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  • Texting and driving: Where do you stand?

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    Absolutely NOT a thing I'd do!
    62%
    275 votes
    Why not? It's just as bad as (other) distracted driving...
    8%
    34 votes
    I only text at stop signs/red lights
    30%
    133 votes
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  • Family Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their Daughter

    Family Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their Daughter

    Family Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their DaughterFamily Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their Daughter
  • Family Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their Daughter

    Family Says Cannabis Oil Will Benefit Their Daughter

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:32:22 GMT
    Four-year-old Hollis Edwards has been suffering from seizures since she was four months old. Her family tells News Channel 12 neither medicine, therapy, nor a changed diet works, but they are hopeful this newly legal cannabis oil will.Governor Phil Bryant signed the new lawThursday. This makes cannabis oil legal throughout the state for medical purposes only. And theTHC level can't be more than 5-percent, meaning you can't get high off it. Even though the mar...
    Four-year-old Hollis Edwards has been suffering from seizures since she was four months old. Her family tells News Channel 12 neither medicine, therapy, nor a changed diet works, but they are hopeful this newly legal cannabis oil will.Governor Phil Bryant signed the new lawThursday. This makes cannabis oil legal throughout the state for medical purposes only. And theTHC level can't be more than 5-percent, meaning you can't get high off it. Even though the mar...
  • Ole Miss Fraternity Shut Down by National Chapter

    Ole Miss Fraternity Shut Down by National Chapter

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:38:02 GMT
    Sigma Phi Epsilon's chapter at the University of Mississippi has been closedSigma Phi Epsilon's chapter at the University of Mississippi has been closed
    By JEFF AMYAssociated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.The university announced Thursday that the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, based in Richmond, Va., had closed its Ole Miss chapter.Besides the noose, someone draped a pre-2003 Georgia state flag...
    By JEFF AMYAssociated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.The university announced Thursday that the national office of Sigma Phi Epsilon, based in Richmond, Va., had closed its Ole Miss chapter.Besides the noose, someone draped a pre-2003 Georgia state flag...
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  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:21:12 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has...
  • Views differ of imam accused in terror case

    Views differ of imam accused in terror case

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:21:11 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...
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  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:11:25 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:50:59 GMT
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
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  • Mississippi's Miss Amazing Pageant - This Saturday, April 19th

    Mississippi's Miss Amazing Pageant - This Saturday, April 19th

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:21 GMT
    The Second annual Mississippi Miss amazing Pageant will be held in Jackson, MS at the Jackson Convention Complex April 19, 2014. Miss Amazing Inc is a non-profit organization founded in Nebraska in 2007 with the mission of providing opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build self confidence through the skills learned in pageantry. Miss Amazing Inc. expanded Nationwide in 2010 and the organization is now located in 20 states. Participants in the pageant will show their abilit...
    The Second annual Mississippi Miss amazing Pageant will be held in Jackson, MS at the Jackson Convention Complex April 19, 2014. Miss Amazing Inc is a non-profit organization founded in Nebraska in 2007 with the mission of providing opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build self confidence through the skills learned in pageantry. Miss Amazing Inc. expanded Nationwide in 2010 and the organization is now located in 20 states. Participants in the pageant will show their abilit...
  • 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.
  • Touch a Truck presented by The Junior League of Jackson

    Touch a Truck presented by The Junior League of Jackson

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:43:10 GMT
    Where can kids of all ages enjoy hands-on fun with the vehicles they see on the road every day? At Touch A Truck Jackson! This new Junior League of Jackson community project and fund development business is a one-day outdoor event where kids can EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, heavy machinery and more. Touch A Truck Jackson will have everything from 18-wheelers ...
    Where can kids of all ages enjoy hands-on fun with the vehicles they see on the road every day? At Touch A Truck Jackson! This new Junior League of Jackson community project and fund development business is a one-day outdoor event where kids can EXPLORE, CLIMB and TOUCH trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, heavy machinery and more. Touch A Truck Jackson will have everything from 18-wheelers ...
  • Kroger's Million Meals Challenge

    Kroger's Million Meals Challenge

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:20:39 GMT
    The three (3) major Universities in the Mid-South area; University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have challenged each other, along with their devoted alumni, to raise 1 Million Meals to help fight the hunger epidemic in Western Tennessee and Mississippi. Along with Kroger, the three (3) campuses have all said that they can raise 1 million meals in what is being called "The Million Meals Challenge". All three (3) universities are confident that their students, faculty and alumn...
    The three (3) major Universities in the Mid-South area; University of Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State have challenged each other, along with their devoted alumni, to raise 1 Million Meals to help fight the hunger epidemic in Western Tennessee and Mississippi. Along with Kroger, the three (3) campuses have all said that they can raise 1 million meals in what is being called "The Million Meals Challenge". All three (3) universities are confident that their students, faculty and alumn...
  • 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.
  • Ronald McDonald House to Celebrate 25 Years

