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    AMBER ALERT: Infant dead, toddler believed abducted

    AMBER ALERT issued for missing Columbus toddler

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:38:00 GMT
    According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
    The subjects who are believed to have abducted the toddler are 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison Studdard.
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  • Pearl police need help identifying check fraud suspect

    Pearl police need help identifying check fraud suspect

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:02:35 GMT
    On Monday at around 12:30 pm a white newer model Infinity sedan entered the Colortyme Rentals parking lot in Pearl. Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake OhioMore >>
    Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake Ohio Driver License and two fraudulent checks totaling $17,605.50.More >>
  • Starkville police investigating case of psychic thief

    Starkville police investigating case of psychic thief

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:48:57 GMT
    Starkville police are investigating accusations against an Alabama psychic reader.   Detective Bill Lott says Fatima Marks, who calls herself Mrs. Lamar, will be charged with grand larceny after an incidentMore >>
    Detective Bill Lott says Fatima Marks, who calls herself Mrs. Lamar, will be charged with grand larceny after an incident involving a Starkville senior citizen.More >>
  • Yarber declares victory

    Yarber declares victory

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:01:35 GMT
    Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber came out around 8:30 this evening and spoke briefly to this supporters, and declared victory in the mayor's race.Yarber has led all evening, and with just a few precinctsMore >>
    Jackson voters have promoted a city councilman to lead the Capital City.  Mayor elect Tony Yarber entered to cheers at the packed ballroom at the King Edward. He began his speech to supporters with a prayer of thanksgiving.More >>
  • Jackson Mayoral Runoff: Final unofficial results

    Jackson Mayoral Runoff Results

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:32:23 GMT
    CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENT Chokwe A. Lumumba 00,000 00% Tony Yarber 00,000 00%More >>
    Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Tony Yarber are in a runoff election to become the next mayor of Jackson. The latest returns are here.More >>
  • Police release surveillance video of victim's dramatic escape

    Police release surveillance video of victim's dramatic escape

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:57:46 GMT
    We have an update on a disturbing story involving a string of carjacking and sexual assaults here in Jackson. The two teenagers appeared in court once again on Tuesday morning. 13-year-old Remy HarveyMore >>
    In the weekend incident, the 13-year-old and 16-year-old are accused of kidnapping, carjacking, and raping a 29-year-old woman. 


     
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  • Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Are Hinds County Detainees being held too long?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:37:27 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 continue 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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  • Jackson Warrior Dash collecting shoes for Soles4Soles

    Jackson Warrior Dash collecting shoes for Soles4Soles

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:59:27 GMT
    Sole4Soles, a nonprofit social enterprise that advances the fight against global poverty, announced on Monday that Warrior Dash, the World's Largest Obstacle Race Series, has launched a drive to collectMore >>
    Sole4Soles, a nonprofit social enterprise that advances the fight against global poverty, announced on Monday that Warrior Dash, the World's Largest Obstacle Race Series, has launched a drive to collect 3,000 shoes to help the poor and will collect shoe donations at the April 269th race in Jackson.More >>
  • Buck Rogers to be named GM for Biloxi's new baseball team

    Buck Rogers to be named GM for Biloxi's new baseball team

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:43:58 GMT
    WLOX has learned from a reliable source that Buck Rogers, the Huntsville Stars general manager, will be named the GM of Biloxi's minor league team on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00.More >>
    WLOX has learned from a reliable source that Buck Rogers, the Huntsville Stars general manager, will be named the GM of Biloxi's minor league team on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00.More >>
  • Miss Amazing Pageant gives confidence to girls with disabilities

    Miss Amazing Pageant gives confidence to girls with disabilities

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:32:07 GMT
    It was an amazing weekend for a group of girls competing in a special pageant. The Mississippi Miss Amazing Pageant was held Saturday night at the Jackson Convention Complex. Seventeen contestants fromMore >>
    The Mississippi Miss Amazing Pageant was held Saturday night at the Jackson Convention Complex. Seventeen contestants from across the state participated in the event that showcases the talents of young women with disabilities.More >>
  • Man convicted in '94 murder up for parole

    Man convicted in '94 murder up for parole

    The family of a Magee man killed in 1994 after being shot 10 times in what his assailant called an accident is going before the state Parole Board Monday to keep Milton E. Watts behind bars.More >>
    The family of a Magee man killed in 1994 after being shot 10 times in what his assailant called an accident is going before the state Parole Board Monday to keep Milton E. Watts behind bars.More >>
  • MS ranks last in Internet usage; lack of rural access to blame

    MS ranks last in Internet usage; lack of rural access to blame

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:53:07 GMT
    When it comes to Internet usage, experts say Mississippi ranks dead last and they say that's largely because of a lack of access in rural areas. Mississippi State University Extension Service is hostingMore >>
    When it comes to Internet usage, experts say Mississippi ranks dead last and they say that's largely because of a lack of access in rural areas. Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting community forums hoping to gain public support to convince Internet service providers there is enough demand to warrant expanding their coverage areas.More >>
  • Taggart speaks at drug court graduation

    Taggart speaks at drug court graduation

    Fifteen participants are expected to graduate May 8 from the Eighth Judicial District Drug Court.More >>
    Fifteen participants are expected to graduate May 8 from the Eighth Judicial District Drug Court.More >>
  • Ocean Springs runner heads back to Boston Marathon to honor victims

