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  • Trailer fire shuts down WB lane of I-20 near Hwy 18

    Trailer fire shuts down WB lane of I-20 near Hwy 18

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:51:55 GMT
    Debris on I-20 shuts down traffic; Source: WLBTDebris on I-20 shuts down traffic; Source: WLBT

    Debris on the interstate is causing all westbound lanes to be shut down on I-20 WB past Exit MS 18 at Exit 40A.  

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    Debris on the interstate is causing all westbound lanes to be shut down on I-20 WB past Exit MS 18 at Exit 40A.  

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  • This Morning on WLBT: Trailer fire closes I-20

    This Morning on WLBT: Trailer fire closes I-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:36 AM EDT2018-04-20 09:36:21 GMT
    Good morning! A trailer fire closed all westbound lanes of Interstate 20 overnight, near Highway 18 in Jackson. On the news this morning, we'll have an update. The body of former First Lady Barbara Bush will like in repose today. We'll look ahead to other events honoring her life. And after a cool-down on Thursday afternoon, what should you expect in the weather this weekend? We'll have the First Alert Forecast all morning long. Join us on WLBT from 4:30 to 7 and on Fox 40 from 7 t...More >>
    Good morning! A trailer fire closed all westbound lanes of Interstate 20 overnight, near Highway 18 in Jackson. On the news this morning, we'll have an update. The body of former First Lady Barbara Bush will like in repose today. We'll look ahead to other events honoring her life. And after a cool-down on Thursday afternoon, what should you expect in the weather this weekend? We'll have the First Alert Forecast all morning long. Join us on WLBT from 4:30 to 7 and on Fox 40 from 7 t...More >>
  • Ridgeland residents react to MS Supreme Court ruling on Costco rezoning

    Ridgeland residents react to MS Supreme Court ruling on Costco rezoning

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 07:12:45 GMT

    Members of a Ridgeland neighborhood advocacy group are reacting to the Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on a rezoning case.

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    Members of a Ridgeland neighborhood advocacy group are reacting to the Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on a rezoning case.

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  • Smithsonian Director visits the two Mississippi museums

    Smithsonian Director visits the two Mississippi museums

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:57:52 GMT

    The two Mississippi museums hosted a very distinguished guest Thursday. Lonnie Bunch, the Smithsonian's director of African American History and Culture took a private tour of both museums today. 

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    The two Mississippi museums hosted a very distinguished guest Thursday. Lonnie Bunch, the Smithsonian's director of African American History and Culture took a private tour of both museums today. 

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  • Jason Shelton files for U.S. Senate

    Jason Shelton files for U.S. Senate

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:52:39 GMT

    The race for Thad Cochran's seat has another Democratic candidate. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton announced today that he'll also be running in the 2018 special election.

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  • Jackson Mayor hosts crime and justice summit

    Jackson Mayor hosts crime and justice summit

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:43:35 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mayor Chokwe Lumumba hosted the city's first Crime and Justice Summit Thursday night. The goal was to create a relationship between the police department, his office, and members of the community. 

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    Mayor Chokwe Lumumba hosted the city's first Crime and Justice Summit Thursday night. The goal was to create a relationship between the police department, his office, and members of the community. 

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  • 3 On Your Side Special Report: Moving the Zoo?

    3 On Your Side Special Report: Moving the Zoo?

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:24:18 GMT
    Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)
    Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)

    The announcement that the Jackson Zoo could soon be moving out of West Jackson has been met with both excitement and concern. The mayor has come out against it, but the zoo's director says the only other choice is to shut down. We take a closer look at what's behind the move and what's next.

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    The announcement that the Jackson Zoo could soon be moving out of West Jackson has been met with both excitement and concern. The mayor has come out against it, but the zoo's director says the only other choice is to shut down. We take a closer look at what's behind the move and what's next.

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  • Espy files qualifying papers for U. S. Senate run

    Espy files qualifying papers for U. S. Senate run

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:48:40 GMT

    Jackson attorney Mike Espy filed qualifying papers in his bid to replace outgoing U-S Senator Thad Cochran. He said his experience on Capitol Hill as a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture as well as his statewide political background make him uniquely qualified.

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    Jackson attorney Mike Espy filed qualifying papers in his bid to replace outgoing U-S Senator Thad Cochran. He said his experience on Capitol Hill as a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture as well as his statewide political background make him uniquely qualified.

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  • Thousands of disabled children and adults take a thrilling ride during Horses for Handicapped

    Thousands of disabled children and adults take a thrilling ride during Horses for Handicapped

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:43:50 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    For children and adults with disabilities, a horseback ride is a rare treat. But this week thousands filled the state fairgrounds for an adventurous thrill during Horses for Handicapped.

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    For children and adults with disabilities, a horseback ride is a rare treat. But this week thousands filled the state fairgrounds for an adventurous thrill during Horses for Handicapped.

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  • Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey's Barbara Bush tribute goes viral

    Cartoonist Marshall Ramsey's Barbara Bush tribute goes viral

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:35:38 GMT
    Source: Marshall Ramsey/Clarion LedgerSource: Marshall Ramsey/Clarion Ledger

    A local tribute to Barbara Bush is going viral. The Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey never expected the Bush family to see it. But they have.

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    A local tribute to Barbara Bush is going viral. The Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey never expected the Bush family to see it. But they have.

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  • Richland Police Chief believes meat-stealing duo had plans to resell

    Richland Police Chief believe Meat-Stealing Duo had plans to resell

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:49:20 GMT
    John Newell and Burnell Hamlin...Source Richland PDJohn Newell and Burnell Hamlin...Source Richland PD

    Richland Police Chief W.R. James says 63-year-old John Newell went into the Kroger store off Highway 49 south and took out with him an undisclosed amount of meat. A meat heist Chief James says Newell pulled off with the help of 68-year-old Burnell Hamlin.

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    Richland Police Chief W.R. James says 63-year-old John Newell went into the Kroger store off Highway 49 south and took out with him an undisclosed amount of meat. A meat heist Chief James says Newell pulled off with the help of 68-year-old Burnell Hamlin.

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  • MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Jason Smith/Gourd Banjo

    MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Jason Smith/Gourd Banjo

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:12:53 GMT

    Mississippi lays a strong claim to being the Birthplace of America's Music. But there were individual elements that came together here to create the music that originated in Mississippi.

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    Mississippi lays a strong claim to being the Birthplace of America's Music. But there were individual elements that came together here to create the music that originated in Mississippi.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Juuling

    CONSIDER THIS: Juuling

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:59:07 GMT
    Most people love the water. The biggest water attraction in Central Mississippi is the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Source: WLBTMost people love the water. The biggest water attraction in Central Mississippi is the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Source: WLBT

    As e-cigarettes and vapes become more popular with adult smokers trying to quit cigarettes, young people are also starting to use the devices. One device, a more dangerous option, is becoming more and more popular. It’s called a Juul.

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    As e-cigarettes and vapes become more popular with adult smokers trying to quit cigarettes, young people are also starting to use the devices. One device, a more dangerous option, is becoming more and more popular. It’s called a Juul.

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  • State Supreme Court blocks Ridgeland Costco development

    State Supreme Court blocks Ridgeland Costco development

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:33:09 GMT
    Source: WikiCommonsSource: WikiCommons

    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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    UPDATE: Man found dead in parking lot identified

    UPDATE: Man found dead in parking lot identified

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:03:54 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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  • Ergon founder Leslie B. Lampton dies at 92

    Ergon founder Leslie B. Lampton dies at 92

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:30:19 GMT
    Leslie B. Lampton, founder of Ergon, died Tuesday, April 17 at the age of 92. Source: WLBT ArchivesLeslie B. Lampton, founder of Ergon, died Tuesday, April 17 at the age of 92. Source: WLBT Archives

    Lampton and the Board had taken care over the years to ensure that the Ergon companies would be prepared to continue in his absence. There will be no changes in operation or management of the company.

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    Lampton and the Board had taken care over the years to ensure that the Ergon companies would be prepared to continue in his absence. There will be no changes in operation or management of the company.

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  • Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:12:05 GMT
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank

    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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  • Charges upgraded to murder after Fuel Time shooting victim dies

    Fuel Time shooting victim shot in head dies

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:41:38 GMT
    Police have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. Source: JPDPolice have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. Source: JPD
    Police have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. Source: JPDPolice have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. Source: JPD

    Jackson Police say that the shooting victim from the Fuel Time on Bullard Street has died. The victim is identified as 26-year-old, April Spell.  

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    Jackson Police say that the shooting victim from the Fuel Time on Bullard Street has died. The victim is identified as 26-year-old, April Spell.  

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  • New this morning on WLBT: Thief steals from store; flips car in Richland

    New this morning on WLBT: Thief steals from store; flips car in Richland

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-04-19 09:24:01 GMT
    It's a bizarre story this morning of a man stealing from a Kroger in Richland. We'll tell you how it started and the flip ending.  Repairs are set to begin on two bridges in Clinton. Details on which ones when you join us.  Jackson has a new fire chief. We'll tell you more about him at the top of the hour.  See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
    It's a bizarre story this morning of a man stealing from a Kroger in Richland. We'll tell you how it started and the flip ending.  Repairs are set to begin on two bridges in Clinton. Details on which ones when you join us.  Jackson has a new fire chief. We'll tell you more about him at the top of the hour.  See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
  • 3rd Congressional Debate held in Jackson

    3rd Congressional Debate held in Jackson

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-04-19 04:36:13 GMT

    On Tuesday, we got a first look at who the Republican candidates are for the third Congressional district. On Wednesday, the candidates went more in-depth with Mississippi issues in a debate at the two Mississippi Museums. 

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    On Tuesday, we got a first look at who the Republican candidates are for the third Congressional district. On Wednesday, the candidates went more in-depth with Mississippi issues in a debate at the two Mississippi Museums. 

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  • Law enforcement urge drivers to drive safely through zones

    Law enforcement urge drivers to drive safely through zones

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:10:08 GMT

    As there are several road projects are underway across the metro, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is working to make sure both drivers are workers are safe in construction zones.

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    As there are several road projects are underway across the metro, the Mississippi Highway Patrol is working to make sure both drivers are workers are safe in construction zones.

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  • Residents fear street collapse from giant pothole

    Residents fear street collapse from giant pothole

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:51:46 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    There are three large holes at the intersection of Newman Street and Utica Avenue, but the most dangerous one could swallow the front end of a car.

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    There are three large holes at the intersection of Newman Street and Utica Avenue, but the most dangerous one could swallow the front end of a car.

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  • Jackson names new fire chief

    Jackson names new fire chief

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:29:03 GMT
    Jackson names new fire chief; Source: JFDJackson names new fire chief; Source: JFD

    Jackson named a new fire chief. His name is Chief Willie G. Owens.  

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    Jackson named a new fire chief. His name is Chief Willie G. Owens.  

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  • Disabled man killed in Yazoo City trailer fire

    Disabled man killed in Yazoo City trailer fire

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:17:43 GMT
    Source: WLBT ViewerSource: WLBT Viewer

    According to Chief Sampson with the Yazoo City Police Department, they were called to West 2nd and Lucel Street around 8:00 p.m. 

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    According to Chief Sampson with the Yazoo City Police Department, they were called to West 2nd and Lucel Street around 8:00 p.m. 

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  • Task force formed to determine whether students are over-testing

    Task force formed to determine whether students are over-testing

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:05:24 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Many students are taking their state tests this week. Meanwhile, there's the ongoing debate about how much they're being tested.

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    Many students are taking their state tests this week. Meanwhile, there's the ongoing debate about how much they're being tested.

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  • SURVEY: JPS Board of Trustees seeking community feedback in superintendent search

    SURVEY: JPS Board of Trustees seeking community feedback in superintendent search

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:05:01 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The JPS Board of Trustees is seeking the community's feedback in its search for the District's next superintendent.

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    The JPS Board of Trustees is seeking the community's feedback in its search for the District's next superintendent.

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  • New "Scan, Bag, Go" Device at Kroger makes for shorter shopping experience

    New "Scan, Bag, Go" Device at Kroger makes for shorter shopping experience

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:36:40 GMT
    Waiting in line at the grocery store is becoming a thing of the past as stores introduce new time-saving technologies. Source: WLBTWaiting in line at the grocery store is becoming a thing of the past as stores introduce new time-saving technologies. Source: WLBT
    Waiting in line at the grocery store is becoming a thing of the past as stores introduce new time-saving technologies. Source: WLBTWaiting in line at the grocery store is becoming a thing of the past as stores introduce new time-saving technologies. Source: WLBT

    So far, the Brandon Kroger is the only store in the state with the new system, but they plan on having seven systems installed throughout the metro area.

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    So far, the Brandon Kroger is the only store in the state with the new system, but they plan on having seven systems installed throughout the metro area.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: All northbound lanes of I-55 near Terry closed after 18 wheeler crash

    TRAFFIC ALERT: All northbound lanes of I-55 near Terry closed after 18 wheeler crash

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:25:01 GMT
    Source: MHP Cpl. Eric HenrySource: MHP Cpl. Eric Henry

    The cable barriers were wedged under the undercarriage of the 18 wheeler stretching across the northbound lanes of I-55 causing a safety hazard to the motorist.

