland hospitals from US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are being transported to mainland hospitals to receive care for critical medical conditions caused or impacted by Hurricane Maria.

{FD} Suspect wearing ‘Jason’ mask sought after triple shooting in Mississippi leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A scene out of a Halloween thriller came to life on Mississippi street Sunday, when police said a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask — such as the one made famous in the “Friday the 13th” franchise — opened fire on three men, killing one.

{FD} Mississippi woman allegedly stabbed by 13-year-old who cut her ear off

A Mississippi teen has been charged after he allegedly stabbed an elderly woman and cut her ear off.

{FD} Mississippi police shoot, kill man while serving arrest warrant at wrong home

Mississippi police officers shot a mechanic to death Sunday after the cops served an arrest warrant at the wrong residence, according to multiple media reports.

{FD} Walmart employee walks hand in hand with blind customer in viral photo

A Mississippi woman’s Facebook post about a Walmart employee’s inspiring act of kindness has gone viral.