    Ocean Springs runner heads back to Boston Marathon to honor victims

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:26:15 GMT
    Joshua Ord flew from Biloxi-Gulfport International Airport Saturday morning to run in his third Boston Marathon. He said he was determined to return and pay tribute to the victims.More >>
    An Ocean Springs resident is now in Boston preparing for Monday's marathon. Joshua Ord flew from Biloxi-Gulfport International Airport Saturday morning to run in his third Boston Marathon. He said he was determined to return and pay tribute to the victims who were injured and died.More >>
  • Debate gets interesting when candidates question each other

    Debate gets interesting when candidates question each other

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:10:00 GMT
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates sparred over a variety of topics during our WLBT debate Thursday evening. But it was when Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber had theMore >>
    Jackson's two mayoral candidates sparred over a variety of topics during our WLBT debate Thursday evening. But it was when Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber had the opportunity to ask each other questions that things got interesting.More >>
  • Pretrial detainees have long waits for mental evaluations

    Pretrial detainees have long waits for mental evaluations

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:56:11 GMT
    We continues our investigation into the length of time some detainees are being held at the Hinds County Detention Center. Official documents reveal, one man has been incarcerated for eight years, waitingMore >>
    We continues our investigation into the length of time some detainees are being held at the Hinds County Detention Center. Official documents reveal, one man has been incarcerated for eight years, waiting for trial and he is not the only one.More >>
  • Walt's Look Around: Easter

    Walt's Look Around: Easter

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:14:05 GMT
    Easter weekend means lots of things; maybe a new outfit to wear to church Sunday, an Easter egg hunt, or a family reunion. Here are some other things happening in Mississippi right now.  This stack ofMore >>
    They never said exactly where in Attala County, But it's the thought that counts, somebody doing something for the rest of us to enjoy; Kind of like outdoor Christmas decorations.More >>
  • Campaign ad features Yarber "selfie"

    Campaign ad features Yarber "selfie"

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:15:35 GMT
    With Jackson's mayoral election just days away, the relatively clean campaign is about to get dirty... Thanks to an unflattering video of one of the candidates, which has surfaced in a campaign ad. AprilMore >>
    With Jackson's mayoral election just days away, the relatively clean campaign is about to get dirty, thanks to an unflattering video of one of the candidates, which has surfaced in a campaign ad.
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  • Congressman Gregg Harper pushes for labor law change

    Congressman Gregg Harper pushes for labor law change

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:37:40 GMT
    Congressman Gregg Harper's 24-year-old son, Livingston, has an intellectual disability called Fragile X syndrome. His family has always reminded him of the following truth. "If you have special needs,More >>
    Congressman Gregg Harper's 24-year-old son, Livingston, has an intellectual disability called Fragile X syndrome. His family has always reminded him of the following truth. "If you have special needs,More >>
  • Farmers, Residents Watching Big Black River Crest

    Farmers, Residents Watching Big Black River Crest

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:32:37 GMT
    Residents in western Hinds county are still struggling through flooding problems. Heavy rains earlier this week delayed a second crest on the Big Black river until Friday. The river has leveled off atMore >>
    residents in western Hinds County are still struggling through flooding problems. Heavy rains earlier this week delayed a second crest on the Big Black river until Friday.
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  • Toyota celebrates production of first Corolla to be exported from Miss.

    Toyota celebrates production of first Corolla to be exported from Miss.

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:26 GMT
    Mississippi is celebrating another automotive milestone. On Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Toyota celebrated the production of the first Corolla to be exported from the Blue SpringsMore >>
    Mississippi is celebrating another automotive milestone. On Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Toyota celebrated the production of the first Corolla to be exported from Miss. facility.More >>
  • Brandon high school student accepted to West Point

    Brandon high school student accepted to West Point

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:30:01 GMT
    She is the latest in a long line of Brandon Bulldogs to be appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Senior Emily McGowan was honored today in a ceremony where she expressed her thanksMore >>
    Senior Emily McGowan was honored on Thursday in a ceremony where she expressed her thanks to everyone in her life who played a role in her journey.
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  • Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Yarber and Lumumba debate at WLBT studio

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:48 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Hwy 49 log truck accident cleared

    Hwy 49 log truck accident cleared

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:52:26 GMT
    A log truck accident is being cleared on Highway 49 this afternoon. The wreck is at Highways 49 and 149. Police tell us that a trailer pulled out in front of the log truck causing it to flip. MendenhallMore >>
    MDOT is reporting that the log truck accident on Highway 49 is now clear.
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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 >>
  • JPD catches bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    JPD catch bar robbery suspect, another still at large

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:52:14 GMT
    On March 29, two black males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them. We are told that the larger suspect was later identified by the complainant. Police say thatMore >>
    On March 29, police said two males broke into 3002 Terry Road (End Zone Sports Bar) and stole merchandise from them.
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  • Transcript Pharmacy - Business Matters

    Transcript Pharmacy - Business Matters

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:22:27 GMT
    A Flowood pharmacy specializing in serving patients with long-term medical needs is celebrating a distinction. In fact, at Transcript Pharmacy on Lakeland Drive evidence of them celebrating their latestMore >>
    A Flowood pharmacy specializing in serving patients with long-term medical needs is celebrating a distinction. In fact, at Transcript Pharmacy on Lakeland Drive evidence of them celebrating their latestMore >>
  • One suspect arrested after robbing, assaulting female victim

    One suspect arrested after robbing, assaulting female victim

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:23:26 GMT
    On Sunday, Jackson police officers responded to 5035 I-55N (Best Value Inn), in reference to an armed robbery. The victim told police that when she got out of her car at 30 North Hill Parkway, Town HillMore >>
    The victim told police that when she got out of her car at 30 North Hill Parkway, Town Hill Apartments to go into her apartment, two black, male subjects approached her, held her at gunpoint and demanded money.More >>
  • Are the NWS's overnight alerts necessary?

