Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus.
The American Red Cross said 30 trained disaster volunteers and employees from Georgia make up the 580 Red Cross workers assisting the Hurricane Ida relief operation with more arriving in the coming weeks.
Electricity was restored Wednesday for some in Eastern New Orleans after Ida, while hundreds of thousands still face power and water shortages.
The owner of the Atlanta Falcons is pledging $1 million from his foundation to help with Hurricane Ida relief efforts.
Hurricane Ida left thousands without power in Louisiana’s late summer heat, and it could take weeks in some areas before it returns.
A portion of a Mississippi highway collapsed, potentially caused by torrential rain in the area following Hurricane Ida, officials said.
Members of the Atlanta Humane Society’s Disaster Response Team went to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to assist the Louisiana SPCA and the Humane Society of South Mississippi in rounding up stray animals.
U.S. military medical officers have been deployed to hospitals in Mississippi and Louisiana as both states face devastating surges in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths amid low vaccination rates.
The Mississippi State Department of Health issued an alert on Friday ordering any coronavirus-positive individuals to isolate for at least 10 days or face up to a 5-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $5,000.
Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
A Mississippi man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol and assaulting several officers during the pro-Trump Jan. 6 riot, according to the Department of Justice.
Mississippi has seven children in the intensive care unit due to COVID-19, including two who are on life support.
After coming in last place in his fantasy football league, Lee Sanderlin spent 15 hours in a Mississippi Waffle House and ate nine waffles.
RSV is primarily spread via respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes, and through direct contact with a contaminated surface. RSV can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults.
The man wanted for shooting up a Cobb County home, injuring the homeowner, and for shooting a police officer in Memphis has been arrested in Arkansas.
The mayor of Mississippi’s capital city and a state senator both apologized Saturday for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college.
Multiple tornadoes were reported Sunday night across Mississippi, damaging buildings and causing downed trees and power lines.
Buddy, a Labrador retriever mix, is currently receiving care at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and birdfeeders.
Millions of people are bracing for another severe weather outbreak across the southern United States on Thursday.