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    Family Speaks Out In Nicholas Nichols Death

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    Gloria Nichols says the last time she saw her son, 21-year-old-Nicholas Nichols, alive was around 7:30 Sunday evening.She says she became concerned and filed a missing person's report after she didn't get a call from Nicholas that night and received an unsettling call.She said, "His girlfriend Alicia called me and asked me have I heard about anyone getting shot, and I told her no,"It turns out, Nichols had been shot- in the back, according to Canton Police Chief Otha Brown.Police discovered h... More>>

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    JPD Investigates Recent Attacks Video included

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    Sexual assaults are up 24-percent from last year, according to Interim Chief Lee Vance with the Jackson Police Department. "We don't have a series of rapes that have occurred in any particular category," says Vance. The most recent alleged rape happened at a shell station early last Friday morning. The clerk called 911 around 2:30 a.m. in the morning and three minutes later, dispatch alerted officers, "It's going to b... More>>

    Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Jackson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Florida, Republican, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Mississippi's House Republican Caucus, Friday. Mississippi's top Republican leaders gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex in an effort to raise funds for upcoming elections. Senator Rubio is one of the top match-ups predicted to run as theRepublican nominee for President in 2016. Even though he's made no official announcement, hecertainly has support in Mississippi."He, I think, would be a great pr... More>>

    PHOTOS: Woman Recalls Wild Scene as Armed Robber Hits 2 Businesses

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    JACKSON, MISS - Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center. More>>

    12 Arrested in Southaven Prostitution Ring

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    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The following story is from WREG:Southaven Police arrested twelve people as part of a prostitution sting at a Southaven hotel Thursday.The following people were arrested for Prostitution or Solicitation of Prostitution:Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tn Prostitution-Procuring; Poss MarijuanaMichael D. Gaines, 37, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringCharles S. Heyman, 63, Memphis, Tn. Prostitution-ProcuringEarnest F. James, 45, Hernando, Ms. Prostitution-ProcuringJoseph L. ... More>>

    "Lucy" Is Mind-Bending Fun

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    JACKSON, MS - Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson (Her, The Avengers) and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), tells the story of an everyday woman exposed to an illegal drug that allows her to access 100% of her brain’s capacity. This gives her extraordinary abilities – superhuman intelligence, telekinesis, the incredible mental fortitude to pat her head and rub her stomach at the same time, etc. – which she uses to bring down a ruthless gang from the bowels of the Tai... More>>

    USM Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Armed robbery charges are filed against a University of Southern Mississippi football player. 21-year-old Ed Wilkins has been arrested and charged with armed robbery More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection Changes at 'The Triangle' in Clinton

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    The City of Clinton has made significant changes to an intersection commonly referred to as 'The Triangle,'joining College Street, Clinton Boulevard, Old Highway 80, and a small connecting stretch of Mt. Salus Drive. The changes took effect today.  More>>

    2 Inmates Injure 3 Guards at Private Prison

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    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility. Issa Arnita, a spokesman for prison contractor Management Training Corp., says three guards were moving a prisoner to solitary confinement Thursday when the fight began.  More>>

    $600K to $1M of Synthetic LSD Seized in Rankin County; 1 Arrested

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say they seized they about $600,000 to $1 million worth of synthetic LSD. 28-year-old Michael Anthony Montgomery is charged.  More>>

    McComb Couple Arrested for Living in Overdue Rental Truck

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    MCCOMB, Miss. - A Mississippi couple is jailed after police say they discovered them, their two children, and the children's grandmother living in a rental truck that had been reported stolen. Authorities say 28-year-old Darnell Varnado and 29-year-old Shantay Varnado are charged with one count of possessing stolen property each. More>>

    Body Identified of Man Found Dead Behind Home in Canton

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    CANTON, Miss. - Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found behind a home in Canton. More>>

    Steps To Take after a Boil Water Notice is Lifted

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

    Suspect Arrested for West McDowell Road Double Robbery

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with two robberies that happened on West McDowell Road on Thursday. Police charged 22-year-old Darnell Griffith with two counts of armed robbery. More>>

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Truck Hauling Tank Heads Moving Throughout State

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    The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued a Traffic Advisory for Friday, July 25. Transport National will be hauling a pair of tank heads throughout the state.The tank heads will be coming through on I-55 out of Tennessee and head into Louisiana on I-10. The vehicle carrying the tank heads will be escorted by law enforcement and civilian escorts.The route is scheduled to go along I-55 South, I-69 West, Hwy 61 South, Hwy 82 East, Hwy 49W South, Hwy 49... More>>

    'The Search' Continues to Find Local Talent

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    JACKSON, Miss. - After taking a week off for the weather, 'The Search' will continue Saturday at Terminal Recording Studios in Ridgeland. If you are a talented singer, you still have time! More>>

    Suspect Arrested Following Double Robbery Video included

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    Jackson Police arrest a man they say robbed two local businesses Thursday evening. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars and Dollar General located in the McDowell Square Shopping Center. Police say it all started when the male suspect walked into the Dollar General. Witness Felicia Dixon was in the store at the time it was robbed. She says an employee walked up to her ... More>>