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    The cable barriers were wedged under the undercarriage of the 18 wheeler stretching across the northbound lanes of I-55 causing a safety hazard to the motorist.

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  • Stabbing incident leads to murder investigation

    Stabbing incident leads to murder investigation

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:03:16 GMT
    Jackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. Source: WLBTJackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. Source: WLBT
    Jackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. Source: WLBTJackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. Source: WLBT

    Jackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. 

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    Jackson police have opened a murder investigation which they believe is tied to a stabbing incident that happened the week of April 9. 

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  • BREAKING

    Police arrest suspect accused of shooting woman in head at Fuel Time gas station

    Police arrest suspect accused of shooting woman in head at Fuel Time gas station

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:58:47 GMT
    Police say one woman shot another shortly before 8:00 p.m. following an altercation in the parking lot. Source: WLBTPolice say one woman shot another shortly before 8:00 p.m. following an altercation in the parking lot. Source: WLBT

    Police have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. She is accused of shooting a 26-year-old woman in the head shortly before 8:00 p.m. following a fight in the parking lot.

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    Police have charged 27-year-old Brittany Hilliard-Ransom with aggravated assault. She is accused of shooting a 26-year-old woman in the head shortly before 8:00 p.m. following a fight in the parking lot.

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  • Neighbors in shock after woman's body found in Jackson creek

    Neighbors in shock after woman's body found in Jackson creek

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:27:47 GMT
    JPD is investigating the city's 27th homicide of the year. Source: WLBTJPD is investigating the city's 27th homicide of the year. Source: WLBT

    Jackson police are investigating the 27th homicide of the year. A woman's body found this morning in the Hanging Moss Creek on Woodway Drive. Three On Your Side's Patrice Clark talks with area residents who are fed up with crime in the capital city.

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    Jackson police are investigating the 27th homicide of the year. A woman's body found this morning in the Hanging Moss Creek on Woodway Drive. Three On Your Side's Patrice Clark talks with area residents who are fed up with crime in the capital city.

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  • UPDATE: Woman found dead in north Jackson creek identified

    UPDATE: Woman found dead in north Jackson creek identified

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:23:55 GMT
    Woman's body found in creek; Source: WLBTWoman's body found in creek; Source: WLBT

    The woman found dead in a creek near the Pebble Creek Apartments in Jackson has been identified. 

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    The woman found dead in a creek near the Pebble Creek Apartments in Jackson has been identified. 

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  • JPD officer treated after exposure to drug during arrest

    JPD officer treated after exposure to drug during arrest

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:06:15 GMT
    Jackson police officer taken to hospital after exposed to drug during arrest; Source: WLBTJackson police officer taken to hospital after exposed to drug during arrest; Source: WLBT

    A Jackson police officer was taken to the hospital after exposed to a drug during an arrest. 

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    A Jackson police officer was taken to the hospital after exposed to a drug during an arrest. 

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  • Woman accidentally shoots husband in the buttocks

    Woman accidentally shoots husband in the buttocks

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:03:44 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A woman accidentally shot her husband in the buttocks, according to JPD.

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    A woman accidentally shot her husband in the buttocks, according to JPD.

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  • Fight between janitors caused portion of JSU to be placed on lock down

    Fight between janitors caused portion of JSU to be placed on lock down

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:46:42 GMT
    Janitor fight causes part of JSU to be placed on lockdown Source: WLBT archivesJanitor fight causes part of JSU to be placed on lockdown Source: WLBT archives
    Janitor fight causes part of JSU to be placed on lockdown Source: WLBT archivesJanitor fight causes part of JSU to be placed on lockdown Source: WLBT archives

    LA Warren with JSU confirmed that 2 members of a janitorial cleaning crew with Service Solutions were apprehended (taken in for questioning) after a fight broke out between the two. 

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    LA Warren with JSU confirmed that 2 members of a janitorial cleaning crew with Service Solutions were apprehended (taken in for questioning) after a fight broke out between the two. 

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  • BREAKING

    One dead in Canton double shooting

    One dead in Canton double shooting

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:15:42 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Canton police are looking for the gunman who shot a homeowner and his friend Monday night.

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    Canton police are looking for the gunman who shot a homeowner and his friend Monday night.

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  • Hosemann on cyber attacks and federal involvement in Mississippi elections

    Hosemann on cyber attacks and federal involvement in Mississippi elections

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:14:58 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act provides special absentee voting privileges for active members of the US Armed Forces and National Guard. 

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    The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act provides special absentee voting privileges for active members of the US Armed Forces and National Guard. 

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  • JPD investigating north Jackson business robbery

    JPD investigating north Jackson business robbery

    JPD investigating north Jackson business robbery

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:13:02 GMT
    Shots fired inside north Jackson gas station; Source: JPDShots fired inside north Jackson gas station; Source: JPD

    Jackson police are investigating a Monday night business robbery on North State Street. Police responded to the S Mart on North State Street shortly before 10:00 p.m., where they say clerk told them that two males entered the store. 

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    Jackson police are investigating a Monday night business robbery on North State Street. Police responded to the S Mart on North State Street shortly before 10:00 p.m., where they say clerk told them that two males entered the store. 

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  • Plans for Mississippi's new urban natural space released

    Plans for Mississippi's new urban natural space released

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:12:03 GMT
    The Fannye Cook Natural Space will span over its 2,700 dedicated acres, that when completed, will be three times bigger than New York City's Central Park. Source: WLBTThe Fannye Cook Natural Space will span over its 2,700 dedicated acres, that when completed, will be three times bigger than New York City's Central Park. Source: WLBT

    The Fannye Cook Natural Space will span over its 2,700 dedicated acres, that when completed will be three times bigger than New York City's Central Park. It’s stretches from near Airport Road in Flowood to the Ross Barnett Reservoir’s spillway.

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    The Fannye Cook Natural Space will span over its 2,700 dedicated acres, that when completed will be three times bigger than New York City's Central Park. It’s stretches from near Airport Road in Flowood to the Ross Barnett Reservoir’s spillway.

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  • 60-yr-old suspect in Jackson Sunday stabbing found dead

    60-yr-old suspect in Jackson Sunday stabbing found dead

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:13:01 GMT
    Scene where man was found stabbed to death; Source: WLBTScene where man was found stabbed to death; Source: WLBT

    Jackson Police are investigating a homicide after the body of a male was found in the 500 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue this past Sunday. Shortly before 2:00pm, Officers responded to the area after learning that a lawn crew discovered the body. 

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    Jackson Police are investigating a homicide after the body of a male was found in the 500 block of Woodrow Wilson Avenue this past Sunday. Shortly before 2:00pm, Officers responded to the area after learning that a lawn crew discovered the body. 

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  • This Morning on WLBT: Shots fired during attempted robbery

    This Morning on WLBT: Shots fired during attempted robbery

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-04-18 09:35:50 GMT
    Good morning. Jackson police are looking for two men who tried to rob a gas station late Tuesday night. They say one of the men opened fire after demanding money from a clerk. We'll have the details on the news this morning. The investigation continues into how a piece of an engine came off and broke a window of a Southwest Airlines jet while it was in flight. Passengers say a women was nearly sucked out of the window. She later died. And we'll be remembering former First Lady Barba...More >>
    Good morning. Jackson police are looking for two men who tried to rob a gas station late Tuesday night. They say one of the men opened fire after demanding money from a clerk. We'll have the details on the news this morning. The investigation continues into how a piece of an engine came off and broke a window of a Southwest Airlines jet while it was in flight. Passengers say a women was nearly sucked out of the window. She later died. And we'll be remembering former First Lady Barba...More >>
  • GOP candidates introduced at Madison forum

    GOP candidates introduced at Madison forum

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:14:57 GMT
    GOP candidates were introduced at a forum in Madison Tuesday night. Source: WLBTGOP candidates were introduced at a forum in Madison Tuesday night. Source: WLBT

    Mississippi's third congressional district seat is open and six people are looking to replace Republican Congressman Gregg Harper in Washington. The Madison county republican women's board, hosted a forum where we got to see who the six GOP candidates are and what their platforms will be. 

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    Mississippi's third congressional district seat is open and six people are looking to replace Republican Congressman Gregg Harper in Washington. The Madison county republican women's board, hosted a forum where we got to see who the six GOP candidates are and what their platforms will be. 

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  • Priest robbed after helping man in need

    Priest robbed after helping man in need

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-04-18 04:05:14 GMT
    Thomas Lee Jiles. Source: Yazoo Police DepartmentThomas Lee Jiles. Source: Yazoo Police Department
    Thomas Lee Jiles. Source: Yazoo Police DepartmentThomas Lee Jiles. Source: Yazoo Police Department

    An act of kindness nearly costs a Vicksburg priest his life yesterday. "He was hid in the bushes," Father Lalor says to a friend. Father Tom Lalor has been describing his harrowing story to friends all day.

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    An act of kindness nearly costs a Vicksburg priest his life yesterday. "He was hid in the bushes," Father Lalor says to a friend. Father Tom Lalor has been describing his harrowing story to friends all day.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: Fix Mississippi's Roads and Bridges

    CONSIDER THIS: Fix Mississippi's Roads and Bridges

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:08:20 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    In fact, in the past week Governor Bryant closed more than 100 bridges because of safety concerns. It takes money to fix the problems, but state leaders can’t agree on how to fund those improvements. However, if the state doesn’t address the decay, look no further than Jackson as an example of what happens when maintenance is neglected.

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    In fact, in the past week Governor Bryant closed more than 100 bridges because of safety concerns. It takes money to fix the problems, but state leaders can’t agree on how to fund those improvements. However, if the state doesn’t address the decay, look no further than Jackson as an example of what happens when maintenance is neglected.

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  • New PEER report gives perspective to bridge crisis

    New PEER report gives perspective to bridge crisis

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:46:18 GMT
    New watchdog reports sheds light on how the state got in its current bridge crisis. Source: WLBTNew watchdog reports sheds light on how the state got in its current bridge crisis. Source: WLBT
    New watchdog reports sheds light on how the state got in its current bridge crisis. Source: WLBTNew watchdog reports sheds light on how the state got in its current bridge crisis. Source: WLBT

    A new legislative watchdog report is shedding light on how the state got into the bridge crisis. It's also offering ideas on how to prevent another crisis in the future. County bridges are typically inspected by county engineers. The PEER report says they usually get paid around $350 to 480 dollars per bridge inspection.

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    A new legislative watchdog report is shedding light on how the state got into the bridge crisis. It's also offering ideas on how to prevent another crisis in the future. County bridges are typically inspected by county engineers. The PEER report says they usually get paid around $350 to 480 dollars per bridge inspection.

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  • JUULING: Popular among teens, new way to take a puff

    JUULING: Popular among teens, new way to take a puff

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:42:50 GMT
    Parents are being warned about their children "juuling". Source: WLBTParents are being warned about their children "juuling". Source: WLBT
    Parents are being warned about their children "juuling". Source: WLBTParents are being warned about their children "juuling". Source: WLBT

    Here is the latest warning for parents, that new flash drive or even your kid's marker could be the latest method of lighting up. Area schools and the Office of Tobacco Control hope your eyes are open to the trend called Juuling, taking a puff from an e-cigarette right under your nose. "Juul one of the most popular e cigarettes right now," said Amy Winter the director of the Office of Tobacco Control. It is especially so among teens. To the point that some Madison high sc...

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    Here is the latest warning for parents, that new flash drive or even your kid's marker could be the latest method of lighting up. Area schools and the Office of Tobacco Control hope your eyes are open to the trend called Juuling, taking a puff from an e-cigarette right under your nose. "Juul one of the most popular e cigarettes right now," said Amy Winter the director of the Office of Tobacco Control. It is especially so among teens. To the point that some Madison high sc...

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  • Brandon Amphitheater ready for Grand Opening

    Brandon Amphitheater ready for Grand Opening

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-04-18 00:14:54 GMT
    The finishing touches were being put on the Brandon Amphitheater Tuesday, just in time for their grand opening. Source: WLBTThe finishing touches were being put on the Brandon Amphitheater Tuesday, just in time for their grand opening. Source: WLBT

    The finishing touches were being put on the Brandon Amphitheater Tuesday, just in time for their grand opening.

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    The finishing touches were being put on the Brandon Amphitheater Tuesday, just in time for their grand opening.

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  • MS Forestry Commission sends five member Strike Force to fight Okla. fires

    MS Forestry Commission sends five member Strike Force to fight Okla. fires

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:41:04 GMT
    Five member strike force going to help fight wildfires in Oklahoma. Source: WLBTFive member strike force going to help fight wildfires in Oklahoma. Source: WLBT

    A team of five brave men with the Mississippi Forestry Commission is headed to Oklahoma to help battle a fire that's consumed over 570 square miles of land. (Note: Chief Giachelli's statement proved a point, but was somewhat exaggerated. The fire in Oklahoma spans 365 thousand acres; Rankin County is 516 thousand acres.)

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    A team of five brave men with the Mississippi Forestry Commission is headed to Oklahoma to help battle a fire that's consumed over 570 square miles of land. (Note: Chief Giachelli's statement proved a point, but was somewhat exaggerated. The fire in Oklahoma spans 365 thousand acres; Rankin County is 516 thousand acres.)

