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    Thousands without Power in Rankin County

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    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Thousands of people are without power in Rankin County, according to Entergy's website. More>>

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    Ex-teacher charged with sex crimes in Gulfport

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    Gulfport, Miss - William Richard Pryor, 68, of Gulfport, was arrested by FBI agents pursuant to a criminal complaint charging him with transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp. More>>

    Picayune Man Going to Prison for Child Exploitation

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    Jackson, MS—A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation. Attorney General Jim Hood said 59-year-old Edwin Dean Pauly appeared in court Tuesday for sentencing after pleading guilty in an open plea to two counts of child exploitation. More>>

    Mississippi State Department of Health Confirms Two Cases of Tuberculosis at Tunica Casinos

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    JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is confirming two recent cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at two casinos in Tunica.The two cases are in employees of the casinos, and the MSDH has been working closely with the casinos to identify other individuals who were in close contact with the cases. More>>

    Jackson Firefighters Investigating 2 Overnight Fires

    Firefighters battle flames at a Magnolia Rd. home. Firefighters battle flames at a Magnolia Rd. home.
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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson firefighters are investigating two overnight house fires. More>>

    Family Offering Reward to Help Solve February Murder

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities are still searching for suspects involved in a February shooting that left one man dead. More>>

    Man Tries to Rob Hazlehurst Convenience Store; Arrested after Police Chase

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    HAZLEHURST, Miss. - One person is going to jail after taking police on a chase through Hazlehurst after he allegedly tried rob a convenience store on Wednesday. More>>

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

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    The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for some Jackson residents. More>>

    Pups on Planes: Eight Dogs Given a New Home

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    JACKSON, Miss. - We brought you a story a few weeks ago about pups taking a very special flight. News Channel 12 has now learned that the eight puppies on that flight have found new homes, and a Mississippi pilot played a big role. More>>

    18-Wheeler Crash on I-55 in Lincoln County

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    An accident involving a pickup truck and three 18-wheelers Wednesday night has shutdown the northbound lanes on I-55 near exit 42.Police say a 1995, maroon GNC pickup truck along with three 18-wheelers were traveling northbound on I-55, just south of mile marker 42 in Lincoln County around 9:30 Wednesday night. Authorities say the pickup truck was traveling in the left lane when it cut in front of one of the 18-wheele... More>>

    Bomb Threat in Crystal Springs Causes School Evacuations Video included

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    Parents of students at Crystal Springs High and Crystal Springs Elementary school rushed to get their children after receiving news about a bomb threat. Officials with the Copiah County Sheriff's office say the threat came into the high school around 8:30 Wednesday morning. They say students, faculty and staff were all evacuated and sent to the middle school and a safe shelter. The Crystal Springs police department, fire department, Copiah County Sheriff's Office, the Mississippi Highway Pat... More>>

    School Bus Accident in Vicksburg near Highway 61 & Highway 80

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities have confirmed with News Channel 12 that there has been a school bus accident near Highway 61 and Highway 80. More>>

    Pedestrian Hit & Killed on I-20 East Frontage Road

    Pedestrian Hit on I-20 East Frontage Road Pedestrian Hit on I-20 East Frontage Road
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    JACKSON, Miss. - A pedestrian is dead after police say he was hit while walking on I-20 East Frontage Road on Tuesday night. More>>

    Deadly Shooting at Arbor Park Apartments

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    The Jackson Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting.  More>>

    Man Attempts to Smuggle Pot into Warren County Jail

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    WARREN COUNTY, Miss. - A man trying to smuggle marijuana into the Warren County Jail on Tuesday was arrested. Authorities charged 21-year-old Matthew Washington with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a correctional facility.  More>>

    Mayor Yarber: No Tax Increase for City of Jackson Residents

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a special city council meeting on Monday that there will be no tax increase for residents.  More>>

    Police Search for Suspect Near Highway 18 & Chadwick Drive

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Police are searching for a suspect who is on the run near Highway 18 and Chadwick Drive.

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    Jackson Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Exploitation of a Vulnerable Person

    Three people indicted after deadly prison riot in Natchez Three people indicted after deadly prison riot in Natchez
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    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County man is going to prison for 20 years for exploitation of a vulnerable person. Attorney General Jim Hood said 52-year-old Gregory Wayne Colburn of Jackson was sentenced Tuesday in Rankin County.  More>>

    MEMA: Dangerous Heat to Hit Mississippi

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    PEARL, Miss. – Mississippi will see the hottest temperatures of the year this week, bringing with it dangerous heat indices. Most of North Mississippi is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight as “real feel” temperatures will be between 105-108 degrees. More>>

    September trial likely for Mississippi election challenge

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    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election. More>>

    VIDEO: Construction Truck Knocks Down Belhaven Security Station

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    Take a look at this video! A construction truck driving on Belhaven University's campus accidentally knocks down a security station.In the video posted on YouTube, the truck turns too short and hits the booth. More>>

    18-Wheeler Overturns in Yazoo County

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    Crews are working to clear Interstate 55 North at Highway 432 in Yazoo County.An 18-wheeler overturned around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20th. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, two 18-wheelers were involved in the accident. Henry said the drivers of the trucks were not injured.Officials have opened the left northbound lane for motorists. More>>

    CONSUMER ALERT: Recall on nSpired Natural Foods Peanut Butter

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    nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling lots of peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters, based on fears of salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food Administration. The company became aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between eating the products and four instances of illness. More>>

    Orangutan Mom and Baby on Display at Jackson Zoo

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    JACKSON, Miss. - It's been almost four months since the 36-year-old female orangutan Sabah gave birth to her male infant Kayu (ki-you). Now, the Jackson Zoo have them both on display. More>>

    Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.