    WJTV INVESTIGATES: Getting Stolen Guns Off Our Streets

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    It's no secret that violent crime is a problem for many communities in and around Jackson. It seems nearly every day you hear of someone who has been impacted by gun violence.And, according to Mississippi State law, it’s not exactly difficult to get your hands on a firearm.For the most part you just have to be at least 18-year-old and not be a convicted felon.However, the question remains, how many of guns are possess... More>>

    MIRA Urging Humanitarian Response for Border Crisis

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    JACKSON, Miss -According to numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services for Children and Families, 179 unaccompanied minors have entered the state between January 1 and July. Those minors are released to sponsors. One of those organizations reunited immigrantchildren with their families is the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance."We have to do something for these children, we're not dealing with an invasion. We don't need the national guard at the Texas border," says Re... More>>

    Surveillance Video Shows Clerk Calling for Help After Alleged Attack Video included

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    Thursday morning there was a protest outside the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard in Jackson. The message from the protestors was don't support this business and get gas elsewhere. Protestors News Channel 12 spoke with believe the clerk did not call police last Friday morning after a woman cried for help, but after looking at surveillance video, we learned that was not the case.Nearly a week has passed since a ... More>>

    Gov. Bryant Welcomes Legislature's Move to Embrace Performance Based Budget System

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi legislative leaders today released a performance-based budget plan, something Gov. Bryant has advocated for since serving as state auditor.  More>>

    4 People Wanted for Using Counterfeit Bills at Vicksburg Walmart

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects connected to passing along counterfeit bills in Vicksburg. Police say between July 5 and July 9, the subjects in the photos passed about thirty-six. $100 counterfeit bills at the Vicksburg Walmart. More>>

    Mississippi Supreme Court Denies McDaniel's Request

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    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied for the second time an Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus submitted by State Senator Chris McDaniel.McDaniel requested that the Supreme Court reconsider its July 17, 2014 decision where they denied his request. After consideration, the Court decided to deny the request once again.You can read the order here and the statement made by some of the Justices. More>>

    Pearl Police Arrest Mom Wanted for Assaulting 12-Year-Old Son

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    UPDATE:  Pearl Police say they have arrested Jennifer Roberson More>>

    Mississippi's Death Row: The Michelle Byrom Story

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    JACKSON, Miss. - There are many stories on Mississippi's death row. Stories with different crimes, different faces and different lessons to be learned. However, they are stories with the same ending. One such story belongs to Michelle Byrom. More>>

    Construction Worker Dies After Falling from Tower in Brookhaven

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    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A Georgia man is dead after authorities say he fell from a water tower he was working on in Brookhaven. 41-year-old John T. Johnson was an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower. More>>

    Judge Hears Arguments in 'True the Vote' Election Lawsuit

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A hearing is going on to address the ongoing challenge between State Senator Chris McDaniel and incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. The hearing over voter records is in Federal Court in downtown Jackson. More>>

    Jury Convicts Man of Robbery and Witness Tampering

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    A jury has convicted a man of robbery and witness tampering, according to District Attorney Michael Guest. Trevioun Lamont Briggs, also known as T.L. Briggs, will be sentenced in September.  More>>

    France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

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    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso. Nearly half of the passengers were French. More>>

    JPD Takes Over Code Enforcement Video included

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    Jackson police are taking on a new responsibility, one that was previously on the city. City officials say code enforcement will now be in the hands of JPD. "We have started working with moving code enforcement under the police department." Jackson Mayor, Tony Yarber made the announcement Monday. "Right now, it seems like a natural for because we're required to work together anyway." Interim Police Chief, Lee Vance says the two departments previously worked hand in hand and the change won'... More>>

    Governor Bryant Speaks Out on Border Crisis Video included

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    JACKSON, Miss. -Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed into the United States from Central America. President Obama is proposing to spend billions of dollars to address the border crisis. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is weighing-in, saying those children will not be allowed into Mississippi."My responsibility first is to make sure to make sure that we have care for the children of the state of Mississippi," says Governor Bryant.He says he'sstopping the federal government a... More>>

    City Officials Cracking Down on Maintenance Codes in Vicksburg Video included

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    The city of Vicksburg has been cracking down on building and property maintenance codes for the past year. "I want to be able to enforce those laws that are dragging the city down," says Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. Hundreds of citations are handed out per month to residents and hundreds of complaints are coming in each month from residents, according to Victor Gray-Lewis the director of community development. T... More>>

    3 Shot at Home on Grandview Circle After Altercation

    Witnesses say two people were shot at a home on Grandview Circle Witnesses say two people were shot at a home on Grandview Circle
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    JACKSON, Miss. - Three people were taken to the hospital after they were shot during an altercation at a home on Grandview Circle, police say. More>>

