Flu Cases on the Increase in MS

More Mississippians are coming down with the flu.  The numbers aren't nearly as high as they were back during the fall, but the State Health Department says a steady downward trend in flu cases has suddenly turned around with the latest report for the... Read More.

Gas Prices in MS Creeping Higher

After spending more than two weeks bouncing around below $3 a gallon, the average price at the gas pumps in Mississippi is back above three bucks.  AAA says it climbed past that mark Thursday for the first time since February 21st and is now... Read More.


Friday Storms Cause Power Outages

A combination of morning storms and gusty winds blew down trees and power lines across the state Friday.   As of noon, almost 44,000 outages were being reported including 1,758 in Attala County, 1,586 in Leake County and 347 in Neshoba County.   By 9 pm... Read More.

One Killed, Three Injured by Strong Winds in MS

One person was killed Friday morning when a tree fell on a vehicle in Yazoo County as strong winds blew through Mississippi.  Three others were injured by falling trees in two other parts of the state.Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham says the... Read More.


Flu Season Update: Fewer Cases in Most of MS

Mississippi's flu rate has nudged downward after holding steady for three weeks in a row.  The State Health Department says, for the week ending Feb. 18, 3.2 per cent of patients in doctors' offices had flu-like symptoms, compared to 3.5 per cent the week... Read More.

Storms Forecast in MS This Week

We could see another round of stormy weather in Mississippi this week.  The National Weather Service has the entire state under a Level-1 "marginal" risk for Wednesday with the main threat expected to be damaging straight-line winds and heavy rain--  but the possibility of ... Read More.


CDC: Flu Level in MS Now “Minimal”

Flu levels are lower than low in Mississippi now.  A report from the Centers for Disease Control is classifying the state in the "minimal" category with the State Health Department saying only about three per cent of patients seeing their doctors during the week... Read More.

Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in MS

Three dispensaries have become the first in Mississippi to legally sell medical marijuana.  They opened for business Wednesday in Brookhaven and Oxford.  And the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association says more dispensaries will have products for sale soon.   The Department of Revenue has licensed 163... Read More.

Flu Now at Low Level in MS

For the first time since early October, Mississippi is reporting a low level of flu activity.  The State Health Department says only about three and a half per cent of patients seeing their doctors during the week ending Jan. 14 had flu-like symptoms.   That's... Read More.