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  • Meridian man arrested for possessing child pornography

    Meridian man arrested for possessing child pornography

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:30:53 GMT
    20-year-old Christopher Edward Scrimpshire was arrested after an investigation of his online activity. Source: Attorney General's office20-year-old Christopher Edward Scrimpshire was arrested after an investigation of his online activity. Source: Attorney General's office
    20-year-old Christopher Edward Scrimpshire was arrested after an investigation of his online activity. Source: Attorney General's office20-year-old Christopher Edward Scrimpshire was arrested after an investigation of his online activity. Source: Attorney General's office

    A  20-year-old man was arrested at his Meridian home Monday on one count of child exploitation.

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    A  20-year-old man was arrested at his Meridian home Monday on one count of child exploitation.

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  • Priest robbed by Yazoo homeless man armed with brick

    Priest robbed by Yazoo homeless man armed with brick

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:39:01 GMT
    Yazoo man arrested for robbing priest; Source: Yazoo PDYazoo man arrested for robbing priest; Source: Yazoo PD
    Yazoo man arrested for robbing priest; Source: Yazoo PDYazoo man arrested for robbing priest; Source: Yazoo PD

    On Monday night, around 9:21 p.m. Vicksburg Police responded to St Paul Catholic Church on Crawford Street regarding an armed robbery. 

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    On Monday night, around 9:21 p.m. Vicksburg Police responded to St Paul Catholic Church on Crawford Street regarding an armed robbery. 

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  • Man suspected of burglarizing Jackson business wanted by police

    Man suspected of burglarizing Jackson business wanted by police

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:12:01 GMT
    Jackson police needs help identifying this man; Source: JPDJackson police needs help identifying this man; Source: JPD

    The Jackson Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing a business in Jackson.

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    The Jackson Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing a business in Jackson.

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  • Man killed in motorcycle crash in Jackson identified

    Man killed in motorcycle crash in Jackson identified

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:17:08 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    According to a tweet from JPD, the victim appeared to have hit a utility pole. 

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    According to a tweet from JPD, the victim appeared to have hit a utility pole. 

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  • Project EJECT: Several arrests made last week

    Project EJECT: Several arrests made last week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:16:18 GMT
    Project EJECT nets several arrests. Source: WLBTProject EJECT nets several arrests. Source: WLBT

    The public has been hearing about Project EJECT for several months now. It's a partnership between federal and local authorities to get the most dangerous criminals off the streets.

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    The public has been hearing about Project EJECT for several months now. It's a partnership between federal and local authorities to get the most dangerous criminals off the streets.

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  • 5 tornadoes confirmed from Saturday's storms

    5 tornadoes confirmed from Saturday's storms

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:15:07 GMT
    5 tornadoes touched down in Saturday's storms; Source: WLBT5 tornadoes touched down in Saturday's storms; Source: WLBT

    Five tornadoes have been confirmed from Saturday's storms. A large storm system moved through the area starting early in the morning on Saturday. Most of the damage was limited to trees. 

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    Five tornadoes have been confirmed from Saturday's storms. A large storm system moved through the area starting early in the morning on Saturday. Most of the damage was limited to trees. 

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  • Post Office extends hours for last minute tax filers

    Post Office extends hours for last minute tax filers

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:12:37 GMT
    Source: Raycom image bankSource: Raycom image bank

    The post office is extending its hours Tuesday for those last minute tax filers.  

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    The post office is extending its hours Tuesday for those last minute tax filers.  

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  • Lane blocked on I-55 S at Gluckstadt for wreck

    Lane blocked on I-55 S at Gluckstadt for wreck

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:22:43 GMT
    Wreck on I-55 causing traffic back up; Source: MDOTWreck on I-55 causing traffic back up; Source: MDOT

    A wreck on I-55N at the Gluckstadt exit is blocking traffic Tuesday morning.

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    A wreck on I-55N at the Gluckstadt exit is blocking traffic Tuesday morning.

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  • 2 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting in Alcorn Co.

    2 dead, 1 critically injured after shooting in Alcorn Co.

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:30:24 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office and the Farmington Police Department are investigating a Monday evening shooting that left two people dead and one in critical condition in Alcorn County.

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    The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office and the Farmington Police Department are investigating a Monday evening shooting that left two people dead and one in critical condition in Alcorn County.

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  • Cowboy Maloney family thanks JPD

    Cowboy Maloney family thanks JPD

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:29:39 GMT
    Source: Cowboy Maloney's websiteSource: Cowboy Maloney's website

    Cowboy Maloney's main location on Harding Street was broken into Monday morning between between 2:30 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. Jackson police arrived shortly after and apprehended the suspect, who was still in the warehouse.

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    Cowboy Maloney's main location on Harding Street was broken into Monday morning between between 2:30 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. Jackson police arrived shortly after and apprehended the suspect, who was still in the warehouse.

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  • New poll shows Sen. Hyde-Smith leading Espy; McDaniel trailing far behind

    New poll shows Sen. Hyde-Smith leading Espy; McDaniel trailing far behind

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:28:57 GMT
    Source: Y'all PoliticsSource: Y'all Politics

    A new poll commissioned by Y'all Politics shows US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy in almost a dead heat for the November 6 election to replace Senator Thad Cochran.

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    A new poll commissioned by Y'all Politics shows US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy in almost a dead heat for the November 6 election to replace Senator Thad Cochran.

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  • Mother of alleged rape victim speaks out after suspect given $20,000 bond

    Mother of alleged rape victim speaks out after suspect given $20,000 bond

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:28:15 GMT
    20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD

    A Lafayette County judge set bond at $20,000 for an Ole Miss student accused of kidnapping and raping a freshman at his off campus apartment.

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    A Lafayette County judge set bond at $20,000 for an Ole Miss student accused of kidnapping and raping a freshman at his off campus apartment.

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  • Coming up on WLBT: Tax day deadline

    Coming up on WLBT: Tax day deadline

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:22 AM EDT2018-04-17 09:22:27 GMT
    Today's the last day to report to Uncle Sam. We'll have a live report with everything you need to know about last minute filing.  There's a new policy implemented in JPD that handles officer involved shootings. We'll have details at 5.  What is "The Worst of the Worst?" The answer when you join us.  See you in 10.  ~JoyMore >>
    Today's the last day to report to Uncle Sam. We'll have a live report with everything you need to know about last minute filing.  There's a new policy implemented in JPD that handles officer involved shootings. We'll have details at 5.  What is "The Worst of the Worst?" The answer when you join us.  See you in 10.  ~JoyMore >>
  • Neighbors react after Vicksburg's third homicide of the year

    Neighbors react after Vicksburg's third homicide of the year

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:00:01 GMT
    Vicksburg residents recovering after third homicide of yearVicksburg residents recovering after third homicide of year

    The Vicksburg Police department is investigating its third homicide of the year. Vicksburg police found 45-year-old Latonya Love-Campbell in front of a house in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle around 10:05 p.m. Warren County coroner Doug Husky pronounced her dead on the scene. 

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    The Vicksburg Police department is investigating its third homicide of the year. Vicksburg police found 45-year-old Latonya Love-Campbell in front of a house in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle around 10:05 p.m. Warren County coroner Doug Husky pronounced her dead on the scene. 

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  • Jackson residents voice concerns about blighted apartment complex

    Jackson residents voice concerns about blighted apartment complex

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-17 03:12:08 GMT
    Jackson residents unhappy about blighted apartment complex. Source: WLBTJackson residents unhappy about blighted apartment complex. Source: WLBT
    Jackson residents unhappy about blighted apartment complex. Source: WLBTJackson residents unhappy about blighted apartment complex. Source: WLBT

    Residents near a dilapidated apartment complex are calling on the City of Jackson to clean up the property. Piles of trash are littered all over the Casa Grande apartment complex, which area residents say is not only an eyesore but an unsafe place for children in the neighborhood.

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    Residents near a dilapidated apartment complex are calling on the City of Jackson to clean up the property. Piles of trash are littered all over the Casa Grande apartment complex, which area residents say is not only an eyesore but an unsafe place for children in the neighborhood.

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  • 20-year-old Brandon man arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape in Oxford

    20-year-old Brandon man arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape in Oxford

    Friday, April 13 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-14 01:40:14 GMT
    20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD
    20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD20 year-old Dustin McGee, of Brandon has been charged with kidnapping and rape. Source: OPD

    A 20-year-old Brandon man was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape in Oxford, Tuesday.  

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    A 20-year-old Brandon man was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape in Oxford, Tuesday.  

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  • Terry home destroyed in overnight fire

    Terry home destroyed in overnight fire

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:05:19 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A Terry home has been ruled a total loss following a house fire that happened Friday night during the storms. The home was unoccupied, but according to a neighbor, the original homeowner was in the process of moving back in.

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    A Terry home has been ruled a total loss following a house fire that happened Friday night during the storms. The home was unoccupied, but according to a neighbor, the original homeowner was in the process of moving back in.

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  • BREAKING

    Man shot and killed on Keener Avenue identified

    Man shot and killed on Keener Avenue identified

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:22:41 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A man was shot and killed on Keener Avenue Friday afternoon.

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    A man was shot and killed on Keener Avenue Friday afternoon.

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  • Two hour standoff in Vicksburg ends with 15-year-old in custody

    Two hour standoff in Vicksburg ends with 15-year-old in custody

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-04-04 22:27:34 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Pace said when officials arrived on scene the teen ran inside the home and refused to come out.  

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    Pace said when officials arrived on scene the teen ran inside the home and refused to come out.  

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  • Man who died after falling from cell tower in Utica identified

    Man who died after falling from cell tower in Utica identified

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:16:53 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    According to Major Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, the call came into dispatch just before 10:00 a.m. Monday. 

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    According to Major Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, the call came into dispatch just before 10:00 a.m. Monday. 

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  • Woman shot in the leg after argument over man at nail salon

    Woman shot in the leg after argument over man at nail salon

    Friday, March 23 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-03-23 23:04:51 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Both women left the salon and the 23-year-old victim later arrived at the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

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    Both women left the salon and the 23-year-old victim later arrived at the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

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  • JPD needs help identifying burglary suspect

    JPD needs help identifying burglary suspect

    Saturday, March 24 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-03-24 20:20:45 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Jackson Police Department is looking for a man who is suspected of breaking into a house in the 200 block of Princeton Street earlier this week. The suspect appears to have a tattoo on his right hand. 

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    Jackson Police Department is looking for a man who is suspected of breaking into a house in the 200 block of Princeton Street earlier this week. The suspect appears to have a tattoo on his right hand. 

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  • Woman shot, shows up at Jackson hospital

    Woman shot, shows up at Jackson hospital

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-03-28 21:24:43 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Jackson police are investigating a shooting after a woman arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. #JPD is investigating a shooting after a female victim arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Location of occurrence and victim’s condition are unknown at this time.

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    Jackson police are investigating a shooting after a woman arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. #JPD is investigating a shooting after a female victim arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Location of occurrence and victim’s condition are unknown at this time.

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  • BREAKING

    JPD: Man shot multiple times shows up at hospital

    JPD: Man shot multiple times shows up at hospital

    Saturday, March 24 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-03-24 15:39:56 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a man arrived at the hospital with multiple injuries. It was later determined that the 19-year-old victim had only suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the shoulder.

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    The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a man arrived at the hospital with multiple injuries. It was later determined that the 19-year-old victim had only suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the shoulder.

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  • 18-year-old charged in Carroll County murder

    18-year-old charged in Carroll County murder

    Thursday, March 22 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-03-22 14:49:36 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Carroll County Deputies are investigating a murder that occurred Tuesday evening North Carrollton. Deputies responded to the call around 6:30 p.m. on Van Meter Street.

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    Carroll County Deputies are investigating a murder that occurred Tuesday evening North Carrollton. Deputies responded to the call around 6:30 p.m. on Van Meter Street.

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  • Operation Orange Cone get boost from 1% Sales Tax Fund

    Operation Orange Cone get boost from 1% Sales Tax Fund

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:27:48 GMT
    The City will increase funds for road work and street resurfacing through the 1-Percent Sales Tax Commission. Source: WLBTThe City will increase funds for road work and street resurfacing through the 1-Percent Sales Tax Commission. Source: WLBT
    The City will increase funds for road work and street resurfacing through the 1-Percent Sales Tax Commission. Source: WLBTThe City will increase funds for road work and street resurfacing through the 1-Percent Sales Tax Commission. Source: WLBT

    The City of Jackson acknowledges the frustrations of citizens over roads and infrastructure and Monday, the Mayor and Public Works Director announced additional funding to help with repairs.

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    The City of Jackson acknowledges the frustrations of citizens over roads and infrastructure and Monday, the Mayor and Public Works Director announced additional funding to help with repairs.

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  • 2016 stabbing sends man to prison for 15 years

    2016 stabbing sends man to prison for 15 years

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:18:33 GMT
    Julian Dodson. Source: AG Jim HoodJulian Dodson. Source: AG Jim Hood
    Julian Dodson. Source: AG Jim HoodJulian Dodson. Source: AG Jim Hood

    Julian Dodson was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in the 2016 stabbing of a fellow resident at a mental health facility in Newton County. Newton County Circuit Court Judge Chris Collins sentenced the 29-year-old to 20 years with 15 of those years to serve in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and five years suspended on post-release supervision. A jury found Dodson guilty, earlier in the week, on one count of aggravated assault for stabbing a fellow resident more ...