    First Jackson Heat Wave of 2014 Expect to Hit Friday, this Weekend

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    If you have job in the heat and want to show WJTV what it's like to work through it - call 601-664-8839The first heat wave of Mississippi Summer 2014 is expected to hit this week.Triple-digit temperatures are predicted. The National Weather Service is mulling over whether conditions will be bad enough to trigger a heat advisory this weekend.It's already hot in the city of Jackson where a few different groups are keeping a close watch of the temperature.30 firefighters worked from every angle ... More>>

    Vicksburg National Military Park Prohibits Drones

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Superintendent Michael Madell has issued a directive, effective immediately hat prohibits the use of unmanned aircraft, which includes drones, within the boundaries of Vicksburg National Military Park."The use of unmanned aircraft in parks is a relatively new, but quickly growing trend, Madell said. "Although we have not experienced problems here in Vicksburg, we are concerned that flying the aircraft may have negative impacts on visitor experiences and safety, the solemnit... More>>

    Boil Water Notice Issued for Some Jackson Residents

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for some Jackson residents. More>>

    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry. More>>

    Two JPS Administrators No Longer with District

    Parents can now register their child for school ONLINE Parents can now register their child for school ONLINE
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    JACKSON, Miss. - Two Jackson Public Schools administrators are no longer with the district, according to Sherwin Johnson of the district's public relations department. More>>

    Man charged in incident where police shot truck in Tchula

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    TCHULA, Miss. - A 53-year-old man is jailed after he allegedly assaulted an officer with his vehicle that led to an officer involved shooting more than a week ago.Earl Anderson remains in the Holmes County Jail on numerous charges. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, in which a Tchula police officer fired at least 11 rounds into Anderson's truck on the night of Aug. 8.

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    Brookhaven City Workers Find Alligator in Ditch

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    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - Brookhaven city workers who were busy surveying a ditch were surprised when they found a 5-foot-3-inch alligator on Monday, according to the Daily Leader. More>>

    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Tours UMMC's Nursing School

    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora tours UMMC's nursing school. Celebrity Chef Cat Cora tours UMMC's nursing school.
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    JACKSON, Miss. – Celebrity chef and Jackson native Cat Cora of Food Network’s Iron Chef America is helping UMMC nursing students. More>>

    Infant Dies in Accidental Rollover while Sleeping with Parent

    Infant dies in accidental rollover. Infant dies in accidental rollover.
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    JACKSON, Miss. - The baby found unresponsive in a residence on Monday appears to have died from an accidental rollover while sleeping with a parent, the coroner says. Police were called to the scene around 5:25 p.m. at 603 Hampton Circle. More>>

    Governor Bryant is now a Grandpa

    Governor Bryant holds Henry, his first grandchild. Governor Bryant holds Henry, his first grandchild.
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    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi's first family just got a little bit bigger; Governor Phil Bryant and his wife Deborah are celebrating the birth of their first grandchild. More>>

    Firefighters Investigate Early Morning Apartment Fire

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that happened at an apartment complex on Sunray Drive.The fire started around 4 a.m. at Sunray Drive Apartments.Officials say the apartments are vacant and no utilities are connected. The fire may have started on the west side of the building from a transformer, authorities say.The cause is still undetermined.When the fire started, power to some houses in the area went out, but it has been restored. More>>

    Rankin County could help build conference center

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    FLOWOOD, Miss. - Rankin County governments are considering contributing to a publicly funded conference center in Flowood.The Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to give money to the city of Flowood for the building. However, it's not certain if the facility will be built yet.Funding would partially depend on how much tax money the conference center would generate. Board President Greg Wilcox said he believes this facility could be economically good for the area. Richland Mayor Ma... More>>

    Highway 465 Closures

    TRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road Exit TRAFFIC ALERT: I-55NB at Siwell Road Exit
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    Starting Tuesday, Aug. 19th, parts of Highway 465 in Warren and Issaquena Counties will be closed due to levee projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District are working to complete enlargement projects.In the Item 468-L project, the levee roadway near Albermarle Lake and Goose Lake Road will beclosed on the south end at intersection of Goose Lake Road and Highway 465 near station 8148+00. The north end near station 8148+00 where Highway 465 ramps up onto the Mississippi River ... More>>

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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    Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>

    Man Charged in Smith County Shooting Speaks Out

    Jeff Daniels speaks out about Friday night shooting involving mother's boyfriend Jeff Daniels speaks out about Friday night shooting involving mother's boyfriend
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    RALEIGH, Miss. -I'm screaming called the ambulance I'm shot I'm shot I'm shot and then somebody else said no, Craig," says Jeff. More>>

    2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing 40 Firearms from Gun Store

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    KOSCIUSKO, Miss. - Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary that happened at a gun store. More>>

    According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

    Community Health Systems Hack May Affect 12 Mississippi Hospitals

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    Community Health Systems - which operates a dozen Mississippi hospitals - announced Monday that information on 4.5 million patient had been stolen in a data breach. According to the Community Health System website, the company owns, leases, or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states. More>>

    PHOTOS: Back to School 2014

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    Send us photos of your kids on their first day back to school!You can send them to our social media pages on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to wjtvnews@wjtv.com More>>

