The Jackson City Council is borrowing $11 million for water treatment improvements, but a member of an oversight commission said the city can't repay the loan using sales tax money without that panel's OK.
With several witnesses available to testify, a former Mississippi jail inmate decided to face trial in Nevada state court rather than a preliminary hearing on Thursday in a 2013 double slaying in Las Vegas, court officials said.
In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them homeless, who were sent to jail because they couldn't afford to pay fines for minor offenses like panhandling and jaywalking.
Federal authorities are seeking a DNA sample — along with hair samples and fingerprints — from at least one suspect as they continue investigating the theft of 130 guns from firearms dealers in several Georgia cities.
Mississippi tax collections fell more than $85 million short of expectations in April. Officials say that's partly because a Department of Revenue staffing shortage slowed the process of depositing checks.