    Are the NWS's overnight alerts necessary?

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:15:11 GMT
    Many people found their sleep disturbed when Flash Flood Warnings were sent out via text message. But was it really necessary in the middle of the night? If the water-cooler talk in your office was anythingMore >>
    Flash flood warnings were repeatedly sent out overnight as a part of the Wireless Emergency Alert System, reminding us that torrential downpour would soon be followed by rapidly rising water. Some, weren't too happy about it.More >>
  • Hap Owen dies at the age of 94

    Hap Owen dies at the age of 94

    A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday for Harry D. "Hap" Owen Sr., the former executive vice president of Ergon Inc. and one-time leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.More >>
    A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday for Harry D. "Hap" Owen Sr., the former executive vice president of Ergon Inc. and one-time leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.More >>
  • Survivors celebrate life at annual Race for the Cure

    Survivors celebrate life at annual Race for the Cure

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-04-15 05:06:01 GMT
    The downtown area turned into a sea of pink on Saturday morning as people came from across the state to celebrate the 15th year of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Jackson. Our Annette PeaglerMore >>
    Our Annette Peagler spoke to breast cancer survivors who explained why this event is so important to them.More >>
  • MDWFP captures 9-ft gator on Lakeland Drive

    MDWFP captures 9-ft gator on Lakeland Drive

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:06:41 GMT
    On Sunday afternoon, several people witnessed officials from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks capture an alligator on Lakeland Drive. Tony Goodman tweeted that he saw it happenMore >>
    Jim Walker, spokesman for the MDWFP, told us that one of their officers and a resident licensed trapper were called out to Lakeland Dr. on Sunday afternoon for the rescue.More >>
  • Wheelchair tennis championships roll into the metro

    Wheelchair tennis championships roll into the metro

    Saturday, April 12 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-04-13 00:12:44 GMT
    Athletes are rockin and rollin on two wheels on the court this weekend during the State Wheelchair Tennis Championships. MACE, or Metro Area Community Empowerment is hosting the "Mississippi Rock N Roll"More >>
    Athletes are rockin and rollin on two wheels on the court this weekend during the State Wheelchair Tennis Championships.More >>
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    Man found shot to death in Canton park

    Man found shot to death in Canton park

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-12 16:52:30 GMT
    Our crew was on the scene of a possible homicide in Canton on Saturday morning.  Madison County coroner, Alex Breeland, confirms that a man was found dead at around 6:46 Saturday morning at Red Bug ParkMore >>
    Madison County coroner, Alex Breeland, confirms that a man was found dead at around 6:46 Saturday morning at Red Bug Park in Canton. He said the victim had multiple gun shot wounds.More >>
  • Former Canton police officer sentenced for gratification of lust

    Former Canton police officer sentenced in gratification of lust

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:26:53 GMT
    A former Canton police officer will spend 15 years behind bars for gratification of lust. Lester Calvin Williams was arrested in June 2013 for inappropriately touching a young girl. Upon investigation,More >>
    Lester Calvin Williams was arrested in June 2013 for inappropriately touching a young girl. Upon investigation, the Child Advocacy Center and the Madison Police Department discovered multiple victims who had been sexually assaulted by Williams, including those in Louisiana.More >>
  • Sheriff Tucker talks Myra Lewis case after 40 days missing

    Sheriff Tucker talks Myra Lewis case after 40 days missing

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:33:41 GMT
    Sheriff Randy Tucker held a press conference on Thursday in Canton regarding the disappearance of 2-year-old Myra Lewis. Myra has now been missing for 40 days. "We are still following leads and tips fromMore >>
    Sheriff Randy Tucker held a press conference on Thursday in Canton regarding the disappearance of 2-year-old Myra Lewis. Myra has now been missing for 40 days.More >>
  • Tri-Miss Services - Business Matters

    Tri-Miss Services - Business Matters

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:44:35 GMT
    They traditionally deal in steel, but since the beginning of the year, a Jackson scrap metal recycling company has been in the fashion business. Amongst the mountains of rebar of heaps of cans at Tri-MissMore >>
    They traditionally deal in steel, but since the beginning of the year, a Jackson scrap metal recycling company has been in the fashion business. Amongst the mountains of rebar of heaps of cans at Tri-MissMore >>
  • Police investigate armed robbery of Jackson Popeye's

    Police investigate armed robbery of Jackson Popeye's

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:30:26 GMT
    On Wednesday, officers responded to 4725 Clinton Blvd at Popeye's, in response to an armed robbery. Police spoke to a witness who said that two suspects with handguns walked into the store wearing allMore >>
    Police spoke to a witness who said that two suspects with handguns walked into the store wearing all black.More >>
  • Disabled woman dies in fire

    Double amputee female found dead inside home

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 04:54:40 GMT
    Our crew is on the scene where a double amputee female has been found dead. The body was found in a home at 2310 Powers Avenue in Jackson. We are told that the bedroom where she was found had been setMore >>
    A double amputee female has been found dead in a home at 2310 Powers Avenue, in Jackson. Firemen answered a call around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and found her body, burned beyond recognition.
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  • Sam Haskell to lead annual Mayor's Prayer Luncheon