    No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that was delayed after advocates for low-income families said the agency originally proposed administrative rules that were harsher than the law itself. The agency has revised its rules to line up wit... More>>

    JPD, Hinds County Deputies Seize Drugs, Money During Busts

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    JACKSON, Miss. -The Jackson Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department made several significant seizures and arrests this past week during a joint operation. More>>

    Hackers Access Patients' Records in 29 States, Mississippi Included

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    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients, according to CNN Money.The breach affects 29 states, including Mississippi.Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers.Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years, or was merely referred there b... More>>

    Alabama Family Catches Record-Breaking Alligator

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    A mammoth alligator is breaking records in Alabama, according to Yahoo News.Five members of the Stokes family caught this monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.It took them 10 hours to wrangle the mammoth beast.Biologists at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries easily measured the alligator at 15 feet, but weighing it was a big more tricky.The alligator was so large it destroyed the winch used to lift average-sized alligators.Eventually, a biologist had to use a backhoe to lift the al... More>>

    Congressman Thompson and Walgreens Donates Backpacks to Key Elementary

    Congressman Thompson and Walgreens donates school supplies to Key Elementary. Congressman Thompson and Walgreens donates school supplies to Key Elementary.
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    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Bennie Thompson and Walgreens Company participated in a back to school Event with Key Elementary on Monday.Thompson helped distribute more than 420 donated backpacks filled with school supplies for the students there.Jackson Public Schools had its first day of classes on Monday, August 18. More>>

    Health Officials Confirm Two New West Nile Virus Cases in Mississippi

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    JACKSON, Miss. – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties. More>>

    Back to School for JPS Students

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    Monday, Aug. 18th, is the first day of school for Jackson Public Schoolsstudents. It's the second largest district in the state, and nearly 30,000 students are expected to start their classes.In order to assist parents who have questions or need assistance getting childreninto school on the first couple of days, JPS has established a hotline.Parents can call the Superintendent'sFirst Day Hotline at 601-960-2781 from 7:00 a.m. until 5p.m. Monday and Tuesday during the first week back at school... More>>

    Yarber to Announce Police Chief Finalists on Monday

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Mayor Tony Yarber will hold three forums to engage the public before a final decision is made to select the new police chief in Jackson. The Mayor will announce the two finalists for police chief on Monday, Aug. 18, ahead of the forums. More>>

    Deadly ATV Accident in Claiborne County

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    One man dies after losing control of his ATV in Claiborne County.It happened on Highway 548 off of Highway 18 around 7:00 tonight.Sheriff Martin Lucas tells us 33-year-old Sherman Evans was 4-wheeling on the highway.Evans told officials he lost control and flipped.He died on the way to the hospital.The accident is under investigation. More>>

    Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests Video included

    Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests Rallies in Mississippi Supporting Ferguson Protests
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    People in the capital city had their hands up Sunday saying don't shoot as they rallied to show their support for Ferguson, Missouri.Some Jackson residents are taking a stand with those in Ferguson after the recent death of Mike Brown, a teen who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last week.The killing has caused protests all over the United States and even rioting.Here in Jackson, residents are banding... More>>

    2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas

    2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas 2 Dead, 2 Injured After Freight Train Collision in Arkansas
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    Authorities say two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two were injured when two freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas.Arkansas State Police said in a statement they were called to the site about 3 a.m. Sunday in Hoxie.Union Pacific spokesman Brandon Morris says two cars caught fire, one carrying diesel and one carrying an alcoholic beverage. He says the fire was out about 10 a.m.Arkansas Departm... More>>

    Water Advisory Still in Effect for Holmes Co. Residents

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    Residents in West Hill, just a few miles up the road from Lexington in Holmes County, have been advised not to use the water at all, not even to boil it, as a result of a small amount of an agricultural product introduced to the water supply, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.We're told that the MSDH has been sampling the entire water system and has been having customers flush their lines.In the meantime, Liz Sharlot, Director of Communications for the Mississippi State ... More>>

    Fatal Accident in Jackson County

    Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night. Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night.
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    Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a two vehicle accident Saturday night. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a compact car crossed the center line on Mississippi Highway 63 and hit a pickup truck, killing both occupants of the car and leaving the other driver in critical condition.Officials say the truck flipped onto the driver's side and caught fire Saturday night near the Esc... More>>

    Victim Identified in Rankin County Fatal Accident

    According to coroner, 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. died from electrocution after colliding with a power line Saturday According to coroner, 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. died from electrocution after colliding with a power line Saturday
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    A truck driver is killed by electrocution, according to officials, after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.Coroner Jimmy Roberts tells News Channel 12, the victim is 23-year-old Clarence Honer Jr. of Jackson. It happened just after 6:30 Saturday morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and reports indicate the driver left the roadway and struck a power line.Roberts ... More>>

    It's happening at two Jackson/Madison area churches: North Ridge Church and Life Bridge Church.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Marriage Between Churches Planned to Form Vertical Church

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    If you'd like the viewers of WJTV News Channel 12 to learn about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.Way more often you've probably heard about churches that have split.There are lots of different reason for that: maybe the church is too large or it's possible a conflict came-up between different groups within the congregation.It just happens.But the opposite - two groups merging for the sole reason of expanding their messages - that's much m... More>>

    Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field House

    Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field House Fire Destroys Purvis High School Field House
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    A fire at a Lamar County high school destroys a field house days before the start of their football season.It happened at Purism high school Saturday afternoon.Football Coach Perry Wheat says the players had a lock-in in the field house Friday night and left early Saturday morning.When firefighters arrived at the scene, Wheat says the field house was already a loss.Wheat also tells us all the football equipment is des... More>>