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    Julian Dodson was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in the 2016 stabbing of a fellow resident at a mental health facility in Newton County. Newton County Circuit Court Judge Chris Collins sentenced the 29-year-old to 20 years with 15 of those years to serve in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and five years suspended on post-release supervision. A jury found Dodson guilty, earlier in the week, on one count of aggravated assault for stabbing a fellow resident more ...

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  • MDOT steps in to assist with remaining bridge closures across the state

    MDOT steps in to assist with remaining bridge closures across the state

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:06:06 GMT
    A handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week. Source: WLBTA handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week. Source: WLBT
    A handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week. Source: WLBTA handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week. Source: WLBT

    A handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week.

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    A handful of counties said they won't close the bridges on their own, so MDOT is stepping in to get them closed this week.

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  • Expelled student arrested for school shooting threats

    Expelled student arrested for school shooting threats

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:02:19 GMT
    No Weapons Allowed sign located on Canton High School premises. Source: WLBTNo Weapons Allowed sign located on Canton High School premises. Source: WLBT
    Three Canton public schools were on lockdown Friday due to a social media threat. Source: WLBTThree Canton public schools were on lockdown Friday due to a social media threat. Source: WLBT

    Canton High School, Huey Porter Middle School and Jimmie Goodloe Elementary School were all placed on lockdown Friday, April 13, as threats made on social media were posted throughout the day.

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    Canton High School, Huey Porter Middle School and Jimmie Goodloe Elementary School were all placed on lockdown Friday, April 13, as threats made on social media were posted throughout the day.

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  • Overturned electrical truck causing backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven

    Overturned electrical truck causing backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:52:18 GMT
    An overturned electrical truck, registered to Irby Construction, is causing a backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven.  Source: MHPAn overturned electrical truck, registered to Irby Construction, is causing a backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven.  Source: MHP
    An overturned electrical truck, registered to Irby Construction, is causing a backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven.  Source: MHPAn overturned electrical truck, registered to Irby Construction, is causing a backup on I-55 north near Brookhaven.  Source: MHP

    If you are traveling to Brookhaven, officials are urging you take Highway 51 until further notice. 

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    If you are traveling to Brookhaven, officials are urging you take Highway 51 until further notice. 

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  • Firefighter among those injured in Jackson house fire

    Firefighter among those injured in Jackson house fire

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:27:14 GMT
    Home catches fire in Jackson; Source: WLBTHome catches fire in Jackson; Source: WLBT

    A home in north Jackson caught fire Monday morning. 

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    A home in north Jackson caught fire Monday morning. 

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  • Holmes Co. man killed in weekend house fire caused by cooking

    Holmes Co. man killed in weekend house fire caused by cooking

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:24:01 GMT
    21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. Source:21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. Source:
    21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. Source:21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. Source:

    21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. The fire department determined that a cooking accident involving food on a stove started the grease fire. 

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    21-year-old Davarius Thornton was killed on Saturday morning in a house fire on Double Barrel Road in West. The fire department determined that a cooking accident involving food on a stove started the grease fire. 

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  • Multi-car wreck on Cleary Rd N in Florence causing traffic back up

    Multi-car wreck on Cleary Rd N in Florence causing traffic back up

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:07:46 GMT
    Wreck on Cleary Rd. in Florence causing traffic back up. Source: WLBTWreck on Cleary Rd. in Florence causing traffic back up. Source: WLBT

    A multi-car wreck on Cleary Rd. at 49 North is causing traffic back up. It appears that emergency officials are on scene.

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    A multi-car wreck on Cleary Rd. at 49 North is causing traffic back up. It appears that emergency officials are on scene.

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  • Hinds County bridge expected to close at 10 am Monday

    Hinds County bridge expected to close at 10 am Monday

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:06:10 GMT
    Bridge out at Spring Ridge Road; Source: ViewerBridge out at Spring Ridge Road; Source: Viewer

    A Hinds County bridge is closing after it was inspected. 

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    A Hinds County bridge is closing after it was inspected. 

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  • Expelled Canton high school student arrested after making shooting threats

    Expelled Canton high school student arrested after making shooting threats

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:03:04 GMT
    Expelled Canton HS student arrested for making threats; Source: WLBTExpelled Canton HS student arrested for making threats; Source: WLBT

    An expelled Canton high school student has been arrested after making shooting threats towards the school.

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    An expelled Canton high school student has been arrested after making shooting threats towards the school.

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  • More than a dozen Rankin County homes damaged in storms

    More than a dozen Rankin County homes damaged in storms

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:08:44 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Saturday morning's storms damaged more than a dozen homes in Rankin County. The morning started with sirens blaring and high-pitched weather alerts screaming from cell phones. Homeowners in the Mill Creek Subdivision were worried about the damage to their houses but happy to be safe.

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    Saturday morning's storms damaged more than a dozen homes in Rankin County. The morning started with sirens blaring and high-pitched weather alerts screaming from cell phones. Homeowners in the Mill Creek Subdivision were worried about the damage to their houses but happy to be safe.

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  • EF1 tornado touches down in Rankin County

    EF1 tornado touches down in Rankin County

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:06:15 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team found that an EF1 tornado, with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour touched down in Rankin County Saturday.

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    A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team found that an EF1 tornado, with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour touched down in Rankin County Saturday.

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  • JPD investigating armed robbery of Texaco gas station

    JPD investigating armed robbery of Texaco gas station

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:41:30 GMT
    Texaco gas station robbed at gunpoint; Source: WLBTTexaco gas station robbed at gunpoint; Source: WLBT
    Texaco gas station robbed at gunpoint; Source: WLBTTexaco gas station robbed at gunpoint; Source: WLBT

    Jackson police are investigating a gas station robbery that happened early Monday morning.

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    Jackson police are investigating a gas station robbery that happened early Monday morning.

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  • This Morning on WLBT: Another convenience store robbed overnight

    This Morning on WLBT: Another convenience store robbed overnight

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-04-16 09:31:50 GMT
    Good morning. Jackson police are trying to find the armed man who robbed a convenience store on Medgar Evers Boulevard overnight. No one was hurt, but the robber got away with cash. We'll have a live report on the investigation. We'll have cell-phone video of an EF-2 tornado that tore through Meridian over the weekend. It was part of the system that brought severe weather to the Jackson area on Saturday. And it's another COLD morning, down in the 30s for some of us! When will spring...More >>
    Good morning. Jackson police are trying to find the armed man who robbed a convenience store on Medgar Evers Boulevard overnight. No one was hurt, but the robber got away with cash. We'll have a live report on the investigation. We'll have cell-phone video of an EF-2 tornado that tore through Meridian over the weekend. It was part of the system that brought severe weather to the Jackson area on Saturday. And it's another COLD morning, down in the 30s for some of us! When will spring...More >>
  • I-55 repair work causes traffic mess

    I-55 repair work causes traffic mess

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:07:32 GMT

    Repair work happening on I-55 South, in Jackson, led to a traffic MESS earlier Sunday. MDOT says the Pearl Street exit ramp was closed, so crews could make concrete repairs. 

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    Repair work happening on I-55 South, in Jackson, led to a traffic MESS earlier Sunday. MDOT says the Pearl Street exit ramp was closed, so crews could make concrete repairs. 

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  • BREAKING

    Vicksburg man arrested for Saturday night murder

    Vicksburg man arrested for Saturday night murder

    Sunday, April 15 2018 8:14 AM EDT2018-04-15 12:14:29 GMT
    Darrell Lepercy Green. Source: Vicksburg Police DepartmentDarrell Lepercy Green. Source: Vicksburg Police Department
    Darrell Lepercy Green. Source: Vicksburg Police DepartmentDarrell Lepercy Green. Source: Vicksburg Police Department
    A 56-year-old Vicksburg man has been arrested for the murder of a woman found shot to death Saturday night. Vicksburg police found 45-year-old Latonya Love-Campbell in front of a house in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle around 10:05 p.m. Warren County coroner Doug Husky pronounced her dead on the scene. Darrell Lepercy Green was arrested for her murder on Sunday around 1:52 a.m. According to police, the two were in a previous relationship that ended recent...More >>
    A 56-year-old Vicksburg man has been arrested for the murder of a woman found shot to death Saturday night. Vicksburg police found 45-year-old Latonya Love-Campbell in front of a house in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle around 10:05 p.m. Warren County coroner Doug Husky pronounced her dead on the scene. Darrell Lepercy Green was arrested for her murder on Sunday around 1:52 a.m. According to police, the two were in a previous relationship that ended recent...More >>
  • McComb storm aftermath

    McComb storm aftermath

    Sunday, April 15 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-04-15 05:04:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    She was home with her grandson when the storm started. She knew it was time. She told her grandson to grab a blanket and run to the bathroom.

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    She was home with her grandson when the storm started. She knew it was time. She told her grandson to grab a blanket and run to the bathroom.

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  • Gun rights advocates rally at the state capitol Saturday

    Gun rights advocates rally at the state capitol Saturday

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-04-15 04:03:49 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Gun rights advocates rallied at the state capitol Saturday. This was one of many rallies held across the country. Supporters were encouraged to bring unloaded firearms, but only in states where it was legal. 

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    Gun rights advocates rallied at the state capitol Saturday. This was one of many rallies held across the country. Supporters were encouraged to bring unloaded firearms, but only in states where it was legal. 

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  • Terry house fire described as fully-involved

    Terry house fire described as fully-involved

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:49:46 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Terry. The call came in just before 8 p.m. The fire was fully involved and located on Midway Road. 

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    Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in Terry. The call came in just before 8 p.m. The fire was fully involved and located on Midway Road. 

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  • Metro coaches weigh in on possibility of instant replay in high school football

    Metro coaches weigh in on possibility of instant replay in high school football

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:26:24 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Coaches around the metro weighed in on the possibility of instant replay coming to Mississippi and what effect they believe it would have on the game. 

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    Coaches around the metro weighed in on the possibility of instant replay coming to Mississippi and what effect they believe it would have on the game. 

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  • Four arrested for Natchez shooting

    Four arrested for Natchez shooting

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:46:10 GMT
    Karon Cade. Source: Adams County Sheriff's Dept.Karon Cade. Source: Adams County Sheriff's Dept.

    Four suspects are in custody following a shooting that happened in Natchez on Monday, April 9. Deputies were called to 81 Redd Loop Road for a reports of shots fired, but when they arrived on scene they did't see any victims or suspects.

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    Four suspects are in custody following a shooting that happened in Natchez on Monday, April 9. Deputies were called to 81 Redd Loop Road for a reports of shots fired, but when they arrived on scene they did't see any victims or suspects.

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  • UPDATED: More than 4,000 Entergy customers without power

    UPDATED: More than 4,000 Entergy customers without power

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:26:56 GMT
    Source: EntergySource: Entergy

    Due to thunderstorms and high winds thousands of Entergy customers are without power right now. 

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    Due to thunderstorms and high winds thousands of Entergy customers are without power right now. 

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  • Possible tornado sparks multiple damage reports in Meridian

    Possible tornado sparks multiple damage reports in Meridian

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:20:09 GMT

    Was it a tornado?

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    Was it a tornado?

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  • Accident clear on I-55 past Fortification St. exit

    Accident clear on I-55 past Fortification St. exit

    Saturday, April 14 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-04-14 19:08:04 GMT
    Accident on I-55 past Fortification St. EX 96C. Source: MDOTAccident on I-55 past Fortification St. EX 96C. Source: MDOT
    Accident on I-55 past Fortification St. EX 96C. Source: MDOTAccident on I-55 past Fortification St. EX 96C. Source: MDOT
    Two northbound right lanes are clear following an accident on I-55, past the Fortification Street exit 96C. According to Sergeant Roderick Holmes, there were no serious injuries. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    Two northbound right lanes are clear following an accident on I-55, past the Fortification Street exit 96C. According to Sergeant Roderick Holmes, there were no serious injuries. Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Strong storms and high winds cause damage across the metro

    Strong storms and high winds cause damage across the metro

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-04-14 16:36:14 GMT
    Millcreek Subdivision. Source: WLBTMillcreek Subdivision. Source: WLBT

    Severe thunderstorms and high winds caused damaged across the metro Saturday morning. RELATED: Over 11,000 Entergy customers without power.

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    Severe thunderstorms and high winds caused damaged across the metro Saturday morning. RELATED: Over 11,000 Entergy customers without power.

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  • Synagogue added to Freedom Trail

    Synagogue added to Freedom Trail

    Saturday, April 14 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-04-14 06:02:33 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Friday the Beth Israel Synagogue was honored for its contributions to the Civil Rights movement. In the 1950's and 60's Rabbi Perry Nussbaum changed the way people viewed members of the Jewish faith. 

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    Friday the Beth Israel Synagogue was honored for its contributions to the Civil Rights movement. In the 1950's and 60's Rabbi Perry Nussbaum changed the way people viewed members of the Jewish faith. 

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  • JSU Day of Giving focuses on funds for students in need

    JSU Day of Giving focuses on funds for students in need

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:11:06 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Jackson State University is reaching out to its students, staff, alumni and others to raise funds for the university. JSU held its 4th annual Day of Giving Friday.

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    Jackson State University is reaching out to its students, staff, alumni and others to raise funds for the university. JSU held its 4th annual Day of Giving Friday.

