{FD} Manhunt for ‘extremely dangerous’ triple-murder suspect who broke out of Mississippi jail

A multi-state manhunt was underway across the South on Monday for an accused killer who escaped from a northern Mississippi jail early Sunday, officials said.

{FD} Mississippi eighth graders need permission slip signed before reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mississippi 8th-graders need their parents’ permission to read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A Mississippi school district is backtracking after it pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its curriculum earlier this month, saying eighth grade students will be allowed to read it as long as they have permission from their parents.

{FD} Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was removed from a Mississippi’s school district’s lesson plan because it the book’s language made some people feel uneasy.

{FD} Hurricane Nate unleashes flooding, power outages on Gulf Coast

The South may have been mostly spared yet another catastrophic storm, but not before Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

{FD} Hurricane Maria victims airlifted to mainland hospitals from US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are being transported to mainland hospitals to receive care for critical medical conditions caused or impacted by Hurricane Maria.

{FD} Suspect wearing ‘Jason’ mask sought after triple shooting in Mississippi leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

A scene out of a Halloween thriller came to life on Mississippi street Sunday, when police said a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask — such as the one made famous in the “Friday the 13th” franchise — opened fire on three men, killing one.

{FD} Police: Boxer who beat girl, 3, to death wanted to teach her ‘this was a tough world’

A Mississippi man who fatally beat a 3-year-old girl because she couldn’t correctly answer questions about numbers told investigators that “this was a tough world and she had to be tough if she wanted to survive,” Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose said Monday.