    Truck Driver Killed in Collision With Power Line

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    A truck driver is killed after colliding with a power line in Rankin County.It happened just after 6:30 this morning on Marquette Road between the General Motors facility and Brown Bottling Group in Brandon.Officials say the one-vehicle accident involved a box truck, and that initial reports indicate that the driver appeared to have left the roadway and struck a power line.The driver died on scene.The Brandon Police Department and the Rankin County Coroner are working to determine the cause o... More>>

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    In an effort to bring awareness to a not so hot disease, people are taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all over. "This is a devastating disease, it's something that's very much unknown. I think ever since this ALS ice bucket challenge has come about, it has gone worldwide and everybody knows a little bit more about ALS" says Brandi Nickels, with the ALS Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. "It gets the word... More>>

    It happened around 4 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of traffic in Jackson. Emergency responders gathered near the exit for Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

    UPDATE: Morning Motorcycle I-55 Crash Victim Identified

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    The driver of a motorcycle is dead after an early Saturday morning crash on I-55, a spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department said.It happened around 4 a.m. in the Northbound lanes of traffic. Emergency responders gathered near the exit for Woodrow Wilson Avenue.The driver has not yet been identified.For nearly two hours all Northbound lanes of traffic were blocked while authorities looked over the situation.As of 8 a.m. traffic still was moving slowly in the area.Spokesperson for the Ja... More>>

    Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

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    The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law. More>>

    Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off "Community Place" Lot Video included

    Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off 'Community Place' Lot Surveillance Video Shows Thief Driving Bus off 'Community Place' Lot
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    More than 50 residents at a senior care facility are affected when their only means of transportation is stolen. It happened Tuesday night around 11:30 in Jackson on Langley Avenue. Employees at Community Place tell News Channel 12 there have been missed doctor appointments and even a funeral. However, when the thief drove the bus off the lot of Community Place Tuesday night, it was all caught on tape. "It's just horr... More>>

    Holmes Co. Resident: Never Notified of Water Advisory

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    The West Hill community in Holmes County is now on day five of a water advisory by the Mississippi Department of Health, warning customers served by the West Hill Water Association not to drink the water, due to a small amount of a still unknown agricultural product.Liz Sharlot is the Communications Director for the department and says, "Don't use it for your laundry, don't use it for drinking, don't use it for bathing, don't use it for dishwashing or for cooking."West Hill resident Dorothy ... More>>

    Judge Named in McDaniel, Cochran Lawsuit

    Cochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying Claims Cochran Camp Reacts to AG Vote Buying Claims
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    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed Senior Status Judge Hollis McGehee, a retired chancery judge, to preside over the election matter of Chris McDaniel v. Thad Cochran filed in Jones County Circuit Court.In a press conference Friday at the Hilton in Jackson, McDaniel pointed out that Hinds County was the "worst offender" when it came to irregular votes. He also said Madison and Lafayette Counties had significant discrepancies as well as several other counties.The Stat... More>>

    Ferguson Police Reveal Officer's Name in Teen's Death

    Michael Brown Jr was shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb last weekend. Michael Brown Jr was shot and killed in a St. Louis suburb last weekend.
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    DAVID LIEBAssociated PressFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb.Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson.Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming the officer due to death threats.Police have said 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot Saturday after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of... More>>

    Eyes in the Skies, Drones in Mississippi

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    RAYMOND, Miss. - Flying up and out of sight, you can barely even hear it once it's up in the air. Unmanned aircraft systems also known as drones are being more and more popular with consumers. More>>

    Three Injured in Stone County Plane Crash

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    A small plane crashed in Stone County Thursday evening sending three people to the hospital. Officials say the plane crashed just after 6 p.m. off Oil Well Road. Sheriff Mike Farmer with the Stone County Sheriff's Department tells us the pilot said he lost power in the plane, and after hitting a few tree tops, he managed to land it.We're told the three men aboard the plane were taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hat... More>>

    Canton Family Dealing with Double Tragedy Video included

    Family's mobile home being called a total loss by fire officials Family's mobile home being called a total loss by fire officials
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    A Canton family's mobile home is being called a total loss by fire officials and it's not the only loss the family had this week. The Canton Fire Department responded to the call just before 11 a.m. Thursday on Branch Quarters Road.29-year-old Melissa Primer died after being airlifted to the hospital Monday when her stepfather shot her. "Get though that loss we had happen Monday and get through this right here. Got t... More>>

    McComb Police Search for Alleged Rape Suspect

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    MCCOMB, Miss. - The McComb Police Department is looking for a person who they believe may be connected to an alleged rape and kidnapping case. Authorities are searching for 19-year-old Keethion Dontrel Turner of McComb.  More>>

    McDaniel Files Election Lawsuit in Jones County

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. News Channel 12 has confirmed that State Senator Chris McDaniel has filed a lawsuit in Jones County challenging his Republican primary loss to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. More>>

    Canton Family Loses Mobile Home in Fire

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    CANTON, Miss. - A Canton family is without a home after their mobile residence was destroyed in a fire on Thursday. More>>

    Boil Water Alert Issued for Central Rankin County

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    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Central Rankin Water Association issued a boil water alert for customers who receive their drinking water from their water supply located in Rankin County. This affects approximately 300 customers on Old Hwy 49 and 469 south and adjoining Roads. More>>