    Sam Haskell to lead annual Mayor's Prayer Luncheon

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:39:50 GMT
    The annual Mission Mississippi Mayor's Prayer Luncheon will be on Thursday, April 24. The event will take place at the Jackson Convention Complex from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.  Mission Mississippi say itsMore >>
    Mission Mississippi say its annual Mayors' Prayer Luncheon is just one example of advancing the important work it does by bringing our communities together across racial and denominational lines to intentionally pray for the mayors, elected municipal officials, county officials, counties and cities.More >>
  • MHP says all of Hwy 49 now open

    MHP says all of Hwy 49 now open

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:06:08 GMT
    According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, all of Highway 49 is now open. He says all roadways that were closed in Simpson County due to flooding are back open, including US 49 and MSMore >>
    According to MHP, all roadways that were closed in Simpson County due to flooding are back open, including US 49 and MS 13.More >>
  • City of Jackson issues flooding alert

    City of Jackson issues flooding alert

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:02:20 GMT
    We're continuing to closely monitor the Pearl River, and how local officials are preparing for the worst. The National Weather Service now says the forecast crest on the Pearl River at Carthage has beenMore >>
    The National Weather Service now says the forecast crest on the Pearl River at Carthage has been adjusted upward from minor to moderate flood with a crest of 24 feet on Friday.More >>
  • WEATHER ALERT: Pearl River could flood Jackson streets (list included)

    WEATHER ALERT: Pearl River could flood Jackson streets (list included)

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:44:46 GMT
    Hinds County Emergency Management held a press conference regarding the status of the Pearl River. The new information indicates that the Pearl River will rise to 35 feet by 6 am Wednesday morning. OfficialsMore >>
    The new information indicates that the Pearl River will rise to 35 feet by 6 am Wednesday morning.  More >>
  • Lumumba and Yarber talk runoff election

    Lumumba and Yarber talk runoff election

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-04-09 13:12:10 GMT
    Tuesday was election day for mayor of Jackson and it was a very close race. Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the son of the late mayor, came in first place with 29 percent of the vote. City Councilman Tony YarberMore >>
    Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the son of the late mayor, came in first place with 29 percent of the vote. City Councilman Tony Yarber was only ten votes behind Lumumba.More >>
  • BBB warns of fake job scams

    BBB warns of fake job scams

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:23:16 GMT
    A Jackson business owner contacted the Better Business Bureau to inform them that someone has been using her company's information in fake job scams. Eternity Real Estate LLC, located in Jackson, hasMore >>
    A Jackson business owner contacted the Better Business Bureau to inform them that someone has been using her company's information in fake job scams.
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  • Toddler and mother struck by vehicle

    Toddler and mother struck by vehicle

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:06:46 GMT
    Carthage Police are investigating after a toddler was struck by a car earlier Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said the driver looked to be speeding on Highway 16 in Carthage when he allegedly hit a toddlerMore >>
    Witnesses said the driver looked to be speeding on Highway 16 in Carthage when he allegedly hit a toddler and her mother who were crossing the highway.
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  • Grieving father remembers his son

    Grieving father remembers his son

    Saturday, April 5 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-06 00:59:04 GMT
    Family and friends gathered at Joshua Hardin's family home Friday night for a bonfire to celebrate Hardin's life. The 21-year-old was killed in an accident last Sunday. Tiffini Martin of Jackson wasMore >>
    "That's a phone call you don't want to get. I wouldn't want nobody to get that call," Hardin said.
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  • Jackson Mayoral Profile: Margaret Barrett-Simon

    Jackson Mayoral Profile: Margaret Barrett-Simon

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-05 04:00:04 GMT
    For nearly 3 decades, Margaret Barrett-Simon has served Ward 7. She was first elected in 1985. Now, she wants to be mayor. "I have served with 5 mayors, said Barrett-Simon. "I know what has worked andMore >>
    For nearly 3 decades, Margaret Barrett-Simon has served Ward 7. She was first elected in 1985. Now, she wants to be mayor.More >>
  • Parents of epileptic children say cannabis oil could be saving grace

    Parents of epileptic children say cannabis oil could be saving grace

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:23:18 GMT
    Mississippi could become the 23rd state in the country to legalize the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy. It would require federal approval. But getting it passed through the legislatureMore >>
    Mississippi could become the 23rd state in the country to legalize the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy. It would require federal approval. But getting it passed through the legislature was the first hurdle.
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  • Mississippi soldier shot four times at Ft Hood, released from hospital

    Mississippi soldier shot four times at Ft Hood, released from hospital

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:15:22 GMT
    We are told that a McComb man was shot in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting. Family confirmed that Jonathan Westbrook was shot three times. They tell us he is recovering and doing well. The family is makingMore >>
    "The first guy he shot right in front of my son was killed, and then he turned the gun towards Jonathan, aimed it, and fired," Theodis said. "I don't know how many times he fired, but he hit my son four times."
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  • Man shot in northwest Jackson

    Man shot in northwest Jackson

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:34:51 GMT
    Police are on the scene of a shooting at a home in Jackson. The shooting is on the 3400 block of Lampton Avenue. Our crew reports that crime scene tape is up around a residence.  Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow.More >>
    Jackson Police are investigating a shooting near Lampton Avenue and Eminence Row. The victim was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center by private vehicle.
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  • Rankin Co. firefighters extinguish large house fire

