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  • Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:35:58 GMT
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth onMore >>
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates stepped into the WLBT studio Thursday night for a one-hour runoff debate.   Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber went back and forth on several issues, touting specifics and pushing their visions for the future of the Capital City.More >>
  • Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:52:27 GMT
    WLBT continues to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006, so is justice being served? JessicaMore >>
    We continues to uncover new information about inmates being held too long at the Hinds County Detention Facility. One inmate has been locked behind bars since 2006. So, is justice being served?
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  • Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Yazoo Co. car crash leaves one teen dead, another airlifted to UMMC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:47:04 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that took the life of a Yazoo City teen. A burned out shell is all that is left of one of the cars involved. The wreck happened aroundMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash that took the life of a Yazoo City teen.A burned out shell is all that is left of the car involved.
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  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...More >>
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.More >>
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:23 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.More >>
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.More >>
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:00:40 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...More >>
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...More >>
  • Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Ridgeland Police looking for man with crooked knife

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:39:27 GMT
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.       The suspect's face is covered, but he's armed withMore >>
    Ridgeland police need your help finding a brazen robber. Investigators say the crime happened around 4:15 Monday morning at a convenience store.More >>
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.More >>
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."More >>
  • Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

    Miss. legalizing marijuana extract as medicine

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.More >>
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.More >>
  • School District preps every junior for ACT

    School District preps every junior for ACT

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:45:11 GMT
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answerMore >>
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answer at the top of their priority list with an ACT prep day for every junior in the district.More >>
  • Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Sig Ep fraternity will close Ole Miss chapter

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:47:02 GMT
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinkingMore >>
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will close its chapter on The University of Mississippi campus. Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the closure comes after numerous accounts of hazing and underage drinking within the UM chapter, which violated fraternity and university policies.More >>
  • Judge Joe Brown files appeal of contempt charge

    Judge Joe Brown files appeal of contempt charge

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:40:38 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Judge Joe Brown has filed an appeal of his contempt charge and has asked a criminal court judge to delay proceedings against him until another court makes a decision on that appeal. Brown'sMore >>
    Judge Joe Brown has filed an appeal of his contempt charge and has asked a criminal court judge to delay proceedings against him until another court makes a decision on that appeal.More >>
  • Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:55:55 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes. The woman had to be rushedMore >>
    Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes.More >>
  • Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Brandon Police investigating inappropriate teacher-student relationship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:51:34 GMT
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School. Police say they are in the very early stages of the investigation,More >>
    Brandon Police are investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher at Rankin County Alternative School.More >>
  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:22:46 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City...More >>
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More >>
  • Holmes County pit bull owner returning dogs to shelter

    Sheriff says he wants pit bulls banned in Holmes County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:20:23 GMT
    Holmes County Sheriff Willie March is working to ban pit bulls in the county after 2 attacks within weeks of one another.   Craig Davis says he was walking home from work Tuesday when six pit bulls cameMore >>
    The owner of two pit bulls that attacked a man in Durant Tuesday will return the dogs to the shelter in Columbus, Mississippi, where he got them.
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  • Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Jackson man shot in domestic disturbance

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:39:02 GMT
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable conditionMore >>
    A Jackson man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach by his girlfriend. Thirty-four year old Monica Taylor is in custody, and the boyfriend, whose name is not being released, is in stable condition at UMMC.More >>
  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.More >>
    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.More >>
  • Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:36:01 GMT
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost days, similar to what happened this school year.More >>
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year.More >>
  • Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Regina Quinn endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for mayor

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:20:05 GMT
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.  The two appeared outside City Hall Thursday morning. Quinn says she supports Lumumba's platform for women. If he'sMore >>
    Former mayoral candidate Regina Quinn has endorsed Chokwe Antar Lumumba for the job.More >>
  • 3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    3 dead in Nettleton shooting identified

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:13:58 GMT
    In Nettleton, three people are dead after an officer-involved shooting earlier Wednesday afternoon. The Nettleton police officer involved in the shooting was not injured.     Authorities say the shootingMore >>
    The Miss. Department of Public Safety says that two of the individuals died at the scene and a third died from his wounds at a Tupelo hospital. The shooting happened on Main Street in Nettleton near the intersection of Mullins Street.
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  • JULIA'S FORECAST: Clouds increasing today

    JULIA'S FORECAST: Clouds increasing today

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:48:19 GMT
    Say goodbye to the cool mornings! Today was the last one for quite some time as we enter a warmer trend. Our highs today will be a few degrees better, in the low 70s. Clouds build today, and showers willMore >>
    Despite increasing clouds today, temperatures should be slightly warmer. We'll be back to seasonable highs starting tomorrow with weekend warmth.More >>
  • Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable under state law