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  • Democratic lawmakers weigh in on transportation funding issues

    Democratic lawmakers weigh in on transportation funding issues

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:20:31 GMT

    We're still following new developments as state leaders discuss what to do about the failing bridges. Several different officials have weighed in and now other lawmakers are putting in their two cents.

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    We're still following new developments as state leaders discuss what to do about the failing bridges. Several different officials have weighed in and now other lawmakers are putting in their two cents.

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  • Smith Park reopens after remodel

    Smith Park reopens after remodel

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:06:46 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A newly remodeled Smith park opened to the public with food trucks and fanfare in downtown Jackson Friday.

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    A newly remodeled Smith park opened to the public with food trucks and fanfare in downtown Jackson Friday.

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  • State escapee captured in Alabama

    State escapee captured in Alabama

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:44:45 GMT
    Kevin G. Rush.....Source: MDOCKevin G. Rush.....Source: MDOC

    Escaped state inmate Kevin G. Rush is back in custody. Thirty-seven-year-old Rush was arrested Friday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and he is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail. He faces an escape charge and likely others.

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    Escaped state inmate Kevin G. Rush is back in custody. Thirty-seven-year-old Rush was arrested Friday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and he is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail. He faces an escape charge and likely others.

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  • Sinkhole opens up in northeast Jackson causing headache for motorists

    Sinkhole opens up in northeast Jackson causing headache for motorists

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:24:20 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The City of Jackson is warning drivers about a sewer cave-in located at Northside Drive and Ridgewood Road. Motorists are asked to be careful while traveling this area.

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    The City of Jackson is warning drivers about a sewer cave-in located at Northside Drive and Ridgewood Road. Motorists are asked to be careful while traveling this area.

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  • Brett Favre: Young people should not play tackle football

    Brett Favre: Young people should not play tackle football

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:40:35 GMT
    Favre says he believes he suffered thousands of concussions in his 18 years on the gridiron. Source: Packers WikiFavre says he believes he suffered thousands of concussions in his 18 years on the gridiron. Source: Packers Wiki
    Favre says he believes he suffered thousands of concussions in his 18 years on the gridiron. Source: Packers WikiFavre says he believes he suffered thousands of concussions in his 18 years on the gridiron. Source: Packers Wiki

    NFL football legend Brett Favre is speaking out against his career sport, warning parents of young players that repeated concussions can lead to serious long-term problems.  

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    NFL football legend Brett Favre is speaking out against his career sport, warning parents of young players that repeated concussions can lead to serious long-term problems.  

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  • BREAKING

    Five arrested in connection to Richland auto burglaries

    Five arrested in connection to Richland auto burglaries

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:11:11 GMT
    Ralphel Brown. Source: Richland Police DepartmentRalphel Brown. Source: Richland Police Department

    On Saturday, March 17, Richland police say they began receiving reports of multiple auto burglaries that continued through the early morning of April Tuesday, April 10. The burglaries occurred in different neighborhoods throughout the city and all burglarized vehicles were unlocked.

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    On Saturday, March 17, Richland police say they began receiving reports of multiple auto burglaries that continued through the early morning of April Tuesday, April 10. The burglaries occurred in different neighborhoods throughout the city and all burglarized vehicles were unlocked.

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  • 3 on the Road: Gold in the Hills

    3 on the Road: Gold in the Hills

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:02:29 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Three on the Road takes you to a front row seat at the longest-running play in the world, and it is in Mississippi, in Vicksburg. And “Gold in the Hills” is being performed again this weekend.

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    Three on the Road takes you to a front row seat at the longest-running play in the world, and it is in Mississippi, in Vicksburg. And “Gold in the Hills” is being performed again this weekend.

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  • Home on Newton Street in Jackson goes up in flames

    Home on Newton Street in Jackson goes up in flames

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-13 16:19:46 GMT
    Fire on Newton Street. Source: WLBTFire on Newton Street. Source: WLBT

    A house in Jackson was intentionally set on fire early Friday morning. 

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    A house in Jackson was intentionally set on fire early Friday morning. 

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  • VIDEO: Special military surprise, mom surprises daughter at Clinton elementary school

    VIDEO: Special military surprise, mom surprises daughter at Clinton elementary school

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:44:10 GMT
    There was a sweet surprise for a Clinton Park Elementary School student on Thursday. Source: Clinton Public SchoolsThere was a sweet surprise for a Clinton Park Elementary School student on Thursday. Source: Clinton Public Schools

    Welcome home Casey Thornton and thank you for your service.

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    Welcome home Casey Thornton and thank you for your service.

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  • Two arrested and charged for sexual assault of a minor in Natchez

    Two arrested and charged for sexual assault of a minor in Natchez

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:25:03 GMT
    18-year-old Rodarius Green - Source: Adams County Sheriff's Office18-year-old Rodarius Green - Source: Adams County Sheriff's Office

    These charges stem from a recent report filed with Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

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    These charges stem from a recent report filed with Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Discussion on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment draws crowd

    Discussion on the #MeToo movement and sexual harassment draws crowd

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:16:06 GMT
    A #MeToo panel discussion was led by the Women's Foundation of MS at Hal & Mal's on Thursday night. Source: WLBTA #MeToo panel discussion was led by the Women's Foundation of MS at Hal & Mal's on Thursday night. Source: WLBT

    The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi hosted its first “consider this” panel discussion at Hal and Mal’s Thursday night. Sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement were the topics of discussion at the meeting.

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    The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi hosted its first “consider this” panel discussion at Hal and Mal’s Thursday night. Sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement were the topics of discussion at the meeting.

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  • State Supreme Court reverses and remands decision on 12 hospitals vs. MS Division of Medicaid

    State Supreme Court reverses and remands decision on 12 hospitals vs. MS Division of Medicaid

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:11:23 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    In Chancery Court, the hospitals challenged the state Department of Medicaid's recalculation of their Medicaid outpatient rates for fiscal year 2001.

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    In Chancery Court, the hospitals challenged the state Department of Medicaid's recalculation of their Medicaid outpatient rates for fiscal year 2001.

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  • Coming up on WLBT: Severe weather possible for the weekend

    Coming up on WLBT: Severe weather possible for the weekend

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-04-13 09:03:53 GMT
    It's a First Alert Action day for tomorrow. This means you need to be prepared for severe weather to possibly roll through our area. Your forecast will be on the minute you join us.  New overnight, Jackson firefighters battled a house fire. We'll have video to show you at 5.  It's a Disney takeover! We'll tell you how one venue in downtown Jackson will turn into a magical ice kingdom this weekend.  See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
    It's a First Alert Action day for tomorrow. This means you need to be prepared for severe weather to possibly roll through our area. Your forecast will be on the minute you join us.  New overnight, Jackson firefighters battled a house fire. We'll have video to show you at 5.  It's a Disney takeover! We'll tell you how one venue in downtown Jackson will turn into a magical ice kingdom this weekend.  See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
  • How ready is the Brandon Amphitheater?

    How ready is the Brandon Amphitheater?

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-13 03:52:02 GMT
    The city of Brandon kicked off the grand opening of its brand new amphitheater with a ribbon cutting today. City officials hope the venue will be a big draw, bringing in business, and crowds.  The 8000 seat venue is still being worked on and their first concert is next week. One thing people notice while driving by is the parking. One parking lot is visible to the road, but that's all some people can see.  The mayor of Brandon, Butch Lee reassures that the Amphitheate...More >>
    The city of Brandon kicked off the grand opening of its brand new amphitheater with a ribbon cutting today. City officials hope the venue will be a big draw, bringing in business, and crowds.  The 8000 seat venue is still being worked on and their first concert is next week. One thing people notice while driving by is the parking. One parking lot is visible to the road, but that's all some people can see.  The mayor of Brandon, Butch Lee reassures that the Amphitheate...More >>
  • Beth Israel Freedom Trail historical marker to be dedicated

    Beth Israel Freedom Trail historical marker to be dedicated

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:53:23 GMT

    Beth Israel Congregation is located on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

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    Beth Israel Congregation is located on Old Canton Road in Jackson.

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  • State leaders discuss bridge funding options

    State leaders discuss bridge funding options

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:44:59 GMT
    Soiurce: WLBTSoiurce: WLBT

    The money questions of how to fund the emergency bridge repairs ARE being heard by state leaders. The political back and forth from the House and Senate is similar to what it was at the end of the Legislative session.

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    The money questions of how to fund the emergency bridge repairs ARE being heard by state leaders. The political back and forth from the House and Senate is similar to what it was at the end of the Legislative session.

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  • Bridge closures impacting residents across Hinds County

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:59:47 GMT

    Nineteen bridges have been ordered to close in the county by next week, but some of those bridges have been fixed, just not inspected by the Federal Highway Administration.

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    Nineteen bridges have been ordered to close in the county by next week, but some of those bridges have been fixed, just not inspected by the Federal Highway Administration.

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  • Madison police warn against vaping certain oils after teens pass out

    Madison police warn against vaping certain oils after teens pass out

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:45:17 GMT
    The Madison Police Department is warning parents to contact them if their children become ill after vaping two specific forms of liquid. Source: WLBTThe Madison Police Department is warning parents to contact them if their children become ill after vaping two specific forms of liquid. Source: WLBT
    The Madison Police Department is warning parents to contact them if their children become ill after vaping two specific forms of liquid. Source: WLBTThe Madison Police Department is warning parents to contact them if their children become ill after vaping two specific forms of liquid. Source: WLBT

    One mother has experienced the frightening side affects first hand and wants to caution others.   

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    One mother has experienced the frightening side affects first hand and wants to caution others.   

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  • West Jackson residents fear Zoo move could leave community even further behind

    West Jackson residents fear Zoo move could leave community even further behind

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:28:37 GMT
    The Jackson Zoo's decision to move has been met with both support and opposition, but folks who live in west Jackson say it's an asset they will continue to fight for. Source: WLBTThe Jackson Zoo's decision to move has been met with both support and opposition, but folks who live in west Jackson say it's an asset they will continue to fight for. Source: WLBT
    The Jackson Zoo's decision to move has been met with both support and opposition, but folks who live in west Jackson say it's an asset they will continue to fight for. Source: WLBTThe Jackson Zoo's decision to move has been met with both support and opposition, but folks who live in west Jackson say it's an asset they will continue to fight for. Source: WLBT

    The Jackson Zoo Board has cited everything from building repairs to a lack of attendance for it's struggle to keep doors open. A struggle, some residents, believe is smaller than what's being let on.

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    The Jackson Zoo Board has cited everything from building repairs to a lack of attendance for it's struggle to keep doors open. A struggle, some residents, believe is smaller than what's being let on.

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  • 3 On Your Side Investigates: Grave Consequences

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:57:07 GMT

    Mississippi's state crime lab examines hundreds of bodies every year and call those procedures autopsies. However, some medical experts don't, because of what's actually being done in some cases behind closed doors. 

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    Mississippi's state crime lab examines hundreds of bodies every year and call those procedures autopsies. However, some medical experts don't, because of what's actually being done in some cases behind closed doors. 

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  • Natchez firefighters responding to house fire meet gun-toting homeowner

    Natchez firefighters responding to house fire meet gun-toting homeowner

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:57:01 GMT

    Adams County Deputies arrested 33-year-old Jerry Brown, Jr., Wednesday after responding to a residential fire in back of 4 North Swan Court.

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    Adams County Deputies arrested 33-year-old Jerry Brown, Jr., Wednesday after responding to a residential fire in back of 4 North Swan Court.

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  • CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude Dream Home

    CONSIDER THIS: St. Jude Dream Home

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:59:58 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    You’ve done it again. You’ve shown that Mississippians are so very generous and always willing to help. It’s sold out. There are no more tickets for St. Jude Dream Home.

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    You’ve done it again. You’ve shown that Mississippians are so very generous and always willing to help. It’s sold out. There are no more tickets for St. Jude Dream Home.

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  • Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for House District 77

    Gov. Bryant Sets Special Election Date for House District 77

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:40:59 GMT
    Source: wikipediaSource: wikipedia
    Source: wikipediaSource: wikipedia

    Gov. Phil Bryant has set July 10, 2018, as the special election date for House District 77. The seat recently became vacant when Gov. Bryant appointed former Rep. Andy Gipson commissioner of agriculture and commerce.

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    Gov. Phil Bryant has set July 10, 2018, as the special election date for House District 77. The seat recently became vacant when Gov. Bryant appointed former Rep. Andy Gipson commissioner of agriculture and commerce.

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  • Police identify Brookhaven man found shot to death in his bedroom

    Police identify Brookhaven man found shot to death in his bedroom

    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-04-12 18:26:22 GMT
    Chief Kenneth Collins confirmed that a 58 year old man's body was found on Industrial Park Road Wednesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. Source: Raycom Image BankChief Kenneth Collins confirmed that a 58 year old man's body was found on Industrial Park Road Wednesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. Source: Raycom Image Bank

    Chief Kenneth Collins confirmed that a 58 year old man's body was found on Industrial Park Road Wednesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim appeared to have been killed in his bedroom. 

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    Chief Kenneth Collins confirmed that a 58 year old man's body was found on Industrial Park Road Wednesday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim appeared to have been killed in his bedroom. 