    Rankin Co. firefighters extinguish large house fire

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:46:35 GMT
    Lightening is being blamed for a house fire that damaged a 3 story home in Rankin County.        Our crew was on the scene at Heather Road as firefighters battled the blaze. Officials with the Rankin CountyMore >>
    Our crew was on the scene as firefighters battled the blaze. Officials with the Rankin County EOC say they received a call from neighbors about the fire just before 10 Friday morning.More >>
  • Stormy Friday morning

    Stormy Friday morning

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-04-04 11:39:04 GMT
    A line of strong to severe storms is moving through this morning, producing strong, gusty wind and heavy rain. A few brief tornadoes are possible, but damaging straight line wind is the primary threat.More >>
    A line of strong to severe storms is moving through this morning, producing strong, gusty wind and heavy rain.More >>
  • There's a storm brewing

    There's a storm brewing

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-04-04 09:51:24 GMT
    Happy Friday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles! It's 72 degrees and that warm start is providing fuel for a line of strong storms heading through our area this morning. Meteorologist Michael HaynesMore >>
    Happy Friday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles! It's 72 degrees and that warm start is providing fuel for a line of strong storms heading through our area this morning. Meteorologist Michael HaynesMore >>
  • Two arrested for tobacco sandwich and pot burritos

    Two arrested for tobacco sandwich and pot burritos

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:48:29 GMT
    Contraband items found in fast food have led to two correctional officers being charged, following separate searches at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County within a week. ErlingMore >>
    Contraband items found in fast food have led to two correctional officers being charged, following separate searches at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County within a week.More >>
  • Community leaders take a stand against child abuse

    Community leaders take a stand against child abuse

    Thursday, April 3 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-03 18:29:40 GMT
    Community leaders in Jackson are taking a stand against child abuse. The month of April is recognized nationwide as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the month, the Hinds County Sheriff's OfficeMore >>
    The month of April is recognized nationwide as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the month, the Hinds County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with various community organizations.More >>
  • Texting and driving ban bill killed

    Texting and driving ban bill killed

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-03 11:51:45 GMT
    A bill that bans texting and driving is waiting on the Governor's signature. Lawmakers passed a version of the bill on Tuesday that did not include previous age restrictions. It's for drivers of all ages. AccordingMore >>
    On Tuesday, lawmakers passed a version that did not include previous age restrictions. However, on Tuesday night the bill was killed.
    More >>
  • Jackson Mayoral Profile: John Horhn

    Jackson Mayoral Profile: John Horhn

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:37:11 GMT
    1 year state senator and lifelong Jackson resident John Horhn says he is the most qualified and experienced candidate to lead this city. The 6 term senator grew up in the Virden Addition. He's also helpedMore >>
    State Senator and lifelong Jackson resident John Horhn says he is the most qualified and experienced candidate to lead this city.
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  • Memorial wall honors Tupelo police officer

    Memorial wall honors Tupelo police officer

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:48:15 GMT
    A memorial wall in Mississippi that honors police officers killed in the line of duty, now honors a Tupelo police officer killed after a bank robbery. Police Sergeant Gale Stauffer's name has been placedMore >>
    Police Sergeant Gale Stauffer's name has been placed on the Mississippi Officer's Memorial in Jackson. Sergeant Stauffer was shot and killed last December by a man who robbed a Tupelo bank.More >>
  • Gas line rupture causes partial closure of State St.

    Gas line rupture causes partial closure of State St.

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:27:40 GMT
    State Street at Arlington is closed due to a gas line rupture.  The area is just north of Baptist Hospital. Our team says it appears city crews may have hit a gas line while installing water lines.  AtmosMore >>
    The area is just north of Baptist Hospital. Our team says it appears city crews may have hit a gas line while installing water lines.More >>
  • Jackson family says missing child found safe

    Jackson family says missing child found safe

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:33:54 GMT
    A Jackson family is asking the community for help to find their missing child. Willie Carter is just 11 years-old. He was last seen around 11:30 Tuesday night.   His family believes he walked out ofMore >>
     His mother called our newsroom to tell us he has been found safe.  More >>
  • JULIA'S FORECAST: Warm & humid with PM storms possible

    JULIA'S FORECAST: Warm & humid with PM storms possible

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-04-02 10:49:29 GMT
    It's day three of 80 degree weather! We're off to a sultry start this morning with a good deal of humidity and warm temperatures. Clouds and sun mingle together this afternoon. We're keeping an eye onMore >>
    It's another warm day! Prep for highs near 80 with humidity. Some could see PM t-storms.More >>
  • Firehouse Moustache Wax - Business Matters

    Firehouse Moustache Wax - Business Matters

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:36 AM EDT2014-04-02 09:36:54 GMT
    A Madison County firefighter was on a mission several years ago to find the perfect moustache wax. When that proved hard to come by John Pitts started brainstorming. "I said, 'well heck, I'll just makeMore >>
    A Madison County firefighter was on a mission several years ago to find the perfect moustache wax. When that proved hard to come by John Pitts started brainstorming. "I said, 'well heck, I'll just makeMore >>
  • BREAKING

    Man who shot victim in property dispute receives no bond

    Man who shot victim in property dispute receives no bond

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:32:21 GMT
    Cregg Puckett, accused of shooting a man who was fishing on his property, was in a Rankin County court on Tuesday morning after he waived his preliminary hearing. Puckett will be held without bond atMore >>
    Puckett will be held without bond at least until next week. The judge has concerns about his mental condition. More >>
  • Fountains go pink in honor of Komen Race for the Cure