    Mannings, UMMC to tackle Mississippi's health challenges

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    JACKSON, Miss. – Archie and Olivia Manning announced today the launch of a campaign to boost the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s commitment to improving the health of the state’s residents. With the launch of the Manning Family Fund for a Healthier Mississippi, the state’s First Family of Football has loaned its celebrated name to the cause of bettering the lives of all Mississippians.  More>>

    Man Charged in Slaying of 5-Year-Old Gulfport Girl

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    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week. Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport. More>>

    Man Attempts to Force His Way into Woman's Vehicle on Kings Highway

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman is shaken up after she says a man tried to force his way into her vehicle Wednesday morning on Kings Highway near Arrowhead Drive. The victim tells us she was getting ready to leave her home when a man driving by.  More>>

    Woman Hit by Stray Bullet on Dewitt Avenue in Jackson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet while sitting on her front porch wants answers. She says some of her neighbors started shooting near her home and that's when a bullet grazed her. More>>

    Authorities Identify Body Found Inside 18-Wheeler at I-20 Weigh Station

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    Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found at a weigh station off I-20 in Warren County Tuesday night.  More>>

    Vote to Name the Sumatran Tiger Cub at Jackson Zoo

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    JACKSON, Miss. - From July 23 to September 3, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their pick for the name of the male Sumatran tiger cub that was born May 20, 2014. Voting will be on three names picked by zoo staff.  More>>

    Jackson Municipal Court Judge June Hardwick Dismissed from Bench

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    JACKSON, Miss. -A Jackson Judge whose name has made headlines recently has been dismissed from the bench. June Hardwick was appointed as a Jackson Municipal Court judge in August of 2013, replacing Bob Waller that October.  More>>

    JDP Searches for Dollar General Burglary Suspect

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for a burglary suspect. Police say on July 7, the surveillance camera Dollar General on Capital Street captured a black male stealing from the store.  More>>

    Canton Fast Food Armed Robbery Arrest

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    A man, accused of jumping through the window at a local McDonald’s to rob the business, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning. Police tell us they’ve arrested and charged Eduardo Nichols with armed robbery. Officials with the Canton Police Department say Nichols is accused of pulling up to the drive-thru window at McDonald’s on West Peace Street in Canton, pulling out a gun and climbing through the window. The alleged suspect then left the business through a side door. Police say he also ... More>>

    JPD Searches for Attempted Business Burglar

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police need your help identifying a man connected to a business burglary. Police say on July 13, they responded to a call on University Boulevard in reference to an attempted business burglary. More>>

    Neighbors of the man charged with killing a 67-year-old woman say police regularly responded to his family's home. His rap sheets shows a long history of run-ins with the law.

    Long Rap Sheet for Jackson Murder Suspect Described as "Odd"

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    Neighbors of the man charged with killing a 67-year-old woman say police regularly responded to his family's home. His rap sheets shows a long history of run-ins with the law.A judge denied bond for 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart of Jackson Tuesday morning. He's charged with capital murder for the killing of Helen Harrion last Tuesday.Family members of the victim say she called authorities for help but the police-response may have been mishandled - which could have allowed the opportunity for Ste... More>>

    TANF Drug Testing Debate Continues

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    JACKSON, Miss. - "i just feel that drug testing is just another way to intimidate and to prevent families from getting the help they deserve."lutaya stewart is a jackson daycare owner. Those welfare payments could be used for childcare while parents look for jobs. If the parents fail the drug test, stewarts says her students could lose their early childhood education""parents will have to pull them out because if you don't comply with the rules of dhs those parents will have to... They'll eit... More>>

    Congressman Thompson Sends Letter to President Obama about Immigration

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    JACKSON, Miss. - The following news release is from Congressman Bennie Thompson:Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) sent a letter to President Barack Obama regarding correspondence sent to the President by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Friday. The Governor expressed his views on the unaccompanied children situation at the southwest border and the prospect that some of the children may be housed at facilities in Mississippi. Congressman Thompson’s letter is attached below.In an... More>>

    Body of Louisiana Teen Located on Alabama Coast

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    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. Gulf Shores police say a person riding a personal watercraft found the body in the water on Tuesday and brought it ashore near the public beach.   More>>

    Vicksburg District Team Member Returns from Afghanistan

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Drew Smith, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. More>>

    Vehicle Hits Tree in Attala County; 2 Transported to Hospital

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    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - Two people are being treated for their injures after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Attala County. More>>

    Public Hearing Held to Discuss TANF Drug Testing Law

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    JACKSON, Miss. - It's 22 days past the original start date for new cash assistance requirements, but Temporary Assistance for Needy Families drug testing law hasn't taken effect just yet. It was put on hold pending a public hearing. Under the new law people signing-up for TANF will have to answer questions about substance abuse and take a drug test.  More>>

    Mississippi Voting Records Suit Hearing in Jackson Set for Thursday

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday in Jackson in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking voter records in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will hear arguments from the True the Vote organization.  More>>

    Bond Denied for Suspect Connected to Kingsroad Avenue Murder

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    JACKSON, Miss.- A judge denied the bond for the 29-year-old suspect who admitted to killing a 67-year-old woman on Kingsroad Avenue. Alonzo Stewart was arrested Tuesday and charged with capital murder and attempted burglary. He appeared in court Tuesday for his initial appearance. More>>