    UPDATE: Gas Line Hit on Old Canton Road Repaired

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A gas line that was hit on Old Canton Road on Thursday has been repaired. More>>

    Residents Receive Free Fans from "Beat the Heat" Program

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Some Jackson area residents received free fans on Thursday from the "Beat the Heat" initiative done by Entergy the Hinds County Human Resource Agency. This is the 16th year the "Beat the Heat" program has been operating. More>>

    Perdue Recalls 15,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets

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    WASHINGTON – Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the ?U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS.? More>>

    3 Mississippi Men Charged after Louisiana Black Bear Killed

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    JACKSON, Miss – Three Mississippi men have been indicted for their involvement in the killing of a Louisiana Black Bear in Lauderdale County. Authorities say 28-year-old Travis Butler of Meridian, 49-year-old Chester Brad Williams of Meridian, and 34-year-old David Lucas Wimberly of Quitman were arraigned on Tuesday in court. More>>

    Students Involved in School Bus Crash Released from Hospital

    School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80 School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80
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    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon sending some of the students to the hospital. School officials say all of the students who were taken to the hospital were released to their parents Wednesday evening. More>>

    Rankin County Officials are Investigating Possible Attempted Kidnapping

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    Rankin County authorities are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping.We're told the Rankin County Sheriff's Office received a complaint about the possible kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl from Sunny Lane near Florence Wednesday night around 6:30. Authorities tell us the alleged victim says a man tried to take her when she was at her mailbox. Investigators are now trying to get a better description of the suspect... More>>

    Mississippi Attorney Sparks Global Michael Brown Movement on Social Media

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    Following protests in St. Louis, over the shooting death of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, a local attorney and human rights activist has now sparked a global conversation about the controversy with #iftheygunnedmedown. The hashtag has exploded on social media platforms following Brown's death, the latest in what seems to be a string of incidents involving police brutality making recent headlines, across the country.

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    New Hebron Woman Killed in Simpson County Crash

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    A Wednesday evening crash claims the life of a New Hebron woman. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tell us Regina Davis, 55, was killed. We're told Davis was traveling southbound on Highway 43 in Simpson County when her 2001 Ford Tarus went off the road, crossed northbound traffic and hit a tree. Davis was pronounced dead on the scene. Trooper Eric Henry with MHP says that alcohol may have played a factor ... More>>

    Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van Video included

    Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van Witness: School Bus Swerved to Avoid Colliding with Van
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    A Hinds County school bus carrying at least nine students crashed Wednesday afternoon around 3. Jordan Marshall was on the school bus when it struck a tree, "I really wasn't thinking, I was thinking I lost my life because it went black and I closed my eyes and everything."According to officials on scene the bus was coming from Main Street Restart Center. The driver told officials she was traveling eastbound on Old Hig... More>>

    Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses in Hinds County

    Same-sex couples apply for marriage licences in Hinds County. Same-sex couples apply for marriage licences in Hinds County.
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    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Same-sex couples across the state looking for equality recorded their out of state marriage licenses Wednesday .A moment of prayer before three same sex couples walked up the steps of the Hinds County Chancery Clerk Building through security and into the clerks office.Mississippi does not recognize same-sex marriage, but these couples were married in other states."We're church members," Charlene Smith-Smathers said. "We have interest in the school system. We're working. ... More>>

    Hinds County School Bus involved in Accident

    School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80 School bus accident near Norrell Rd. & Highway 80
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    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities are on the scene of a school bus accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon.The crash involved a Hinds County School District bus.  More>>

    Sinkhole on US 61 in Natchez

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    NATCHEZ, Miss. - A sinkhole has developed on the turn lanes off of US 84 from the River Bridge going south on US 61.Crews have closed the inside right turn lane of US 61 in front of the hospital in Natchez.We will continue to update this store as more details become available. More>>

    Teacher Accused of Having Relationship with Minor Waives Hearing

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    The former Natchez teacher accused of having a relationship with a minor has waived her right to have a preliminary hearing. Stephanie Adams was charged with one count of gratification of lust of a minor. More>>

    Murder Suspect Found Guilty in 3 Day Trial

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    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith announced on August 13, 2014, Jackson resident Joshuwa Hurst (Age 27) was found guilty of two counts of Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm by a Hinds County jury after a three day trial. More>>

    Bond Set for Canton Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend 15 Times

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    CANTON, Miss. - The man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 15 times appeared in court Wednesday.Bond for Romeo Miller is sat at $500,000 for attempted murder and $150,000 for auto theft. More>>

    Choctaw Tribal Member Dead; Officer Injured

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    A Choctaw Police Department senior officer responded to a call for help on August 12 in the Pearl River Community that resulted in the officer being wounded and the death of tribal member Jordan Willis. More>>

    Unsolved Homicide: No Arrests Made for Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities continue to the search for the person responsible for killing a 3-year-old boy. On May 22, Armon Burton was sleeping in his bed on Queen Marie Drive in Jackson when he was shot and killed. More>>

    Bond Denied for Woman Accused in 2013 Murder

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    Bond has been denied for a new suspect for the killing of a woman one year ago.The victim, 41-year-old Felicia Spann's body was found wrapped in plastic, and she had been shot in the head.Officers arrested 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad early Tuesday.Jackson Police say new evidence leads them to believe she is the person who pulled the trigger in the August 2013 murder.Spann's body was found off Westhaven Boulevard on property belonging to a church. Her family members say they do not know what... More>>

