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  • Suspect Charged in Katelyn Beard Murder

    Suspect Charged in Katelyn Beard Murder

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:14:04 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hours of searching are now over, earlier today authorities found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. Police found her in the woods off Darden Road, near Pocahontas. An amber alert was issued for Katelyn Sunday night. Police say she was shot Sunday morning at a home onLynda Street in Jackson. Witnesses say 19-year-old Dewayne Thompson threw her into the trunk of her car and left. Police tell us Dewayne Thompson led them toKatelyn's body. But why and how did this happen to ...
    JACKSON, Miss. - Hours of searching are now over, earlier today authorities found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. Police found her in the woods off Darden Road, near Pocahontas. An amber alert was issued for Katelyn Sunday night. Police say she was shot Sunday morning at a home onLynda Street in Jackson. Witnesses say 19-year-old Dewayne Thompson threw her into the trunk of her car and left. Police tell us Dewayne Thompson led them toKatelyn's body. But why and how did this happen to ...
  • Police Find the Body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard

    Police Find the Body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:11:04 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.Katelyn was found on Darden Road Tuesday morning.
    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities have found the body of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.Katelyn was found on Darden Road Tuesday morning.
  • Council Confirms Lee Vance as Jackson's Police Chief

    Council Confirms Lee Vance as Jackson's Police Chief

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:06:06 GMT
    Chief Lee VanceChief Lee Vance
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson City Council confirmed Lee Vance as Jackson Police Chief. Vance was approved in a 5-0 vote.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson City Council confirmed Lee Vance as Jackson Police Chief. Vance was approved in a 5-0 vote.
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  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:24:25 GMT
    Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
  • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...
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  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:23:08 GMT
    The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:17 GMT
    The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn.
    The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:24:18 GMT
    Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes.
    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and...
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  • Support the WJTV Walk to Defeat ALS Team

    Support the WJTV Walk to Defeat ALS Team

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:56:31 GMT
    The 2014 Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on September 27th at Trustmark Part in Pearl, MS. WJTV and all of our employees are committed to making this a successful Walk year and we've created a walk team! If you'd like to support our walk team, you may donate HERE. Just click "Donate Now" next to any of our team members' names. This way you can make sure your donation goes to our local ALS Association Chapter.Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a ...
    The 2014 Jackson Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on September 27th at Trustmark Part in Pearl, MS. WJTV and all of our employees are committed to making this a successful Walk year and we've created a walk team! If you'd like to support our walk team, you may donate HERE. Just click "Donate Now" next to any of our team members' names. This way you can make sure your donation goes to our local ALS Association Chapter.Thank you for helping us reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a ...
  • Win a VIP Shopping Spree to the Mississippi Craft Show

    Win a VIP Shopping Spree to the Mississippi Craft Show

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:49:20 GMT
    The third annual Mississippi Craft Show will be held on Saturday August 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 24 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. In the Trade Mart Building, Jackson Mississippi.General Admission - $6 advance online. $7 at the door. (Cash only at the door).Children 12 and Under Free.Purchase your admission tickets online from now until August 8 to be entered into the drawing to win a VIP shopping spree including $250 to spend at the show and a limo ride for you and up to 7 of your fri...
    The third annual Mississippi Craft Show will be held on Saturday August 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 24 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. In the Trade Mart Building, Jackson Mississippi.General Admission - $6 advance online. $7 at the door. (Cash only at the door).Children 12 and Under Free.Purchase your admission tickets online from now until August 8 to be entered into the drawing to win a VIP shopping spree including $250 to spend at the show and a limo ride for you and up to 7 of your fri...
  • Friends of Children's Hospital Announce Plans for Enchanted Evening

    Friends of Children's Hospital Announce Plans for Enchanted Evening

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:49:01 GMT
    Jackson, Miss.—Friends of Children's Hospital (Friends) announced plans for BankPlus Presents, Enchanted Evening, scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at the Jackson Convention Center from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Telecom Center and will feature entertainment by 2 Hypnotic, fine food and libations, and a silent auction featuring select art and fabulous items. Tickets are $100 per pers...
    Jackson, Miss.—Friends of Children's Hospital (Friends) announced plans for BankPlus Presents, Enchanted Evening, scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at the Jackson Convention Center from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Telecom Center and will feature entertainment by 2 Hypnotic, fine food and libations, and a silent auction featuring select art and fabulous items. Tickets are $100 per pers...
  • Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-06-16 04:00:35 GMT
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
  • Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:47:03 GMT
    How do you study for exams?How do you study for exams?
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
  • Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:03:27 GMT
    3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
  • Jump-Start Your Day

    Jump-Start Your Day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:43:20 GMT
    Do you make the most of your morning?Do you make the most of your morning?
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
  • Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:03:24 GMT
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
  • Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:32:11 GMT
    A map of US 61 between Woodville & NatchezA map of US 61 between Woodville & Natchez
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
  • Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:14:36 GMT
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
  • Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:53:07 GMT
    This scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus ChristThis scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus Christ
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
  • Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:58:35 GMT
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
  • Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:18:15 GMT
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
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