    Family Barely Escapes Burning Home in Jones County

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    JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A Jones County family of three is without a home after their Newcomb Road residence in the Rustin community was destroyed by an early morning fire.The residents, Jim Buck Edmond, Kimberly Nicole Smith, and their 2-year-old son barely escaped the burning home. The fire started just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.Edmond woke up Smith and his son, got them out of the house, and went back inside for his wallet before firefighters arrived. Officials say Edmond barely found his way ... More>>

    Search for Missing Swimmer Continues Video included

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    Authorities are looking for a swimmer who's missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast. More>>

    Third Arrest Made in Jefferson County Kidnapping Case

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    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. - Authorities have arrested a third person in connection with a Jefferson County kidnapping investigation. Sheriff Peter Walker says Jason Baker is now in custody. More>>

    Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic

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    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Monday afternoon.  More>>

    JPD Officer Shoots House Burglary Suspect on Rosehaven Drive

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police confirm that a suspect involved in a house burglary has been shot by an officer. Interim Police Chief Lee Vance says the incident happened around 10 a.m. on Rosehaven Drive. More>>

    Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing by Sept. 19

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. The company made the announcement Monday. Margaritaville says it will pay employees up to Sept. 19.  More>>

    New Chikungunya Virus Case Confirmed in Mississippi; Positive West Nile Mosquitoes in Hinds Co.

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    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed a new case of chikungunya virus in a Mississippi resident. This is the fourth case reported in a Mississippi resident. More>>

    State Football Championship Games to Leave Jackson

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    JACKSON, Miss. -The Mississippi High School Athletics Association announced big changes for the state's football championships at its headquarters in Clinton on Monday.For the first time since 1992, Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson will not host the state football championships. It's a decision that could cost the capital city close to $3 million a year.  More>>

    Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton Announces Retirement

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton has announced his retirement, effective Monday, July 21. Mayor Tony Yarber accepted Horton’s retirement, and expressed his appreciation for Chief Horton’s service to the Jackson Police Department. More>>

    Gulfport Police Search for Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

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    GULFPORT, Miss. -The Gulfport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in solving an attempted kidnapping investigation. Gulfport Police Department responded to a call on 43rd Street on Sunday around 2:30 p.m.  More>>

    Former Southwest Covington County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Indicted

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    COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - The former fire chief of the Southwest Covington County Volunteer Fire Department has been indicted on one count of grand larceny by a Covington County grand jury.Jerry Warren was served and arrested on Friday and has been released on $5,000 bond.The 41-year-old is accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 dating back to 2009.Officials say Warren allegedly made cash withdrawals totaling $9,450.38 from two separate bank accounts, while also making unauthorized personal pur... More>>

    2 Injured in Canton Shooting; Police Investigate

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    CANTON, Miss. - Canton Police are investigating an early morning shooting.Lt. Shelby Burnside confirmed that two people were injured.Police say they do not know exactly where the shooting happened and the victims are not cooperating.They are still gathering information at this time. More>>

    State Inmate on Death Row Moved to New Location

    Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County. Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County.
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    A state inmate on death row is being granted a new trial and has been moved to another location.Michelle Byrom was released Saturday to the custody of Tishomingo County. Byrom had been housed at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility after being convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in Tishomingo County in 2000. Byrom was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2000 for the killing of her husba... More>>

    Pedestrian Killed in Desoto County

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    A woman is struck by a vehicle and killed in Desoto County. It happened Saturday night around 10:00 p.m. on Highway 61 near Highway 302 in Walls. Officials say 36-year-old Susan Woodgate was walking southbound on Highway 61 when she was struck and killed. Woodgate was declared dead at the scene. The initial driver who struck the woman, 22-year-old Kierra Tumblin, of Houston, Mississippi, left the scene, but turned he... More>>

    Mother, Daughter Killed in Collision in Walthall County

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    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly two-vehicle accident in Walthall County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon on MS-27, about a mile north of US 98 near Tylertown. Officials say a Chevrolet Impala was heading southbound on MS-27 and a Chevrolet pickup was headed northbound. The Impala crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the pickup. The driver of the ... More>>

    It's difficult to make an argument that one approach to preaching is better than another - we're talking mostly about style or preference.