    Fugitive Mississippi couple arrested in Oregon

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A fugitive Mississippi couple that's been on the run for five years has been arrested in Oregon. More>>

    Robin Williams' Great-Great-Grandfather a Former Mississippi Governor

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    Mourners around the country are remembering Robin McLaurin Williams.The famous actor was 63 years old.If the name McLaurin sounds familiar to you, it could be because a Former Mississippi governor shared that name. We're told Williams' maternal great-great-grandfather was Governor Anselm McLaurin. He was the governor of Mississippi in 1894. More>>

    Boil Water Notice Lifted for Some Jackson Residents

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    The precautionary boil water notice for residents on the surface water system is now lifted. More>>

    Amtrak Makes New Gulf Coast Connections

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    CHICAGO - An expanded partnership between Amtrak and two bus carriers can take passengers to and from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and Amtrak trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans. More>>

    Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

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    Lauren Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on the screen, has died. She was 89.The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, says that Bacall died Tuesday in New York. Bacall's son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother's death to de Klerk.The sultry-voiced Bacall became famous with her first movie scene, opposite Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not." The willowy 19-year old famously said, "You know how to whistle, don't you, S... More>>

    84-Year-Old Robbed at Gunpoint in Jackson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - An 84-year-old man is robbed at gunpoint while sitting on his front porch on Tuesday.  More>>

    Senator Roger Wicker Talks about Mississippi Politics

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    Senator Roger Wicker is spending the Congressional August break in his home state. He stopped by News Channel 12 and talked about a number of topics. More>>

    The new suspect is 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad. Authorities say she was taken into custody Monday evening.

    New Murder Suspect ID'd in Year-old Jackson Case

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    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a Jackson woman who was shot in the head and hidden on a church's property.Authorities say they discovered her body which was wrapped in plastic one year ago.Originally, police arrested 48-year-old Michael Buck for murder but he was not indicted by the Hinds County Grand Jury.The new suspect is 34-year-old Haneefah Muhammad. Authorities say she was taken into custody Monday evening.It's still unclear what her connection is to Felicia Spann - th... More>>

    Man Arrested for Having Stolen Diesel Tank in Holmes County

    Sylvester Nicholson Sylvester Nicholson
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    HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. -Authorities with the Holmes County Sheriff's Department say they have a arrested a person in connection with the diesel theft ring. More>>

    New Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2013 Murder

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    A new suspect is under arrest for the killing of a woman, whose decomposing body was found last year. This comes after a Hinds County Grand Jury didn't indict another person who was originally charged with her murder.

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    Mississippi gets extra day to file abortion appeal

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its computers, the state of Mississippi will get another day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a July ruling that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.   More>>

    Canton Alderman Sues City of Flowood

    Rodriquez Brown Rodriquez Brown
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    FLOWOOD, Miss. - A Canton alderman who says he received injuries in an car accident that occurred while an officer was pursing a high-speed chase is suing the city of Flowood. More>>

    Man Accused in 2011 Slaying of 2-Year-Old Accepts Plea Deal

    2-year-old Romerion Rhodes 2-year-old Romerion Rhodes
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    JACKSON, Miss. — A man accused in the 2011 slaying of a toddler accepted a plea deal Tuesday instead of going to trial. Christopher Bradley was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, with 20 years suspended.  More>>

    Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

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    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby.  More>>

    JPS Holds Annual Convocation to Kick Off 2014-2015 School Year

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Public Schools' teachers report back to work Tuesday for the upcoming school year. The district held its annual employee convocation to kick off the year. More>>

    1 Dead from LSD Drug Overdose; 2 Brothers Arrested

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    Two brothers are behind bars after a drug overdose leaves one man dead. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Thomas Parker Rodenbaugh.  More>>

    Health Officials Confirm First MS West Nile Virus Death for 2014

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    JACKSON, Miss. – The following news release is from the Mississippi State Department of Health:Today the MSDH confirms the death of a Yazoo County resident from West Nile virus (WNV), the first human death from WNV for 2014.  More>>

    Boil Water Alert Lifted for Brandon

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    BRANDON, Miss. - The boil water advisory has been lifted for the city of Brandon. More>>

    Pine Belt Soldier Found Dead At Fort Gordon In Georgia

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    OAK GROVE, Miss. - A Pine Belt soldier was found dead Friday while training at Fort Gordon near Augusta, Georgia. According to Fort Gordon officials, Second LT. Anthony Thomas Scardino of Oak Grove was found dead in a post training area around 10 p.m.He had just been promoted 6 months ago and was at Fort Gordon for a officer leadership course. Officials say onceScardino did not show up at a designated location dozens of soldiers went searching for him. The cause of his death is under invest... More>>

    Locals Remember Actor/Comedian Robin Williams

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    For many growing up watching movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Hook, Robin Williams was almost like a part of the family.Local fan Becky Osburn says, "It's kind of like losing somebody you do know. He's an awesome actor.""That's crazy. I literally just downloaded Mrs. Doubtfire, so that's very shocking.", says Asya Neal.And Ramsey Bell says, "It seems like we lose a great mind or a great actor every year."Williams began his career in the 1970's with appearances on 'The Richard Pryor Sh... More>>

    Customers of the Holmes County water company have been advised not to use their water until further notice.