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  • MS State students accused of breaking into University of Alabama, stealing memorabilia

    MS State students accused of breaking into University of Alabama, stealing memorabilia

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:55:21 GMT
    Joel Hudnall; Students accused of stealing memorabilia from University of Alabama; Source:Joel Hudnall; Students accused of stealing memorabilia from University of Alabama; Source:

    According to WCBI, several Mississippi State students are accused of breaking into an athletic building at the University of Alabama and stealing memorabilia. 

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    According to WCBI, several Mississippi State students are accused of breaking into an athletic building at the University of Alabama and stealing memorabilia. 

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  • Counties have no choice but to close bridges in midst of emergency declaration

    Counties have no choice but to close bridges in midst of emergency declaration

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:39:38 GMT
    The federal government is stepping in and telling Mississippi it cannot keep deficient bridges open any longer. Source: WLBTThe federal government is stepping in and telling Mississippi it cannot keep deficient bridges open any longer. Source: WLBT

    The federal government is stepping in and telling Mississippi it cannot keep deficient bridges open any longer. That's why Governor Bryant issued a state of emergency for the bridge crisis Tuesday.

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    The federal government is stepping in and telling Mississippi it cannot keep deficient bridges open any longer. That's why Governor Bryant issued a state of emergency for the bridge crisis Tuesday.

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  • "We do not support the move of the zoo": Jackson mayor opposes proposed move

    "We do not support the move of the zoo": Jackson mayor opposes proposed move

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:37:27 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Jackson Zoo board has voted to move the zoo from West Capitol Street to Lefleur's Bluff State Park. Wednesday Jackson's mayor spoke out on the vote. He was joined by Working Together Jackson and other city officials.

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    The Jackson Zoo board has voted to move the zoo from West Capitol Street to Lefleur's Bluff State Park. Wednesday Jackson's mayor spoke out on the vote. He was joined by Working Together Jackson and other city officials.

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  • Madison police warn about recent teen hospitalizations from vaping

    Madison police warn about recent teen hospitalizations from vaping

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:31:19 GMT
    Madison police warn about vaping dangers; Source: FacebookMadison police warn about vaping dangers; Source: Facebook

    The Madison Police Department is investigating several incidents where teenagers have "vaped" CBD oil and hospitalized shortly after. 

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    The Madison Police Department is investigating several incidents where teenagers have "vaped" CBD oil and hospitalized shortly after. 

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  • Big Sunflower River lands top spot on America's list of Most Endangered Rivers in 2018

    Big Sunflower River lands top spot on America's list of Most Endangered Rivers in 2018

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:16:19 GMT
    The Big Sunflower River is on America's Most Endangered Rivers list 2018. Source: WLBTThe Big Sunflower River is on America's Most Endangered Rivers list 2018. Source: WLBT

    The Big Sunflower River has landed the number one spot on the list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. It flows 250 miles from Coahoma County all the way down to the Yazoo River, and what should happen in the backwater area is at the center of an ongoing fight.

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    The Big Sunflower River has landed the number one spot on the list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. It flows 250 miles from Coahoma County all the way down to the Yazoo River, and what should happen in the backwater area is at the center of an ongoing fight.

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  • Last chance to tour the St. Jude Dream Home

    Last chance to tour the St. Jude Dream Home

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:15:04 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house will be open for extended open houses this Wednesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. -7 p.m. This is the final chance for the public to tour the beautiful house built by Deep South Custom Homes before it is given away. 

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    The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house will be open for extended open houses this Wednesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. -7 p.m. This is the final chance for the public to tour the beautiful house built by Deep South Custom Homes before it is given away. 

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  • 41-year-old man shot multiple times inside car on Forest Avenue

    41-year-old man shot multiple times inside car on Forest Avenue

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-04-12 14:00:10 GMT
    41-year-old man shot multiple times inside car on Forest Avenue Source: WLBT41-year-old man shot multiple times inside car on Forest Avenue Source: WLBT

    The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a man was shot multiple times while sitting inside a vehicle at the Lakeview Apartments on Forest Avenue. 

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    The Jackson Police Department is investigating after a man was shot multiple times while sitting inside a vehicle at the Lakeview Apartments on Forest Avenue. 

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  • This Morning on WLBT: Milestone for new concert venue

    This Morning on WLBT: Milestone for new concert venue

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:33 AM EDT2018-04-12 09:33:03 GMT
    Good morning! The box office at the new Brandon Amphitheater will open for the first time this morning. The first show at the sprawling outdoor complex is next Wednesday. We'll take a closer look. The mayor of Jackson says he does not support the proposed relocation of the Jackson Zoo. Its leadership continues to pursue the move to LeFleur's Bluff State Park. We'll have an update. And there will be some changes in the weather as we get closer to the weekend, but Thursday should be q...More >>
    Good morning! The box office at the new Brandon Amphitheater will open for the first time this morning. The first show at the sprawling outdoor complex is next Wednesday. We'll take a closer look. The mayor of Jackson says he does not support the proposed relocation of the Jackson Zoo. Its leadership continues to pursue the move to LeFleur's Bluff State Park. We'll have an update. And there will be some changes in the weather as we get closer to the weekend, but Thursday should be q...More >>
  • Brandon Amphitheater hoping to bring business and fun

    Brandon Amphitheater hoping to bring business and fun

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:07:19 GMT

    The Brandon Amphitheater box office opens this week, and their first concert is on Wed. April 18. Their first concert sold out in 45 minutes, and the venue is slotted down for several other events this month. 

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    The Brandon Amphitheater box office opens this week, and their first concert is on Wed. April 18. Their first concert sold out in 45 minutes, and the venue is slotted down for several other events this month. 

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  • Advocacy groups file complaint against YouTube

    Advocacy groups file complaint against YouTube

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-04-12 04:51:42 GMT

    Over 20 advocacy groups have formed a coalition and filed a complaint against YouTube. The coalition claims YouTube has been collecting and profiting from the private information of children and has violated federal children’s privacy laws. 

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    Over 20 advocacy groups have formed a coalition and filed a complaint against YouTube. The coalition claims YouTube has been collecting and profiting from the private information of children and has violated federal children’s privacy laws. 

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  • Vietnam Vet in Clinton receives honorary high school diploma

    Vietnam Vet in Clinton receives honorary high school diploma

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:17:26 GMT
    Larence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. Source: Clinton Public SchoolsLarence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. Source: Clinton Public Schools
    Larence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. Source: Clinton Public SchoolsLarence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. Source: Clinton Public Schools

    Larence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. 

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    Larence Curtis Johnson dropped out of high school to enlist in the Army and serve in Vietnam in 1967. He never had the opportunity to finish his education. 

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  • Hip-Hop Star Lil Boosie calls for boycott of Spring Break events in south Mississippi

    Hip-Hop Star Lil Boosie calls for boycott of Spring Break events in south Mississippi

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-04-12 03:14:30 GMT
    The move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest. Source: InstagramThe move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest. Source: Instagram
    The move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest. Source: InstagramThe move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest. Source: Instagram

    The move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest.

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    The move to boycott comes after Lil Boosie claims he was pepper-sprayed at Dillard's by a mall security guard after performing at last year's Spring Fest.

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  • City of Jackson’s Crime and Justice Summit set for April 19

    City of Jackson’s Crime and Justice Summit set for April 19

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:49:07 GMT

    The summit will address important issues and concerns centering on crime and justice in the Capital City.

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    The summit will address important issues and concerns centering on crime and justice in the Capital City.

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  • Jackson man pleads guilty to commercial driver’s license fraud

    Jackson man pleads guilty to commercial driver’s license fraud

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:44:58 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    They were part of a five-person indictment against a group of individuals who were distributing methamphetamine in the Picayune area. - Source: Raycom Image BankThey were part of a five-person indictment against a group of individuals who were distributing methamphetamine in the Picayune area. - Source: Raycom Image Bank

    39-year-old Andre Cooper, of Jackson, pled guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to a one-count federal information charging him with making false statements.

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    39-year-old Andre Cooper, of Jackson, pled guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to a one-count federal information charging him with making false statements.

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  • City of Jackson proposes 18-year strategy to level debt plan

    City of Jackson proposes 18-year strategy to level debt plan

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:37:05 GMT

    The Director of Finance and Administration used a graph to show upcoming spikes in the city's debt payments; proposing a strategy to level out the debt plan over 18 years.

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    The Director of Finance and Administration used a graph to show upcoming spikes in the city's debt payments; proposing a strategy to level out the debt plan over 18 years.

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  • Are potholes driving business away from the Capital City?

    Are potholes driving business away from the Capital City?

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:23:21 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    When the city was asked if they felt the street conditions were impacting business in Jackson, they would only say that more information on potholes would be forthcoming.

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    When the city was asked if they felt the street conditions were impacting business in Jackson, they would only say that more information on potholes would be forthcoming.

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  • Several people injured in Claiborne County crash

    Several people injured in Claiborne County crash

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:06:29 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis says there is a bad crash on Highway 61, south of Port Gibson. Davis says his office got the call around 10:45 p.m. MHP spokesman Eric Henry says. they responded around the same time to a two-vehicle crash

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    Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis says there is a bad crash on Highway 61, south of Port Gibson. Davis says his office got the call around 10:45 p.m. MHP spokesman Eric Henry says. they responded around the same time to a two-vehicle crash

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  • Students learn why drinking and driving is not the answer

    Students learn why drinking and driving is not the answer

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:40:04 GMT
    Some Hinds County students got a reality check on the dangers of drunk driving and saw why it's not an option. Source: WLBTSome Hinds County students got a reality check on the dangers of drunk driving and saw why it's not an option. Source: WLBT
    Some Hinds County students got a reality check on the dangers of drunk driving and saw why it's not an option. Source: WLBTSome Hinds County students got a reality check on the dangers of drunk driving and saw why it's not an option. Source: WLBT

    In honor of Alcohol Responsibility Month, the Hinds County Sheriff's Office is giving middle school students a first-hand experience at what it's like while driving under the influence.

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    In honor of Alcohol Responsibility Month, the Hinds County Sheriff's Office is giving middle school students a first-hand experience at what it's like while driving under the influence.

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  • McComb man wanted for sexual assault of a vulnerable adult

    McComb man wanted for sexual assault of a vulnerable adult

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:29:24 GMT
    The McComb Police Department is currently seeking the location of 45-year-old Clifton Dillon Jr., of McComb. Source: McComb PDThe McComb Police Department is currently seeking the location of 45-year-old Clifton Dillon Jr., of McComb. Source: McComb PD
    The McComb Police Department is currently seeking the location of 45-year-old Clifton Dillon Jr., of McComb. Source: McComb PDThe McComb Police Department is currently seeking the location of 45-year-old Clifton Dillon Jr., of McComb. Source: McComb PD

    Anyone that has any information as to the whereabouts of Dillon should contact McComb Police Department at 601-684-3213 or CrimeStoppers at 601-684-0033.

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    Anyone that has any information as to the whereabouts of Dillon should contact McComb Police Department at 601-684-3213 or CrimeStoppers at 601-684-0033.

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  • Silver Alert cancelled; New Albany man found safe

    Silver Alert cancelled; New Albany man found safe

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:53:42 GMT
    MBI issues silver alert for missing New Albany man; Source: MBIMBI issues silver alert for missing New Albany man; Source: MBI

    He has been located and is safe.

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    He has been located and is safe.

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  • JPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card

    JPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:34:46 GMT
    JPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card; Source: JPDJPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card; Source: JPD
    JPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card; Source: JPDJPD looking for woman suspected of using stolen debit card; Source: JPD

    The Jackson Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a woman suspected of using a stolen debit card at an ATM. 

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    The Jackson Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a woman suspected of using a stolen debit card at an ATM. 

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  • Contractor fails to complete home repairs for Jackson woman

    Contractor fails to complete home repairs for Jackson woman

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-04-11 12:48:03 GMT
    Contractor fails to make repairs on Jackson home; Source: WLBTContractor fails to make repairs on Jackson home; Source: WLBT
    Contractor fails to make repairs on Jackson home; Source: WLBTContractor fails to make repairs on Jackson home; Source: WLBT

    Laura Allison had been living in her home on Catalina Drive in Jackson for 12 years when it burned down on Christmas night in 2017. A tragically emotional event that she hoped her family could rebuild from by May.   

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    Laura Allison had been living in her home on Catalina Drive in Jackson for 12 years when it burned down on Christmas night in 2017. A tragically emotional event that she hoped her family could rebuild from by May.   

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  • Tree hauler overturns at Old Natchez Trace Road, MS 43 in Canton

    Tree hauler overturns at Old Natchez Trace Road, MS 43 in Canton

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-04-11 11:12:22 GMT
    Source: MHP JacksonSource: MHP Jackson

    After turning too hard, a log trucked fell into a deep drop-off in Madison County. The truck was making a right hand turn from Old Natchez Trace Road onto Highway 43, when its right wheels dropped off the road.

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    After turning too hard, a log trucked fell into a deep drop-off in Madison County. The truck was making a right hand turn from Old Natchez Trace Road onto Highway 43, when its right wheels dropped off the road.

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  • Former Meridian nursing home employee arrested on 7 count indictment

    Former Meridian nursing home employee arrested on 7 count indictment

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:11 AM EDT2018-04-11 11:11:41 GMT
    Source: AG Jim HoodSource: AG Jim Hood

    A former office manager at a Meridian nursing home faces 70 years in prison for allegedly stealing money from nursing home residents and the facility. 