    FAITH IN FOCUS: Growing into the Space at St. John M.B. in Jackson

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    If you'd like the viewers of NEWS CHANNEL 12 to learn more about your church community contact Jacob Kittilstad at jkittilstad@wjtv.com or 601-664-8839.It's difficult to make an argument that one approach to preaching is better than another - we're talking mostly about style or preference here.But at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Jackson the pastor has identified what he'd call a problem with preachers across the nation: they are getting away from the unadulterated word of Jesus.That'... More>>

    Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

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    Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem. More>>

    Campaign 2014: State Senator Chris McDaniel's Truth and Justice Tour Comes to Pearl Video included

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    The back-and-forth continues regarding the June 24th GOP Senate run-off race.State Senator Chris McDaniel says he plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. A Thursday ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court is a blow to the McDaniel Campaign and their efforts to prove voting irregularities during the Republican Primary run-off.The court ruled that circuit clerks must redact voters' birth dates before poll books are open for inspection. For weeks, M... More>>

    Injured Inmates at Walnut Grove Correctional Facility Out of Hospital

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    All nine inmates injured during a fight on July 10 at the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility are back in prison.Three offenders who had remained hospitalized were released from UMMC this week. The fighting happened between two rival gangs in connection with an attempt to smuggle contraband into the prison.The Leake County prison has been on lockdown since fighting broke out in one of the housing units. Walnut Grove po... More>>

    Credit Card Theft Ring

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    McComb and Brookhaven police need your help tracking down suspects in a credit card theft ring.The McComb Police Department has been able to identify the two women as Vifran Carter and Karen Calvin in regards to multiple credit card fraud from Hazlehurst to some parts of Louisiana. They each face charges of credit card fraud and identity theft. Authorities say they distract employees while others search for wallets an... More>>

    One Person Rescued From Attala County House Fire

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    Multiple crews responded to a house fire on Attala Road 5041 Saturday morning around 8 a.m.There was one person inside the home at the time of the fire and that person was rescued without injuries. The house was fully involved when the responding units arrived on scene, according to KosyOnline. MedStat treated one firefighter for heat exhausted, but no one else was injured.It took two hours for crews to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is total l... More>>

    Forest Woman Dies From Fallen Tree Limb

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    A Forest woman died Friday afternoon after a tree limb fell on her in her yard. According to Scott County Coroner Joe Bradford, 75-year-old Erma Rawson Lee, of Forest, died Friday around 3 p.m. at her home at 119 Oak Park Drive. Coroner Bradford says she was sitting in her yard under an oak tree by herself when a big limb fell out of the tree and struck Lee. A neighbor noticed Lee and called for help, says Coroner Bradford. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

    Gov. Bryant Blasts Obama On Illegal Immigrant Housing

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    In a letter governor Phil Bryant addressed to President Obama Friday afternoon, he says that he will prohibit the federal government and its agents from "housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in the State of Mississippi". Now, the governor is being called out by immigration activists.Bill Chandler, Executive Director of 'MIRA' the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, says he's not surprised by Governor Bryant's letter to the President, saying if nothing else, he's consistent. Ch... More>>

    Brookhaven Man Arrested for Sexually Touching a Child at a Church Video included

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    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - A 22-year-old man has been jailed for allegedly sexually touching a child at a Brookhaven church, police say. More>>

    "The Purge: Anarchy" Fizzles

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    JACKSON, MS - What if, for one night each year, all crime was legal? Audiences were first introduced to this question with 2013’s The Purge, a surprise summer hit that featured a family barricaded in their home and warding off a bloodthirsty mob on the one night when the U.S. government turns a blind eye to murder. Whereas that film presented itself as a claustrophobic home invasion thriller, The Purge: Anarchy takes the action to the streets --- literally. This time around, moviegoers meet a... More>>

    Residents Firing Back Against Criminals

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    JACKSON, Miss. - "It's about time that the homeowners start taking their city back," says longtime Jackson resident, Billy Peavie. Actions speak louder than words when it comes to Jackson resident taking back their communities.Two burglars break-in to a home on Rosemary Avenue at 11:00 Thursday night. "The homeowner confronted them, he shot one individual several times, the second one was able to escape through a window," says Assistant Chief Lee Vance. The Hinds County Coroner says 19-year-o... More>>

    Governor Bryant Sends Letter to President Obama Concerning Illegal Immigration

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    JACKSON, Miss. -In the midst of a growing immigration crisis at the United States’ southern border, Gov. Phil Bryant has expressed his concerns to President Obama. Bryant said in his letter that he intends to prohibit the federal government or its agents from housing large numbers of new illegal immigrants in Mississippi. More>>

    Gov. Bryant Appoints Kathy Henry to Mississippi Parole Board

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    JACKSON, Miss. – Phil Bryant has appointed Kathy Henry of Brandon to serve as the newest member of the Mississippi Parole Board. Effective immediately, Henry will replace retired Army Master Sgt. Clarence Brown of Yazoo City, who stepped down on June 30, 2014, after serving for more than eight years.  More>>

    Police: Fla father beats accused child abuser

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    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son.
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    President Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation. More>>

    Rosemary Avenue Homeowner Kills Intruder During Break-in

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders during a break-in, police say. The incident happened on Rosemary Avenue Thursday night. More>>

    Woman Maced By Ex-Roommate at Jackson Apartment Complex

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Police say a Jackson woman was maced by her ex-roommate early Friday morning.  More>>

    MTM, Inc. to Locate Call Center Operations in Jackson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Health care and transportation management company, MTM, Inc. is locating  non-emergency medical transportation and call center operations in Jackson. More>>