    ALERT: West Hill Water Association Customers Told to Stop Using Water

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    Customers of a Holmes County water company have been advised not to use their water until further notice.The West Hill Water Association has notified the Mississippi State Department of Health of a potential contamination involving a backflow incident.Do not drink or bath in your tap water until further notice, a press release told customers.Customers should take precautions with pets and other animals who consume their water from the West Hill Water Association. Until further notice, use onl... More>>

    Dad and Stepdaughter Dead After Canton Shooting

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    CANTON, Miss. - "He just raised his hand up and started shooting and I counted five shots," says Maggie's Anthony who says she saw 52-year-old Torrez Harris shoot 29-year-old Melissa Primer inside a car in front of a Canton home. More>>

    18-Year-Old On the Run After Escaping JPD's Custody

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for an 18-year-old who they say escaped their custody on Monday. More>>

    Driver's Named Released in Rankin County 18-Wheeler Accident

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    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - The name of truck driver who was injured in a Sunday night crash after the 18-wheeler he was driving fell from an overpass onto I-20 has been released. Officials say 56-year-old Craton Justin Stouff, III is still in critical condition at UMC. More>>

    Officer Involved Shooting at Canton Laundromat; Suspect, Victim Dead

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    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in Canton on East Peace Street that left one person dead.  More>>

    2 Rankin County Schools Burglarized Over the Weekend; $500 Reward Offered

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    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Rankin County authorities are on the trail of burglars who broke into two schools over the weekend. The crimes happened Saturday night. Investigators think as many as three people broke into Pisgah Elementary and Pisgah High schools. More>>

    Road Closure on Magnolia Road Due to Maintenance Work

    Road Closure on Magnolia Road Road Closure on Magnolia Road
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    JACKSON, Miss. - The City of Jackson Bridges Drainage Maintenance Section will perform drainage maintenance services on Magnolia Road starting today. Due to this, the area between Knob Hill Drive and John Hopkins Avenue will be blocked off and traffic will be rerouted. More>>

    1 Person Killed in Lowndes County Mobile Home Fire

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    One person is dead after a mobile home fire in Lowndes County, authorities say. Firefighters say they arrived at the scene on Downs Road shortly after 4 a.m. on Monday.


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    5 Brandon Schools Affected by Boil Water Notice

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    BRANDON, Miss. - Five schools located in Brandon are being affected by the Rankin County Boil Water Advisory. Robin Haney of the Rankin Co. School District says Stonebridge Elementary, Brandon Elementary, Brandon Middle, Brandon High and The Learning Center are the affected schools.All five schools had water delivered this morning, nearly 20,000 bottles according to Haney. More>>

    Nunnelee Writes Letter Thanking Family, Public for Support

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been recovering since August 1 at the John Hopkins Outpatient Center in Maryland. He's receiving radiation treatments, chemotherapy as well as speech and mobility rehab after having brain surgery to remove a tumor. He also suffered a stroke during the surgery that left him with impaired speech and weakness on his lift side. More>>

    Highway 49 Back Open in Rankin County

    Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening. Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening.
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    Strong winds and rain caused downed power lines in Rankin County Sunday evening. Power lines covered the roads at the intersection of RT Braddey Road on Highway 49. Both the north and southbound lanes were closed causing traffic to be backed up for miles. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Star Road and southbound traffic is being diverted to Dixie Drive. Also in Rankin County, Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers... More>>

    Local Churches Gather to Rally for Israel

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    The crisis continues in Israel, and a group of local churches gathered today to show their support for Israel.They got together at the intersection of Northside Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road to rally and show their support.People from Beth Israel Church say they're concerned about Israel and the image that's being portrayed.They're hoping to bring light to the issue.Rally Organizer Erik Hearon says, "We're very concerned about the future of Israel, the threat they've been under and of cour... More>>

    Storm Damage in Hinds County

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    Storm Team 12 is tracking the storm damage following Sunday's severe weather in Hinds County.We are getting reports of street lights out on State Street and Fortification Street, so use caution when driving in these areas.There is also a downed tree across Blair Street next to Fortification Street after strong winds came through the area.Several inches of water covers Monument Street, which extends across the lanes of traffic.Officials say to turn around if you see a flooded area and not try ... More>>

    18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County

    18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County 18-Wheeler Falls off Overpass in Rankin County
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    A mail-truck driver is in critical condition at UMC after his 18-wheeler fell from an overpass onto I-20 Saturday evening in Rankin County.Lt. John Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tells News Channel 12 the driver was heading eastbound on I-20. While he was getting onto the overpass in the northbound lane of I-55 he lost control and the truck fell off the overpass and landed in the median of I-20 between the... More>>

    Fan Michael Messerly says it appeared Stewart hit a driver who was walking on the track after they collided on a prior lap. He says Stewart did not appear to be injured.

    Tony Stewart Pulls Out of Sunday Race after Fatal NY Crash

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    A manager for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's racing team says Stewart will race in an event Sunday in upstate New York.The decision comes hours after Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race on Saturday night. Video can be seen here (**WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT**)Authorities are investigating a serious crash at New York dirt track where a witness says Tony Stewart struck another driver on the eve of a NASCAR race.Fan Michael Messerly says it appeared Stewa... More>>

    But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Tips to Avoid Secondary PTSD from Free Mission MB

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    You've heard this term before: PTSD - that's post traumatic stress disorder.But have you ever heard of indirect or secondary PTSD? That's when the people helping out (or close to the person with PTSD) start feeling the same symptoms.For instance: a guidance counselor develops depression upon learning of a child's ongoing abuse or a police officer's spouse needs help after something happens on the street.So what about pastors and other members church leadership? How do they deal with the press... More>>

    Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County

    Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County Boil Water Alert Affecting Thousands in Rankin County
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    The Mississippi State Department of Health issued aboil water alert Saturdayfor customers who receive their drinking water from the City of Brandon water supply located in Rankin County.Nearly6,500 customers are being affectedon the east side of the water system including Los Parrilleros Restaurant and all customers east of the police station on HWY 80. The alert also includes all of Marc... More>>

    Madison County State Inmate Captured

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    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities say 40-year old Casey Lynn Bates is back in police custody after leaving his work detail at the Canton Public School Administrative Offices in Friday morning.