    Fountains go pink in honor of Komen Race for the Cure

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-01 18:18:28 GMT
    The Central Mississippi Affiliate of Susan G. Komen held a press conference to announce the 15th annual Race for the Cure on Tuesday at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson. During the announcement theMore >>
    The 15th annual Race for the Cure kicks off in 20 days. Every year walkers, runners, survivors and supporters come together to help fight breast cancer.More >>
  • Candidate for Alderman convicted, sentenced for trying to register felon to vote

    Candidate for Alderman convicted, sentenced for trying to register felon to vote

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-01 16:26:09 GMT
    Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Cobby Williams was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his participation in knowingly registering a convicted felon to vote. WilliamsMore >>
    Madison and Rankin Counties' District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Cobby Williams was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his participation in knowingly registering a convicted felon to vote.More >>
  • Homeowner fatally shoots alleged burglar

    Homeowner fatally shoots alleged burglar

    Monday, March 31 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-01 01:03:19 GMT
    Police responded to a shooting on West McDowell Road on Monday afternoon.  We are told that a homeowner fatally shot a burglar who was next door. The homeowner has been taken in for questioning.  JPDMore >>
    We are told that a homeowner fatally shot a burglar who was next door. The homeowner has been taken in for questioning.More >>
  • JA senior presented flag for acceptance to US Air Force Academy

    JA senior presented flag for acceptance to US Air Force Academy

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:07:56 GMT
    Congressman Gregg Harper was on the campus of Jackson Academy on Monday morning for a ceremony to present a flag to a very special student. JA senior William Hontzas, was presented a flag after beingMore >>
    JA senior William Hontzas, was presented a flag after being accepted into the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.More >>
  • Bennie Thompson endorses Melvin Priester for mayor

    Bennie Thompson endorses Melvin Priester for mayor

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-03-31 16:55:07 GMT
    On Monday, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, whose congressional district encompasses a majority of the City of Jackson, announced his support for Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester,More >>
    On Monday, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, whose congressional district encompasses a majority of the City of Jackson, announced his support for Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. for mayor of Jackson.More >>
  • Bond denied for man charged in fatal beating

    Bond denied for man charged in fatal beating

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-03-31 16:26:43 GMT
    The case of a man charged with murder will go before a Grand Jury. Percy Barber appeared in a Hinds County court room this morning, where he was denied bond. He was arrested for the February 20th deathMore >>
    Percy Barber appeared in a Hinds County court room this morning, where he was denied bond. He was arrested for the February 20th death of 51-year-old Willie Burton.More >>
  • Autism rates in children on the rise

    Autism rates in children on the rise

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-03-31 16:06:04 GMT
    A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control holds troubling news for the autism community. The rate of autism among children in the US is growing. But why? And what does that mean for parentsMore >>
    The rate of autism among children in the US is growing. But why? And what does that mean for parents and teachers in the metro?More >>
  • More than a dozens dogs seized in puppy raid

    More than a dozens dogs seized in puppy raid

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:48:12 GMT
    Authorities seized more than a dozen dogs, mostly pit bull mixes, from a property in eastern Forrest County on Saturday after they received a tip that the animals were being neglected. Sheriff's deputiesMore >>
    Sheriff's deputies and representatives from Southern Pines Animal Shelter took 15 adult dogs and puppies from the home on Indian Springs Road.  A concerned resident claimed many of the dogs were being kept on chains without shelter on the property that is in foreclosure.More >>
  • Car crashes in house in Jackson subdivision

    Car crashes in house in Jackson subdivision

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-03-31 14:20:35 GMT
    Emergency crews respond to a call of a car inside a house on Sunday night. The incident happened just after 9 pm on JFK Boulevard in the Presidential Hills subdivision here in Jackson. Authorities sayMore >>
    The incident happened just after 9 pm on JFK Boulevard in the Presidential Hills subdivision here in Jackson. Authorities say the driver of the vehicle apparently lost control.More >>
  • Credit union coming to town of Terry

    Credit union coming to town of Terry

    Saturday, March 29 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-03-30 02:46:38 GMT
    Saturday during the HOPE Credit Union's annual membership meeting, a big announcement was made. The credit union's CEO announced that the credit union is expanding to the city of Terry in Mid-May. OurMore >>
    During the HOPE Credit Union's annual membership meeting HOPE's CEO announced that the credit union is expanding to the city of Terry.More >>
  • Hundreds attend KidzFest in Clinton

    Hundreds attend KidzFest in Clinton

    Saturday, March 29 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-03-30 02:20:21 GMT
    Hundreds of children and their families enjoyed KidzFest at the Mississippi College Coliseum in Clinton Saturday morning. KidzFest is a part of the three-day Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration. TheMore >>
    KidzFest is a part of the three-day Central Mississippi Will Graham Celebration.More >>
  • Suspects try to shoot police officer

    Suspects try to shoot police officer

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-03-29 03:43:59 GMT
    Jackson police have confirmed to us that an officer fired his gun at a suspect on Friday morning. We don't have many details, but we're told no one was hit in the gunfire. It happened just before 5 amMore >>
    Jackson police have confirmed to us that an officer and 2 suspects fired rounds at each other Friday morning.
    More >>
  • Jackson Mayoral Debate (The full 2 hours)