    5-year-old Gulfport girl strangled to death; Police question 2 men

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    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi coroner has ruled strangulation as the cause of death for a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport. More>>

    Local Talent Sing in Auditions for 'The Search'

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    Talented singers continue to take their turns at the mic as “The Search” continues at Terminal Studios in Ridgeland. Ta’Preikah Sutton of Canton wrote and performed her own song. She says, “Well I did my best, and my dad wasn't in my life, so I think a lot of kids’ father wasn't in their life, so I just wanted to make a song for everybody, so they can relate and I think I did kind of good." Mark Clipper of Clinton took the inspirational route. He says ,” If I don't sing, I've got church, so... More>>

    President Obama to speak about downed plane in Ukraine

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.U.S. officials have said the plane was shot down Thursday by a missile. But the Obama administration has not said who it believes is responsible for firing the missile.So far there has been no confirmation of any Americans on board the Malaysia Airlines plane that was carrying 298 people.The plane was shot down near the border between Ukraine and Russia. The incident occur... More>>

    Abandoned on the Side of the Road

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Spartanburg, South Carolina. Friday, July 11, a four-vehicle, chain reaction crash along I-85. "Maybe a blind curve or something like that and the officer feels that it could be a traffichazard, then we may have to remove it there," says Lt. Tony Ivey with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department. Investigators say an abandoned vehicle is to blame. Here in Mississippi, abandoned vehicles are a problem. "It only takes one second to drift off the curb and strike a vehicle th... More>>

    Neighbors Remember Helen Harrion With Candlelight Vigil

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    Dozens from the community came together at Helen Harrion's Kingsroad Avenue home, to pay tribute to their fallen neighbor Harrion's daughter Angela was deeply touched by the show of support shown to her and her family saying, "It's just amazing how everyone has come out, you know, to show support and help us get through this terrible situation." Harrion's family and and the community are coping with her death as best they can, recalling what neighbors say was her kind and loving spirit.Cozet... More>>

    Vicksburg Warren School District Time Change Video included

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    The first day of school is August 8th for students in Warren County. However, not only are students and parents adjusting to a new school year, but they will have to adjust to new times. The Vicksburg Warren School District decided in May to change the school schedule times. "The research shows that high school kids do better later and elementary kids do better with instruction earlier," says Paula Johnson, assistant ... More>>

    Jackson State Looks To Ease Campus Housing Shortage Video included

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    Growing enrollment is forcing Jackson State University to look for additional housing for students who want to live on campus.Fall classes start in about a month. JSU is looking for short term fix to the lack of housing.They plan to lease the Palisades Apartment complex, which will provide rooms for 300 students.Today the state college vote move toward leasing. Later they could possibly purchase the property, which ad... More>>

    Bolton Murder Case Being Sent to Grand Jury

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    HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The woman accused of killing her boyfriend in Bolton earlier this month appeared in court on Thursday.Victoria Swanagan was arrested July 3.Her case has been bound over to the grand jury and she is being held on a $50,000 bond.Officials say 21-year-old Vincent Hill of Edwards was shot once in the chest.Investigators say Hill and Swanagan were passengers riding in a truck when they got into a fight. The truck driver stopped the vehicle and as soon as he got out, he heard ... More>>

    Andrew's Scraps Break-in Suspect Arrested

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    MCCOMB, Miss. - McComb Police say they have arrested a man connected to the burglary that happened at Andrew's Scraps.24-year-old Eldemestrist Jennings is charged with commercial burglary.Police say tips and the surveillance video help them solve this case.He is due in court on Friday for his initial appearance. More>>

    Body of girl, 5, in vacant trailer home; Police investigate as homicide

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    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Police in coastal Mississippi say the body of a missing 5-year-old girl has been found in a vacant mobile home, and her death is being investigated as a homicide. Gulfport Police spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel says the body of Janaya Makayia Thompson was found about 8:45 a.m. Thursday.  More>>

    Pearl Police Search for Walmart Lawn Mower Thief

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    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are searching for a man who they say stole a lawn mower from Walmart earlier this month. More>>

    Graceland Too Owner Found Dead

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    JACKSON, Miss. - The owner of the 'Graceland Too' attraction, Paul McLeod, was found dead in his home just days after news broke that he killed a man who was allegedly trying to break into his home. More>>

    Women Wanted in Connection with Thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties

    Suspects wanted in connection to thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties Suspects wanted in connection to thefts in Pike, Lincoln Counties
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    McComb and Brookhaven police departments are asking for the public's help in identifying women in a surveillance photo who they say are connected to several thefts. Police say the women in the photo were caught on camera at a local Walmart. More>>

    JPD Releases 911 Call In Kingsroad Murder; Family Speaks Out

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    A northwest Jackson community is in disbelief following the brutal killing of 67-year-old Helen Harrion at her home on Kingsroad Avenue. Harrion's daughter, Angela Harrion says coping with the loss has been very difficult for her, "I cry everyday, on and off, and it's just hard... it really is." Jackson Police discovered the body of Helen Harrion outside of her Kingsroad Avenue home late Tuesday morning. However, less than 12 hours before, at exactly 3:23 a.m., she called 911 and complained ... More>>

