There was little discussion before senators passed Senate Bill 2536 in a late-night session earlier this week to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ or women’s sports in the state's schools and universities.
Mississippi police on Monday said a healthy 2-year-old boy who was abandoned with a change of clothes and a note that said, “child abandoned…no phone number for mom” at a Goodwill drop-off has been identified and a suspect was arrested.
A broad coalition of lawmakers — Black and white, Democrat and Republican — voted Sunday for change as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.
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.
Before the storms moved into Mississippi, the weather service reported multiple tornadoes and damaging winds over much of northern Louisiana.
The inmates were reportedly discovered missing during an "emergency count" on Saturday.