1,000 bodies found on University of Mississippi land

1,000 bodies found on University of Mississippi land

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center were planning to build a new parking lot until they found 1,000 bodies buried at the proposed site.
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Miss. alligator weight record broken for third time in a week

JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Mississippi officials say a group of alligator hunters' 741.5-pound catch broke the state record only a week after it was set twice in one day.

Death of Miss. legislator Upshaw probed

MENDENHALL, Miss., March 25 (UPI) -- Authorities were investigating the death of Mississippi state Rep. Jessica Upshaw, whose body was found at a former lawmaker's residence during the weekend,

Couple, ages 87 and 79, marry in pharmacy

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day in Madison, Miss., included the wedding of a bride and groom, ages 87 and 79, at the cash register of a supermarket pharmacy.

Storm dumps snow across Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A snowstorm that dumped as much as 4.5 inches of snow on parts of Mississippi Thursday caused the death of one person and prompted flood warnings.

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Free baby Craigslist post was a 'joke'

CLINTON, Miss., March 1 (UPI) -- Police in Mississippi said a Craigslist posting offering a baby boy free for the taking was "a bad practical joke" by a high school student.
U.S. tornado death toll climbs to 12

U.S. tornado death toll climbs to 12

JACKSON, Miss., April 26 (UPI) -- Tornadoes that sped through the southern United States killed at least 12 people, left dozens injured and carved a trail of destruction, officials said.

Arrest made in white supremacist's slaying

PEARL, Miss., April 23 (UPI) -- Authorities in Mississippi say they are holding a state inmate who had been free on probation in the stabbing death of a white supremacist lawyer.

Judge won't reinstate Miss. prom

FULTON, Miss., March 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge says he won't force a Mississippi school to hold a prom even though the school district discriminated against a lesbian student.

Man accused of killing, dumping animals

CANTON, Miss., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A former animal control officer in Canton, Miss., shot and killed dozens of cats and dogs before dumping the animals' bodies in a creek, officials allege.

Miss. judge's downfall called tragic

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The fall of a former Mississippi prosecutor and judge who was convicted of corruption is a tragic tale, a legal expert says.

Miss. man arrested in kidnapping, rape

BOLTON, Miss., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man has been arrested in the kidnapping, rape and aggravated assault of a 21-year-old woman, prosecutors say.

Teen in gun case may be charged as adult

YAZOO CITY, Miss., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Authorities in Yazoo County, Miss., say a 14-year-old high school girl could face adult charges for pulling a handgun out on a school bus.

Probe shuts down pipeline blast site

RALEIGH, Miss., July 17 (UPI) -- The site of a pipeline explosion in Smith County, Miss., that left one person dead will likely be closed all weekend due to an ongoing probe, authorities say.
Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

Ex-Rep. Pickering's wife alleges affair

JACKSON, Miss., July 17 (UPI) -- Leisha Pickering alleges in a lawsuit her husband, former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering, had an affair that destroyed their marriage and his political career.

Indicted mayor dies after losing primary

JACKSON, Miss., May 7 (UPI) -- Indicted Jackson, Miss., Mayor Frank Melton, 60, died in a hospital Thursday, two days after voters turned him out of office, a city spokeswoman said.

Miss. mayor loses primary, is hospitalized

JACKSON, Miss., May 6 (UPI) -- Indicted Jackson, Miss., Mayor Frank Melton was removed from office by voters and hospitalized shortly after the polls closed, officials said.

7 hurt in train-truck collision

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss., May 27 (UPI) -- An Amtrak passenger train collided with a garbage truck in Mississippi Tuesday, injuring seven people, authorities said.

Deadly storms batter Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Emergency officials in Mississippi assessed damage statewide Friday a day after tornadoes and severe weather killed two people and injured 16 others.

Klansman convicted 43 years after crime

JACKSON, Miss., June 15 (UPI) -- A Mississippi jury convicted a reputed Ku Klux Klansman of participating in the abductions and killings of two black teenagers 43 years ago.

Mississippi Klan leader dies in prison

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The former imperial wizard of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan, Sam Bowers, 82, has died in prison while serving a life sentence for murder.

Mississippi sues pharmaceutical company

JACKSON, Miss., July 25 (UPI) -- Mississippi has filed a legal action against Eli Lilly and Co. alleging a plan to defraud the state of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements.

Rick James' famous name hurts campaign

HATTIESBURG, Miss., April 13 (UPI) -- A Hattiesburg, Miss., city council hopeful with a famous name says his campaign signs are being stolen by local fans of another Rick James.