    New Indictment Charges 4 In Mississippi Hate Crime Video included

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    Authorities believe three of the four new defendants charged in connection with committing a hate crime related to the murder of James Craig Anderson were with riding in the truck that prosecutors say ringleader Deryl Dedmon used to run over Anderson.The 49 year-old African American auto plant worker died from his injuries, after the attack outside a west Jackson motel in June 2011. Authorities say Anderson was target... More>>

    McDaniel Camp: Votes Bought, Boxes Stuffed in Election

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Senator Chris McDaniel plans to file a formal challenge against six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary run-off. The McDaniel campaign made the announcement at a Wednesdaynews conference.Lawyers forMcDaniel claim they have evidence proving voter fraud, including ballot boxes being stuffed as well as crossover voting. With that evidence, theMcDaniel camp plans to filea formal challenge within the next 10 days. For weeks McDaniel volunteers have t... More>>

    911 Call: 67-Year-Old Murder Victim Calls Police for Help

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have released the 911 call placed by the 67-year-old murder victim who was found in her backyard on Tuesday on Kingsroad Avenue. More>>

    Indictments Unsealed in 2011 Jackson Hate Crime Death of James Anderson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal indictments have been unsealed against four new defendants accused of being involved in a 2011 Jackson hate crime.  John Blaylack, Sarah Graves, Robert Henry Rice and Shelby Brook Richards are all charged with conspiracy and a hate crime. More>>

    Man Arrested for Pontotoc Hit-and-Run

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    PONTOTOC, Miss. - A Pontotoc man has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 21-year-old.Juan Hernandez is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality. More>>

    Jackson Police Search for Carjacking Suspect

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are searching for a suspect involved in a car jacking incident. Police say the unidentified male wearing gray sweats and a white shirt is the suspect in a carjacking that happened on June 24. More>>

    JPD Searches for Texaco Armed Robbery Suspect

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson Police are looking for the person who held up a convenience store. They tell us a man walked into the Texaco on County Line Road after 3:30 a.m. More>>

    'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

    Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS) Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)
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    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work.But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby.She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was given... More>>

    BMW recalls 1.6M 3-Series cars for air bag problem

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    DETROIT (AP) - BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. More>>

    Dead and partially clothed, a 67-year-old woman was found dead outside of her home in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.

    67-year-old Woman Killed, Others Detained after Accusations/Altercations

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    Dead and partially clothed, a 67-year-old woman was found dead outside of her home in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.Less than 12 hours earlier she made a call to authorities about prowlers, Colendula Green, spokesperson for the Jackson Police Department, said.Neighbors are saying they believe the incidents are connected.The death of Helen Harrion is being investigated as a murder. It happened around 1:09 p.m. at a home on Kingsroad Avenue, Jackson police said.Authorities have not yet made an a... More>>

    MCMR Certifies New State Saltwater Fishing Records

    Billy Bridgett of Ocean Springs set a state record for oyster toadfish. Photo courtesy of Mississippi Dept. of Marine Resources Billy Bridgett of Ocean Springs set a state record for oyster toadfish. Photo courtesy of Mississippi Dept. of Marine Resources
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    BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) certified two recreational saltwater conventional tackle records during its July 15 meeting.  More>>

    Clinton PD Arrests 2 Business Burglary Suspects

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    CLINTON, Miss. - Clinton Police have arrested two suspect allegedly connected to a business burglary that happened on Monday.  More>>

    16 Pounds of Meth Confiscated in Pearl; 1 Suspect Arrested

    Ice found in Pearl during a traffic stop. Ice found in Pearl during a traffic stop.
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    PEARL, Miss. - One person is jailed after police say they found 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, also commonly known as ice, during a traffic stop in Pearl.30-year-old John Woods, III is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property. More>>

    Pearl PD Identifies Auto Burglary Suspect

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    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police say they have identified the suspect allegedly connected to an auto burglary that happened at Walmart, but he is still on the loose. Police say the man in the surveillance photos is Thomas C. Hitt. More>>

    Bond Set at $250K for Yazoo County Murder Suspect

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    YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. - A judge set bond at $250,000 for a suspect charged with the murder of a Yazoo County man. More>>

    Casting Call for 'The Hollars' Film in Jackson, Brookhaven

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    Morgan Casting is looking for talent to play as extras in the upcoming film, "The Hollars," according to the company's Facebook page. More>>

    Hinds County GOP Chairman 'Debunks' McDaniel's Claims of Illegal Votes

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Hinds County Republican Party Chairman is debunking Chris McDaniel's claim that more than a thousand illegal votes were cast here in the heated senate runoff race. In a news conference on Tuesday, Pete Perry announced findings of his own examination of voting records. More>>

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Dixon Interior Business Burglary Suspects

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    The search is on for suspects caught on video stealing from a Jackson Business. The surveillance video is from July 9 at Dixon interior on Ridgeway Street in West Jackson. More>>

