Storms cause major tornadoes, flooding around the South

Storms cause major tornadoes, flooding around the South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of strong twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak erupted in the Deep South. There were no immediate reports of severe damage … Read more

Mississippi-Based Furniture Company United Furniture Industries Fires 2,700 Workers Via Text and Email

Mississippi-Based Furniture Company United Furniture Industries Fires 2,700 Workers Via Text and Email

Days before Thanksgiving, a Mississippi-based furniture company laid off 2,700 workers across the country—via text and email—while many of them were sleeping. United Furniture Industries sacked nearly its entire workforce in the state, as well as employees in North Carolina and California, and in a heartless parting blow, discontinued the employees’ health-care benefits, according to … Read more

Two sisters are on the run in thrilling ‘Anywhere You Run’

Two sisters are on the run in thrilling ‘Anywhere You Run’

PENNY A PARRISH For The Free Lance–Star In 1964, I was graduating from a mostly white high school in Illinois. I was aware of the social upheaval in the South, including the murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi. But that world seemed so far away from mine, with college looming that … Read more

Mississippi River has dropped to record-low levels amid severe drought

Mississippi River has dropped to record-low levels amid severe drought

CNN  —  Photos and satellite imagery from the central United States show how the region’s worst drought in at least a decade has pushed the Mississippi River and its tributaries to drop to record lows this month. Across the river basin, dozens of gauges have fallen below their low-water threshold. The Mississippi River was at … Read more

Jan. 6 hearing promises 'surprising' details before election – KOMO News

Jan. 6 hearing promises 'surprising' details before election – KOMO News

Jan. 6 hearing promises ‘surprising’ details before election  KOMO News January 6 committee to argue in upcoming hearing Trump remains a ‘clear and present danger’  CNN Trump, briefed on violence Jan. 6, sought to stoke it  The Washington Post House Jan. 6 Panel Plans a Sweeping Summation of Its Case Against Trump  The New York Times Jan. 6 panel … Read more

Pharmaceutical company linked to Brett Favre made pitch for state welfare funds at quarterback’s Mississippi home

Pharmaceutical company linked to Brett Favre made pitch for state welfare funds at quarterback’s Mississippi home

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre hosted Mississippi officials at his home in January 2019, where an executive for a pharmaceutical company Favre invested in solicited nearly $2 million in state welfare funds, according to pitch materials obtained by CBS News. A document distributed at the January 2, 2019 meeting describes plans to secure money … Read more

Brett Favre says he’s ‘unjustly smeared’ in welfare case

Brett Favre says he’s ‘unjustly smeared’ in welfare case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says he is being treated unfairly in news coverage of a Mississippi welfare scandal, including about payments he received to help fund a pet project of his — a volleyball arena at the university he attended and where his daughter was playing the sport. “I have … Read more

Gulfport police share new details into officer-involved shooting, aftermath

Gulfport police share new details into officer-involved shooting, aftermath

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – The Gulfport Police Department is sharing more on the officer-involved shooting that killed a 15-year-old. Online threats against an officer are also coming to light. While state agencies continue the investigation, community members are demanding more answers. It’s been nearly a week since the deadly shooting of Jaheim McMillan. The teen … Read more

Another supply chain crisis: Barge traffic halted on Mississippi River by lowest water levels in a decade

Another supply chain crisis: Barge traffic halted on Mississippi River by lowest water levels in a decade

New York CNN Business  —  The lowest water levels in the Mississippi River in a decade, caused by a severe Midwest drought, have closed the vital channel to barge traffic at a crucial time of the year for the transport of crops from the nation’s heartland. The Army Corps of Engineers has been dredging portions … Read more

Los Angeles, Portland ranked among ‘Top 20 Cities with the Best Food’ while New Orleans ranked 41

Los Angeles, Portland ranked among ‘Top 20 Cities with the Best Food’ while New Orleans ranked 41

(WVUE) – A never-ending discussion of which city has the best food never gets old. In a new study, the top 20 cities that made the list with the food may surprise you. According to Wallethub, Portland, Oregon is the “best food city in America,” based on affordability, diversity, accessibility, and quality. The top 10 … Read more