    Jackson Mayoral Debate

  • Ridgeland PD looking for vehicle theft suspect

    Ridgeland PD looking for vehicle theft suspect

    Friday, March 28 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-03-28 20:56:04 GMT
    Ridgeland Police would like your help in locating Tarence Earl Wade, who is wanted in connection with a March 16 motor vehicle theft. Several vehicles were burglarized and a Jeep Cherokee stolen from aMore >>
    Ridgeland Police would like your help in locating Tarence Earl Wade, who is wanted in connection with a March 16 motor vehicle theft. Several vehicles were burglarized and a Jeep Cherokee stolen from a local Ridgeland restaurant.More >>
  • JPD searching for answers in cold case shooting

    JPD searching for answers in cold case shooting

    Friday, March 28 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-03-28 18:57:55 GMT
    On March 28, 2012, Precinct 2 officers responded to a shooting at 5049 Highway 80. Officers discovered two victims deceased from gunshot wounds outside of the "Club Hall of Fame" in West Jackson.    SeveralMore >>
    32 year-old Anthony David and 33 year-old Kendrick Singleton were murdered in the parking lot of the Club Hall of Fame, formerly known as the Horseshoe Lounge.More >>
  • Vicksburg police apprehend burglary, pawning suspect

    Vicksburg police apprehend burglary, pawning suspect

    Friday, March 28 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-03-28 16:01:12 GMT
    Vicksburg police have apprehended the suspect responsible for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools and pawning them. On Thursday at 9:20 pm, Spencer Griffin, 24, was arrested on an outstandingMore >>
    On Thursday at 9:20 pm, Spencer Griffin, 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant by investigator Curtis Judge while at Wal Mart located in Vicksburg.More >>
  • Storm knocks down tree blocking Old Hwy 49

    Storm knocks down tree blocking Old Hwy 49

    Friday, March 28 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-03-28 15:34:52 GMT
    A tree has fallen across a road in Hinds County as a result of the severe thunderstorm overnight. The tree fell across Old Hwy 49 near the Clinton city limits. We are told that the highway has been closedMore >>
    The tree fell across Old Hwy 49 near the Clinton city limits. We are told that the highway has been closed since 3 am and the power in the area is knocked out.More >>
  • 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.
    More >>
  • Lumumba narrowly wins debate poll

    Lumumba narrowly wins debate poll

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-28 02:45:38 GMT
    Thursday night, we ask viewers to vote for the winner in our Jackson Mayoral Debate. Voting lasted 90 minutes, and Chokwe A. Lumumba and Tony Yarber were neck-and-neck all evening. When the voting endedMore >>
    Thursday night, we ask viewers to vote for the winner in our Jackson Mayoral Debate. Voting lasted 90 minutes, and Chokwe A. Lumumba and Tony Yarber were neck-and-neck all evening.More >>
  • 16 year old hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

    16 year old hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself

    Thursday, March 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-27 16:52:34 GMT
    The Vicksburg Police Department is investigating a shooting involving a 16 year old male. Officers responded to the area of Harrison and First North Street around 1 am on Friday and found the victim lyingMore >>
    Officers responded to the area of Harrison and First North Street around 1 am on Thursday and found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. We are told that the victim was alert and talking.More >>
  • New effort could stop execution of woman on death row

    New effort could stop execution of woman on death row

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:14:34 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – A Mid-South woman is set to be the first Mississippi woman executed in the state in decades. However, last minute questions are being raised causing those against the death penalty to shineMore >>
    A Mid-South woman is set to be the first Mississippi woman executed in the state in decades.More >>
  • Governor signs bill reversing school start date law

    Governor signs bill reversing school start date law

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:38:08 GMT
    When will the 2014- 2015 school year begin? Whenever school district leaders want the year to start.More >>
    When will the 2014- 2015 school year begin? Whenever school district leaders want the year to start. Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2571. Among other things, the legislation reverses a previous law requiring public schools to start on or after the third week of August.More >>
  • Investigators search for Winston Co. store burglars

    Investigators search for Winston Co. store burglars

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-03-26 18:02:58 GMT
    Police are looking for the suspects who burglarized a store on HWY 25 in Winston County on Friday, March 21. The suspects robbed Mail's Country Store located on Hwy 25 South. We are told that a largeMore >>
    The suspects robbed Mail's Country Store located on Hwy 25 South. We are told that a large amount of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken.More >>
  • Red Robin (YUM!) coming to Jackson area

    Red Robin (YUM!) coming to Jackson area

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-03-26 16:42:15 GMT
    The gourmet hamburger franchise, Red Robin, is posting several opening positions for a new store opening in Madison. A spokesman from the Red Robin corporate office confirmed that the new restaurant willMore >>
    They have already posted the open managerial job positions for the new store.
    More >>
  • Burlington shoplifter robs store twice

    Burlington shoplifter robs store twice

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:39:18 GMT
    Last week, a shop lifting suspect was caught on camera stealing clothing from the Burlington Coat Factory at Metrocenter. Elshapel Daniels, from Burlington's Loss Prevention Department, says the man cameMore >>
    Elshapel Daniels, from Burlington's Loss Prevention Department, says the man came back to the store on Tuesday. He said they tried to catch him but that he ran off with some jeans and other items to a getaway car that was waiting outside.More >>
  • Diversified Auctions - Business Matters

    Diversified Auctions - Business Matters

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-03-26 09:37:56 GMT
    The Diversified Auctions warehouse in Clinton is stocked and according to the man that runs the show, Adam Pollock, they will sell just about anything. "Boats, then we've got lots of diamonds," PollockMore >>
    The Diversified Auctions warehouse in Clinton is stocked and according to the man that runs the show, Adam Pollock, they will sell just about anything. "Boats, then we've got lots of diamonds," PollockMore >>
  • Documentary in the works to tell ricin letter framing victim's story