    Walnut Grove Prison Fight Gang-Related; 4 Guards Suspended

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi corrections officials say four guards have been suspended from the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility in the aftermath of a fight among inmates at the prison. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps provided an update on the investigation during a federal court hearing. More>>

    Bond Set at $50K for Mom Arrested for Hiding Meth in Child's Pants

    Margaret Lopez Carrillo appears in court. Margaret Lopez Carrillo appears in court.
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    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - A judge has set bond at $50,000 for a mother arrested about a week ago for hiding meth in her daughter's pants. 35-year-old Margaret Lopez Carrillo had her initial appearance in court Tuesday morning. She was charged with felony possession and felony obstruction for attempting to destroy or hide evidence. More>>

    Pearl Police Search for Auto Burglary Suspect

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    PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police are are searching for a man who they say may be connected to an auto burglary that happened at the Pearl Walmart.Police say the victim stated that he was inside the shopping center between 1:15 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on July 10 and when he returned his laptop was missing from from the vehicle.The suspect in these photos entered the store but for only a brief period of time before returning to his vehicle, police say. They also say the unknown suspect was parked adjacen... More>>

    Victoria Wilcher Gets A New Eye

    Victoria Wilcher gets a new eye. Victoria Wilcher gets a new eye.
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    JACKSON, Miss. -Little Victoria Wilcher is back in Mississippi after receiving a new eye. The 3-year-old was in Florida receiving her new eye from Dr. Raymond Peters.The procedure only took about 20 minutes and Victoria came out of the operating room, running around and giving hugs More>>

    Jackson Municipal Judge June Hardwick Under Fire

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    JACKSON, Miss. - Two new judges could be joining the bench on Jackson's Municipal Court. Mayor Tony Yarber plans to ask the council to approve Gerald Mumford and Bob Waller for the posts at Tuesday's city council meeting. Waller previously served 16 years in the post. One city judge is under fire for a recent controversial bond decision. More>>

    Vicksburg Man Slashes Partner in Face

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Vicksburg man is jailed after police say he slashed his partner in the face. 24-year-old Korey Cage is charged with domestic violence aggravated assault.  More>>

    St. Dominic's Named Among 'Most Wired' Hospitals in the U.S.

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    JACKSON, Miss. - St. Dominic’s was named one of Hospital and Health Networks’ Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2014 based on its 16th annual Most Wired Survey. This is the fourth year St. Dominic’s has been named one of the top hospitals in the nation, and only two other Mississippi hospitals received the award. More>>

    Jackson Woman Arrested for Arson

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    JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson woman is behind bars after authorities say she is responsible for an early morning house fire. Officials arrested 39-year-old Monique Green for allegedly setting the house located at 3446 Medgar Evers Boulevard on fire. More>>

    Hendrix Sworn in As Jackson's Ward 6 Councilman

    Tyrone Hendrix sworn in as Ward 6 Councilman in Jackson. Tyrone Hendrix sworn in as Ward 6 Councilman in Jackson.
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    JACKSON, Miss. -The council seat left vacant by Mayor Tony Yarber has officially been filled. Tyrone Hendrix took the oath of office Monday morning at Jackson City Hall. More>>

    18-Wheeler Carrying Equipment Gets Stuck Under I-59 Overpass on Highway 49

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    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The stretch of Highway 49 at I-59 South  is temporarily closed after an 18-wheeler and the load it was carrying got stuck underneath the overpass.
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    • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

      Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:45:52 GMT
      The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
      Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...
    • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

      Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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      Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.
      A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...
    • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

      Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:25 GMT
      A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise...
      A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it...
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    • C-USA Media Day: Monken Says Stability Should Help USM Achieve Positive Results in 2014

      C-USA Media Day: Monken Says Stability Should Help USM Achieve Positive Results in 2014

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:04:58 GMT
      IRVING, TX - The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been picked to finish fifth out of six teams in the C-USA West Division. Yet, Second-year head coach Todd Monken feels that having some stability in the program for the first time in four years, will help USM take some strides forward in 2014.
      IRVING, TX - The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been picked to finish fifth out of six teams in the C-USA West Division. Yet, Second-year head coach Todd Monken feels that having some stability in the program for the first time in four years, will help USM take some strides forward in 2014.
    • Comegy's Woodpile

      Comegy's Woodpile

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:43:49 GMT
      WJTV - Sooner or later, people will stop referring to Rick Comegy as the former Jackson State football coach.
      WJTV - Sooner or later, people will stop referring to Rick Comegy as the former Jackson State football coach.
    • MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

      MHSAA Football Championships Leaving Jackson

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:41:59 GMT
      CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
      CLINTON - It's a day of expected change for the Mississippi High School Activities Association. Monday, the governing body of most high school athletics in the state announced that the state football championships are leaving Jackson for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
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    • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

      EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:55:58 GMT
      European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...
      The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
    • Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

      Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:16:04 GMT
      A judge in Aruba is expected to rule today whether the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain in jail pending an extradition request.
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    • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

      Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

      Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:46 GMT
      An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
      Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...
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