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    Mississippi Native Helps with Drug Research to Treat Ebola Virus Video included

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    It's being called the largest outbreak in history, according to officials.Thousands are infected with the deadly Ebola virus and there is no cure, but one is being sought and a Mississippi native is helping with the research to find a drug to stop and cure the virus. In just over 4 months officials say there are close to 1,800 cases of Ebola, causing the World Health Organization to declare it a public health emergenc... More>>

    Seven Years Behind Bars and No Trial Date

    Lee Varnell Knight has been in jail since 2007, still awaiting a trial date. Lee Varnell Knight has been in jail since 2007, still awaiting a trial date.
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    JACKSON, Miss. - He's spent seven years behind bars and authorities say he's still awaiting a trial date. Lee Vernel Knight is at theHinds County Detention Centercharged with the murder of his brother. Knight's family says the 48-year-old is accused of stabbing Michael Palmer in 2007.Forseven years Knight has sat in prison waiting for his day in court."He didn't know when there he was in the world or not. He'd been dealing with schizophrenia half his life, it was something we already knew ab... More>>

    Holmes County Authorities Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

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    The Holmes County Sheriff Department needs your help in identifying a man who robbed a store earlier this week. Officials say the man in the photo came into Scott Petroleum with a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of money on Monday. More>>

    "Ninja Turtles" For Kids Only

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    JACKSON, MS - It’s been nearly twenty-five years since the heroes in a half shell crawled out of the sewers and onto the big screen for their first live-action feature. In that time, much has changed, and much has stayed the same. Gone are the hand-crafted suits that brought the characters to life in 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, now replaced by colorful - if not grotesquely humanoid - CGI animations that are sure to delight movie-goers too young too remember the good ole days of pract... More>>

    Jackson Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

    Jackson Police are investigating a shooting between an officer and another man at North State Street Jackson Police are investigating a shooting between an officer and another man at North State Street
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    Jackson Police are investigating an officer involved shooting where a man was shot once in the leg.It happened early Friday morning at the Texaco Gas Station on North State Street near Woodway.Jackson Police Interim Chief Lee Vance tells us police received a called about a man sleeping outside of the gas station. The owner tried to get the man to leave, but he wouldn't.After an officer arrived on the scene, he also tried to the get the man to leave. According to I... More>>

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    • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:54:03 GMT
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    • Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:29 GMT
      As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly...
      The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.
    • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
      A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
      A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
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    • The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes to Rise From the Ashes

      The Sports Zone: Purvis Football Team Hopes to Rise From the Ashes

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:04:44 GMT
      PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet. Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
      PURVIS - Following a devastating fire to its fieldhouse, the Purvis High School Tornadoes have received a great deal of support from numerous coaches throughout the state as well as retailers to try to help the team get back on its feet. Lauren Fluker tells us the team hopes to rise above the adversity as they plan to be ready to open the season Friday at home against North Forrest as planned.
    • MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

      MSU Transfer Kasey Akins Looks to Make an Impact at Belhaven

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:59:04 GMT
      JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team. One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago. Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers. With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
      JACKSON - New Belhaven coach Hal Mumme has 100 newcomers in fall camp plus 60 returners from last year's team. One guy that's a little bit of both is Starkville native Kasey Akins who transferred from Mississippi State a year ago. Due to transfer rules, he had to sit out the 2013 season and is now ready to make his mark for the Blazers. With two years of eligibility remaining, Akins should get a lot of balls in Mumme's patented Air-Raid offense.
    • 2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

      2014 Brandon Preview: Building an Identity

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:05:38 GMT
      WJTV - Come November, Thursday night's opening matchup between Madison Central and brandon won't mean much of anything except for some bragging rights. But right now it's the first game on the high school football calendar in Mississippi, and Brandon's ready to set the tone for 2014.
      WJTV - Come November, Thursday night's opening matchup between Madison Central and brandon won't mean much of anything except for some bragging rights. But right now it's the first game on the high school football calendar in Mississippi, and Brandon's ready to set the tone for 2014.
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    • Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

      Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:57 GMT
      A hunting guide who appears on the Animal Planet television show "Wild West Alaska" has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations.
      A hunting guide who appears on the Animal Planet television show "Wild West Alaska" has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations.
    • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

      Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:55 GMT
      Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking...
    • An 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

      An 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:38 GMT
      An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.
      An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.
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    • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

      Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:46 GMT
      Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.
      Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop...
    • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

      Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:28 GMT
      The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
      Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting...
    • US 'concerned' by arrest of American in Israel

      US 'concerned' by arrest of American in Israel

      Thursday, August 21 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:44:10 GMT
      The U.S. government has raised concerns about Israel's arrest of an American teenager whose cousin was burned to death by Israeli extremists earlier this summer.
      The U.S. government has raised concerns about Israel's arrest of a Palestinian teenager with American citizenship whose cousin was burned to death by Israeli extremists earlier this summer.
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