    Ronald McDonald House to Celebrate 25 Years

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:25:38 GMT
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi 25th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Cedars in Fondren on Old Canton Road across from St. Andrew’s Lower Level school ... Ronald McDonald will be there to celebrate! Festivities include: Pony rides Children’s Zoomba and lots of other activities Face painting Food Entertainment Cutting of the Birthday Cake T-Shirts will be for sale There will be a raffle for the original "Birthday Celebration" painting by Gay...
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi 25th Birthday Celebration Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Cedars in Fondren on Old Canton Road across from St. Andrew’s Lower Level school ... Ronald McDonald will be there to celebrate! Festivities include: Pony rides Children’s Zoomba and lots of other activities Face painting Food Entertainment Cutting of the Birthday Cake T-Shirts will be for sale There will be a raffle for the original "Birthday Celebration" painting by Gay...
  • Lemonade Day Jackson - May 3

    Lemonade Day Jackson - May 3

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:16:27 GMT
    Jackson, MS.: Every single Jackson metro resident has a job May 3, 2014, Lemonade Day Jackson: Sell or buy lemonade. Lemonade stands represent the best of our country's past and bright future. The community- building event teaches participants leadership, interpersonal and money management skills as they own and operate their own business. It also inspires children to dream big. Big dreams make for big realities. Kid...
    Jackson, MS.: Every single Jackson metro resident has a job May 3, 2014, Lemonade Day Jackson: Sell or buy lemonade. Lemonade stands represent the best of our country's past and bright future. The community- building event teaches participants leadership, interpersonal and money management skills as they own and operate their own business. It also inspires children to dream big. Big dreams make for big realities. Kid...
  • 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...
  • Thompson announces $142K awarded to Hinds County

    Thompson announces $142K awarded to Hinds County

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:26:21 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $142,200 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Hinds County to rehabilitate the taxiway at the John Bell Williams Airport in Jackson. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the funding Friday. Thompson says in a statement that the money will go to Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the taxiways and includes funding for the pavement assessment and design of the project. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press....
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $142,200 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Hinds County to rehabilitate the taxiway at the John Bell Williams Airport in Jackson. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced the funding Friday. Thompson says in a statement that the money will go to Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the taxiways and includes funding for the pavement assessment and design of the project. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press....
  • Delphi Moves Ahead with Plant Upgrade

    Delphi Moves Ahead with Plant Upgrade

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:06:34 GMT
    The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has approved the final permits for Delphi Automotive's $15 million investment in upgrades to its manufacturing plant in the city of Brookhaven. 
    The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has approved the final permits for Delphi Automotive's $15 million investment in upgrades to its manufacturing plant in the city of Brookhaven. 
  • 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.
  • Madison County Man Gets Maximum Sex-Crime Sentence

    Madison County Man Gets Maximum Sex-Crime Sentence

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:41:01 GMT
    Lester Williams will spend 15 years in prisonLester Williams will spend 15 years in prison
    A former Canton police officer is now behind bars on a sex crimes charge. Lester Williams, 66, will spend 15 years in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole, or early release. That’s the maximum sentence for the gratification of lust charge that landed him in jail. Madison Police say Williams was arrested in 2013 after a girl’s mother contacted Madison police and reported that her daughter had been molested. Police also say follow-up investigations revealed that Williams allege...
    A former Canton police officer is now behind bars on a sex crimes charge. Lester Williams, 66, will spend 15 years in prison, without the possibility of probation, parole, or early release. That’s the maximum sentence for the gratification of lust charge that landed him in jail. Madison Police say Williams was arrested in 2013 after a girl’s mother contacted Madison police and reported that her daughter had been molested. Police also say follow-up investigations revealed that Williams allege...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • MEMA, State Agencies talk Flooding

    MEMA, State Agencies talk Flooding

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:13:46 GMT
    Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and four other state agencies will come together to talk about what to do during the ongoing floods in Mississippi. This comes after Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Tuesday in the midst of severe weather situations in Covington, Simpson, Lincoln, Warren, and Hinds counties. Residents in those and other areas had to deal with severe weather effects such as flash flooding, mudslides, falling trees, and more. More rain is expected...
    Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and four other state agencies will come together to talk about what to do during the ongoing floods in Mississippi. This comes after Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency Tuesday in the midst of severe weather situations in Covington, Simpson, Lincoln, Warren, and Hinds counties. Residents in those and other areas had to deal with severe weather effects such as flash flooding, mudslides, falling trees, and more. More rain is expected...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Discovery U Day Coming to Children's Museum

    Discovery U Day Coming to Children's Museum

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:55:33 GMT
    Graduate students are connecting to the community to bring science to the Mississippi Children’s Museum… at least for a weekend. University of Mississippi Medical Center says children and their families can discover the exciting world of biomedical science during Discovery U Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thanks to volunteers from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at UMMC, children will go on a very berry DNA hunt, di...
    Graduate students are connecting to the community to bring science to the Mississippi Children’s Museum… at least for a weekend. University of Mississippi Medical Center says children and their families can discover the exciting world of biomedical science during Discovery U Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thanks to volunteers from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at UMMC, children will go on a very berry DNA hunt, di...
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