    Documentary in the works to tell ricin letter framing victim's story

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:22:21 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A Tupelo, Miss. man was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, but it was soon discovered he was being set up. A Mid-South filmmaker is now working to tell Kevin Curtis'More >>
    A Tupelo, Miss. man was accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, but it was soon discovered he was being set up.More >>
  • Update: Wanted woman turns herself into police

    Update: Wanted woman turns herself into police

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-03-25 22:06:22 GMT
    The Ridgeland Police Department is actively attempting to locate and arrest Andrianne Shanice Lewis, 21, of Jackson.  We are told that Lewis is wanted for contempt of court-failure to appear on a felonyMore >>
    Authorities tell us her surrender to police was directly related to the attention generated by her appearance "on local media outlets and her appearance on social media."
    More >>
  • Identity released of Crystal Springs flag man killed in accident

    Identity released of Crystal Springs flag man killed in accident

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:43:50 GMT
    A flag man working on the side of Highway 51 near Crystal Springs was killed in an accident on Tuesday morning. The Mississippi Highway Patrol identifies the victim as 39-year-old Carrvin Barnes of UnionMore >>
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol identifies the victim as 39-year-old Garrvin Barnes of Union Church. He was employed by Dickerson & Bowen.
    More >>
  • Same sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Hinds Co.

    Same sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Hinds Co.

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-03-25 17:55:10 GMT
    On Tuesday morning, five same sex couples went inside the Hinds County Courthouse in hopes of receiving a marriage license. All five couples were denied because our state only recognizes marriage betweenMore >>
    All five couples were denied because our state only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman. The "WE DO" campaign is a fight for equality and the campaign continues to push for a change in state laws.More >>
  • JPS teacher charged with statutory rape waives hearing

    JPS teacher charged with statutory rape waives hearing

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-03-25 17:02:31 GMT
    Willie Moorehead, the JPS teacher charged with statutory rape, waived his hearing on Tuesday. His bond was lowered to $75,000 and he can have no contact with any children under 18 years of age. MooreheadMore >>
    Willie Moorehead, the JPS teacher charged with statutory rape, waived his hearing on Tuesday. His bond was lowered to $75,000 and he can have no contact with any children under 18 years of age.More >>
  • MPACT program to reopen

    MPACT program to reopen

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:59:54 GMT
    On Monday, the College Savings Board voted to reopen the MPACT program. Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan allows parents to lock in current tuition rates while putting away money forMore >>
    On Monday, the College Savings Board voted to reopen the MPACT program. Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan allows parents to lock in current tuition rates while putting away money for children's college. More >>
  • Who tried to torch Mama Hamil's?

    Who tried to torch Mama Hamil's?

    Monday, March 24 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-03-24 19:50:38 GMT
    Who tried to torch the popular hotspot in Madison, Mama Hamil's Restaurant, this weekend?   Madison Police along with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and other agencies are looking for suspects inMore >>
    Someone tried to torch Mama Hamil's this weekend. At this time we are told that no one is behind bars. Police say people are being questioned, including current and former employees.More >>
  • Caribbean Adams named Miss. Spelling Bee winner

    Caribbean Adams named Miss. Spelling Bee winner

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:09:04 GMT
    Twenty-seven students from all regions of Mississippi competed live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on March 18 for the Mississippi Championship Spelling Bee Title.  The Mississippi Association of EducatorsMore >>
    Caribbean is a 7th grade student at New Hebron Attendance Center in the Lawrence County School District. She will advance to the 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May to compete against Spelling Bee Champions from every state.More >>
  • Police: Argument leads to shooting at Jackson apartment complex

    Police: Argument leads to shooting at Jackson apartment complex

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:55:18 GMT
    On Saturday, March 22, Jackson Police officers were called to the Wood Village Apartments on Wood Village Drive in reference to a shooting.  Officers say the victim, 25-year-old Reginald Jamal Reese,More >>
    Officers say the victim, 25-year-old Reginald Jamal Reese, had been shot in the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
    More >>
  • Tires slashed at Jackson housing village

    Tires slashed at Jackson housing village

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:18:37 GMT
    Residents at a Jackson housing village woke up on Monday morning to find their tires slashed. It happened at the Commonwealth Village off Skyview Drive in Jackson. Numerous residents are now withoutMore >>
    It happened at the Commonwealth Village off Skyview Drive in Jackson. Numerous residents are now without transportation after someone went through the parking lot slashing tires sometime Sunday night.More >>
  • Car theft caught on surveillance video

    Car theft caught on surveillance video

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:18:03 GMT
    A Jackson man's car was stolen from a convenience store parking lot by what he believes is a ring of teenage thieves. Store surveillance video captured the victim's black 2007 Camry being stolen from theMore >>
    A Jackson man's car was stolen from a convenience store parking lot by what he believes is a ring of teenage thieves. Store surveillance video captured the victim's black 2007 Camry being stolen from the Texaco Station on north State Street.More >>
  • Vehicle strikes roadway sign knocking it down

    Vehicle strikes roadway sign knocking it down

    Monday, March 24 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-03-24 13:29:02 GMT
    Clinton police are investigating a three-vehicle accident on interstate 20 last night. You can see one vehicle off the roadway here near the westbound lanes.      That vehicle struck a road sign, causingMore >>
    Clinton police are investigating a three-vehicle accident on interstate 20 last night. You can see one vehicle off the roadway here near the westbound lanes.      That vehicle struck a road sign, causingMore >>
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