Bill Passed to Increase ID Requirements for Medicaid

(Jackson, MS) — The Mississippi House passed a bill Friday that would increase the amount of personal income and identify details Medicaid recipients must report before qualifying for the health coverage. Legislators voted 76-40 in favor of the bill without reading or discussing it. House Bill 1116 would require state…


Man Who Smuggled Drugs in Tennis Balls Sentenced

(Gulfport, MS) — A Pascagoula man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for trafficking meth. 27-year-old Michael Wayne “Swisha” Hanzik, Jr. was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Thursday. In August, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth. On March 24, Hanzik tried to hide…


Suspect Charged With 3 Counts of Murder

(Jackson, MS) — A Jackson man has been charged with three counts of murder. On January 24, Stephanie Mejia and Janis Evans were shot multiple times in the street in Jackson. They were both pronounced dead at the scene and Evans was later confirmed to be several weeks pregnant. On…


Deputy Involved in Shootout

(Canton, MS) — A Madison County deputy exchanged gunfire with a suspect in Canton Thursday. It began around 11:35 a.m. with a traffic stop. After the deputy stopped a vehicle on Center Street for failure to use a turn signal, 30-year-old Anthony White jumped out and allegedly fired at least…


Parent Charged in School Bus Stabbing

(Claiborne County, MS) — After two students were stabbed on a school bus in Claiborne County Thursday morning, the parent of the attacker has been arrested. The attack stemmed from a dispute among three students. According to authorities, the suspect’s brother was involved in an altercation with another male student…


MS Governor Declares Confederate Heritage Month

(Jackson, MS) — Governor Phil Bryant has declared April as “Confederate Heritage Month”. The governor’s chief of communications, Clay Chandler said Gov. Bryant believes Mississippi’s history deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be. Chandler said gaining insight from our mistakes and successes…


Students Stabbed With Scissors on School Bus

(Claiborne County, MS) — Two Claiborne County students were injured Thursday morning on a school bus. It happened between 6:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. while the bus was completing its route. The students were allegedly stabbed with a pair of scissors by another student. Both students were taken to a…


One Person Dead in Rankin County Crash

(Rankin County, MS) – One person died in a car crash in Rankin County Thursday morning. Mississippi Highway Patrol said the fatal crash involving two vehicles happened on Hurdle Road in Pelahatchie. More information on this story as it becomes available.


Domestic Violence Could Be Grounds for Divorce in MS

(Jackson, MS) — Domestic violence could be another reason to legally divorce your spouse in Mississippi. On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2418, which would add domestic abuse as a 13th ground for divorce. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Sally Doty says the change would help people who are…


MS Man Faces 27 Counts of Child Abuse

(McComb, MS) — A McComb man is charged with 27 counts of felony child abuse after he recorded himself beating a disabled 5-year-old girl. 23-year-old Alex Mead was arrested by Pike County Sheriff’s deputies after the victim’s mother reported that Mead allegedly beat her daughter “mercilessly” and repeatedly while recording it…