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    A former office manager at a Meridian nursing home faces 70 years in prison for allegedly stealing money from nursing home residents and the facility. 

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  • BREAKING

    Governor Bryant orders immediate closure of 83 locally owned bridges

    Governor Bryant orders immediate closure of 83 locally owned bridges

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-04-11 11:10:19 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Governor Phil Bryant has ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 locally owned bridges that have been judged deficient by the federal National Bridge Inspection Standards and the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction.

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    Governor Phil Bryant has ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 locally owned bridges that have been judged deficient by the federal National Bridge Inspection Standards and the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction.

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  • Coming up on WLBT: Gov Bryant order immediate bridge closures

    Coming up on WLBT: Gov Bryant order immediate bridge closures

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-04-11 09:19:49 GMT
    The governor has ordered that nearly 100 bridges be shut down immediately. We'll have a live report on how this could impact your morning drive. Officials continue their talk regarding moving the Jackson Zoo. We'll have details on planned meetings.  JSU gets a big cash prize. We'll tell you the top spot the school won. See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
    The governor has ordered that nearly 100 bridges be shut down immediately. We'll have a live report on how this could impact your morning drive. Officials continue their talk regarding moving the Jackson Zoo. We'll have details on planned meetings.  JSU gets a big cash prize. We'll tell you the top spot the school won. See you in 10. ~JoyMore >>
  • Tenant catches burglar red-handed, whoops him

    Tenant catches burglar red-handed, whoops him

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:40:44 GMT
    Tenant busts burglar in his home. Source: WLBTTenant busts burglar in his home. Source: WLBT

    "I come around the corner out of the bedroom and seen somebody in the house," said Aaron, the tenant. "He took off in the kitchen so I chased him to the front door that's where it went down."

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    "I come around the corner out of the bedroom and seen somebody in the house," said Aaron, the tenant. "He took off in the kitchen so I chased him to the front door that's where it went down."

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  • Facebook's high-tech assumptions about users surprise them

    Facebook's high-tech assumptions about users surprise them

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:39:59 GMT
    (Source: WLBT)(Source: WLBT)

    What does your Facebook page say about you? Many users around the metro-area, taking notice of the content Facebook thinks they like when sharing ads on the social media site.

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    What does your Facebook page say about you? Many users around the metro-area, taking notice of the content Facebook thinks they like when sharing ads on the social media site.

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  • Rankin Co. flood maps change

    Rankin Co. flood maps change

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:25:18 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    If you live or do business in Rankin County your flood risk may have changed, and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and insurance representatives had a few suggestions for citizens on Tuesday evening. The risk level in certain areas changed based on information gathered by engineers. 

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    If you live or do business in Rankin County your flood risk may have changed, and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and insurance representatives had a few suggestions for citizens on Tuesday evening. The risk level in certain areas changed based on information gathered by engineers. 

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  • MDOT honors fallen employees with wreath ceremony

    MDOT honors fallen employees with wreath ceremony

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:11:53 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation honored employees who've passed away while working on the roads of the magnolia state. A wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the MDOT headquarters. The agency welcomed family and friends of fallen employees and threw a small reception afterwards to remember their hard work. In front of the building stands a large headstone with the names of everyone who've died while working for the agency since 1951.

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    The Mississippi Department of Transportation honored employees who've passed away while working on the roads of the magnolia state. A wreath laying ceremony took place in front of the MDOT headquarters. The agency welcomed family and friends of fallen employees and threw a small reception afterwards to remember their hard work. In front of the building stands a large headstone with the names of everyone who've died while working for the agency since 1951.

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  • 20,000 sweet potatoes donated to Jackson citizens in need

    20,000 sweet potatoes donated to Jackson citizens in need

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:42:11 GMT
    Over 200 JSU students volunteered at this years Crop Drop. Source: WLBTOver 200 JSU students volunteered at this years Crop Drop. Source: WLBT

    The Society of St. Andrew and JSU teamed up to distribute 20 thousand pounds of sweet potatoes Tuesday.

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    The Society of St. Andrew and JSU teamed up to distribute 20 thousand pounds of sweet potatoes Tuesday.

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  • FACEBOOK USERS: Check your 3rd party apps

    FACEBOOK USERS: Check your 3rd party apps

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:11:28 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    People are now beginning to realize that, while Facebook is free for users, it collects information about users and sells it to advertisers. 

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    People are now beginning to realize that, while Facebook is free for users, it collects information about users and sells it to advertisers. 

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  • The town of Summit wants to take over a historic cemetery

    The town of Summit wants to take over a historic cemetery

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-04-11 00:19:11 GMT
    The town of Summit is looking to take over a historic cemetery. Source: WLBTThe town of Summit is looking to take over a historic cemetery. Source: WLBT
    The town of Summit is looking to take over a historic cemetery. Source: WLBTThe town of Summit is looking to take over a historic cemetery. Source: WLBT

    The town of Summit wants to take over an historic cemetery because the mayor says the owners don't want it. Three  on your side's Patrice Clark speaks with volunteers who are managing the cemetery.

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    The town of Summit wants to take over an historic cemetery because the mayor says the owners don't want it. Three  on your side's Patrice Clark speaks with volunteers who are managing the cemetery.

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  • Equal Pay Day emphasizes inequity in gender pay

    Equal Pay Day emphasizes inequity in gender pay

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:44:02 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Equal Pay Day was recognized across the country Tuesday. It is a date on the calendar symbolizing the difference between men and women's pay. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, it takes over one year and four months for a woman's earnings to equal that of a man's. Women earn an average of 80 cents for each $1.00 her male counter part makes. But, A PayScale survey of over two million people comparing jobs in the same occupation, with the same experience and educatio...

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    Equal Pay Day was recognized across the country Tuesday. It is a date on the calendar symbolizing the difference between men and women's pay. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, it takes over one year and four months for a woman's earnings to equal that of a man's. Women earn an average of 80 cents for each $1.00 her male counter part makes. But, A PayScale survey of over two million people comparing jobs in the same occupation, with the same experience and educatio...

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  • Jackson building intentionally set on fire

    Jackson building intentionally set on fire

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-04-10 18:47:29 GMT
    Jackson building set on fire; Source: WLBTJackson building set on fire; Source: WLBT
    Jackson building set on fire; Source: WLBTJackson building set on fire; Source: WLBT

    A building in Jackson was intentionally set on fire Tuesday morning.

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    A building in Jackson was intentionally set on fire Tuesday morning.

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  • Man killed in Rankin Co. motorcycle crash identified

    Man killed in Rankin Co. motorcycle crash identified

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-04-10 16:07:04 GMT
    Rankin County man killed in motorcycle wreck; Jonathan Chadic; Source: FacebookRankin County man killed in motorcycle wreck; Jonathan Chadic; Source: Facebook

    The driver was pulled out by another motorist, but medical professionals could not revive the victim. 

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    The driver was pulled out by another motorist, but medical professionals could not revive the victim. 

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  • Man injured on County Line Rd. during construction

    Man injured on County Line Rd. during construction

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:35:55 GMT
    Man injured on County Line Road during construction; Source: WLBTMan injured on County Line Road during construction; Source: WLBT
    Man injured on County Line Road during construction; Source: WLBTMan injured on County Line Road during construction; Source: WLBT

    A man was injured on County Line Road doing construction Tuesday morning. 

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    A man was injured on County Line Road doing construction Tuesday morning. 

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  • Clinic widens challenge of Mississippi abortion restrictions

    Clinic widens challenge of Mississippi abortion restrictions

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:39:20 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mississippi's only abortion clinic is expanding its challenge of a state law banning abortion after 15 weeks.

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    Mississippi's only abortion clinic is expanding its challenge of a state law banning abortion after 15 weeks.

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  • Dept. of Agriculture test shows Pearl tanks were not tampered with

    Dept. of Agriculture test shows Pearl tanks were not tampered with

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:22:05 GMT
    Owners of the Sunoco Gas Station in Pearl have been accused of putting water in fuel tanks. Source: WLBTOwners of the Sunoco Gas Station in Pearl have been accused of putting water in fuel tanks. Source: WLBT

    Stemming from a Facebook Post on the "Let's Talk Pearl" Page, the Sunoco Gas Station on Old Brandon Road is under investigation after one of it's owners is photographed with a water hose near the fuel tanks.

    "My brother was, yesterday, cleaning the wells and somebody took a picture," co-owner, Ranjit Singehaliwal said. "(They) put it on Facebook and they say we put water in the tank." 

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    Stemming from a Facebook Post on the "Let's Talk Pearl" Page, the Sunoco Gas Station on Old Brandon Road is under investigation after one of it's owners is photographed with a water hose near the fuel tanks.

    "My brother was, yesterday, cleaning the wells and somebody took a picture," co-owner, Ranjit Singehaliwal said. "(They) put it on Facebook and they say we put water in the tank." 

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  • Attorney releases pictures of victim injured in Flowood officer-involved shooting

    Attorney releases pictures of victim injured in Flowood officer-involved shooting

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:21:26 GMT
    Photos have been released in the case of a man injured in a Flowood officer-involved shooting. Source: Attorney Dow YoderPhotos have been released in the case of a man injured in a Flowood officer-involved shooting. Source: Attorney Dow Yoder

    New pictures of the injuries sustained by a man who was shot in a Flowood officer-involved shooting in March have been released by his attorney.  Kenara "Von" McDavid is out of the hospital and recovering from six shots he received by a Flowood Police Department issued Glock.

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    New pictures of the injuries sustained by a man who was shot in a Flowood officer-involved shooting in March have been released by his attorney.  Kenara "Von" McDavid is out of the hospital and recovering from six shots he received by a Flowood Police Department issued Glock.

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  • 500 people to be tested after Ole Miss student diagnosed with TB

    500 people to be tested after Ole Miss student diagnosed with TB

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:50:45 GMT
    500 people to be tested for TB on Ole Miss campus. Source: WLBT500 people to be tested for TB on Ole Miss campus. Source: WLBT

    Around 500 hundred students, faculty and staff will now have to be tested for tuberculosis at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. The required testing comes after Mississippi State Department of Health says a student was diagnosed with the disease.

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    Around 500 hundred students, faculty and staff will now have to be tested for tuberculosis at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. The required testing comes after Mississippi State Department of Health says a student was diagnosed with the disease.

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  • Carthage police looking for man wanted in connection with stolen car

    Carthage police looking for man wanted in connection with stolen car

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:28:00 GMT
    Carthage police department looking for man wanted in connection to stolen car; Source: Carthage PDCarthage police department looking for man wanted in connection to stolen car; Source: Carthage PD
    Carthage police department looking for man wanted in connection to stolen car; Source: Carthage PDCarthage police department looking for man wanted in connection to stolen car; Source: Carthage PD

    Carthage police is looking for Christopher Tyler. 

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    Carthage police is looking for Christopher Tyler. 

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  • JSU donating 20,000 lbs sweet potatoes to community

    JSU donating 20,000 lbs sweet potatoes to community

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:17:24 GMT
    Sweet potato drop; Source: JSUSweet potato drop; Source: JSU

    The Society of St. Andrew is partnering with Jackson State University for a food distribution project tomorrow morning. 

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    The Society of St. Andrew is partnering with Jackson State University for a food distribution project tomorrow morning. 

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  • Richard Boyanton challenges Wicker's senate seat

    Richard Boyanton challenges Wicker's senate seat

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:42 AM EDT2018-04-10 11:42:01 GMT

    The republican senate race has a new candidate to run against the incumbent, senator Roger Wicker. Richard Boyanton, of Hancock County announced that he'll be running as a republican

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    The republican senate race has a new candidate to run against the incumbent, senator Roger Wicker. Richard Boyanton, of Hancock County announced that he'll be running as a republican

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  • State's best restaurants were at Taste of Mississippi

    State's best restaurants were at Taste of Mississippi

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:55:57 GMT

    Some of the best restaurants in town and from around the state served up some of their culinary favorites at the 31st annual Taste of Mississippi. The event benefits Stewpot Community Services and its mission to fight hunger and homelessness in the metro area. People were able to eat, drink and dance while helping a worthy cause.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi is the corporate sponsor of the event and last year, the event raised more $115-thousand dollars. ...

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    Some of the best restaurants in town and from around the state served up some of their culinary favorites at the 31st annual Taste of Mississippi. The event benefits Stewpot Community Services and its mission to fight hunger and homelessness in the metro area. People were able to eat, drink and dance while helping a worthy cause.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi is the corporate sponsor of the event and last year, the event raised more $115-thousand dollars. ...

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  • Record tourism brings billions and new jobs to the state

    Record tourism brings billions and new jobs to the state

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:22:37 GMT
    People from around the world and across the country are being lured to the Magnolia State, spending billions of dollars for the true southern experience. Source: WLBTPeople from around the world and across the country are being lured to the Magnolia State, spending billions of dollars for the true southern experience. Source: WLBT

    People from around the world and across the country are being lured to the Magnolia State, spending billions of dollars for the true southern experience.

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    People from around the world and across the country are being lured to the Magnolia State, spending billions of dollars for the true southern experience.