    Deputy hits motorist but isn't liable by state law

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:11:52 GMT
    If you're hit by a law enforcement or emergency vehicle responding to an emergency, you could be stuck with recouping the losses. If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way toMore >>
    If a law enforcement or emergency vehicle hits you when on the way to an emergency, you could be stuck paying for your losses. It's a lesson a Rankin county woman recently learned.
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  • BREAKING

    Silver Alert issued for missing Macon man

    Silver Alert issued for missing Macon man

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:50:51 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing a Silver Alert for 71-year-old James "Sonny" McCleod of Macon, Mississippi. MHP says that McCleod was last seen yesterday at about 7:30 a.m. in Macon. We areMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is issuing a Silver Alert for 71-year-old James "Sonny" McCleod of Macon, Mississippi.More >>
  • Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Vicksburg man charged with child abuse

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:51:17 GMT
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.     According to the Vicksburg Post, Davis is accused of shoving a baby in aMore >>
    A Vicksburg man is facing child abuse charges. Sixty-six year old Eddie Dean Davis was arrested by Vicksburg Police Sunday.More >>
  • Man hit by school bus

    Man hit by school bus

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:22:44 GMT
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.     Sixth-one year old Hosea Willis was driving theMore >>
    A man was hit by a Hinds County school bus Wednesday evening in Edwards. It happened at the intersection of Mount Moriah Road and Williamson Avenue.More >>
  • Lake floods Simpson County community

    Lake Floods Simpson County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:56:46 GMT
    Safety has been restored in a Simpson county community that saw a wall of water rushing towards their home overnight. The problem, a nearby lake that had flooded. The 30-acre lake is on private propertyMore >>
    Safety has been restored in a Simpson County community where people saw a wall of water rushing towards their homes overnight. The problem, a nearby lake that had flooded.
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  • MS Tea Party president calling for GOP chairman's resignation

    MS Tea Party president calling on GOP chairman's resignation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:33 GMT
    The president of the Mississippi Tea Party is calling on a change from the top down. The target is Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef. "We're asking him to apologize and acknowledge his errors and ifMore >>
    The president of the Mississippi Tea Party is calling on a change from the top down. The target is Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef.More >>
  • Innocent until proven guilty

    Bennett died an innocent man

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:12:46 GMT
    Innocent until proven guilty. 21-year-old Markuieze Bennett died from a brutal attack inside the Hinds County Detention Center during a jail riot back in March. Markuieze Bennett had been sitting inMore >>
    Twenty-one -year old Markuieze Bennett died from a brutal attack inside the Hinds County Detention Center during a jail riot back in March. Bennett had been sitting in jail since 2012.More >>
  • NationalMore>>

  • Views differ of imam accused in terror case

    Views differ of imam accused in terror case

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:31:31 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.More >>
    An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped...More >>
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:21:12 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.More >>
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has...More >>
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.More >>
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...More >>
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  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act

    The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is March 31, 2014.
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    The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is March 31, 2014.
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  • 7 Jackson mayoral candidates debate the issues

    Mayoral Debate

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-03-28 03:10:54 GMT
    Seven of the Thirteen candidates for Jackson Mayor answered questions before a live audience for two hours during the Jackson Chamber of Commerce sponsored debate at Jackson State Thursday. The eventMore >>
    Seven of the Thirteen candidates for Jackson Mayor answered questions before a live audience for two hours during the Jackson Chamber of Commerce sponsored debate at Jackson State Thursday.
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  • NCAA Tournament

    NCAA Tournament

    March Madness begins! Follow the 2013-14 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as teams vie to make the Final Four in Arlington, TX.More >>
    March Madness begins! Follow the 2013-14 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as teams vie to make the Final Four in Arlington, TX.
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  • WATCH: Berry College Eagle Cam shows live images of eagle family

    WATCH: Berry College Eagle Cam shows live images of eagle family

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-04-04 09:44:09 GMT
    The northwest Georgia school is live-streaming video of this eagle nest on campus. The 24/7 view – the only eagle nest cam in the state – offers a unique window into the lives of these iconic raptors.From:More >>
    Thousands of people are watching live in anticipation as a bald eagle at Berry College in northwest Georgia waits patiently for her eggs to hatch.More >>
  • Fresh from the Flame

    Every Friday, chef Julie Levanway joins The Morning Team to cook up a delicious meal "Fresh from the Flame." After you see her latest creation on the air, this is the place to get the recipe.More >>

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