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  • Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as first MS woman to serve in senate

    Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as first MS woman to serve in senate

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:14:04 GMT
    Governor Phil Bryant, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Michael Smith, Vice President Pence, and Senator Roger Wicker.  Source: U.S. SenateGovernor Phil Bryant, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Michael Smith, Vice President Pence, and Senator Roger Wicker. Source: U.S. Senate

    Cindy Hyde-Smith is being sworn into the Senate on Monday. 

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    Cindy Hyde-Smith is being sworn into the Senate on Monday. 

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  • Mississippi continues expanding prison reforms

    Mississippi continues expanding prison reforms

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:47:25 GMT
    Unpaid fees and fines are one factor adding to the prison numbers in Mississippi. Source: WLBTUnpaid fees and fines are one factor adding to the prison numbers in Mississippi. Source: WLBT
    Unpaid fees and fines are one factor adding to the prison numbers in Mississippi. Source: WLBTUnpaid fees and fines are one factor adding to the prison numbers in Mississippi. Source: WLBT

    There's ongoing work to reform the criminal justice system in the state. The legislature passed broad reforms in the 2014 legislative session. The goal was to enhance certainty and clarify in sentencing and prioritize prison space for violent and career offenders.

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    There's ongoing work to reform the criminal justice system in the state. The legislature passed broad reforms in the 2014 legislative session. The goal was to enhance certainty and clarify in sentencing and prioritize prison space for violent and career offenders.

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  • Fallen tree cleared from Northside Drive after three and a half days

    Fallen tree cleared from Northside Drive after three and a half days

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:09:17 GMT
    Crews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. Source: WLBTCrews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. Source: WLBT
    Crews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. Source: WLBTCrews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. Source: WLBT

    Crews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. 

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    Crews Monday were still working to clear the damage left by Friday night's tornadoes and storms. 

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  • MS Department of Health investigates TB case at University of Mississippi

    MS Department of Health investigates TB case at University of Mississippi

    MS Department of Health investigates TB case at University of Mississippi

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:26:15 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced Monday that a case of active tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a student at the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus. 

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    The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announced Monday that a case of active tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a student at the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus. 

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  • Phone scammers impersonating Hinds County Sheriff's deputies asking for money cards

    Phone scammers impersonating Hinds County Sheriff's deputies asking for money cards

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:13:20 GMT
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives
    Source: WLBT archivesSource: WLBT archives

    Scammers are using real names of employees and one has created a business card with an actual employee’s name and a fictitious cell phone number on it.

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    Scammers are using real names of employees and one has created a business card with an actual employee’s name and a fictitious cell phone number on it.

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  • Boil water advisory issued for 1,000 Byram customers

    Boil water advisory issued for 1,000 Byram customers

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:35:52 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Due to a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, the City of Jackson Water/Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the following Byram areas until further notice:

    • [7000-8899] Gary Road, 39272

    • Lake Ridgelea subdivision

    • Glenn Oak subdivision

    • Eagles Nest subdivision

    • Gary Drive

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    Due to a recent loss in water pressure from a water main repair, the City of Jackson Water/Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the following Byram areas until further notice:

    • [7000-8899] Gary Road, 39272

    • Lake Ridgelea subdivision

    • Glenn Oak subdivision

    • Eagles Nest subdivision

    • Gary Drive

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  • Entire town of Polkville under boil water notice

    Entire town of Polkville under boil water notice

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-03-28 02:26:58 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Officials are working to restore service as soon as possible. 

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    Officials are working to restore service as soon as possible. 

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  • Mississippi State beats #3 Ole Miss in extra innings

    Mississippi State beats #3 Ole Miss in extra innings

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-09 16:35:29 GMT
    Source: MSUSource: MSU

    Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 7-5 Sunday afternoon to win their weekend series two game to one. The Bulldogs are now 17-16 for the season while the Rebels are 27-6. 

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    Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 7-5 Sunday afternoon to win their weekend series two game to one. The Bulldogs are now 17-16 for the season while the Rebels are 27-6. 

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  • Man shot after fight in south Jackson

    Man shot after fight in south Jackson

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:52:42 GMT
    Police responding to shooting in south Jackson; Source: WLBTPolice responding to shooting in south Jackson; Source: WLBT

    Police are on scene at Woodside Drive in south Jackson. 

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    Police are on scene at Woodside Drive in south Jackson. 

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  • Some Jackson residents without water during repairs

    Some Jackson residents without water during repairs

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:04:50 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    Some Jackson residents will be without water for several hours. 

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    Some Jackson residents will be without water for several hours. 

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  • Madison dog rescued after 6-hours in storm drain

    Madison dog rescued after 6-hours in storm drain

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:02:33 GMT
    Source: Madison PDSource: Madison PD

    After six hours, Madison Police, Madison Firemen, Madison Public Works, Madison Animal Control and the Mannsdale Animal Hospital were able to rescue "Tinkerbell" from a 12-inch storm drain pipe.

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    After six hours, Madison Police, Madison Firemen, Madison Public Works, Madison Animal Control and the Mannsdale Animal Hospital were able to rescue "Tinkerbell" from a 12-inch storm drain pipe.

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  • Eight tornadoes confirmed from Friday night storms

    Eight tornadoes confirmed from Friday night storms

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-04-09 12:49:14 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed four tornadoes touched down during the Friday night storms. Three tornadoes happened in Claiborne Co. and one in Rankin Co.

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    The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed four tornadoes touched down during the Friday night storms. Three tornadoes happened in Claiborne Co. and one in Rankin Co.

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  • Tree blocking traffic on Northside Dr.

    Tree blocking traffic on Northside Dr.

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-04-09 12:25:37 GMT
    Tree down on Northside Drive. Source: WLBTTree down on Northside Drive. Source: WLBT
    Tree down on Northside Drive. Source: WLBTTree down on Northside Drive. Source: WLBT

    A tree is leaning across Northside Drive blocking traffic. Only one lane is open to the public. 

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    A tree is leaning across Northside Drive blocking traffic. Only one lane is open to the public. 

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  • Jackson Zoo relocation causing controversy

    Jackson Zoo relocation causing controversy

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-04-09 11:36:13 GMT
    A Jackson city councilman is voicing his concerns about the Jackson Zoo moving.A Jackson city councilman is voicing his concerns about the Jackson Zoo moving.

    A Jackson city councilman is voicing his concerns about the Jackson Zoo moving.

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    A Jackson city councilman is voicing his concerns about the Jackson Zoo moving.

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  • Coming up on WLBT: Manhunt under way for wanted killer

    Coming up on WLBT: Manhunt under way for wanted killer

    Monday, April 9 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-04-09 08:57:08 GMT

    Investigators say a man is wanted for a double homicide in Tennessee but they believe he's in Mississippi. We'll have details when you join us. Some Jackson residents are waking up under a boil water notice. We'll tell which areas are affected at 5.  A "doggone" good story out of Madison this morning that will put a smile on your face this Monday morning. We'll have details at the top of the hour.  See you in 10. ~Joy

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    Investigators say a man is wanted for a double homicide in Tennessee but they believe he's in Mississippi. We'll have details when you join us. Some Jackson residents are waking up under a boil water notice. We'll tell which areas are affected at 5.  A "doggone" good story out of Madison this morning that will put a smile on your face this Monday morning. We'll have details at the top of the hour.  See you in 10. ~Joy

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  • Tickets SOLD OUT for 2018 St. Jude Dream Home

    Tickets SOLD OUT for 2018 St. Jude Dream Home

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:33 AM EDT2018-04-09 06:33:54 GMT

    Thanks to YOU, more children can receive life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! The Saint Jude dream home tickets are all sold out!  

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    Thanks to YOU, more children can receive life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! The Saint Jude dream home tickets are all sold out!  

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  • Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is here

    Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is here

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-04-08 03:48:48 GMT
    Painting done by Peter Flack. Source: WLBTPainting done by Peter Flack. Source: WLBT

    "My favorite piece right now would probably be Elvis. Why? Because of it's size and impact, that's Peter Flack. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY but lives in Smyrna, Georgia. His work is colorful, fresh and definitely stands out. When asked what his inspiration is, he says, Graffiti. "The stuff is created at night. The people have a really short time to create it so they just throw themselves into work. They made it very quickly. And the work really reflects th...

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    "My favorite piece right now would probably be Elvis. Why? Because of it's size and impact, that's Peter Flack. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY but lives in Smyrna, Georgia. His work is colorful, fresh and definitely stands out. When asked what his inspiration is, he says, Graffiti. "The stuff is created at night. The people have a really short time to create it so they just throw themselves into work. They made it very quickly. And the work really reflects th...

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  • Over 2,000 Entergy customers without power

    Over 2,000 Entergy customers without power

    Saturday, April 7 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-04-08 02:08:44 GMT
    Several outages have been reported across the area. Source: EntergySeveral outages have been reported across the area. Source: Entergy

    Due to thunderstorms and high winds several Entergy customers are without power right now. 

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    Due to thunderstorms and high winds several Entergy customers are without power right now. 

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  • Severe thunderstorms and high winds cause damage across central Mississippi

    Severe thunderstorms and high winds cause damage across central Mississippi

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:20:34 GMT
    Ridgewood Road and Sheffield Drive. Source: WLBT viewerRidgewood Road and Sheffield Drive. Source: WLBT viewer

    Severe thunderstorms and high winds have caused a bit of damage around the area. 

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    Severe thunderstorms and high winds have caused a bit of damage around the area. 

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  • Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs is asking for a one-cent sales tax increase for a 10-year capital improvement plan

    Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs is asking for a one-cent sales tax increase for a 10-year capital improvement plan

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-04-07 01:21:02 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs is asking for a one-cent sales tax increase to improve everything from infrastructure to public safety, but the state legislature will have to give the green light to the city before residents are asked to vote on the hike.

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    Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs is asking for a one-cent sales tax increase to improve everything from infrastructure to public safety, but the state legislature will have to give the green light to the city before residents are asked to vote on the hike.

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  • Toddler's cancer in remission after treatment at St. Jude

    Toddler's cancer in remission after treatment at St. Jude

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:27:54 GMT
    The parents of 3-year-old Saniya couldn't be more thankful. Source: St. Jude Children's Research HospitalThe parents of 3-year-old Saniya couldn't be more thankful. Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis never charges families a dime to treat children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. The parents of three-year-old Saniya couldn't be more thankful.

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    The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis never charges families a dime to treat children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. The parents of three-year-old Saniya couldn't be more thankful.

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  • Jackson Zoo Brew rescheduled due to weather

    Jackson Zoo Brew rescheduled due to weather

    Friday, April 6 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-06 23:06:40 GMT
    Zoo Brew cancelled; Source: Zoo Brew FacebookZoo Brew cancelled; Source: Zoo Brew Facebook

    The Jackson Zoo Brew is cancelled due to weather. 

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    The Jackson Zoo Brew is cancelled due to weather. 

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  • Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba establishes Officer ID Task Force

    Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba establishes Officer ID Task Force

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:46:31 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba has established a task force to provide recommendations for developing a Jackson Police Department policy that will govern the release of names of officers involved in a shooting, and the timeframe during which 

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    Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba has established a task force to provide recommendations for developing a Jackson Police Department policy that will govern the release of names of officers involved in a shooting, and the timeframe during which 

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  • Search warrant leads to stolen guns, drugs and electronic equipment

    Search warrant leads to stolen guns, drugs and electronic equipment

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:17:29 GMT
    Malik Alexander allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at a Madison police officer. Source: HCSOMalik Alexander allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at a Madison police officer. Source: HCSO
    Malik Alexander allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at a Madison police officer. Source: HCSOMalik Alexander allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at a Madison police officer. Source: HCSO

    Officers discovered stolen guns, electronic equipment, marijuana and ecstasy.

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    Officers discovered stolen guns, electronic equipment, marijuana and ecstasy.

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  • Governor Bryant backs sending National Guard to border

    Mississippi governor backs sending National Guard to border

    Friday, April 6 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-06 20:31:00 GMT
    Source: TwitterSource: Twitter

    Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he "fully supports" President Donald Trump's decision to deploy the National Guard to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border.

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    Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he "fully supports" President Donald Trump's decision to deploy the National Guard to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border.

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  • Two suspects in custody after Jackson Dollar General robbed

    Two suspects in custody after Jackson Dollar General robbed

    Friday, April 6 2018 4:12 PM EDT2018-04-06 20:12:10 GMT
    Dollar General robbed on Briarwood; Source: WLBTDollar General robbed on Briarwood; Source: WLBT

    The Dollar General on Briarwood Drive was robbed Friday just after noon. 

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    The Dollar General on Briarwood Drive was robbed Friday just after noon. 

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  • Jackson task force piecing together

    Jackson task force piecing together

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:51:01 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The city of Jackson now has a task force for its new police identification policy. It was created to figure out how the city will approach officer-involved shootings in the future. Today was only their second meeting. They discussed excessive force issues, the community and whether to add new members particularly members of the public who have been involved in shootings. The meetings are open to the public, and they want to know how people are feeling about JPD and pol...

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    The city of Jackson now has a task force for its new police identification policy. It was created to figure out how the city will approach officer-involved shootings in the future. Today was only their second meeting. They discussed excessive force issues, the community and whether to add new members particularly members of the public who have been involved in shootings. The meetings are open to the public, and they want to know how people are feeling about JPD and pol...

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